Taipei, Taiwan: Following the release of 2018 Desk Calendar titled Thank You Taiwan, the International Association of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma, Taiwan, in collaboration with the Office of Tibet, has now placed Thank You Taiwan billboards on all major roads in Taipei.
Since 31 December 2017, as many as sixty Thank You Taiwan billboards adorned the sidewalks and bus stops on all the major roads of Taipei, including Zhongshan, Renai, Mingquan, Heping, Zhongxiao East Road and Dunhua.
The calendar and billboards constitute a prelude to a series of events and activities scheduled ahead to mark, as planned by the Kashag, 2018 as ‘Thank You Year’ to express appreciation to the people and governments of countries across the globe for supporting the cause of Tibet and the Tibetan people.
Further, the Tibetans in Taiwan will also commemorate this year the 20th founding anniversary of the Taiwan Office of Tibet.
The billboards commemorating both the 20th founding anniversary of the Office of Tibet as well as Tibetans’ 60th year in exile read: “Thank you to the Taiwanese government and people for your concern and support for Tibetan freedom.
“Thank you to Taiwanese followers of Tibetan Buddhism for your contribution to promotion of Tibetan religion and culture.
“Thank you to Taiwanese democracy.”
The billboards have been placed for a period of one month.
Earlier, about 6,000 copies of the 2018 Desk Calendar, titled Thank You Taiwan, have been printed and distributed to the blue book members, Tibetan dharma centers, the supporters of Tibet and this Office.
Further, the Snowland Publication will soon publish an exhaustive souvenir highlighting the support of the government and people of Taiwan for the Tibetan cause as well as all major works and events about Tibet that were undertaken in this country since the inception of the office.
The Taiwan Office of Tibet will also organise a photo exhibition as well as a day-long international conference highlighting the support for Tibet in this country.
-Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan-