On 26 August, the Women’s Equality Day is celebrated to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the state from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States based on gender.
The main aim of this day is to aware of the women that they have the same rights to do what men can do. On this auspicious day, the Nobel peace prize laureate Mother Teresa was born.
Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She left her home for Irelands’s Rathfarnham at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto.
Mother Teresa knows English was the language of instruction for the Sisters of Loreto in India. In 1929 Mother Teresa came to India and took her first religious vows on 24 May 1931.
Later she went on to teach at a school in Kolkata and serve for almost two decades. In 1948 she began her journey of helping the poor and the needy.
She founded the Roman Catholic religious congregation in 1950, which later became known as Missionaries of Charity. According to 2013 reports, Missionaries of Charity has expanded to 700 missions in 130 countries, providing aid and support to the needy and diseased.
Mother Teresa set up many homes for the poor, needy, those dying from AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis all over India.
In 1979 Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.”
She was such a generous soul that refused the prize money of $192,000 and asked for it to be donated to India’s poor.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik paid his humble tribute to Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa and said her unfailing commitment to serve the poorest of poor continues to inspire him.
Someone asks her what you can do to promote world peace? She answered him, Go home and love your family.
She also said, “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
Written By SOMANATH SAHU
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