First time in history Diana Legacy Award presented to a Pakistani woman

In a first for Pakistan, Diana Legacy Award was given to a woman: Alizey Khan, the founder of the Ruhil Foundation.

On Thursday, March 14, in a London event, Prince William gave her the prize.

Alizey, 26, has won the highest award any young person can get for his or her humanitarian or social action projects.

Every two years, the Legacy Awards honor the accomplishments of twenty emerging leaders from throughout the globe. The Diana Award will commemorate 25 years of the Legacy Award, which the late Princess of Wales, Diana, created because she believed that young people have the power to change the world.

Her sons, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and the Prince of Wales, endorse the prize.

An independent, high-profile judging panel of twenty award winners from the Legacy Award, including Baroness Doreen Lawrence, made up the screening committee. The judges had a most unenviable task—to select just 20 from among those who have already been recognized for their impact on society with The Diana Award in either 2022 or 2023.

It is pertinent to mention here that the beginning of Alizey was with the Ruhil Foundation, under which fresh cooked food and ration packs are introduced to the deprived segment of society.

She has organized hygiene campaigns in impoverished communities and supports weddings as well. At the same time, Alizey likes raising funds for orphanages in Lahore and promoting the education of children whose parents work in red-light areas. She contributed vigorously during COVID-19 and contacted with ration packs to flood-affected areas of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan.

Written by Istafa Ali


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