A Living Legend

Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan) have won the '2009 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)- prize for promoting non-violence and tolerance base for his work.

He will be conferred with the honour on November 16, which is celebrated as the 'International Day for Tolerance' at the UNESCO headquarters located in Paris.

This award, which is given away in every two years, is for honouring those who advance tolerance in education, arts, culture, communication as well as science. The recipient can be an individual or an institution also.

Previous winners include Myanmar Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen.

Abduk Sattar Edhi has won the award for fighting against extremism and rendering support for humanitarian efforts.


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