Dharma tours organized for people with disabilities

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BANGKOK, 17 July 2012 – The Department of Religious Affairs (DRA) and the Council of Persons with Disabilities of Thailand Association (CPDT) are prepared to organize two dharma tours for people with disabilities.

Department of Religious Affairs Director-General Preecha Kanthiya has revealed that the tours will allow the disabled to study Buddha’s teachings and travel to temples and historical sites.

Two tours are organized each year. This year, 70 people with disabilities and 40 escorts will travel to Ayutthaya Province on July 18th and then to Chonburi Province on July 26th.

CPDT Secretary-General Choosak Chantayanon has cited that religious principles can have positive influence over people’s behavior, saying people with disabilities can apply these principles to boost their morale, so they can live happily in the society.