Almost 500 people gathered at the Choki Gyatso Institute in Dewathang on 12/01/2016 to celebrate eastern Bhutanese New Year (Chungnipa losar). The event was graced by Drubgyud Tenzin Rinpoche (Meme Lama).
A khuru competition and short skit were organized by the monks to entertain the gathering. The skit held a strong message denouncing domestic violence. SJI’s Executive Director took the opportunity to brief the crowd on SJI’s programs and created awareness on zero waste and organic agriculture, in essence leading healthy and responsible lifestyle.
Lunch was served on banana leaves as always but there was also much progress in people bringing their own plates and mugs.
Much appreciation to the Chokyi Gyatso Institute team for bringing Dewangthangpas together to celebrate Chungnipa Losar.