Abdul Basit Syed is an Internationally recognised Peace Activist and British Entrepreneur; He is the Founding Chairman and Board of Director for UK Charity “World Humanitarian Drive” and “Platinum Consultant London” for Trading and Developments, which also manages Al basit real estate property development company. Born in southern state of Tamil Nadu,India. He comes from a family of national hero from South India. His grandfather PKS Kattuwa Mohaiyadeen an Indian Freedom Fighter, and a leader in the region claiming lot of respect, and was famous for his social activities and community services. His grandfather actively participated, and was committed and involved in the development of that region, in facilities such as education and health. He was therefore invited to actively participate in the regional political forums. He was also closely associatedwith Hon.K.Kamaraj former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Hon. P Kakkan former Home Minister of the state of Tamilnadu.
Abdul Basit Syed is also the Vice President "Space Kidz India", and working towards promoting Art, Science and Culture for students in India, to create an International Platform for the same. As SKI being Ambassadors to the "NASA" Space Camps, Pioneers in organizing International workshops at York University -Canada, in the Field of Robotics and Engineering Sciences. Abdul Basit Syed is proudthat SKI is the "ONLY ORGANISATION" who had the opportunity to represent the Country at the "London Olympics, 2012", Children performed Indian Traditional Dance and Music. Extended opportunity to perform at the Royal Hall, South Bank, one of the Most Prestigious auditoriums for any artist to perform at London. "Space Kidz India” Team is in a constant Search for young talents in the field of Science and Technology and also provide them an International exposure apart from extending an opportunity to meet upwith eminent Indian Scientists and rub shoulder's with them. The "Young Scientist Program" was designed to promote science awareness to high school students', to increase their understanding of science and to attract them into scientific careers, as thereis a BIG VACCUM in the enrolment of young scientists in our research centres. Students were encouraged to participate in what interest them to connect and collaborate with others into new discoveries".
Abdul Basit Syed has been promoting interfaith dialogues to bring about Integration of all communities living in the UK and the world to express themselves as Universal citizens regardless of their origin, culture, colour, gender or religion. This action was mainly toestablish a universal trend of equality of all human beings regardless of race or religion by promoting Indian values of Unity in Diversity. May 2018 in Delhi at the International BRICS Alliance conference he received the “Peace Award” for Promoting Peace and Education along with British politicianLord Diljit Singh Rana MBE member of the House of Lords UK Presented by the Indian Prime Minister office Minister Honourable Dr Jitendra Singh.
Inspired by his grandfather Abdul Basit Syed has been from his young age, involved in organising blood donation camps bringing peace and harmony to his fellow citizens. He began actively involving himself in community activities, when he first witnessed the unfortunate incident involving of a well-loved British soldier Lee Rigby in 2013 in UK. He initiated solutions for similar terrorism activities with the sole purpose of bringing peace and harmony among various sectors of the community promoting the prevention of similar activities in the future.
He was a part of panel discussion with 15 Senior Leaders from around the world, trying to find a solution for these humanitarian problems, conducted by “Saudi Law Training Centre” in partnership with United Nations office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) and Saudi Government at Hilton, London, and was presented ‘‘Award of Excellence’’ for his Ideas and contributions. He also attended in an International leadership conference, held in Vienna on 28th –29th April 2018, organised by “Universal Peace Federation” supported by UN advocacy team. Representatives from over 110 countries including Ambassadors and Diplomats attended this conference.
Abdul Basit Syed from his early academic days has been actively involved in the development and promotion of the ancient classical Indian language, Tamil. He, recently together with other well known Tamil language enthusiast around the world, formed a major world council, and named the Trust “Tamil Peravai” for promoting Tamil language, and works to protect the rights of the minority people. Abdul Basit Syed plays key role as a member of Steering Committee atFaiths Together in Croydon, U.K, an organisation promoting Interfaith Harmony in U.K. He is also the Vice President of IDC Club (Amicability) in the field for Global Cooperation in Peace Making, Inter-Religious Dialogue and International Diplomacy.
He was chosen as an “Ambassador for Peace” by Universal Peace Federation, UK, for his sincere and selfless efforts in restoring peace in the World, and faith in humanity, and for his successful involvement in the promotion of Peace and involvement in Eradication of Radicalisation and Violence in the UK and world, and been conferred as the Honourable Adviser to “Universal Peace Federation” UK. He was also well known for promoting Interfaith Integration within communities in UK. His passionate involvement to establish peace among all humans as made him evolve a “World Humanitarian Drive” (WHD) whichhe currently has registered to be International charity organisation based in the UK, promoting various aspects and needs and support humanitarian distress and disasters throughout the world. The main vision of this drive is to establish peace and harmony among all human beings living in this world. He is also working towards finding sustainable solutions for current humanitarian crisis involving Racism, Terrorism, Radicalisation, Humanand women’s Rights and Violence and mass migration of people as refugees. He is working closely in collaboration with other organisations, which is actively involved in similar humanitarian activities.
He recently organised “Trilateral Global Summit” in London, U.K on June 19th and 20th 2019, in London with participants from over 25 countries including Bank CEO’s, Policy Makers, Journalist, Corporate Heads, Business Leaders, Politicians from UK, Portugal, Morocco, Bahrain, India, notable keynote addresses from CEO of Doha Bank Dr Raghavan Seetharaman, former Managing Director of World Bank Group Dr James Lee number of notable figures echoed the sentiments of the summit of enhancing “Trade for Peace” an Idea initiated by, Abdul Basit Syed, to support U.K’s trade relations specially with India and other countries who proudly said, “This summit has exceeded our expectations in term of the quality of the presentations most importantly trade and investments opportunities that it has enabled between India, U.K and other nations”.
International Ambassador for Croydon, UK, Appointed on 19th June 2019 by Humayun Kabir The Honourable Mayor of Croydon.
Mahtma Gandhi Award NRI Welfare Society on 20th May 2019. (Presented by U.K Employment Minister Hon. Alok Sharma in U.K Parliament)
“Knight of Malta” by The Sovereign Order of OSJ Malta (Presented by His Highness, Don Basilio Cali, The Duke of San Lorenzo, on 24th November 2018 in Malta).
“Ambassador for Peace” Awarded by Universal Peace Federation on 7th February 2018. (Presented by Mr Robin Marsh, Secretary General UPF in London, U.K)
‘‘Award of Excellence’’ United Nations Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) and Saudi Government. (Presented by Mr Majed M. Garoub, Saudi Law Training Center on 14th May 2018 in London, U.K.)
“Peace Award” BRICS International Alliance. (Presented by PMO Minister Hon. Jitendra Singh in Delhi on 23rd May 2018)