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03june201103M3Dharamshala: - The annual 10th march project for the year 2011 kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand on the 1st of June. March Project is an annual conference, which is organized by the Catuddisa Sangha, i.e. groups of Buddhist monks and laymen from different parts of the world, dedicated to serving people through various training and giving micro-credit to under privileged.

According to the official media of the Tibetan Administration, this year's conference that runs from 1st to 4th June has been dedicated to Tibetans in Tibet for their courage and resistance against the ruling Chinese repressive government. The Tibetan people were represented by Mr Tenzin Norbu from Environment and Development Desk of Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, and Mr Tsering Choedup of International Tibet Network.The officials gave presentations on Tibet's environment and Global Tibet Movement.

Mr Norbu gave a presentation, on the Tibetan river and its implication on the downstream nations; he touched upon the issues like the nomad's removal from their ancestral pastoral land, and resource exploitation. He stated that "our work on environment is based on studies conducted by Chinese and foreigners who have firsthand experiences of having travelled and done extensive research on Tibetan plateau."

Mr Choedup from the International Tibet Network talked the role of the network and the current situation of Tibet and the network's campaign priorities. "Being Buddhist, we all share many common things and also there are many things that we can learn from each other if we join our hands together "he said.

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