Mr AbdulBasith SyedIbrahim was recognised with an Ambassador for Peace Award for following in the footsteps of his grandfather - who, among other things, was a freedom fighter, back in his homeland of India. “I want to follow his legacy,” he said, “I’m both proud and honoured to support young children in India.” Mr Basit’s own trust organisation aims to help young orphans and provide them with welfare, regardless of their religious background. “We are born from the same blood and flesh, so there should be no boundaries,” Mr Basit added. In regard to receiving the award, he said: “This award gives me a lot of encouragement for what I do and it motives me to do more, thank you UPF”. Currently, Mr Basit is working on a project to provide life-saving medicine to children in Myanmar.