Why Google Pays Tribute to A.S Edhi on his Birthday


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As Abdul Sattar Edhi was the first and only person who founded the world's largest ambulance network in Pakistan with the name Edhi Foundation. He was not a rich person, In the age of 20 he was decided to dedicate his life to the poor, when he himself was poor in Karachi. This article highlights Why Google Pays Tribute to A.S Edhi on his Birthday.

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Edhi was born before partition of Asia in Gujarat, India on February 28, 1928. He died last year in Karachi because of renal failure. He was offered for his treatment abroad by the Government of Pakistan, but he refused this opportunity and insisted on being treated in a government hospital at Karachi.

The slogan of Edhi Foundation is: “Live and help live”.

Today it is 89th birthday was being celebrated by the Google in order to give tribute to his services for humanity. In his honor, Google decided to change its logo in all countries to pay tribute to Edhi. Google addressed Edhi efficient ambulance services.

Google said “The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google’s personality and love for innovation”.

Edhi said “People have become educated, but have yet to become human”.

Edhi Foundation now has more than 1,800 ambulances stations across Pakistan, and is the largest country welfare organization. In 1997, Edhi Foundation named in Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest volunteer ambulance organization”. If someone calls 115, the Edhi Foundation will answer. Earlier when he started this foundation Edhi struggled for donations and people gave. In this regard he had successfully converted from single room into a medical dispensary and also bought an ambulance that he started to drive himself. With raising donations for medical services as volunteers, his efforts expanded over the whole country.

Now Edhi Foundation runs outpatient hospitals, child adoption centers and rescue boats. In his life, Edhi highlighted the humanity, rather than religious. His foundation receives “zakat” donations, which is being used to help Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

When a Muslim was asked Edhi why he helped non-Muslims? He replied; “Because my ambulance is more Muslim than you.” He also said: “People have become educated but have yet need to become human.”
When he died, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said: “We have lost a great servant of humanity.” According to another report, the State Bank of Pakistan will issue a memorial coin of Rs 50 in memory of Edhi, next month.


Tahir khan, student of I.T from Okara keeps strong dedication towards learning through implementing latest web technologies. He works as Article Writer and Beta tester at ComputingCage. His interests include Graphics and social media advertisement, creative writings and he is also a member with ISOC.


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