Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP)
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Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) is an international non-profit Hindu organization, which was founded by Sri Krpalu Ji Maharaja in 1970. Sri Krpalu Ji Maharaja was a notable jagadguru, or guru who has the power to change the world.
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat has four main ashrams in India and one in the USA. In addition, it has established centres for teachers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji Island, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Nepal, Ireland, Singapore, Trinidad, the West Indies and the United Kingdom.
Yogapedia explains Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP)
As well as its religious teachings, JKP is known for its philanthropic activities. It covers the expenses of three free hospitals, all of which serve rural communities in India. This allows each to treat 600 to 700 patients per day.
An educational branch of JKP, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education, runs a secular institution that provides free education from pre-nursery up to post-graduate level for underprivileged girls and women. In 2013, JKP Education president Vishakha Tripathi was awarded the Mother Teresa Excellence Award, the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, and the Nari Shakti Award for JKP's achievement in providing free education to 5000 girls and women.
JKP also donates money for disaster relief, for instance for the aid of Bhuj earthquake victims in 2001, and tsunami victims in 2004.
The publishing branch of JKP publishes a Hindi magazine called Sadhan Sadhya, three times a year, as well as a monthly newsletter for its community.