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Edhi Foundation hounored with Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity

Bahrain’s Isa AwardFaisal Edhi, Chairman Edhi Foundation, receiving Bahrain’s Isa Award.

The Edhi Foundation has been awarded Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity (fourth edition 2018-2019).

The US$1 million, along with a medal of pure gold and a high certificate of appreciation was awarded to Faisal Edhi, Chairman Edhi Foundation, at a grand royal ceremony by His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Faisal Edhi receiving award

The ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon at the grand celebration hall of the Isa Cultural Center in the Al-Fateh Compound in the capital Manama.

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Faisal edhi

The event was attended by high profile, world-renowned figures, including official and community delegations.

The Isa Award for Service to Humanity, which is given every two years, was established in 2008 by a Royal Decree from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain.

It is in commemoration of Bahrain King’s father, the late Emir His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and in recognition of individuals that have dedicated their lives to humanitarian work.

The Award has been given following recommendations by the International Jury, which selected the EDHI Foundation after shortlisting several qualifiers from different countries.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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