Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2020
Harmony Foundation hosted the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards
for Social Justice.
The Awards in its 16th year is the only award endorsed by
Sister Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the
organization started by Mother Teresa.
The theme for this year’s awards was, ''Celebrating
Compassion In Times Of Covid ''.
Dr Anthony Fauci (USA) is the Director of the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA.
He and his task force were
among the first ones to realize the seriousness of this pandemic.
Father Fabio Stevenazzi (Milan,Italy), decided to return to
medical practice in order to help those infected with COVID 19 has thrust him
to be the modern-day example of St Charles Borromeo who in 1576 during the
Great Plague that hit the city of Milan and cut the population by half, stayed
behind to nurse the sick and renovate hospitals.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar (Chennai) took it upon himself to give a
befitting burial to his colleague with the help of two ward boys, at a cemetery
in the city in the middle of the night.
IPS Sanjay Pandey (DG Home Guards, Maharashtra) went beyond
the call of duty as a police officer to open the first relief camp in the
Mumbai city suburbs for migrant workers whose livelihood were disrupted by the
lockdown to contain the pandemic.
Vikas Khanna (Manhattan, USA) heart still moves to serve the
lonely and underprivileged here in India.
KK Shailaja (Minister of Health, Kerala), her extraordinary
efforts and pro-activeness in dealing with the pandemic by following experts
and scientific advice helped countless Keralites survive the terrors of this
pandemic, serving as an example for governments of other states countries to