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Lokesh Muni honoured with American President’s Volunteer Award 2024

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 12-04-2024
Lokesh Muni honoured with American President’s Volunteer Award 2024 Award and Honour 5 min read

Jain Acharya Lokesh Muni has become the first Indian monk to be honoured with the American President’s Gold Volunteer Service award in recognition of his contribution to the public good and humanity. Acharya Lokesh Muni is the founder of a non-governmental organisation, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharat and the World Peace Center in India.

American President’s Volunteer Service Award

The American President’s Volunteer Service Award was established in 2003 during George Bush's Presidency. The award is given to individuals who have provided at least 500 hours of voluntary service in the United States and whose voluntary work has positively impacted communities and inspired those around them.

Jain Acharya Lokesh received the Presidential award, a Certificate of Honour, a Golden Shield, and a citation bearing the signature of American President Joe Biden. In a ceremony held in Capitol Hills, Washington, D.C., US Congressman Brad Sherman read the certificate and the citation issued by the American President Joe Biden.

American President Joe Biden congratulated Acharya Lokesh and appreciated his humanitarian work and his service to humanity.

In his award acceptance speech, Acharya Lokesh said that it is a matter of pride to be honoured with the American Presidential Award. He said that honour is an honour of Indian culture, spiritual values, and the Jain principles of Lord Mahavir.

Acharya Lokesh Muni

Acharya Lokesh Muni is a follower of the Jain religion founded by Lord Mahavira. He is a thinker, writer, poet, and social reformer who has been continuously making efforts to build national character, develop human values, and establish non-violence, peace, and mutual cooperation in society.

He founded the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati in Gurugram, Haryana. The Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati focuses on the four global pillars of non-violence, peace, harmony, and brotherhood in line with Lord Mahavira’s teachings and Indian cultural norms. 

Capitol Hill and White House

Capitol Hill is a place located in Washington D.C( District of Columbia), United States of America. It is the home of the legislative branch of the United States federal government.

The US federal government legislative branch is known as Congress. 

The US Congress consists of two houses. The Upper House is known as the Senate, and the Lower House is known as the House of Representatives.

Capitol Hill also houses the Library of Congress, which is the research wing of the US Congress and the largest library in the world.

Capitol Hill is often referred to as the symbol of the US democracy.

The White House is distinct from Capitol Hill. The White House is situated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The White House is the office of the US president. The President and his family live in the White House.


Answer: Acharya Lokesh Muni of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati.

Answer: Capitol Hill is a place in the U.S. where the building of the American Congress is located. The US parliament is called Congress.

Answer: White House.

Answer: The American President lives in the White House. It is situated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Answer: Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States of America.
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