Item 1025 - Citizens Reception from the Indo South African Friendship Association

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1025

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Citizens Reception from the Indo South African Friendship Association

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  • 27 January 1995 (Creation)

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certificate and silver cylinder

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 15/12/11

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Award presented to Mr Mandela recognizing his many accomplishments and stating India's pledge to stand in solidarity with Mr Mandela in the task of emancipation, reconstruction, and rejuvenation, India

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White certificate on two small wooden scrolls housed inside an elaborate silver cylinder with leaf and vine patterns.

Certificate is written in gold text and reads as follows:
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, President of nonracial and democratic South Africa is a symbol of hope of the oppressed. Indians have known him for decades. His pictures have a place of adoration in millions of houses in
India. He has inspired both young and old of all walks, stratas, colours, and creeds.
The citizens of New Delhi honour Nelson Mandela as a valient freedom fighter who, had courageously led the just struggle of his people against descrimination and human indignity. In the process, he and his comrades in the African National Congress have undergone hardships and had made great sacrifices without any parallels in the world.
Freedom loving people the world over salute President Mandela for his principled and determined struggle against humiliation, discrimination, repression, and physiological and psychological violence inflicted on his fellow men. His struggle has inspired and mobilised the millions of people in fight for equality, justice, and an end to racist system with the aim to establish a society on nonracial and democratic principles. He and the African National Congress built a powerful movement opposing the racialist, colonialists, and their collaborators.
(2 paragraphs further outlining Mr Mandela's accomplishments)
The biggest task which his people face today is of building a new South Africa without parochialism and racial boundaries creating a society where people of all races will live in happinmess and prosperity. People of India pledge their solidarity and support in the task of emancipation, reconstruction, and rejuvenation.
Citizens Reception
27 January, 1995
Indo South African Friendship Association
New Delhi

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0142

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