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Pakistani Woman Makes History with Diana Legacy Award

In an unprecedented event, Alizey Khan, a Pakistani woman and founder of the Ruhil Foundation, has been honored with the Diana Legacy Award. This is the first time a Pakistani woman has received this prestigious accolade, marking a significant milestone in the country’s history.

The Diana Legacy Award is a biennial event that celebrates the achievements of 20 young leaders from across the globe. The award commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Diana Award, a charity established in memory of Diana, the late Princess of Wales. The charity embodies Diana’s belief in the transformative power of young people to change the world.

Alizey Khan, at the age of 26, has been recognized for her remarkable social action and humanitarian efforts. She received the award from Prince William at a ceremony held in London on March 14. The award also has the support of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

The selection process for the award is rigorous, with a distinguished independent judging panel led by Baroness Doreen Lawrence. The panel had the challenging task of selecting just 20 individuals from a pool of exceptional nominees, all of whom had already been recognized for their societal impact with The Diana Award in 2022 or 2023.

Alizey Khan established the Ruhil Foundation with a mission to combat food insecurity. The foundation delivers ration bags and cooked meals to those in need. In addition to this, Alizey provides support for weddings and has conducted hygiene drives in underdeveloped areas.

One of the notable aspects of Alizey’s work is her commitment to education. She is actively involved in providing education to children of sex workers. Furthermore, she is a dedicated fundraiser for orphanages in Lahore.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alizey played a significant role in providing aid to those affected. She distributed ration bags to individuals affected by floods in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan.

Alizey Khan’s recognition with the Diana Legacy Award is not just a personal achievement but a moment of pride for Pakistan. Her dedication and efforts towards social action and humanitarian causes serve as an inspiration for many, especially the young generation of Pakistan. Her story is a testament to the fact that with determination and hard work, one can make a significant impact on society and gain international recognition.

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