A year after Kenyan-based teacher Peter Tabichi was awarded Ksh100 million, he has been conferred with another prestigious award.
The renowned teacher was named as this year’s Ahimsa Award winner by the Trustees of the Institute of Jainology which is based in London.
Tabichi was awarded for his work in improving attendance at his school, reducing levels of local violence and even teaching local communities how to grow crops that can resist famine.
The institute indicated that Tabichi’s work personified peace, love and compassion for both his students and his community as well as represented the message of Ahimsa.
The Institute of Jainlology (IOJ) represents 32 UK-based Jain organisations in government and inter-religious affairs.
“That Jainology is all about non-violence and compassion, is very dear to my heart as a religious man,” Tabichi stated while acknowledging the award.
The janiology, which is made up of organisations in government and inter-religious affairs, promotes the principles of Jainism, with Ahimsa Day marked in the month of October to coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
The day was, however, marked online with members including Labour Party MP Gareth Thomas, the chair of the Jain APPG, and Conservative Party MP Bob Blackman, its deputy chair, in line with the coronavirus restrictions.
This award came just days after Tabichi was appointed to the council by Sports CS Amina Mohamed.
“I have this morning presided over the swearing-in ceremonies for the Registrar of Political Parties and two Asst. Registrars, as well as members of the new National Heroes Council.
“I wish the new officials well in their respective assignments,” stated Maraga as he swore in Tabichi and four other members.
Heroes Council is a fairly new entity created through the National Heroes Act 2014 to identify and appreciate heroes in the country.