Mother Teresa Memorial Award to Dia Mirza, Afroz Shah


Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari presented the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for 2021 to Dia Mirza and Afroz Shah.

  • The award is conferred by the Harmony Foundation in recognition of outstanding work for the protection of the environment.

About the Winners

Dia Mirza

  • Ms Dia Mirza was awarded for her astounding and notable efforts in leading pivotal environmental campaigns across India as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP, India.

Afroz Shah

  • He is an Indian environmental activist and lawyer from Mumbai.
  • He is best known for organizing the world's largest beach clean-up project, which has grown into a movement that has inspired people around the world to clean up their surrounding environment.
  • In 2016, Shah was named by the ‘United Nations as a Champion of the Earth’ for leading the clean-up of Mumbai's Versova Beach.