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Saturday, September 8, 2012

JKP Education takes up arms against illiteracy!

In inspirational scenes, hundreds of girls from JKP Education took to the streets earlier today, to raise awareness for the importance of education. It was an organized literacy rally as a part of Literacy Day. Armed only with inspirational signs, vibrant speech, smiles and a motivation to elevate the aam aadmi (and as importantly, the aam baccha), the students travelled to the surrounding neighbourhoods to raise awareness on the importance of literacy.

The local communities in these areas have sheltered lives and illiteracy is extremely high, and they do not realize that they are amidst complex social problems. Rallies like this are important because they direct the people to the value of education and the blight of illiteracy. When the villagers see and speak to these vibrant,  well-spoken and intellectually sharp students, they feel compelled in making sure that their own kids attend school. That in itself is the very first, and one of the most important steps in combating illiteracy. In many cases, the students were even giving practical demonstrations to the adults on how to read and write! Often, young village kids would join the rally, and wield banners with important messages. It was an empowering and awakening experience for all who came into contact with the rallying students.

One event organizer exclaimed:

Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is not only doing a great thing by providing free education for these kids, but these kids are also going out and making a difference!

Students of JKP Education giving a brief demonstration to a village lady on reading and writing
In dramatic and colourful scenes, hundreds of students of JKP Education swept through local communities with the message of Education
House by house, village by village, the students gave empowering talks and demonstrations to local families
The JKP Education students leaving the JKP Education campus
With humour and compassion, the students inspired everyone they came in contact with
One student guides a young girl to write "Radhey Radhey" 
Local villagers watching a demonstration by the JKP Education students
Village kids were inspired to take up arms against illiteracy by wielding banners and signs  
Students left the JKP Education campus in several contingents 

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education, founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, is a charitable educational institution for girls, which provides 100% free education to all students. The institution offers quality secular education opportunities at 3-levels:
  • Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay, an undergraduate and postgraduate institution with approximately 700 students, and offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications;
  • Kripalu Balika Intermediate College, a middle and high school, operating from classes 6 to 12 with approximately 700 students and;
  • Kripalu Balika Primary School, operating from LKG to Class 5 with approximately 700 students.

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