The Harmony Foundation was founded in October 2005 by Dr. Abraham Mathai to establish communal harmony between various communities, castes and work towards the benefit of all the communities without any discrimination as to religion, caste, creed, gender or region. The raison d’etre of this foundation was necessitated by the fact that we are presently living in a very turbulent period in the history of mankind wherein many wicked acts are being perpetrated under the guise of political, economic, religious reasons which have long term implications on the peaceful co-existence of human society.
The society today needs peace, tolerance, equality and social justice to function cohesively and to encourage inclusiveness. In order to make this a concrete and tangible reality, the Harmony Foundation along with the Board of Patrons: Mahesh Bhatt, P.C Thomas, Tushar Gandhi and Adv. Rizwan Merchant hosts the Mother Teresa Memorial International Awards for Social Justice to felicitate selfless and intrepid Individuals who have channeled all of their energies and creativities towards furthering the aims of social justice as to encourage the society to imbibe these virtues of peace which are an integral part in the Constitution of India.