India: Archbishop of Bhopal receives the Ambassador of Peace Award

2015-12-12 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Leo Cornelio SVD, of Bhopal on Thursday, received the prestigious International Human Rights Award for the year 2015 at the India Islamic Centre, New Delhi in a glittering ceremony organized by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice.

The Archbishop was nominated for the award by the council for his outstanding contribution for peace, harmony, protecting human rights and service to humanity. During the Ceremony, the President of Human Rights Council commented, "Dr. Leo Cornelio is a renowned philanthropist, humanitarian, compassionate, thoughtful and a person respected far and wide. His Humility to accept this prestigious award on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, he  added, will continue to add dignity and encourage people to make strides in the direction of serving humanity."

The Award titled " Ambassador of Peace" was presented in the presence of various state dignitaries, legislators, bureaucrats, members of the Human Rights Commission, Social Activists, Religious Leaders and Social NGOs.

Speaking to the editor of ‘Bhopal Link’, the Archbishop said that the Award has humbled him to serve humanity more diligently. He said “it is an award for the people of M. P., for their unity to promote a violent free society.”

The Archdiocese of Bhopal, along with other Diocese of M.P. congratulated Dr.Leo Cornelio for receiving this prestigious award and wishes him the best for the future. Fr. Maria Stephen, the Archdiocesan PRO for M.P. Region said it is an honour for the entire people of M.P. and hoped that it would encourage all the sections of the society to build a better world where human rights and dignity will prevail.

(from Vatican Radio)