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Letter: July 6, World Tibet Day

June 27, 2008

June 25, 2008

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: on what you plan to
do on this day.

Please go to our website ( for helpful ideas on
staging the event, and for a Message on WTD from HH the Dalai Lama.

Thank you.

Team World Tibet Day

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World Tibet Day contacts:
* Karma Yeshi Email: (Co-Director)
* Virginia Balseiro Email: (Co-Director)
* Richard Rosenkranz Email: (Founder & Former
Executive Director)
* Sethu Das Email: (Executive Director)

To know more about the event or to get involved, email: or visit:

"World Tibet Day has opened many hearts to fundamental rights of the
Tibetan people to preserve our culture and to practice our religion
freely. The event had greatly raised public awareness to the present
threat to the very existence of the Tibetan people."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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