A press statement issued by the Tibetan NGOs in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan on Thursday (25 Nov), stated that the event will start on December 10th to cover over 250 miles and 10 counties throughout the country and have many opportunities to share our message of world peace, human rights, and the Tibetan struggle for independence.
"I wants to personally request your support for the upcoming walk from the Taipei City Capitol of Taiwan to Kao-hsiung City," said the press release issued by Jigme Norbu, Ambassadors For World Peace.
"I am asking for your support on spreading the news of this walk for our global cause. I would appreciate you linking to our website (www.ambassadorsforworldpeace.org), connecting via Facebook, forwarding our email, and sharing the word with your friends. We will post updates of our progress daily on our website, so please share so others can view the walk on a day to day basis," Norbu further expressed.
Jigme Norbu-la and Tenzin Jamyang-la, former President of the Chicago Tibetan Alliance, they will walk together in Taiwan. Tenzin-la is a 1995 hunger strike participator in front of the United Nations and has walked with Jigme-la in Nov 2004 from Indianapolis to Chicago and most recently May 2010 from Indianapolis to Minneapolis which was over 600 miles for Tibet.
The Tibetan NGOs who is organizing the event are Students For A Free Tibet Taiwan, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Taiwan, Taiwan Friends Of Tibet, Tibetan Womens Association In Taiwan, and Tawian Tibetan Welfare Association.