Arbaaz lauds institution for empowering girls, women
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan has lauded Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalaya for taking the lead in providing free education to thousands of poor and destitute girls from different regions and religions.
Attending the annual function of the Mahavidyalaya at Kunda in Pratapgarh district, some 150 km south of here, Khan appreciated the fact that the effort to empower girls has been going on for several years, according to a statement from Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP), which runs the institution.
Khan, who watched music and dance performances by the students, as well as colourful presentations, also lauded JKP presidents Vishakha Tripathi, Shyama Tripathi and Krishna Tripathi for their work.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who addressed the event via mobile phone, praised JKP for setting an example in spirituality and social service, the statement added.
Elaborating on the institution’s activities, JKP Secretary Ram Puri said the aim was to provide a complete education to girls: Not only free education from primary to post-graduate level, but also facilities like free transportation, books and their other daily needs.
The event was also attended by All-India Anti-Terrorist Front head and former Youth Congress chief Maninderjeet Singh Bitta.