BROUK President Tun Khin Received Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award
May 1, 2015
BROUK President Tun Khin received Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership award from Refugees International in Washington DC at Refugees International 36th Anniversary Dinner on 28th April 2015. The anniversary ceremony took place at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at Washington DC. Matt Dillon, American Film actor Director, H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan, many ambassadors from Washington DC, Many high level US Officials, BROUK’s General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal and more than 500 dignitaries attended.
At First the American Film Actor Matt Dillon host as Master of Ceremony and Opening remarks were given by the President of Refugees International and Queen Noor of Jordan.
In the evening Along with Tun Khin, Senator Coons, a Champion for Human Rights in Senate Foreign Relations Committee were honoured with a Congressional Leadership Award. Maureen Orth, who has dedicated much time for Columbian people was honoured with a Humanitarian award.
BROUK President gave his speech after receiving the award where the audience moved and were drawn attention to the Rohingya issue. BROUK president said “It is a great honour receiving this award on behalf of the Rohingya people." It is a great opportunity where more than 500 dignified people attended including Queen Noor of Jordan, Actor Matt Dillon and other celebrities to highlight decades of persecution and destruction against Rohingya by Burmese Government. The audience had shown their sympathy on Rohingya’s cause. I hope that they will definitely make some practical actions to stop persecution against Rohingyas”.
Her Majesty, Queen Noor of Jordan said very sympathetic words on the Rohingya issue and will do her Majesty’s best to stop persecution against the Rohingya people.
It is a great event and a great honour for Rohingya people getting an opportunity to highlight their persecution.
Before the evening closed, all awardees were honoured with lunch by his Excellency Ambassador of Spain residence. More than twenty Ambassadors and board members of Refugees International joined with the awardees at lunch.
|BROUK President Tun Khin delivering Speech to the Audience|
|BROUK President Tun Khin receiving "Richard C Holbrook Leadership Award"|
|Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan|
|BROUK General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal (left), Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (Middle), BROUK President Tun Khin (Right)|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary of United State Kelly T. Clements discussion with BROUK President Tun Khin|
|Audience at the Anniversary Dinner|
|Matt Dillon (BAFTA & GOLDEN GLOBE Nominee American Film|
Actor), BROUK General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal, BROUK President Tun Khin & Refugees International Board member
|President of Refugees International Dr. Michel Gabaudan, BROUK General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal, BROUK President Tun Khin & Refugees International Board member|