Mother Teresa passed away

05 Sep 2018  Wed

Mother Teresa was born in Albania on 26th August 1910. At the early age, she cherished the desire to- 'Go out and give the love of Christ'. The Irish Order of the Sister of Loreto inspired her at the age of 18. This desire brought her to India on 6th January 1989 and began teaching geography at St Mary’s High School in Calcutta.

Mother Teresa is recognized worldwide for her dedication to helping the poor. She spent her life in Calcutta, India for the betterment of the poor and needy people of India who were banished from the society.

Her enormous compassionate work evoked worldwide recognition. Due to this she has received many awards like Padmashree, the Magsaysay Award, Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, John.F.Kennedy International Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, Nobel Peace Prize, etc.

On 5th September 1997 she breathed her last. Beginning on 5 September 2013, the anniversary of her death has been designated the International Day of Charity by the United Nations General Assembly. Indian Government had issued 5 Rupee commemorative coins illustrating the portrait of Mother Teresa on 28 August 2018. The obverse of this coin depicts the image of Mother Teresa in the centre with the date 1910-2010 below.

Apart from coins India and many other countries issued commemorative postage stamps features Mother Teresa.

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