Department of Health in collaboration with Kunphen Center and Tibetan welfare office organized International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking at Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala. With the year theme “Listen First”, we have organized a Luncheon gathering at Yongling school ground for the drug abuse person in rehabilitation process with Tibetan dignitaries situated at and around Dharamsala.
The program was started at 12:30 pm on Sunday afternoon with introduction remarks by Kunphen’s Director Mr. Dawa Tsering, followed by discussion with dignitaries, experience and problem shared by Drug abuse patient. The gathering was successfully concluded with valuable speech by Tibetan Welfare Officer Mr. Dawa Rinchen.
Honorable Health Kalon Mr. Choekyong Wangchuk was the chief guest during the gathering, other dignitaries includes Former Security Minister of CTA Mr. Dongchung Ngodup, Former Buddhist Dialectics Teacher, Geshe Lobsang Dawa, Present MP’s of 15 kashang, Mr thupten Lungrik, Mr. Dawa Tsering, Mr. Lutsang Gyarik Thar and Mr Lobsang Choejor. Members from Local NGO’s has also attended the gathering to express their support.
On 27th June, in collaboration with Kunphen center and Tibetan welfare office organized street march with slogans and chart in order to bring awareness among the local community at Mcleod Ganj. It was continuously drizzling while walking through all corners of street shouting (love your life, not Drugs) Get high on life, not on Drugs, Stop selling illicit drugs, Don’t do drugs, Say no to Drugs, Make Dharamsala Drugs Free).
There were around 35-40 public gathered for the event. Pamphlets and flies were distributed to the public including tourists.