The world is filled with the people of every colour and every colour is colourful quirks in the world. But the colour of curious people who are there, who are doing something that is used by the world.it is important to remember, they do not stay, but he who is subject to their value will always remain alive in the hearts of people and the world always up to date their name as national hero and Abdul Sattar Edhi is one of them who will always remember in the hearts of the people.
Today is the 89th birthday of Pakistan’s angel of mercy Abdul Sattar Edhi. Google doodle’s Abdul Sattar Edhi with his picture on main search Bar.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was from Pakistan. He established the world’s largest ambulance service and was the founder of Edhi Foundation. Edhi dedicated his life to the poor people from the age of 20 years. That time he himself was the penniless person in Karachi. People blindly trust on Edhi and they did not demand any audit of his aid that given to Edhi.
Edhi’s foundation has an international value when his foundation raised $100,000 in the relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina
The Edhi Foundation’s slogan is: “Live and help live”. He himself was the biggest follower of his foundation’s quote.
Edhi was born in sub-continent when Pakistan did not emerge on the map of the world. After partition, Abdul Sattar Edhi came to Pakistan. His mother death is the major cause to become the foundation when here was no ambulance and his mother died. He decided and showed to done it.
He died last year in Karachi of renal failure. He was offered treatment abroad but insisted on being treated in a government hospital at home.
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Today would have been his 89th birthday. In his honour, Google changed its logo in the Iceland, Portugal, Japan, Estonia, the UK, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United States and Pakistan to a doodle, or illustration, of Edhi.
Google hailed Edhi’s well managed and efficient ambulance service
“In celebration of Abdul Sattar Edhi, let’s all lend a hand to someone in need today,”
Edhi foundation is the largest ambulance service in which 18, 00 ambulances stationed across the Pakistan. In 1997, the foundation entered the Guinness World Records as the “largest volunteer ambulance organisation”.
Edhi’s helpline number is 115 and If you dialled its helpline number from South Asia, Edhi Foundation will answer you
His words are more precious and valuable in the world that
“People have become educated, but have yet to become human”
His volunteers were the medical student who feels honour and dignity to work with Edhi Foundation. Edhi’s humanitarian reach expanded across the country.
Today the Edhi Foundation runs Orphan centres, Child adoption centres, outpatient hospitals, a world’s biggest ambulance chain in all over the Pakistan.
It also helps in the burials of unidentified bodies. In all his life Abdul Sattar Edhi emphasised that ‘Humanitarian is bigger in all the religion.
Edhi’s Foundation has no discrimination on religion, sect, ethnic and linguistic base. His Foundation was received Zakat, funds, and many other forms of charities. One day Abdul Sattar Edhi was questioned that” he is a Muslim and why he help the non-Muslims’. He answered that ‘my Ambulance is more Muslim than you”
When he died, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said: “Edhi was the real manifestation of love for those who are socially vulnerable, impoverished, helpless and poor. We have lost a great servant of humanity.
After his death and even in his life this question was raised by the people that why Edhi never received the Noble Peace Prize and the hashtag campaign “#NoblePrizeforEdhi” was created on social media.
In 2014, after his nomination people said he should honour with noble peace Prize instead of Malala Yousufzai. In an interview with Express Tribune newspaper, Edhi said, “I do not have any care about the Nobel Prize. I want people alive, I want humanity’.
In that same interview, he recalled an incident that he would never forget.
“There was a woman who committed suicide by jumping into the sea along with her six children,” he said. “I was really saddened while giving them Ghusal’ (Islamic washing ritual after death) as part of the funeral rituals.”
In the last act of kindness, Abdul Sattar Edhi had wished that all his usable body organs be donated after his death.
His son Faisal Edhi said;
“His father had prepared for himself a grave in Edhi village about 25 years ago,” he said. “We will bury him there according to his wishes. Also, he wanted to be buried in the same clothes in which he died. Hence, we will also honour his wish and bury him in the clothes that he passed away,” he added.
“He also wished that his organs be donated after he passes away. Because of his condition, only his eyes can be donated,” said his son, visibly emotional and in tears.