Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal organized a program to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day (ISPD) amidst various activities in Beldangi-II, Saturday.
Various stage performances, street drama and essay writing competitions became part of the celebration attended by various camp-based organizations and aid-agencies, informed the organizer.
The organizer also claimed that the event was first of its kind in the camps, aimed at raising awareness among the exiled Bhutanese.
Speaking at the program, Camp Secretary of Beldangi camps, Dhan Bir Subba, highlighted the challenges and risk factors of increasing number of suicide cases in the camps.
The World Health Organization estimates that about one million people around the world die by suicide every year.
In Nepal the number of suicide cases has been increasing over the last few years.
Even in the camps, the number was reportedly higher after the start of the third country resettlement program, claimed the Camp Secretary.
Reported by Tilak Niraula from Beldangi-II for Bhutan News Service