Google honours Abdul Sattar Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi, who founded the world's largest volunteer ambulance network, would have been 89 years old today.

Google honours Abdul Sattar Edhi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Google has honoured the Pakistan’s ‘Angel of Mercy, Abdul Sattar Edhi, on his 89th birth anniversary.

Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world's  largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan , the Edhi Foundation.

Unlike wealthy individuals that fund charities in their names, Edhi dedicated his life to the poor from the age of 20, when he himself was penniless in Karachi .

The reach of Edhi's foundation grew internationally, and in 2015 the organisation raised  $100,000 in aid relief for the victims of  Hurricane Katrina.

Edhi, was born on February 28th 1928 in a small village of Bantva near Joona Garh in the Gujarat district of then British-ruled India but moved to Karachi shortly after Pakistan was formed.

Edhi was traumatized by the death of his mother when he was 19. He never finished school but later said that the world of suffering became his tutor.

In his honour, Google changed its logo in the United States; Iceland; Portugal; Australia; New Zealand; Japan; Estonia; UK ; Denmark; Ireland and Pakistan to a doodle, or illustration, of Edhi.

Google  hailed Edhi's "super-efficient" ambulance service.

In his words, at the start of his work, Edhi "begged for donations" and "people gave".

This allowed him to convert a tiny room into a medical dispensary.  He also bought an ambulance that he himself drove around.

Raising more donations and  enlisting medical students as volunteers, his humanitarian reach expanded across the country.

Today Edhi Foundation runs outpatient hospitals, a child adoption centre and rescue boats.

It also helps in the burials of unidentified bodies . 





Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Şubat 2017, 08:47