Remembering Mother Teresa on Her 111th Birth Anniversary

Rajasree Roy

Today is the 111th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa. She is the mother of everyone on Earth. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. The primary task of the Missionaries of Charity was to love and care for those persons who have none to look after. 

Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, and brought up in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. She was absolved Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Mother Teresa chose to remain in India after a visit to Kolkata, West Bengal, where she was moved by the state of the oppressed. She dedicated her life to aiding the sick and poor. 

In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. This is a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation, that had over 4,500 nuns. It was active in 133 countries in 2012. 

The assembly oversees homes for individuals who are passing on HIV/AIDS, sickness, and tuberculosis. Likewise, this organization runs soup kitchens, dispensaries, portable facilities, youngsters’ and family guiding projects, just as shelters and schools. Individuals take pledges of modesty, neediness, and dutifulness and declare the fourth promise – to give “sincere free support” to the poorest poor.

Teresa received several honors. Among them, the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize are the most significant.

She was canonized on 4 September 2016, and the commemoration of her passing (5 September) is her dining experience day. Mother was a questionable figure during her life. After her demise, Teresa was respected by numerous individuals for her beneficent work.

Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. She got praises and criticisms on various counts. For her views on abortion and contraception. She even got criticism for poor conditions in her houses for the dying. 

Navin Chawla wrote her authorized biography and published it in 1992. She was the subject of many films and books. Teresa’s quotes like: “Peace begins with a smile.”, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” are always contemporary in this world. 

Remembering her services to humanity, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted. He wrote, “Remembering Bharat Ratna & Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa Ji on her birth anniversary. She established ‘Nirmal Hriday’ & dedicated her life to the service of humanity.”

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