Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arch. Tutu Receives Gulen Peace Award

AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the Gulen Peace Award by the Turquoise Harmony Institute at the annual Ubuntu Awards which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.  

Other recipients include Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Adam Habib, who received the Academia Award and late ANC president Oliver Tambo, who was posthumously honoured with the Freedom Award.


Education is central to improving lives

The Institute honours outstanding individuals from all walks of life who have made noteworthy contributions to dialogue, peace and harmony in society.

After accepting his award, Tutu said South Africa has the capacity to be a much better country than it is today. He says it is disgraceful that 20 years into Democracy there are still people who go to bed hungry and children are learning under trees.ward recipient of the Gulen Peace Award at the 7th annual Ubuntu Lecture and Peace & Dialogue Awards Ceremony, Desmond Tutu, praised the work done by Turquoise Harmony Institute.

“I am very deeply honored and I want to commend the association for the work that they are doing to promote better relations between different groups of people,They assert that they want to follow our concept of Ubuntu and I have to say that I have been very impressed,” the archbishop said, “I was listening to an account of some of the things that are happening and it’s very good to hear young people inspired to work for dialogue and diversity and peace.”

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe who delivered a lecture, says government is working hard to improve the quality of education. She says education is central to improving lives.

Actor and comedian, Leon Schuster who received the art award provided some light moments.