News:Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture(IC) has congratulated Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order on receiving the Asia Society’s prestigious Game Changer Award.
About Kung Fu Nuns:
- Kung Fu Nuns are a community of nuns who belong to the Drukpa Lineage,a 1000-year-old Buddhist tradition that began in the Himalayas.
- The nuns were encouraged by the spiritual leader and founder of the Drukpa order Gyalwang Drukpa to train in Kung Fu to build confidence as leaders.
- They are the only Buddhist nuns in world to practice Kung Fu,a martial art form.
- The nuns use their martial arts expertise to challenge gender roles in India’s conservative culture and promote gender equality and environmentalism.
About Asia Society Game Changer award:
- Asia Society was founded in 1956.It is a nonpartisan, non-profit educational institution.
- It is dedicated to promote mutual understanding as well as strengthen partnerships in a global context among people, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States.
- Each year, the Asia Society honor individuals, organizations, or even movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect core pillars of Asia Society’s arts and culture, policy and business, as well as education.