MUMBAI, India--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other” - Mother Teresa. This famous quote holds true in today’s times where communal conflicts and societal issues are challenging human advancement. On October 27, 2013, the Harmony Foundation honored Mr. Sam Childers for rescuing children in a war-zone with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2013 at a ceremony which was held at The Leela, Mumbai.
“This award belongs to the thousands of children in war-struck Sudan, and in many other parts of the world, who live a daily life with the constant fear and threat of attacks. I thank the Harmony Foundation for this honor.”
The award makes Sam Childers the first American recipient of this highly prestigious honour.
Currently in its sixth edition, the award ceremony is an initiative that highlights various endeavors taken up by individuals and NGO’s to promote peace and social justice. Several other national awardees were also honoured.
Accepting the award, Mr. Sam Childers said, “This award belongs to the thousands of children in war-struck Sudan, and in many other parts of the world, who live a daily life with the constant fear and threat of attacks. I thank the Harmony Foundation for this honor.”
Dr. Abraham Mathai, Founder President of the Harmony Foundation said, “The Harmony Foundation strives to restore belief in compassion and egalitarianism. By acknowledging individuals and organization working for society, we hope to highlight and reinstate faith in tolerance, social equality and peace.”
About the Harmony Foundation:
The Harmony Foundation was founded in October 2005 in association with patrons like Mahesh Bhatt, Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat and Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. It hosts the Mother Teresa Memorial International Awards for Social Justice to felicitate selfless and intrepid individuals working for social justice. The first recipient of the International Award was Baroness Caroline Cox, the Deputy Speaker – House of Lords, United Kingdom in 2005, followed by Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2006, Ansar Burney, former Human Rights Minister of Pakistan and Member of UN and His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the living icon of worldwide peace was conferred with the honor in the year 2010.
The foundation works tirelessly to ensure that the legacy of Mother Teresa is honoured and that social justice prevails.