Graphic: Courtesy Of: Stephanie Davies
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During its over six decades of resistance to China’s genocidal occupation of Tibet there have passed countless Tibetan heroes who offered their lives and freedom in support of Tibet’s independence, their sacrifices deserve respect, honor and recognition. Sadly too often the deeds of such people pass into history and have been ignored and neglected, this is surely so within the exiled Tibetan education system which has failed to include as part of the curriculum the incredible history of Tibet’s warriors for national freedom, Chushi Gangdruk. Thankfully with the availability of the internet and mobile technology the world is hearing pretty quickly of ongoing cases of heroism and sacrifice by Tibetans in occupied Tibet.
Most recently we were informed about the incredible action of Ms Sangay Dolma, a 17 year-old Tibetan who self-immolated on November 25, 20012 as a political protest to assert and demand Tibet’s independence.Her sacrifice was rightly acknowledged and honored by many, yet we wanted to offer some additional memorial to that amazing young Tibetan. So we were very happy to hear that our colleagues who administer the @tibettruth Twitter campaign had similar ideas, with over 7300 friends, subscribers and followers it was an important and influential means to ensure that as many people as possible would learn of her action for Tibet. It was with great delight that we heard one of our friends had offered to create a graphic to commemorate, respect and honor Sangay Dolma. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Stephanie for her wonderful design and kind hearted support in donating this image, anyone wishing to see more of her creative projects may do so via http://www.facebook.com/sdavis.artist