Mother Teresa’s 100th Birthday Celebrations
It is Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday today; she was the symbol of kindness, humanity and selfless love. She served the poor and the destitute for 47 years and spent all her life in their service. To honor the greatest human being on the earth, her anniversary celebrations are going on all over the world.
Hundreds of devotees gathered at a cathedral in the state of West Bengal to celebrate Mother Teresa’s birthday. The lady was born in Albania and made Kolkata her home when she started her mission of selfless service for humanity.
She got a noble prize for peace in the year 1979 and was also awarded with the highest Indian civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 1980.
Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87. She was well known as the ‘Saint of the Gutter’ for her extraordinary love and dedication to poor, homeless and diseased people.
She came to India in the year 1929 at the age of 18 and took up teaching and became an Indian citizen in the year1948. The nun started working in slums and later set up her Missionaries of Charity, which was approved by the Vatican in 1950.
The organization now runs more than 500 charity homes in over 100 countries and carries the noble message of humanity all over the world.
The Indian Railways on this day have decided to run an exhibition train dedicated to Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa. It will provide an insight into her life devoted to poor and destitute.
The train will be flagged off by railway minister Mamta Banerjee today; it will travel throughout the country for the next six months.