The cause of women-empowerment continues to get reportage from all parts of the world. Social-outfits from world-over are doing whatever they can to endorse women-power, and good thing is their efforts are getting noticed, talked about, and applauded.
Womenfolk from all walks of life are coming together to spread the message of empowerment. The latest to do so are the Kung Fu Nuns. In the aftermath of the Nepal-earthquake, 235 nuns of the Drukpa Buddhist monastic order, famously called as Kung Fu Nuns, undertook a special mission for spreading the message of women empowerment. The nuns grouped-up and began a cycle-journey from Kathmandu, crossing through Indian states of Bihar and UP, to reach Delhi.
The nuns are members of a nunnery based Druk Amitabha Mountain, housed in the d in the hills of Kathmandu and Naro Photang in Ladakh.
As far as the mission is concerned, the nuns had cycled 2000kms and reached Agra and from there they will be heading to their final stop Delhi under the leadership of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.
The cycle-expedition took off on November 18, cycling through Gorakhpur, Patna, Rajgir, Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Saifai and Agra before it its final halt on January 9 in New Delhi.
Speaking about their cycling-rendezvous, one of the cyclists, Konehok Lhamo said, “The expedition or the yatra of 235 women is to create awareness about women empowerment and environment consciousness. We are thankful to UP government for providing safe passage for our voluntaries in the pre-planned route.”
The religious-head His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, a renowned name in the cause of gender equality and United Nations MDG Award Honoree said, “The condition of women in India is not good as compare to other nations. During our cycle expedition, we have promoted the message of respecting women and giving them equivalence power with men.” Gyalwang Drukpa who founded ‘Live to Love’ foundation thanked all the people they met with in their journey’s course. “People of various villages and towns provided us milk, vegetables and eatables for free of cost of cyclists and even arranged shelters for night stay.”
Prior to setting out for New Delhi, the Kung Fu nuns have already marked next year’s dates to take on another journey – spanning 5000KMS – for a similar cause.
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