Jenishbek Nazaraliev Will Convey a Benediction of Dalai Lama XIV to the people of Tuva

Today, the Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama XIV sent to the famous psychiatrist Jenishbek Nazaraliev his appeal to the people of Tuva. In a letter the Dalai Lama supported the anti-alcohol program for the Republic of Tyva, developed by the World League "Reason is a drug," and blessed Tuva to fight with social problem.


“I applaud the work of the World League "Mind Free of Drugs" and its efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol. While it is not too late. I pray for the Tuvinians who wish to rid themselves of addiction to alcohol may find the strength and support to do so, and that young people who have not fallen prey to such dangers may yet be protected from them,” – said the Dalai Lama in his Message.

It should be noticed that the development of alcohol program, which implies a complete redesign of the local drug service, started after the visit of Jenishbek Nazaraliev to Tuva. In early December 2012 the famous psychiatrist visited the republic by the personal invitation of the President of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool. In the same time, an agreement was signed between the Government of Tyva and the World League.

One of the parts of the program to save the Tuvinian people from alcoholism is to strengthen the religious component. Therefore, developers of the program say that the widespread in Tuva Buddhism can be the best spiritual support for patients who addicted to alcohol. Personal benediction of Buddhists’ spiritual leader plays an important role in this issue.
Text of the Dalai Lama XIV appeal Jenishbek Nazaraliev will convey personally to the  head of Tuva in the near future. Copies of the appeal will be distributed to all administrative, economic, and educational institutions of the republic as a preventive measure.