Essay On Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa, the Angel of Mercy was born on 27th August 1910 in Yugoslavia. Her previous name was Agnes. She became a nun at the early age of 12. Later she became an Indian citizen and worked in Kolkata. She was really a universal mother. She was a divine figure full of love, care, and sympathy. She worked for the poor, dead and dying. She carried the message of hope and love for those who were orphaned, destitute, and diseased. She sacrificed her life in the service of humanity.
Mother Teresa started dispensaries and orphanages for the poor and leprosy-affected people in many places. She was the founder of a charity institution, Missionaries of Charity’ of which there are 160 branches in India. She brought smiles and hope to the lives of countless children. Her compassion for all reminds us of Gautam Buddha and Jesus Christ. For her, all we’re human beings, sons and daughters of one God. She was the first Indian to receive Noble Peace Prize in 1979. She was honored by many prestigious awards by a number of institutions and governments. Indian Government honored her with the highest civilian award, ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1980.
She became a living legend because of her long mission of service and charity. Wherever she went, she brought love, smiles, and sunshine. She was the inspiration for thousands of people to work for a social cause. Mother had no personal wealth on her account. Her work was her only possession.
She passed away on September 5, 1997, In Kolkata. It was a great tragedy that left the whole world in grief. She never saw any distinction between rich and poor, man and woman. According to her, charity is the only religion and humanity is the only caste.