Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Pakistanis Pay Tribute to Humanitarian Legend ‘Abdul Sattar Edhi’ on His 7th Death Anniversary

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi, a well-known philanthropist and humanitarian. Even though he passed away seven years ago, his inspiring legacy continues to inspire countless people. July 8 is an important day when people remember the remarkable life of Edhi, who is highly respected in Pakistan and considered a symbol of hope for the less fortunate. On this solemn occasion, people from all walks of life come together to honor and show respect for the man who dedicated his entire life to selflessly serving humanity.

Abdul Sattar Edhi was born in Bantva, Gujarat, in 1928, and he witnessed poverty and suffering at a young age, which deeply touched his heart and ignited his compassion. After migrating to Karachi, Pakistan, following the partition of India in 1947, he began his mission to alleviate human suffering. What started as a small dispensary in Karachi eventually grew into the Edhi Foundation, an extraordinary organization that provides various social services such as medical care, rehabilitation centers, orphanages, morgues, and burial services. Edhi’s vision went beyond borders, offering assistance to anyone in need, regardless of their background.

His relentless dedication inspired others to join his cause, leading to the expansion of the foundation’s services across Pakistan. Despite facing challenges, Edhi’s unwavering determination kept him going. His incredible work gained international recognition, and he received numerous awards and accolades, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, the Lenin Peace Prize, and the Gandhi Peace Award. Abdul Sattar Edhi’s impact reached far beyond Pakistan, leaving behind a lasting legacy of compassion and service to humanity.

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