His Majesty grants audience to Chithuen Phendey Association
His Majesty The King graced the launch of the ‘National Clean and Sober Day’ by the Chithuen Phendey Association yesterday.
More than two hundred recovering individuals offered gratitude to His Majesty, for His Majesty’s unwavering love and care for the recovering society in Bhutan.
In an hour-long audience to the recovering individuals, His Majesty shared some stories of people His Majesty had met in Bhutan, which demonstrated the futility of giving up at an early age, and the power of indefatigability. “I am proud of you all, and my message to you is a motto that I myself live by: Never Give Up!” His Majesty said.
His Majesty also granted seed money of Nu. 10 million to the Chithuen Phendey association.
“With your experiences, you are in the position to best help others who need your support, so the responsibility falls upon you. You must use this money wisely, and take a step further to support as many people as possible,” His Majesty said.
Upon the request of the Chithuen Phendey association, His Majesty also presented various awards from the association to recognise individuals for their contribution in promoting a drug free society in Bhutan, helping others come out of addiction, and for successfully remaining sober for more than six years.
The National Clean and Sober day, dedicated to His Majesty The King, will be observed annually on 22nd November to give recovering individuals an opportunity to show that recovery is real.