Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen on 27 October 2013 conferred with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award by NGO The Harmony Foundation for her efforts towards achieving social justice in Mumbai.
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who is associated with charitabale projects and NGOs, received the award for her efforts towards achieving social justice and her contribution to society.
Along with Sushmitha sen, seven individuals and an association, India Rescue Mission, were also awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2013 for their contributions in the field of human rights and community development.
2013 Awardees list:
1.Sushmita Sen: Social Activist and Bollywood actress
2.Sindhutai Sapkal: Mother of Orphans
3.Diep Saeeda: Lahore-based human rights activist
4.Sam Childers: rescuer of young boys and girls from Sudan
5.Cedric Prakash: Social Activist
6.Dr Sudarshan Hanumappa: Tribal rights' activist
7.Arunachalam Muruganantham: Social Activist
8.Maulana Mehmood Madani: Social activist
9.India Rescue Mission: An association for human rights
About Mother Teresa International Award for Social Justice
The Mother Teresa International Award is an annual award, constituted by 'Harmony Foundation' that highlights the various endeavors taken up by individuals or NGO's to promote peace and strengthen humanity. The award were presenting from 2005 onwards to different people across the world.
The Harmony Foundation was founded in October 2005 by Dr. Abraham Mathai to establish communal harmony between various communities, castes and work towards the benefit of all the communities without any discrimination as to religion, caste, creed, gender or region.
About Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. She was the first Indian woman to win the crown. After completing her reign, Sushmita went on to pursue an acting career in Bollywood. She started her career with ‘Dastak’ movie.
Who: Sushmita Sen
When: 27 October 2013