Faisal Edhi receives Nikkei Asian Award
NC Monitoring Desk
TOKYO: Faisal Edhi of Edhi Foundation received the 22nd Nikkei Asian Award in Tokyo in recognition of foundation’s longstanding social and welfare activities for the general public. Speaking at the award ceremony, Edhi emphasised that regional countries must cooperate and contribute towards solution of common problems of poverty, education, health, social insecurity and availability of basic amenities of life. “We are proud to run all of these activities with the local support of the Pakistani people,” said Faisal Edhi, the son of Abdul Sattar and current head of the foundation. He added that peace and harmony in the region could bring vital changes in the lives of masses as more resources might be dedicated to social and welfare wellbeing. He urged countries like Japan to play a significant role due its influence in international politics and scale of development. He also thanked Nikkei for recognising the contribution of Edhi Foundation towards welfare activities aimed at needy people. The Nikkei Asia Prizes were created in 1996 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Nikkei’s main Japanese language newspaper. Now in the 22nd year, the awards are given to individuals and groups in Asia that have made significant contributions to the region’s development.