KATHMANDU, May 7: The youth from Alcoholic Recovering Voice Nepal (ARV Nepal) have taken a stand to socially integrate Nepal by eradicating alcoholism which they believe is a budding problem here.
Also, considering Lord Buddha’s birthday (Buddha Jayanti) as an auspicious day, this group has been celebrating it as an alcohol-free day by organizing various cultural programs related to anti-alcohol awareness.
This year, too, ARV Nepal organized various programs, including a concert, dance and drama involving local students’ clubs and social welfare groups at Basantpur Durbar Square of kathmandu on Sunday, May 6.
“We’ve been organizing similar awareness programs for the past two years,” informs Punya Ratna Manandhar who heads ARV Nepal.
He and his group have based their vision on Lord Buddha’s teachings to promote peace, health, and knowledge.
The contributing groups to this year’s events were the Yuwa Club of Kathmamdu’s Ward 25, CWIN Nepal, the Home Ministry, Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation, and Nepal Alcohol Control Network.