On 27th December 2020, the Harmony Foundation hosted the 16th annual Mother Teresa Memorial Awards(MTMA) for Social Justice and felicitated the winners of the 2020 MTMA for Social Justice.
The awards were presented to honour the acts of compassion of the unsung heroes for their contribution in the time of global pandemic.
The theme of the MTMA for Social Justice 2020 is “Celebrating Compassion In Times Of Covid”.
About Mother Teresa Memorial Awards(MTMA) for Social Justice:
The Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice was instituted in 2005.
The award is presented to celebrate and commemorate the memory and legacy of Mother Teresa.
This is the only award endorsed by Sister Mary Prema Pierick , the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata, West Bengal, the organisation which was started by Mother Teresa.
Awardees of Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2020:
|Dr Anthony Fauci,
(Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA)
|USA||For leading his task force to create awareness about the pandemic and suggesting preventive measures like the use of masks, social-distancing, self-quarantine
For his efforts in researching for the vaccine.
|Father Fabio Stevenazzi||Milan, Italy||Honouring his decision to return to medical practice to help the COVID-19 infected people.|
|Dr Pradeep Kumar||Chennai, India||For giving a burial to his colleague, who died of COVID-19 infection, at the cemetery in the city despite the protest of a mob.|
|Cristian Fracassi (CEO and Founder of ISINNOVA) & Alessandro Romaioli (Engineer)||Italy||For building the prototype on Isinnova’s 3D printers to create the parts of the use-and-throw valves for ventilators.|
|Sanjay Pandey, IPS
(Director General of Police, Home Guards)
|Maharashtra, India||For opening the first relief camp for migrants in Mumbai suburbs.|
|Vikas Khanna(Chef)||Manhattan, USA||For creating FeedIndia Initiative to provide food for more than million people in 135 cities of India.
He also distributed 400,000 slippers, three million sanitary pads, and two million masks to the poor.
(Health Minister of Kerala)
|Kerala||For her efforts towards dealing the pandemic by following the expert and scientific advice and setting an example for other governments to follow.|
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About Harmony Foundation:
Harmony Foundation is an international NGO which focuses on the field of Social Justice.
Founder- Dr. Abraham Mathai
Founded in– October 2005
Headquarter – Mumbai, Maharashtra