A rally “Lithuania In My Heart”, organised by Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Deportees, took place at the beginning of August, in the valley of the Dubysa river in Ariogala. It was the 27th event when not only the survivors, but politicians, educators, historians, soldiers and common young people came together.
It was also not the first time that teachers from Tolerance Education Centres (TEC) spread around Lithuania took part in the event in Ariogala. The TEC teachers attended an exhibition about basketball in Soviet labour camps, listened to the presentation of the book written by the International Commission historian Arvydas Anušauskas, and watched a film „Emilia. Breaking Free“.
The TEC teachers‘ meeting in Ariogala was initiated and supported by the Secretariat of the International Commission.