KENYA: Br Peter Tabichi, ‘World Best Teacher’ Bags 2020 Ahimsa Award

LONDON, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 (CISA) – Fransican Brother Peter Tabichi (OFM) ‘World Best Teacher 2019’ has bagged the Ahimsa Award 2020 from the Institute of Jainology in London for ‘his compassion in his work.’

“He personifies peace, love and compassion in his work with both his students and his community, and truly represents the message of Ahimsa. We look forward to seeing his ongoing success as well as being a beacon for teachers and community leaders everywhere,” stated the Institute of Jainlogy Managing Trustee Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka as he made the announcement at the 18th Jain All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Ahimsa Day meeting online.

The Ahimsa Award is an annual award given by the Institute of Jainology in recognition of individuals who promote the principles of non-violence and compassion.  The Ahimsa day is celebrated October 2, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Tabichi, who bagged the Global Teacher Award in 2019 said that it was an honour to receive the award.

“It is a huge honour and very humbling to be the recipient of the 2020 Ahimsa Award and I want to thank the Institute of Jainology very much for their wonderful kindness. That it is for peace, love and compassion, that Jainology is all about non-violence and compassion, is very dear to my heart as a religious man,” Tabichi said.

Tabichi was chosen for this year’s honour for his work in dramatically enhancing attendance at his college, decreasing ranges of native violence and even educating native communities on how one can develop crops that may resist famine.

The Institute of Jainlology (IOJ) represents 32 UK-based Jain organizations in authorities and inter-non secular affairs.

The award came days after Tabichi alongside world marathon holder Eliud Kipchoge among several others were sworn into Heroes Council.  The Council shall have regard to patriotism, national unity, the rule of law, sharing and devolution of power as well as human dignity, equity, social justice, and inclusiveness.