IT IS DONE! India’s NDPS Act has been amended!

2014 February 21

Honestly, we find it difficult to believe that it has happened.  But at about 5.35 PM on 21 February 2014, the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament also passed the NDPS amendment bill. It happened, finally.

It is done!

It has been a great journey, frustrating most of the time, but nevertheless a great experience, finding goodness in people all over the country, in the highest places in the Government as well as among the lowest.

In 1993, we did not know the road to take. We were like the Cheshire cat who told Alice in Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece.  “When you don’t know where you are going, every road will take you there.”

Well, we finally got here.

Thank you everyone who supported the palliative care people in the country to get here and to gain the power to wipe away some more tears.

4 Responses
  1. Rukmani permalink
    February 21, 2014

    Hearty Congratulations! -The light at the end of the tunnel!

  2. Rosa Buitrago permalink
    February 22, 2014

    Special Congrats. This is great for patients and palliative care in India and all over the world!

  3. S.Senthil kumar permalink
    February 24, 2014

    Great News. It’s our duty to THANK each and every one who are instrumental in passing this Bill in Both the houses of our Parliament .

  4. February 24, 2014

    Too little and too late but nevertheless, we have inched forward and there is a buzz ! Hopefully, it translates into real relief for all those suffering.

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