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Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 For Social Crusaders

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 For Social Crusaders


Awardees for the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice (MTMA), were announced this week. An initiative by Harmony Foundation and endorsed by Missionaries of Charities, this year, the Award recognises the exemplary work done in various fields and issues related to modern day slavery. Currently in its 15th year, previous awardees include Nobel laurates like H.H. Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, Tawakkol Karman, state leaders and prominent activists including current Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo; Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad; former Deputy Speaker of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox and Aid Groups like Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders).

Every year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery. It is a sad reality that affects millions across the globe. It includes child labour, bonded labour, human trafficking, organ trafficking and child militants.

The statistics on this subject are terrifying with:

(L-R) Dr Abraham Mathai with Sister from Missionaries of Charity & Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen

Harmony Foundation has taken this initiative to recognise individuals and organizations engaged in the campaign to initiate practical ways to eradicate this evil. To further our drive nationally and globally, it is our great pleasure to host these unsung heroes who continue to strive for the campaign towards attaining Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals set up by the United Nations General Assembly.

The Awardees this year are:

Dr. Abraham Mathai, founder and chairman of the Harmony Foundation stated, “Slavery is a man-made curse on humanity & affects us all. To highlight this issue, we are honouring the crusaders who have immensely contributed to rescue those that are tricked, trapped and trafficked.

About Harmony Foundation:                    

The Harmony Foundation was founded in October 2005 by Dr. Abraham Mathai to establish social cohesion between various communities, castes and work towards the benefit of all the communities without any discrimination as to religion, caste, creed, gender or region.

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