RTYC Mangalore called a meeting of its members and Tibetan students at 9.00 a.m on August 12, where Vice President of RTYC Ms. Namgyal Dolma explained about the Flame of Truth relay campaign and its aims and objectives.
Later all Tibetan students present in the meeting were disseminated responsibilities to visit different colleges in the city to organise relay to create awareness on the issue of Tibet and to collect signatures on Tibet petition to be submitted to United Nations.
A group of Tibetan students led by RTYC executive visited Dr. MV Shetty College with Flame of Truth torch and explained about campaign to local students and collected signatures on the Tibet petition. Later another group of Tibetan students led by RTYC executive Mr. Tenzin Jigme visited Nitte College and conducted similar programme there meeting local students.
Mr. Tenzin Tsonyi, executive member of RTYC sent notice to Tibetan students in Manipal College (2 hour away from Mangalore city) to conduct Tibet awareness programme in the college and collect signatures on Tibet petition. He also briefed both local as well as Tibetan media on Flame of Truth campaign in Mangalore city.
On August 13 different groups of Tibetan students led by Ms. Tenzin Bhuti, Mr. Tenzin Phurbu, Mr. Tenzin Wangjor and Mr. Tenzin Tsonyi organised Flame of Truth campaigns at Alvas college, Saptagiri college, Srinivas College, St. Alouysious college and Sarosh College respectively.
According to the programme, RTYC executives will visit remaining institutes to promote the issue of Tibet on August 14 and later today Mr. Tenzin Tsonyi and Tenzin Wangjor will leave Mangalore city escorting Flame of Truth torch to hand over to its next destination Bangalore city on August 15, Indian Independence Day.