Harmony Foundation proudly announces the upcoming Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2023, scheduled to take place on November 26, 2023, at TAJ SANTACRUZ in Mumbai, India. Commencing at 6:00 PM IST, the event is set to honor exemplary individuals and organizations worldwide who embody the spirit of humanity.
This year’s esteemed Chief Guest will be the Hon. Governor of Maharashtra, H.E. Ramesh Bais, adding distinction to an already prestigious ceremony.
In acknowledgment of the tragic events of 26/11, when Mumbai faced devastating terrorist attacks in 2008, the Harmony Foundation will pay tribute to the brave martyrs of the Mumbai Police, NSG commandos, and others who sacrificed their lives. The ceremony will commence with a heartfelt homage to these courageous individuals, symbolizing the essence of humanity.
The Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice, established in 2005, continue to be a beacon, recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to peace, harmony, and social justice. For 18 years, the Harmony Foundation has celebrated leaders, organizations, and heads of state for their remarkable achievements in accelerating social justice.
This year’s theme, “Humanity in Action,” underscores the pressing need for compassion and humanity in a world grappling with persistent challenges, conflicts, and suffering. The recipients of the awards are exceptional advocates of humanity who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and the world at large.
Esteemed Recipients of the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2023:
- Narges Mohammadi
- Imprisoned Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2023
- Recognized for relentless efforts as the voice of the voiceless, particularly women and children oppressed by fundamentalist forces in Iran.
- Judge Frank Caprio
- World’s Nicest Judge
- Acknowledged for his humane approach in the courtroom, restoring public trust in the justice system and ensuring fair and empathetic legal proceedings.
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
- Honored for their compassionate commitment to safeguarding lives affected by armed conflicts and violence, promoting humanitarian law and universal principles.
- Heidi Kuhn
- 2023 World Food Prize Recipient and Founder Roots of Peace
- Recognized for transforming war-ravaged landmine zones into fertile farmlands, fostering peace through agriculture.
- SEAL ASHRAM
- Commended for compassionate dedication to rescuing and rehabilitating the homeless and destitute in Mumbai and suburbs.
- Magic Bus
- Awarded for empowering adolescents and youth facing poverty in India through education, skills development, and vital support.
- Recognized for compassionate efforts in providing support for women and children affected by trafficking, sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, and poverty.
- Shyam Kamble
- Awarded for tireless efforts to rescue trafficked women and children in India, inspiring change in the fight against human trafficking.
The Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice is an annual event endorsed by the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata. Instituted in 2005, the award commemorates and celebrates the legacy of Mother Teresa, canonized as a saint by Pope Francis in the Vatican.
About Harmony Foundation
Harmony Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to promoting peace, harmony, and social justice worldwide. Through initiatives like the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice, the foundation recognizes and honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on humanity.
Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2023
Date: November 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue: TAJ SANTACRUZ, Mumbai, India
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