Accomplishments Of Mother Teresa
In 1946, it is believed that Mother Teresa received a divine message one day which seemed like an intuition and after that she had decided that she will be surrendering her entire life to the service of humanity.
So when she came to India later that year, she was shocked at the state of people and the conditions under which they lived in Calcutta. She started living with them and helping them to make their living conditions better.
Between 1946 and 1952, Mother Teresa established an organization which would feed the hungry and poor, the naked, homeless, blind, crippled and abandoned. She made no disparity in taking care of people and everyone who had no where else to go would come to the organization.
She also started the home for the dying at Kalighat in Kolkota (the present name of Calcutta) and also in the same period she opened another home called Nirmala Shishu Bhavan for orphans and homeless children. She was the first woman in India to open a home for the lepers in Shanti Nagar in 1955. She did not restrain from touching them and made people understand that leprosy did not spread by touching.
The missionary that she established did not stop in Kolkota, she worked towards expanding it and thousands of nuns enrolled with her organization to service the poor, needy and destitute. Today, there are over 600 missionaries spread across India working for the upliftment of various levels of poverty.
Mother Teresa was felicitated with many awards like the Padma Shri Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, the Bharat Ratna Award, Magsaysay Award, and Pope John XXIII Peace Award. She was also given an honorary citizenship of the United States of America.
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