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Canadian youth look to the future as they remember

 

In remembrance of the tens of thousands of Tamil lives lost in the struggle for rights, peace and justice, members of the Tamil Youth Organization - Canada (TYO-Canada) in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works and Ontario Member of Provisional Parliament (MPP) Glen Murray's office, planted trees in their memory, on 12th May.

Marking the horrors of genocide through a positive effort, youth activists planted trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and removed invasive species, in an attempt, to preserve the environment and create a more greener and sustainable Canada.

Glen Murray, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament, said,

"The commemorative trees will give voice, express stories, heal memories, instill hope and trust, and beyond all re-affirm the principles of upholding human rights that are foundational."

Naaventhan Thambiyrajah, a member of the TYO-Canada who participated in the commemorative event, said, 

“By planting each tree we are not only contributing to a greener, cleaner, and healthier Canada, but we are also remembering our people who were brutally murdered.  We take a pledge on them today that we will not rest until justice is served and peace is delivered to our people.”

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