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Heidi Kuhn Receives Prestigious Mother Teresa Award in India
World Food Prize Laureate Restores Peace Through Agriculture Worldwide
By: Roots of Peace
Dr. Abraham Mathai, Chairman of the Harmony Foundation, commented, "Heidi Kuhn's work through Roots of Peace perfectly embodies the spirit of the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards. Her commitment to replacing the scars of war with the seeds of hope is a remarkable example of 'Humanity in Action.' We are honored to acknowledge her dedication to creating a more peaceful and prosperous world."
Upon receiving the Mother Teresa Memorial Award, Ms. Kuhn took immediate action by calling forth a Roots of Peace Garden Campaign to cultivate peace through agriculture—
"Removing a landmine and planting a fruit tree is an act of peace." stated Heidi Kuhn. "Our Roots of Peace Garden campaign goes one step further by planting millions of fruit trees worldwide, restoring the lungs of Mother Earth."
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Against a backdrop of escalating conflict worldwide, Kuhn called forth all to join her in an act of peace that may ripple worldwide. "We as humans must fall to our knees, kiss the ground, and plant a flower, a tree or even an orchard, in an act of solidarity to heal the wounds of war."
Frank Yih, Founder of HuaQiao Foundation embraced this idea, joining hands with Heidi to plant Roots of Peace Gardens in India and China.
She will travel this week to Kolkata to meet with Past Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta and visit the home of the Missionaries of Charity established by Mother Teresa. She recalled the words of Rotary President Gordon McInally, who said that "Peace is the soil where hope takes root".
ABOUT ROOTS OF PEACE
Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization dedicated to the removal of landmines and the subsequent replanting and rebuilding of war-torn regions, founded in 1997 by Heidi Kuhn. https://rootsofpeace.org/
ABOUT THE HARMONY FOUNDATION
The Harmony Foundation was founded in 2005 by Dr. Abraham Mathai to establish social cohesion and work towards the benefit of all without any discrimination as to religion, caste, creed or gender.
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