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Dear Sonam Norbu la :
We would like to bring to your notice about projects submission by Mr Benjamin LISAN, a French
national, who has in the past, participated in the March for Tibet from Dharamsala to Bir.
Born in 1955, Mr Lisan is a computer engineer and has worked for private and public enterprises in
France, Germany and Belgium.
Mr Benjamin Lisan vide his letter of 12 September 2004 sent to this office with a stack of document
in French on different projects whose gist we are giving to you as under. Although, he informs us
thé lack of any concrete financial resources, his main objective is to open a polyvalent engineering
and technical school ( construction, civil engineering, telephone, TV, chemistry, geology,
agriculture, computer sciences, etc..) for Tibetans in Dharamsala in line with the French model
institution called INSA in Lyon.
We have informed Mr Lisan about the project priorities laid down by the Planning Commission and
advised him that should there arise any concrete opportunity, it would be advisable for him to
participate in the implementation of the prioritised projects of our exile administration.
This is a summarised presentation of the projects Mr Lisan has submitted :
1. Project to provide high quality plastic films to insulate habitations in Zangskar.
Budget : not evaluated precisely since the needs are extremely high.
2. Flame of Hope for Democracy and Human Rights in China.
Time frame : before 2008 Olympic Games in China.
The project consists of organising a mass marathon from Copenhagen to Rome. It should take 58
days. The starting point can also be Amsterdam which means lesser days for marathon.
Budget : considerable and to be self-fînanced by the would-be participants. To seek help from
3. Marathon for Democracy in Tibet and China
23 days run from La Rochelle ( Atlantic sea town of north western France) to Geneva
No time frame.
Budget : 15 Euros per day per head, to be self-financed by the would-be participants.
4. European Tour of TYC
Time frame : autumn and winter 2004
Budget : 1220 Euros (non inclusive of within Europe expenses). To bring 3 TYC members from
India. Seek coordination for their trip in France and other parts of Europe through TSG networks.
5. March for Tibet
42 days march in the Pyrenean mountain chains (bordering Spain)
No precise time frame.
Budget : to be self-financed by the would-be participants.
For obvious reasons, we are not submitting here some files which has to do with the projects
already applied or implemented in the areas not relevant to India/ Nepal.
copie to Mr Benjamin LISAN
16 rue de la Fontaine du But
75018 PARIS (France)
E mail : email@example.com