Nelson Mandela Peace Award Bestowed on the Charitable Organization Supported by Austin Based Hindu Temple

JKP Education, a non-profit organization supported by Radha Madhav Dham Hindu Temple in Austin, has won the Nelson Mandela Peace Award for its contribution to the education of underprivileged girls in rural India.

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Charitable Organization Supported by Radha Madhav Dham receives Nelson Mandela Peace Award

JKP Education’s President, Vishaka Tripathi, accepting the Nelson Mandela Peace Award

Leading a spiritual life and helping the less fortunate go hand in hand. We are very happy about this recognition. These awards inspire us to strive ever more diligently towards helping our fellow human beings and expand our future charitable works.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

JKP Education, a non-profit educational charitable organization supported by Radha Madhav Dham Hindu Temple in Austin, has won the Nelson Mandela Peace Award for its contribution to the education of underprivileged girls in rural India.

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) Education, located in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, provides 100% free education, from kindergarten to postgraduate studies, to more than 5,000 girls living in impoverished rural areas.

With 430 million children in India, every 6th child in the world originates from India. Unfortunately, girls in India are robbed of an education on account of poverty even today. School dropout rate among adolescent girls is as high as 63.5%. Through its initiatives, JKP Education attempts to correct this situation and give back the birth right of education to girls living in poor rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, India.

JKP Education’s President, Vishaka Tripathi, accepted the prestigious award in Delhi on April 19, 2014 from a member of Indian Parliament and former Minister of State of Home Affairs, Shripad Yesso Naik.

G.S. Sachdeva, General Secretary of the Economic Growth Society of India, commented, “These awards have been instituted with the goal of honoring individuals and organizations that have made selfless contribution towards the growth of India.”

In addition to free education, students are provided transportation, uniforms, school bags, and other school-related items at no cost.

“Our aim is to remove any obstacle to the girl's education that is likely to be induced by poverty,” said Vishaka Tripathi.

Swami Nikhilanand, a US based preacher of Radha Madhav Dham in speaking to supporters about the award remarked "Leading a spiritual life and helping the less fortunate go hand in hand. We are very happy about this recognition. These awards inspire us to strive ever more diligently towards helping our fellow human beings and expand our future charitable works."

The efforts of JKP Education have been recognized in the past as well. It has received Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award (May, 2013), Naari Today Award of Jagran group (May, 2013), and Mother Teresa Excellence Award (September, 2013).

Nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Austin, on a 200 acre property, Radha Madhav Dham is one of the largest Hindu temples in America. In addition to contributing to several health and educational related charitable projects aimed at improving the quality of life for poor in India, Radha Madhav Dham also supports Shiksha, a non-profit Sunday school providing enriching educational experience in India's Arts and Culture for children living in the Greater Austin Community.


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Charitable Organization Supported by Radha Madhav Dham receives Nelson Mandela Peace Award JKP Education’s President, Vishaka Tripathi, accepting the Nelson Mandela Peace Award

JKP Education’s President, Vishaka Tripathi, accepting the Nelson Mandela Peace Award


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives free secular education to 5000 girls in rural India JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives free secular education to 5000 girls in rural India

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives free secular education to 5000 girls in rural India


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives hope to thousands of underprivileged girls in rural India JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives hope to thousands of underprivileged girls in rural India

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives hope to thousands of underprivileged girls in rural India


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives 100% free education from Kindergarten to Graduate and Postgraduate JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives 100% free education from Kindergarten to Graduate and Postgraduate

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, gives 100% free education from Kindergarten to Graduate and Postgraduate


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, offers M.A, B.Ed, B.Sc and B.A programs JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, offers M.A, B.Ed, B.Sc and B.A programs

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, offers M.A, B.Ed, B.Sc and B.A programs


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, encourages a wide range of activities JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, encourages a wide range of activities

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, encourages a wide range of activities


JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, was established in order to cater to the educational needs of young adolescent girls living in the district who were deprived of quality education JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, was established in order to cater to the educational needs of young adolescent girls living in the district who were deprived of quality education

JKP Education, supported by Radha Madhav Dham, was established in order to cater to the educational needs of young adolescent girls living in the district who were deprived of quality education


Nelson Mandela Peace Award Bestowed on JKP Education, a charitable organization supported by Radha Madhav Dham Austin Nelson Mandela Peace Award Bestowed on JKP Education, a charitable organization supported by Radha Madhav Dham Austin

Nelson Mandela Peace Award Bestowed on JKP Education, a charitable organization supported by Radha Madhav Dham Austin