Students for a Free Tibet- India began its journey on 21st of august and successfully concluded a month journey in eleven major Indian cities namely Chandigarh,Delhi,Udaipur,Rajkot, Ahemadabad,Baroda, Pune,Mumbai, Banglore,Chennai and Kolkotta.The main objective of the visit is to raise awareness on the Tibet issue and to recruit new active members and Tibet supporters among the Indian youth and students in SFT.
Under this chapter visit, SFT-India gave introduction of Tibet followed by a screening of the Tibetan documentary ‘Leaving Fear Behind’ made by Dhondup Wangchen. The documentary reflects the opinion and the true feelings of Tibetan people inside Tibet and the importance of Tibet’s issue. Students got the chance to ask questions relating to Tibet and discussions were held too.
The screening and discussion were held in more than 25 Indian colleges and schools all over India. It includes elite Indian institutes such as Delhi University, Madras University, M. S. University-Gujarat, Tata Institute of Social Science-Mumbai, National Institute of Design-Ahemdabad, Film and Television Institute of India-Pune, National Law School-Calcutta, Symbiosis college-Pune and Madras Christian College etc. They also outreached with NGOs working in different fields and many young Indian activists.
The discussions and screenings were organized by SFT chapters and college staffs in various departments and faculties namely Political Science, International Relation, Mass Communication and Legal studies etc.
SFT-India succeeded in recruiting many new members from Udaipur, Rajkot and Madras for setting new chapters in the respective cities. The chapter visit successfully reach out to more than 2800 Indian students and young activists across the country. So lets hope this end of the journey will have a new begining.
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