Two Ethiopians Receive Prestigious Awards

Two Ethiopians Receive Prestigious Awards

 

   Addis Ababa, July 26, 2001 (ENA)- The Honorable maitre Artist World Laureate Afework

   Tekele and Honorable Dr.(med.) World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan received the most

   prestigious awards recently at St.John's College, Cambridge, England.

 

   A press release obtained from Lions Club International states that the two Ethiopian Laureates

   received the awards from the president of the American Biographical Institute (ABI) and

   Director General of International Biographical Centre (IBC) at the 28th International Congress

   on Arts and Communications held from 15th 22nd July 2001.

 

   The Honorable Maitre Artist World Laureate Afework Tekle received the Earnest Kay Award for

   his distinguished contribution to the cause of ABI as well as IBC and outstanding achievement

   on Arts and World Culture.

 

   The Honorable Dr. (med). World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan received the annual award

   of ABI and American Order of Excellence medal.  The IBC Board of Directors whose seat is at

   Cambridge has also elected him unanimously as Life Patron of IBC Research Institute for

   untired and distinguished services he has rendered to the institute and for his contribution in

   the field of dermatology.  The press release indicated that the award was a rare prestigious

   recognition bestowed upon a few selected individuals.

 

   The Honorable Dr. (med.) World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan was declared a "World

   Laureate" in 1999 in his recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of dermatology.

 

   Both the ABI and IBC of Cambridge, UK awarded the Laureate the honor of "20th century

   scientist" representing his homeland.  Before he was named World Laureate of 1999, he had

   received the International Order of Merit (IOM) award and was included in the 2000

   outstanding scientists of the 20th century. He has also received the World Life Time

   Achievement Award, named outstanding man of the 20th century  and won the noble Order of

   International Ambassador (OLA).

 

   The press release stated at length that both Laureates were guest speakers on the 28th

   International Congress on Arts and Communication at St. John's College, Cambridge, England.

 

   The Highest Prestigious Awards were given for the first time to renowned people outside USA

   and Europe, according to the press release.