Kung Fu Nuns gets Asia’s Game Changer Award
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
Leh, Oct, 25: The Kung Fu Nuns of Drukpa order, some of the Himalayan’s most prominent rights advocates are received the Asia Society’s prestigious game Changer awards in New York for their path breaking work to empower women and dismantle gender stereotype in the Himalayas.
The Kung Fu Nuns represent a new generation of Buddhists who use their teachings to take real action and effect meaningful change in the world by promoting gender equality and environmentalism. With this recognition, the Kung Fu Nuns join the likes of iconic Indian leaders Indra Nooyi, Mukesh Ambani, and Dev Patel, who have also been honoured by the Asia Society in the previous years for breaking the glass ceiling with their courage and inspiring their fellow citizens. A fair portion of the Kungfu Nuns hails from Ladakh making the newly granted UT Ladakh proud and this award came as a gift to the region.
These nuns exemplify kindness in its fiercest form: empowering themselves and others to truly serve the world. They are known for their epic acts of service-from their recent 5,200-mile “Bicycle Yatra for Peace” from Nepal to Ladakh, India to speak out against human trafficking to their refusal to evacuate after the 2015 Nepal earthquake in order to deliver critical aid to neglected regions.
Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is nonpartisan, non-profit educational Institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington, DC and Zurich.