International Humanitarian Award to Dr. Siddeek Ahmed

Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman and Managing Director of Eram Group, has been selected for the prestigious ‘International  Humanitarian Award’ in recognition of his contributions to enhance the quality of life of fellow human beings. The award will be presented in the International Interfaith Harmony Conference, jointly organized by Department of National Unity and Integration, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; International Islamic University Malaysia;  Ma’din Academy, India on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at  International Islamic University,  in capital city of Malaysia.

This prestigious humanitarian award and International Interfaith conference are   part of United Nations International Interfaith Harmony Week initiative, which was proclaimed by UN General Assembly and specially observed to unite religious believers and faith groups around the world. The award session will be led  by Tan Sri Dr. Rais Yatim, Special advisor to the Malaysian Government on the socio-cultural matters, with ministerial status and the president International Islamic University Malaysia

The organizing committee of International Interfaith Harmony Conference and jury of IHAT Awards selected Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, a Nonresident Indian business man,  closely evaluating his dedicated contribution in the field of humanitarian services. “The contributions of Dr. Siddeek in the development of Humanitarian events and services, especially E- toilets in the Indian villages and adaptation of a district to ensure its hunger free status, are credible and convincing reasons selecting him   for this prestigious award” the jury stated.

“Dr. Siddeek is a great humanitarian who formed and implemented various projects to enhance the quality of life of fellow human beings. He embodies the philosophy of leadership which is focused on creating collaborative new space in the service of others” the jury, comprising Dr. Robert Dixon Crane, the secretary to former US president Richard Nixon and the advisor of International Interfaith Harmony Initiative;  Prof. Abdel Aziz Berghout, Deputy Rector of International Islamic University, Malaysia; Sayyid Ibrahim Khaleel Al Bukhari, Chairman of Jamia Ma’din, India;  Chan Tat Seng, director of Religious Relations Unit at Department of National Unity and Integration, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, commented in a joint statement along with official  declaration of  the remarkable Humanitarian Award.

A number of humanitarian aid initiatives like AH Foundation, We Care Association, have been implemented under the leadership of Dr. Siddeek Ahmed to  empower  socially and financially backward people and  destitute. He supports businesses and entrepreneurs who can make a positive impact on people's lives and selflessly cater to the needs of society at large.

Eram Scientific, under the leadership of Dr. Siddeek has been for its work in the field of community hygiene and sanitation. Recently, the company received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant for the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. Eram Scientific Solutions conducting research on maintaining toilet hygiene, ensuring non-depletion of water resources and energy conservation solutions.

The International Interfaith Conference  and Humanitarian Award are part of World Interfaith Harmony Week,  United Nations initiative, is a call to respect our differences and personal beliefs and to unite around the basic principles that people of all beliefs agree upon and to understand that harmony can only come if we build upon a solid foundation of dialogue.

The recipients of Humanitarian award in previous years includes Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan (UAE minister for Culture and Knowledge Develpment) in 2015, Dr. Adel Al-Falah ,Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in 2014, Mr. Yasser Mohammed Abdo Yamani, Deputy Executive President for Corporate Responsibility at Dallah Al-Baraka, Saudi Arabia, in 2013 and Mr. M.A Yusuff ali, (CMD of Lulu group) in 2012. 

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