10 Egyptian women, Missionaries of Charity honoured by Indian embassy

Indo Asian News Service

Cairo, April 4 (IANS) A young scientist who turned trash into biofuel, educationists, filmmakers and humanitarian workers were among 10 distinguished women from Egypt who were honoured for their exceptional achievements and contributions in a wide array of fields by the Indian Embassy in Egypt.

The 10 women and one institution - the Missionaries of Charity - were felicitated as part of the 'India by the Nile 2017' celebration of Indian music, dance, theatre, food and well-being, at a reception in the Indian Embassy here.

The women achievers included Amna Nosseir, MP, Al Azhar Scholar, who took steps to amend the anti-blasphemy law; Azza Faiad, a young scientist who turned trash into biofuel; Heba Elsewedy, founder Ahl Masr Foundation for burn victims; Nadia Jereidini, Vice President of Egypt-India Friendship Association; Naima Ismail Saleh, President - The Right to Live Association; Sawsan and Yosra El Lozy, film actress, said an official statement.

The Missionaries of Charity was also felicitated for its humanitarian work in Egypt. It was founded by Mother Teresa on October 7, 1950 in Calcutta and is functional in Egypt since 1981. In Egypt they have four houses: Shoubra and Mukkattam in Cairo and Alexandria and Assiut, where they care for the elderly and the homeless.