HISTORY OF NARCONON NEPAL

WHILE IN THE POLICE FORCE, THE EXS.S.P. OF NEPAL POLICE BASANTA RAJ KUNWAR ESTABLISHED A REHABLITATION CENTRE CALLED “AASHRA”. BEING A POLICE OFFICER HE ALWAYS SAID DRUG ADDICTION PROBLEM CANNOT BE SOLVED ONLY BY PUNISHMENT OF GOVERNMENT OR POLICE FORCE. AS A SOLUTION THERE MUST A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO REHABILITATION. THE MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE ACCEPTED THE IDEA OF MR. KUNWAR AND IN 2052 B.S ASHRA TREATMENT AND REHABILITION CENTRE WAS ESTABLISHED AND MR.KUNWAR WAS MADE INCHARGE OF THE FACILITY.

SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE AASARA FACILITY, HIS WIFE MRS. PUJA KUNWAR SUPPORTED HIM AND HIS WORK. BEING A POLICE OFFICER, HE HAD PROPER MANAGEMENT TRAINING BUT MR.KUNWAR STILL LACKED THE CAPACITY TO PERFECTLY REHABILITATE DRUG ADDICTS. AFTER REALIZING THIS FACT, THE KUNWAR COUPLE VISITED VARIOUS CENTERS OF NEPAL AND INDIA. THEY RECEIVED TRAINING FROM THERAPUTIC TRAINING APPROACH, NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS (N.A), ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS (A.A) AND ALSO TREATMENTS DONE BYPSYCHIATRISTS. THEIR HARD WORK AND ENTHUSIASM GAVE BIRTH TO A UNIQUE APPROACH TO DRUG REHABILITATION. THE KUNWAR COUPLE DISCOVERED THAT EVEN AFTER TAKING A GOOD RECOVERY, WHEN THE PERSON LEAVES REHABILITATION AND ENTERS THE SOCIETY, HE TENDS TO TAKE DRUGS. THE KUNWAR COUPLE STARTED GETTING WORRIED AND WERE WORKING HARD FOR A SOLUTION. HOWEVER, THEIR EFFORTS WERE BROUGHT TO A HALT WHEN MR. KUNWAR WAS REMOVED FROM HIS RESPONSIBILITY WHEN THERE WAS A SUDDEN POWER CHANGE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE. DESPITE ALL THIS, MR. KUNWAR WANTED TO LEARN AND WORK MORE IN THIS FIELD. THEN WHEN HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE TERAI REGION, HE RAISED VOICE AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION THERE AS WELL.

WHEN HE WAS IN HETUADA, HE WAS TROUBLED WITH THE ALARMING AMOUNT OF DRUG USERS THERE SO HE ESTABLISHED A TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION FACILITY NAMED 'AASHIMATA'. SEEING THE RISE OF USERS UNFOLD IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES IN 2055 B.S, THE KUNWAR COUPLE INTENDED TO RUN A COUNTRY WIDE PROGRAM AGAINST THIS PROBLEM. BUT THIS TOO REMAINED A DISTASNT DREAM AS MR. KUNWAR WAS STILL IN THE POLICE FORCE. OVERCOMING ALL OF THESE OBSTACLES, IN THE YEAR 2001 MR. KUNWAR ESTABLISHED PRATIGYA REHABITATION CENTRE WHERE MR.KUNWAR WAS IN THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND MRS.KUNWAR WAS THE CHIEF OF THE CENTRE. PRATIGYA WAS LOCATED IN HATTIGAUDA, KATHMANDU AND THE BUILDING WAS NAMED RED HOUSE SINCE IT WAS CONSTRUCED WITH RED BRICKS.

WITH THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF THE KUNWAR COUPLE, THE REHABILITATION CENTRE GAINED POPULARITY INSHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO PREVENT THE RAPID INCREAMENT OF ADDICTION. STARTED WITH THREE RECOVERING ADDICTS, THE NUMBER OF DRUG USERS THAT WERE ADMITTED INCREASED RAPIDLY AND THE CENTRE WAS COMPELLED TO INCREASE THE SPACE (3 NEW BUILDINGS) IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BETTER REHABILITATION FACILITY. THEY ADDED BUILDINGS NAMED WHITE HOUSE, YELLOW HOUSE AND GREEN HOUSE RESPECTIVELY.

 

EVEN THOUGH THE HONEST EFFORT MADE BY KUNWAR COUPLES TO PROVIDE THE NEW AND PROMISING LIFE TO THE DRUG USERS; MR. KUNWAR WAS NOT SATISFIED AS NEARLY 80% OF THE REHABLITATED PEOPLE RELAPSED. HE REALIZED THAT THE IMPLICATED WAY OF REHABLITATING THE DRUG USERS WASN’T AS EFFECTIVE AND HE DECIDED TO LOOK FOR A FAVOURABLE ALTERNATIVE. IT WAS THEN WHEN MR. KUNWAR DISCOVERED THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE DEVELOP BY MR.L.RON HUBBARD IN THE YEAR OF 2002.

HIGHLY INFLUNCED BY THIS PROCEDURE OF TREATMENT, HE APPLIED FOR THE LICENSE TO COMMENCE A SIMILAR PATTERN OF TREATMENT AT NARCONON HEAD QUARTER IN THE U.S.A AND THE LICENSE WAS GRANTED BY THE YEAR 2004. MRS.PUJA KUNWAR, MRS. RAJINA SHAH, AND ANIMESH K.C. WERE SENT TO AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ENGLAND TO LEARN ADVANCED LEVEL OF THE NARCONON COURSE. PRATIGYA FOUNDATION WAS COMPLETELY CHANGED TO NARCONON NEPAL, BEING ASIA’S 2ND AND WHILE BEING NORTH ASIA’S FIRST EXCLUSIVE NARCONON TREATMENT CENTRE

DRUG USERS ADMITTED FOR THE TREATMENT AT NARCONON NEPAL ARE CALLED STUDENTS RATHER THAN DRUG ADDICTS. DRASTIC CHANGES OCCURR TO THE STUDENTS BY THE HELP OF NARCONON COURSE. STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE THE NARCONON COURSE WHICH CONSISTS OF EIGHT STEPS ARE CALLED GRADUATES. THE STUDENT WHO GRADUATE ARE ABLE TO BE CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY ALONG WITH BEING DRUG FREE.

 THE TRUST OF THE PUBLIC SQUARELY TOWARD NARCONON NEPAL HAS RESULTED IN INCREASING THE NUMBERS OF NEW ADMISSIONS BLUNTLY BUT THE RENTED HOUSE CAPICITY TO PROVIDE THE TREATMENT WASN’T ENOUGH. THEREFORE, NARCONON NEPAL REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGIST (IAS) TO SPONSER A NEW FULLY FACILITATED BUILDING FOR NARCONON NEPAL. BEING HIGHLY INFLUNCED BY THE WONDERFUL WORK OF NARCONON NEPAL, THE IAS SPONSORED TO CONSTRUCT A COMPLETE BUILDING AT HUBBARD PEAK, KAKANI, NUWAKOT. BEING THE 2ND LARGEST BUILDING OF NARCONON WORLD ASSOCIATION. THE BUILDING COMPRISED OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OF TREATMENT WITH ALL SORT OF SOPHISTICATED FACILITIES. WITH THE CAPACITY OF PROVIDING TREATMENT TO AROUND 150 PEOPLE AT A TIME, THIS NEW CENTER HAPPENED TO BE THE WONDERFUL PRESENT TO NEPAL AND TO THE NEPALESE PEOPLE.

THE ADVANCED FACILITY WAS LOCATED IN KAKANI WHICH IS REMOTELY LOCATED; THE MANAGEMENT THOUGHT THAT THE PUBLIC FACED DIFFICULTY IN GOING THERE FOR NORMAL INFORMATION REGARDING TREATMENT. THEREFORE MR.KUNWAR DECIDED TO OPERATE AN ALTERNATIVE OFFICE IN KATHMANDU KEEPING IN MIND THE EMERGENCY SITUATION. SO A SIMILAR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT CENTRE CAME IN OPERATION AT BUDHANILKANTHA, KATHMANDU     OCCUPYING 10 HECTORS OF LAND.

PRESENTLY THE INQUIRY SECTION AND THE PRILIMINARY SERVICES HAS BEEN PROVIDED FROM NARCONON TREATMENT CENTRE AT BUDHANILKANTHA. 8 STAGES OF TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED; OUT OF WHICH 2 STAGES ARE DONE IN BUDHANILKANTHA CENTRE AND THE REMAINING ARE DONE AT THE INTERNATIONAL NARCONON NEPAL CENTRE AT KAKANI. THE GRADUATES WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE FROM KAKANI ARE EITHER SENT HOME OR THEY WILL BE INITIATED FOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME AT NARCONON NEPAL ITSELF. FOR THE GRADUATES WHO ARE WILLING TO PURSUE THEIR STUDIES (SCHOOL, COLLEGE, ETC.) WHILE STAYING AT NARCONON NEPAL, THE FACILITY FOR THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED TOO. THESE GRADUATES ARE KEPT AT NARCONON PREVENTION AND PRODUCTION HOUSE.

 

KUNWAR COUPLE’S INTENTION OF SAVING NEPALESE PEOPLE FROM DRUGS HAS SHOWN THE RESULT OF ESTABLISHMENT OF WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST NARCONON CENTRE. NARCONON NEPAL HAS GAINED REPUTATION IN THE WHOLE WORLD FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DRUGS. AFTER THEIR LONG YEARS OF DEDICATION AND HARDWORK, THERE ARE AROUND FIFTY HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF WORKING IN THIS CENTRE. TODAY, PEOPLE HAVING THE PROBLEM OF ADDICTION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD COME TO THIS INTERNATIONALLY WELL MANAGED TREATMENT CENTRE. THEREFORE YOU TOO CAN TAKE THE BENEFIT OF DRUG PREVENTION FROM THIS WORLD CLASS CENTRE.