Paying tribute to Mother Teresa is a groundbreaking move from the organisation, as previous honourees have all been of Asian origin. Mother Teresa was born as Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, and although she later became an Indian citizen, her origins lie in former Albania, now Macedonia. However, The Asian Awards Founder, Paul Sagoo, feels that diversity is key in moving forward with the awards.
He said: “We have noted the recent calls for greater diversity in International award ceremonies such as the Grammy’s and Oscars especially with social media campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite making headline news. Although the premise of The Asian