Musician, humanitarian and social activist
"Compassion is a organizing principle [for] business leaders, government leaders, arts and culture, humanitarians – you need a working principle, especially when the world is colliding into each other every day"
Alman Ahmad is an artist, humanitarian and social activist. He grew up as a teenager in New York and later trained as a medical doctor in Lahore. A UN goodwill ambassador for HIV/AIDS, Salman founded South Asia’s biggest rock band Junoon. Salman has led Junoon to perform at diverse venues like the U.N. General Assembly Hall—the first performance of its kind. In December 2007, Junoon performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. In May 2008 Junoon defied death threats from militants to perform in the ethereal valley of Kashmir, the first ever rock concert to be held in Srinagar. Salman has recently co-written and recorded a song with Academy Award winning artist Melissa Etheridge called Ring The Bells. In 2008, Salman and his wife Dr.Samina Ahmad launched their non-profit organization, Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative where they continue to work on interfaith dialogue, health and education. Hear what Salman Ahmad has to say about the Charter