We are happy to report that our dear friend Russi Ghadiali of Singapore received the Long Service Award from the Inter Religious Orgaisation Singapore on the 69th IRO Day (69th Anniversary)
Rustom has served IRO for over 30 Years and is the longest serving member and served as its President for three terms.
Below is the proclamation read out on the occasion of the presentation of the award.
MR RUSTOM GHADIALI – RECIPIENT OF INTER-RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION AWARD 2018 AT THE IRO DAY EVENT HELD AT THE PGP HALL ON 18 MARCH 2018 OFFICIATED BY MS. GRACE FU, MINISTER OF COMMUNITY, CULTURE AND YOUTH
CITATION – Read by Ameerali Abdeali JP, PPA (G), PBM
Ervad Rustom M. Ghadiali is a long-standing member of the Inter-Religious Organisation(IRO) of more than 30 years and to his credit is the only person who has served as the President of IRO on 3 occasions as its President.
Rustom has been a champion of the interfaith movement in Singapore and has represented the Zoroastrian faith at all levels, not only in Singapore but far across her shores. He is a man driven by a passion to improve the lives of others, in particular, the needy and disadvantaged, regardless of their ethnic background or religious affiliation. He has dedicated a major part of his life in tirelessly working for noble charitable causes not only in the IRO but in his capacity as the President of the Parsi Singapore Zoroastrian Association, the Rotary Club of Raffles City Singapore and the Singapore Kindness Movement.
In the year 2009, under the leadership of Mr. Rustom Ghadiali, IRO worked together with the Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the China authorities to hold the first ever China-Singapore Exhibition of historical religious artifacts at the Suntec City Exhibition hall which attracted more than 10,000 visitors thus strengthening the good relations between the religious communities of China and Singapore.
Mr Rustom’s dedication and strong support for the cause of inter-religious cohesion and harmony has contributed in no small measure to the progress of community engagement in Singapore and in raising comfort levels in inter-faith interaction. He has tirelessly committed his time, energy and ideas in the development and implementation of various IRO initiatives and programmes to promote religious harmony in Singapore.
IRO recognizes Mr. Rustom Ghadiali as a distinguished personality and a missionary in inter-faith and community work. His humility, approachability and unassuming manner have won him the affection and admiration of people from all strata of society in Singapore We commend him for his achievements and we congratulate him for being the 9th recipient of the Inter-Religious Organisation Award.
It is my distinct honour now to invite Ervad. Rustom Ghadiali to receive the Inter-Religious Organisation Award. Mr. Rustom, please