“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. “Stars of Covid” is a part of World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) founder Mr. Abdul Basit Syed, initiative called “Honouring The Honourable”. Since the initiative started in 2018 it has inspired millions across the world as a mode to encourage, recognise and felicitate popular figures to common men who have contributed for the welfare of the society and the world.WHD takes pride in honouring these stars who are promoting the best for humanity. The major objective of this event was to show gratitude and honour to the incredible volunteers who have always been contributing to the betterment of humanity especially during this crisis of Covid-19. When the entire world was shut down and afraid to step out, these stars lend a helping hand to the world out there that was battling against Corona. The nomination process for the event started on April 27, 2020. Over 1600 nominations from all the seven continents were received for this event reaching global recognition in such a short period.The online honouring ceremony was held on June 28, 2020 – 2 P.M, London Time (GMT+1). The ceremony gleamed with the presence of notable Chief Guests H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu, Former President of Kosovo, H.E. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Former Prime Minister of Nepal, and Hon. Pedro I Altamirano, President of The National Assembly, Andalusia- Spain, along with Dr. Abdul Basit Syed, the Founder Chairman of WHD, the session was well moderated by Mr. Robin Marsh, Secretary-General of UPF (UK).World Humanitarian Drive proudly awarded 100 noble individuals, organizations and community groups from 35 different countries with the prestigious “GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD” with the first look of the book “Stars of Covid 100” along with launching the book “Re-engineering Happiness”, both authored by WHD Founder, Abdul Basit Syed. The Chief Guests of the event H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu, Former President of Kosovo, H.E. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Former Prime Minister of Nepal released the books and received the first online copies.The honouring ceremony lasted for 1 hour 10 minutes with thought-provoking speeches of Chief Guests H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu, Former President of Kosovo and H.E.Madhav Kumar Nepal, Former Prime Minister of Nepal, both receiving Title of Honour “Patron of Humanity” Award from WHD Founder Abdul Basit Syed for their continuous contribution to support humanity. The ceremony ended with a valedictory wave as the award winners expressed their contentment for being recognized and honoured for their selfless act.Awards were presented under twelve categories including Politicians, Journalist and Media, Government Officials and Administrative Services, Innovation and Technology, Medical Field, Trust / Charitable Organisations, Social Worker / Volunteer, Entrepreneur / Business / Corporates, Public Figures / Entertainers, Education and Research, Social Welfare Organization and Environment and Nature Preservation. The entire event was organised by WHD-World Humanitarian Drive.CATEGORY EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL SERVICE – ANGELS WITHOUT WINGS
Padma Bhushan recipient Dr. Anil Kohli, Padma Shri recipient Dr. Vijay Kumar Swarup Chand Shah, Dr. A Mohamed Hakim and other countries awardees were Peter Koome Kaburu from Kenya, Dr. Padma Natarajan and D. Collen Kraft from USA.CATEGORY EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH – GREAT MINDS
Mr. Agnishwar Jayprakash, India and Dr. WISAL ALSA, Germany, Youth Council in Action for Nepal.
CATEGORY EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL WELFARE – PILLARS OF SOCIETY
Food Bank of India, No Food Waste India, Deepalaya India, Pretty Lil Hearts India, Bangladesh Human Rights Commission, Malaysia Corruption Watch and Eternal Gardens Kemnal Park Cemetery UK.
Hats off to the awe-inspiring people Rolling out the red carpet, WHD takes pride in honouring all the selfless contributors with the esteemed “GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD” as a mark of international recognition.
Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of a International NGO “World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)” decided to appreciate those unsung heroes of humanity and bring them to limelight, as we often forget to say thank you or acknowledge people around, who have always been contributing to the betterment of humanity especially during this crisis of Covid-19.