Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for

Social Justice

Harmony Foundation hosts the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice. This is a platform to acknowledge and recognize the extraordinary work of individuals or organizations who aim to promote peace, harmony and social justice.

Some of our honourable past awardees:
Nobel Laureates
High Ranking International Government Officials
Nation Premiers
Compassionate Celebrities
Aid Groups

MTMA 2018


UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency | (2017)

For their unceasing, unrelenting humanitarian efforts for refugees
Award received by Mr. Yashuko Shimizu, Chief of Mission for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  for India and Maldives

Medecins Sans Frontieres | (2015)

Doctors without borders

Awarded for their effectiveness and efficiency towards rapid response in crisis situations worldwide. The organization has received the Nobel Prize for their pioneering humanitarian work in several continents.

Ms. Malala Yousafzai | (2012)

The crusader for girls worldwide and the champion of girl education globally. Received by Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai

H.H. Dalai Lama | (2010)

Awarded for his iconic contribution towards peace and social justice. His Holiness is a living legend and a worldwide icon of conscience

H.E. Nana Akufo - Addo |(2016)
Hon'ble President of Ghana

For sacrificing his political ambitions for the sake of national peace and reconciliation.

H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad | (2006)

Hon’ble Prime Minister of Malaysia

Awarded in recognition of promoting harmony in a  pluralistic society

H.H. Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan | (2016)

Award received by H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohamed Al Owais, Cabinet Member and Minister of Health & Prevention, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs


Dr. Sima Samar (2012)

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Afganistan

Founder of Shuhada Organization which now operates 55 schools for girls and boys in Afghanistan and 3 schools for Afghan refugees in Quetta, Pakistan 

Late Dr. Sayed Iqbal Haider | (2010) 

Former Senator, Federal Minister of Law, and Former Attorney General of Pakistan.

Played an active role in the pursuit of human rights causes in Pakistan and worked towards victims of honour killings and bonded labor

Dr. Ansar Burney | (2008)

Former Federal Minister for Human Rights.

Awarded for exemplary work in human rights.

Baroness Caroline Cox | (2005)

Former Deputy Speaker of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords.

Awarded in recognition of the humanitarian services rendered worldwide.


Priyanka Chopra | (2017)

For actively promoting children rights and supporting refugee children

Hollywood Actor, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for child rights, Miss World (2000), Padmashree Awardee


Sushmita Sen | (2013)

Bollywood Actor, Miss Universe (1994)

Awarded for social outreach campaigns and causes

Mercy Corps | (2017)

For empowering victims of crisis and transforming communities worldwide

Caritas Internationalis | (2017)

For providing holistic solutions to vulnerable communities worldwide

Hellenic Rescue Team- HRT | (2017)

For conducting search and rescue mission during refugee crisis

White Helmets | (2016)

For their immense resilience and bravery in rescue operations in war-torn Syria

Shigeru Ban | (2017)

Japanese Humanitarian Architect. 

Awarded for his contribution in rehabilitating refugees through humanitarian architecture.

Dr. Anuradha Koirala | (2014)

Social Activist and Founder - Director Maiti Nepal , Padmashree Awardee 2017

Through her work, more people worldwide are now aware of human trafficking as not only an inhumane act, but as a heinous violation of human rights.

Arunachalam Murunganatham| (2013)

A social entrepreneur 

Has helped women in the rural parts of the country by coming up with innovative solutions and ensuring female hygiene products are affordable and accessible.

Sam Childers | (2013)

Social Activist

The revving sound of the Harley Davidson has now been matched by the thankful voices of young boys and girls rescued by him and his organization from the clutches of war-criminal and now reside in southern Sudan

Dr. John Dayal | (2008)

Social Activist.

Awarded in recognition of his long service as a Public Crusader

Ms. Sudha Murthy | (2008)

Social Worker and wife of Mr. Narayan Murthy.

Awarded in recognition of exemplary work in healthcare amongst the underprivileged

Anna Hazare | (2006)

One of India's most recognized social activist and social worker. Awarded in recognition as a crusader for public cause


Kiran Bedi | (2005)

Former IPS Officer &  Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. 

Awarded in recognition of reforming prison and penal system in India and United Nations


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