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<-Back to WTN Archives Tibet Society of South Africa Remembers March 10
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World Tibet Network News

Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

1. Tibet Society of South Africa Remembers March 10

On a hot humid summers night, 60 people gathered at a local antiquarian
bookshop in Durban to remember the March 10 anniversary when 45 years ago
the citizens of Lhasa - the capital of Tibet took to the streets in protest
against the Chinese occupation of their country.

To celebrate this event the Tibet Society of South Africa (TSSA) arranged
for Mr. Tashi Wangdu, a staff member of the South African Office of Tibet to
give a talk and exhibit his photos, which documented his recent visit to
Tibet. Called "Tibet through the eyes of an exile", members of the TSSA and
the public were enthralled by Tashi's story.

During Tashi's stay in Durban, the TSSA arranged for him to visit a number
of schools. Tashi Wangdu, gave a series of talks to over 300 school
children. The eagerness and enthusiasm by the school children to interact
with Tashi and learn more about Tibet is an encouraging sign that there is a
continual growth of interest in Tibet and the hard work of the dedicated few
that makes up the TSSA is being rewarded here in South Africa.

Tibet Society of South Africa

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Tibet Society of South Africa Remembers March 10
  2. TAR Authorities Ban Book by Tibetan Author (TIN)
  3. Dalai Lama seeks talks with China over Tibet (Reuters)
  4. Music Heals All
  5. French Municipality Dedicates Year 2004 to Tibet
  6. Workshop for Local Assemblies Concludes, 13th Assembly's Seventh Session Begins Tomorrow
  7. Alanis Morissette Gets Metaphysical With The Dalai Lama
  8. Litang -- an oasis between Chengdu and Tibet (Xinhua)
  9. Dam Building Threatens China's 'Grand Canyon' (NYT)

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