In the story of mother Teresa, she also known as blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Catholic nun and missionary mother Teresa was born on august 26, 1910, in Skopje, the current capital of the republic of Macedonia. From 1931 to 1948 she taught at st. Mary’s high school in Calcutta but such a deep impression on her that in 1948 she received permissions from her superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.
Mother saw the manifestation of god I every human being and felt she was serving the lord when she served a leper, a destitute or a dying person. She did not hesitate to serve even a faithless because of her own firm faith in humanity, god and his creation. She never tried to thrust her faith and belief on others.
Mother Teresa opened charitable dispensaries, hospitals, homes for unwanted children, schools and a home for dying called nirmal hriday. She lived and died for charity, service and welfare of the weakest of the weak. At long service she was showered honours upon honours including the Nobel peace prize in 1979, the most prestigious civilian award of India – bharat ratna in 1980. She was given the honour of honorary citizenship of several big and famous cities.
Mother Teresa also received Jawaharlal Nehru award for international understanding. She was a perfect of selfless love, service, compassion and charity. She died on 5th September, 1997 and thus created a huge void. However, Indians felt proud that she close India as her country of her work, mission and service, India the land of Mahavira.
Physically she is no more with us, but her spirit of love, service and charity is always there to guide and help us all. Really, she became a role model of charity, compassion, holiness and self service.