Human Rights Day
WHD joint partnered with BRICS International Forum and International Diplomatic Club "Amicability" in organizing an online conference dedicated to Human Rights Day. Businessmen, famous bloggers, journalists, diplomats and parliamentarians held speeches during this conference.
The theme of Human Rights Day 2020 was to “Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights". This chosen theme was in sync with the Covid pandemic. It focussed on creating equal opportunities for everyone and addressing the failures and disappointments we all were exposed to due to Covid -19. The agenda was to use the day as an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights so as to be able to rebuild the world that we seek, for achieving global solidarity, thus advocating shared humanity across communities.
Liveable Planet Earth : Working together for a peaceful world
WHD joint partnered with APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation to host HH Dalai Lama as the Chief Guest on remembering the 89th birth anniversary of Dr Abdul Kalam, India’s former President.
HH Dalai Lama gave a blessed speech to millions of audience internationally and delightfully inspired us all by answering nearly 8 questions of students from across the continents, especially two brilliant questions came from Croydon -UK. At WHD we humbly thank HH Dalai Lama for this once in a lifetime opportunity for our children to be inspired spiritually and mentally as future leaders.
Hate Crime Awareness in Croydon
Anyone could be a victim of a hate crime and it is important to recognise this and for everyone to report Hate Crime. The community was shocked at the shooting of Sgt Matt Ratana inside a Police station in Broad Green. He was a very well-respected community officer with many special qualities.
The launch included Introduction from Penny Smith Orr, Chair FTiC, tributes to Sgt Matt Ratana from the Mayor Cllr Maddie Henson and leaders of some of the many faiths in Croydon and “The day has come” a poem dedication from Dr Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of the “World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)”, Cllr Hamida Ali, Communities and Social Justice read the Faiths Together Pledge.