The project was initiated with an aim to raise awareness of our stand as Tamil Youth and to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters back home in carrying our struggle forward, i.e. winning the freedom of Tamil Eelam. It was also an initiative took to unite the UK Tamil Youth in coming together to express one common view. Also, it was used to show our support to our people and the youth in our homeland, Tamil Eelam.
The Tamil Youth were told to pass on a New Year’s resolution as a video stating something along the lines of “My new year’s resolution as a youth of the Tamil Diaspora is to keep fighting for our freedom, our right to self-determination. To stand side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and sisters back home. To stand in solidarity with the youth fighting against the oppression back home. To take the path our Thalaivar and our Maaveerars showed us in winning the freedom of Tamil Eelam.”
The youth were also given the opportunity to add anything else personal that they wanted to mention. Social networking sites such as facebook, twitter and youtube were used as the platform to promote and share these videos. A group video combining a few personal ones was put together, edited and uploaded on the TYO UK youtube account. In addition to this, personal videos were put up on personal accounts, which were also shared around.
The videos were received very well by the audience and they received many positive feedbacks. One of the feedbacks received were from Australia stating, “You are all doing good work, I wish we have such active young Tamils in Melbourne”. It was successful in the sense that it brought together the Tamil Youth who all expressed the same aim, to achieve the freedom of Tamil Eelam.