The Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition was held at the Riga Latvian Society House in January 2006. During the opening ceremony a few VIPs came and gave speeches. They were Deputy Chairman acting cultural and art issues of The Riga Latvian Society House Mr. Andrejs Migla, member of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) and chairperson of the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee Mrs. Ingrida Circene, Judge of the civil board of the Circuit Court Mrs. Dzintra Zvaigznekalna and Chairperson of the department for the prevention of discrimination and officer for defence of human rights Mrs. Liga Biksiniece.
|Mrs. Dzintra Zvaigznekalna – Judge of the civil board of the Circuit Court||Mrs. Ingrida Circene - Member of Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) and chairperson of the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee (Parliamentary committee|
|Mrs. Liga Biksiniece – Chairman of the department of prevention of discrimination||Mr. Andrejs Migla - Deputy chairperson acting cultural and art issues of The Riga Latvian Society House|
All speakers mentioned the greatness of art, the importance of the principles Truth, Compassion, Tolerance in daily life and the situation of human rights violations and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Mrs. Ingrida Circene said: “Thank you Falun Gong practitioners for organising such a beautiful art exhibition. There are around a hundred million practitioners all over the world peacefully practising Falun Gong and following the principles Truth, Compassion, Tolerance. There is a brutal persecution going on in China and those persecuted people have relatives, so the amount of people who are suffering from persecution in China is very large.”
After the official ceremony guests went to look around. Many of them stayed a long time in front of each artwork and some took pictures. Some took fliers which explained Falun Gong and the background to the persecution in China. Many people left comments in the guest book.
Among visitors to the exhibition were members of the Latvian parliament and others officials.
During a conversation with a journalist from The Epoch Times, one of them said: “How it is possible that for exercising people have been persecuted in China?” He was surprised that the paintings were realistic and almost alive.
The exhibition continued at the Riga Latvian Society House until January 14th.
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