Edhi Gets UN Recognition for Non-Violence

Posted on October 22, 2009
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This news is a day old but important enough that we don’t want to ignore it. Maulana Abdus Sattar Edhi has won the UN award for his work in promoting tolerance and non-violence. He shares the award with a Belgian human rights activist Franois Houtart.

We are happy to see Pakistanis being recognized for non-violence and tolerance.

The recognition that Edhi has got is called the ‘UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Madanjeet Singh Prize’. This prize was created in 1995 to advance the concept of tolerance in arts, education, culture, science and communications. It is awarded every two years.

15 responses to “Edhi Gets UN Recognition for Non-Violence”

  1. Love4All says:

    Maulana? Come on a beard does not a maulana make. Edhi is Edhi and I think he does not go by maulana…please don’t put next to his good name the Prefix that is put before the names of the most illiterate jahil people under the sun today.

  2. rainbow22 says:

    This man should be given the responsibility of welfare in Pakistan, not our corrupt governments of Zardari or Nawaz. People would give more money to Pakistan. We wont be needing this kerry sheitan-bill.

  3. Benawa says:

    In a fair, just world Edhi ‘d have won the Nobel, hands down,
    no competition; since he is more worthy of it than anybody else
    on this planet. He is a living, breathing, human lighthouse.

    But it is not a fair world! So war criminals, and shifty politicians get decorated with the Nobel peace prize and Edhi
    gets ignored.

    By choosing to overlook Edhi, the Nobel Peace Committee has devalued their own prize.

    Edhi doesn’t do what he does so as to win recognition from the
    puny mortals on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

    He is motivated by some deep, good, and “noble” forces inside him which are beyond human comprehension.

    This wonderful man and his good wife bless us all by their
    presence in our midst.

    Let us honour them by emulating their shining example!

  4. Abdul Sattar Edhi wins UNESCO Prize ‘Madanjeet Award’.

    jaya Hoo- Jeevay Edhi Jeevay Sind Jeevay Pakistan.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-l ibrary/dawn/news/art-culture/09-edhi-wins-top-un-p rize-for-non-violence—szh-04


  5. Naveed Abbas says:

    Molana Abdul Sattar Edhi is the most popular and respected humanitarian in Pakistan. His life-long mission to the care of the poorest of the poor, the sick and the disadvantaged is one of the highest illustrations of service to humanity.Great News of getting UN award. We Pakistanis are confident that he will get ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ soon.

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