June 22, 2008

Be Part of World Tibet Day

Dear friend:
Once again World Tibet Day is approaching. As you are aware, July 6, the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is observed as World Tibet Day by Tibetans and their supporters worldwide.
Founded in 1998 by Richard Rosenkranz, a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history, World Tibet Day was created with three main goals: first to create an annual worldwide event to help restore essential freedoms for those living in Chinese-occupied Tibet; second to increase awareness of the genocidal threats to the Tibetan people; and third, to celebrate the unique beauty and value of Tibetan culture and thought. World Tibet Day has grown into one of the most important events on the Tibetan calendar. The event is held on July 6 . birthday of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.
2008 is particularly important to all of us. Like never before, the Tibetans have started their revolt against the brutal Chinese regime, whose repressive actions resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Tibetans this year, and even more significantly, which have resulted in the deaths of over one 1.2 million Tibetans since the Chinese invasion began in 1950. The Chinese government continues to suppress those who dare to express their opinions. We believe that World Tibet Day is an opportunity for those who live in free countries to show their solidarity with the six million Tibetans living under military rule.
We are asking you and/or your organisation to join us in observing July 6 (Sunday) as World Tibet Day in your locality/country. Please send us a small note at: info@worldtibetday.org on what you plan to do on this day.
Please go to our website (www.worldtibetday.org) for helpful ideas on staging the event, and for a Message on WTD from HH the Dalai Lama.
Thank you.
Team World Tibet Day
Click on the message to enlarge a message from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama:


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