World Humanitarian Drive Regal Medal

International Day of Conscience WHD Awards

On Monday 5th April, the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) ran an online event, co-hosted by WHD patron, Croydon Mayor Maddie Hanson to celebrate and commend the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. Guests including Anthony Carmona, the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago, and Mandla Mandela MP.

The event marked the International Day of Conscience. The day aims to promote a culture of peace, based on a set of values, attitudes and behaviours inspired by the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity. Over 6,000 people from over 12 countries watched the ceremony live online.

NHS Croydon (CHS) Grand Saviours Award 2021

The president launched and presented the Grand Saviours Award to Croydon NHS as well as Croydon Metropolitan Police for being compassionate in risking their own lives to save others. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is at the heart of their community – in their hospitals, clinics and in people’s homes – and every day their dedicated teams are striving to provide excellent care for all. Providing consistently excellent and high-quality care to everyone that uses their services.

Dr Agnelo Fernandes Regal British Award

Dr Agnelo Fernandes MBE FRCGP was honoured to receive the distinguished Regal British Award, the chair of NHS Croydon and NHS SW London for his exceptional leadership, service as a GP of over 30 years, lifelong commitment to protect and save lives that inspired others from around the world. Website link.

Dr Agnelo Fernandes Regal British Award

The WHD is an international non-governmental organisation founded by Croydon-based peace activist, Dr Abdul Basit Syed with operations in 12 countries.

Dr Abdul Basit Syed strongly believes children are the torchbearers for a harmonious society and continuously initiates similar WHD events and programs to further enforce that.