October 12, 2023
Jamyang Tenzin, a dedicated Tibetan resident from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, has initiated a remarkable Cycle Rally campaign under the banner “We Never Forget Tibet.” Commencing on October 12, 2023, the campaign encompasses a challenging journey covering approximately 2000km, with its conclusion in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, located in the north-eastern region of India.
The “We Never Forget Tibet” Cycle Rally Campaign is underpinned by four fundamental objectives:
1. The campaign’s primary mission is to create widespread awareness about Tibetan issues and educate people regarding the significance of the Tibetan cause.
2. Within the Tibetan community, the campaign serves as a poignant reminder of the pressing need and the utmost urgency of the Tibetan freedom struggle.
3. The campaign aspires to gather good wishes, providing a robust foundation for the successful execution of various activities initiated by the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile in the upcoming year.
4. This cycle rally campaign is envisioned to be an inspiration for Tibetan youth, encouraging them to become proactive advocates for Tibetan freedom. The hope is that this rally will kindle the spirit of young Tibetans, inspiring them to engage in more freedom-related campaigns in the future.
Jamyang Tenzin, an enthusiastic advocate for the Tibetan cause, has committed himself to promote awareness about the Sino-Tibet conflict and garner support for the just cause of Tibet. Notably, he participated in the TYC Indo-Tibet Border bike rally in 2020, where he made a significant impact as one of the oldest participants.
In addition to Jamyang Tenzin’s remarkable journey, there are numerous other Tibetan individuals who voluntarily dedicate themselves to the cause of Tibet. One such exemplary figure is Tenzin Tsundue la, who has been tirelessly and single-handedly contributing to the promotion of awareness about Tibet among the Indian masses and foreigners. His decades-long advocacy work continues day and night in the pursuit of Tibet’s freedom.His activism and poetry serve as a profound inspiration fueling my dedication to the Tibetan cause.
Another notable activist and advocate of the Tibetan cause is Sangye Kyab la, a schoolmate of mine. For years, Sangye Kyab has been staging protests in front of the Chinese Consulate every Wednesday and has undertaken extensive cycling and walking journeys across Canada. His commitment involves promoting awareness about the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party in Tibet, and his resolute act of replacing a Chinese flag with a Tibetan flag atop a high flagpole remains an inspiring gesture. Pema Kunga la, a member of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Toronto, and his friends are running a marathon campaign to seek support for the Tibetan cause.
Further afield, in Australia, activist Tenpa Dhargyal la abstains from celebrating Tibetan New Year each year. Instead, he mourns the loss of Tibetan martyrs and reminds all of the greater cause of Tibetan freedom. Additionally, Jordhen and Ven Bakdo, former political prisoners, regularly engage in protests in front of the Chinese Embassy in Australia.
Mr. Thupten Choenyi la is another dedicated advocate, actively participating in protests in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Through a year-long protest campaign, he has displayed exceptional courage and determination despite challenges posed by individual Chinese citizens and adverse climate conditions.
Tenzin Dhondup la has embarked on a remarkable journey, walking from Dharamshala to Nathula on the Indo-Tibet border in the Northeast Region of India. His mission is to promote awareness about the critical situation inside Tibet.
These are just a few examples of the many Tibetan individuals who are making tireless efforts to advocate for the voiceless Tibetans inside Tibet. I believe that if every Tibetan takes on the responsibility of fighting for the cause of Tibet, drawing inspiration from the words of Tibetan martyrs, there is hope to keep the question of Tibet’s independence and just cause alive.
Now more than ever, the contributions of every Tibetan are crucial to promoting awareness about the critical situation inside Tibet and garnering the support of the international community for the restoration of Tibet’s freedom.