Today Google is paying tribute to renowned German Christian dedicated doctor Dr Ruth Pfau — who dedicated her life to eliminate leprosy from Pakistan without thinking or caring about her but just to serve the huminity; on her 90th birthday, which falls on September 9 (today).
Google always honors prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls ‘doodles’. In the past, the US-based tech giant also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities like Mehdi Hassan, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan and many others.
A symbol of selflessness which according to Jesus Christ teachings, a Christian lady Dr.Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau had been hailed as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’. She first came to Pakistan at the age of 29 in 1960. She spent all her life to serve Pakistani people. Some of people testified that she even used help many people personally. On her death she was not alone but many to whom she won by her love were crying badly because in future they would miss her love in the families.
Dr Pfau rescued disfigured and suffering children who had been confined to caves and cattle pens for years by their parents, who were terrified that they were contagious.
She witnessed leprosy in Pakistan for the first time in 1960 and returned to set up clinics across the country.
She even trained Pakistani doctors and attracted foreign donations, founding Pakistan’s National Leprosy Control Program and the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center, which has a presence in every Pakistani province.
She received several praises for her work, including the Hilal-e-Imtiaz – Pakistan’s second highest civilian award – in 1979, the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and the German Staufer Medal in 2015.
She wrote four books in German about her work in Pakistan, including “To Light A Candle”, which has been translated into English as well.
Team Pakistan Christian Times salutes the services of Dr. Ruth Pfau who did everything in love above any cast or religion, she preached a true message of God’s Love through her entire life.