Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota, India in 1950, when she was just 40 years old. From then on it was point of no return for this Noble Lady who went on to become a Noble prize winner for her selfless service to the poor and needy. Her approach and the results were so different that she has become an example for such selfless service compared to anyone in the Globe. She went on to spread the organization to 123 countries with 610 missions, be it a person suffering from HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, leprosy or for that matter any such disease which keeps a person away from the society is something which Mother Teresa fondly embraced sending a strong message that these are the people needing the utmost attention and care. A darling of many governments she was a special guest of honour to many chiefs of states who never failed to recognize her efforts and support her with right kind of aids to facilitate her march briskly on her crusade. Honored by many countries with many awards, she topped them all with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work.
God was not kind enough to let her live beyond the age of 87 when she passed away on September 5th, 1997. Today, August 26th, 2010, is her birthday centenary and we wish her soul to rest in peace and salute the others who carry on the left out job with the same commitment and dedication.
Image Source: Los Angeles Public Library