LONDON: Cllr Qaisar Abbas has received the “Global Humanitarian Award” from WHD for his services during lockdown.
Ms Sara Wilson, Director of Global Operations WHD, announced Cllr Abbas’ award and said: “We are highly honoured in announcing that you have been declared a recipient of the prestigious Global Humanitarian Award. Your selfless contributions to humanity has set an example to many and inspired a lot in these times of hardships, giving the hope of sunshine through humanity.”
Cllr Abbas said: “I am honoured and humbled to receive this award. I thank my parents, friends and people of my area for their prayers and support.”
The award ceremony was organised by WHD-World Humanitarian Drive to honour the volunteers for their contribution during this crisis of COVID-19. Over 1600 nominations from all the seven continents were received and 100 noble individuals, organisations and community groups from 35 different countries were awarded with the prestigious “Global Humanitarian Award” under twelve categories.
The virtual honouring ceremony was held on Sunday, 28 June 2020 and was attended by Chief Guests H. E. Fatmir Sejdiu (former President of Kosovo) and H. E. Madhav Kumar Nepal (former Prime Minister of Nepal). The chief guests congratulated the winners in their speeches.
The WHD’s Chairman Mr Abdul Syed said: “Actions speak louder than words. The Covid stars serve as the best example for this phrase. These stars got into action and are helping humanity to fight against the deadly Covid-19.” He also presented the Title of Honour “Patron of Humanity” Awards to the Honourable guests.