Vishakha Tripathi, president of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat conferred with an honorary D.Litt by The Open International University for Complementary Medicines of Colombo at its 52nd International Congress here Saturday.
The university, in association with the Medicina Alternativa, was formed in 1962 by the late Sir Anton Jayasuriya, hailed as the guru of alternative medicine the world over.
The International Congress opened with delegates from across the world congregating to present current research papers pertaining to integrated medicines and therapy and was followed by convocation to honour and facilitate scholars with degrees.
Tripathi was felicitated for her work in social development in the auspices of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat where she cares for complete rehabilitation and education of some 4,500 girls from primary to post-graduate levels at educational institutions managed by JKP.
She also oversees three hospitals that offer modern medical and hospitalization services to the poor. Their efforts have also been recognized in the past. It has received Rajeev Gandhi Global Excellence Award, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa Excellence Award.
Ram Puri, a senior representative of the organisation, received the degree on her behalf.