Feb. 20, 2012
The 37th birth day of the popular struggle of the Tigrai people, Lekatit 11, was colorfully celebrated in Oslo by compatriots from the Tigrai region in the presence of veteran fighters and a guest of honor on Saturday the 18th of February 2012.
The occasion was marked by one minute prayer to the fallen heroes and heroines during the armed struggle against the fascist Derg-regime followed by candle lighting and key-note address by the veteran fighter guest of honor who came from long distance to join the ceremony from her mission residence.
In her key-note address the guest of honor elaborated the TPLF central committee message of the 37th birth day, which included the following core points among others:
That our people won the bitter struggle against the Derg regime and assured equality and self rule up on which democracy and development are in sustained progress.
The guest also deliberated on Bond investment of Diaspora compatriots for the Headsse Dam under construction. Participants pledged to buy bonds and put their finger print on the historic monument of Hedasse Dam.
The celebration stayed whole night with compatriots enjoying Woyanay songs.