23/01/2020

Cementiris de Barcelona receives the Integration Prize for 2019

Cementiris de Barcelona has been awarded the Integration Prize for 2019 for meeting city residents’ intercultural needs with its services.

The city’s cemeteries provides specific services for people from different cultures and religions

Cementiris de Barcelona has received the Integration Prize for 2019 for meeting city residents’ intercultural needs with its services.  The Managing Director of Cementiris, Miquel Trepat, collected the award yesterday at a ceremony presided over by Javid Mughal, founder and director of the first Urdu newspaper, and Muhammad Iqbal, President of the Camino de la Paz Pakistani Community. Among the other attendees at the awards ceremony were the Pakistani Consul to Barcelona, Murad Ashraf Janjua. The award is organised by the El mirador dels immigrants newspaper, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

It recognises the work of individuals and organisations in providing suitable services for people from different cultures and religions. . Cementiris de Barcelona provides specific services to several communities, including the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Cementiris de Barcelona has always respected and valued cultural and religious diversity, which is why it provides specific services for the city's different communities, thereby promoting integration even in its cemeteries.

Other recipients of the award, besides Cementiris de Barcelona, include the SURT Foundation, the Casal d’Infants del Raval [Raval Kid’s Club], the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission, the Barcelona Official Language School, the Grup de Treball Estable de Religions (GTER), UCIDAT, Vicens Vives, Gala Pin (former Councillor for Ciutat Vella), and Ramon Sanahuja (former Director of Barcelona’s Migrant Reception Services).


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