Paragraph on Mother Teresa : Mother Teresa in another dedicated soul like Sister Nivedita. Both them mere originally foreigners but made India their home. Teresa was born in 1910 at skopje, .a small village in Yugoslavia. Her earlier name was Agnes. At eighteen she decided to become a nun and so she came to India in 1928 and thereby she became an Indian citizen. Thus though she was Albenian by chance, she became an Indian by choice.
She started her life in Calcutta as a teacher in a Convent school, but soon the mother in her cried for the suffering of the poor and the down-trodden. Her ‘Nirmal Hriday’ at Kalighat became the shelter of the sufferers. Her activities has now been spread all over the world.
In 1979 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace. She was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna Award’ for the year 1980. On her visit to African countries she was received as ‘Angel of peace’. It is very interesting to note that even at her very ripe old age she is on her heels for her selfless service of mankind irrespective of caste and creed. this large-hearten woman breathed her last on the 5th September 1997 at the age of 87, At her death, the world lost a great woman.