His Highness the Aga Khan, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Centre for Pluralism presented the Awards to three winners and seven honourable mention recipients including the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

High Highness the Aga Khan presented the Awards at a ceremony in Ottawa of Canada on 20th of November.

Speaking at the ceremony, His Highness the Aga Khan said, β€œThe award should serve as a reminder that we can all take steps, in both our personal and professional lives, to foster a more positive and productive response to the changing diversity in our world. The award offers examples to inspire and inform how we take on that challenge.”

The three winners of 2019 Global Pluralism Award were CEnter for Social Integrity of Myanmar, Deborah Ahenkorah of Ghana and Learning History that is not yet History team of Bosnaa and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Adyan Foundation fo Lebanon, Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Artemissazio Foundation of Hungary, onBoard Canada, Rupantar of Bangladesh, SINGA of France and Soliya of USA were among the seven honourable mention recipients of the Award.

An independent international jury, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, chose the Award recipients from over 500 applications from 74 coutries, following a rigorous review and selection process.

The three winners will each be granted $CAN50,000 and in-kind support to advance their work to promote more peaceful, inclusive and successful societies, according to a statement released by the Centre.

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