There are many humanitarian organizations in the history of the world. Out of the blue, Mother Teresa stood in that crowd of people. She is a lady of great caliber who spends her whole life serving the poor and needy people. Although she was not an Indian still she came to India to help its people. Above all, in this essay on Mother Teresa, we are going to discuss the various aspects of her life.
Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Mother Teresa was not her actual name but after becoming a nun she received this name from the church after the name of St. Teresa. By birth, she was a Christian and a great believer of God. And due to this reason, she chooses to become a Nun.
The Beginning of Mother Teresa’s Journey:
Since she was born in a Catholic Christian family she was a great believer of God and humanity. Although she spends most of her life in the church she never imagines herself to be a nun one day. When she visited Kolkata (Calcutta), India after completing her work in Dublin her life completely changed. For 15 consecutive years, she enjoyed teaching children. Along with teaching school children she worked hard to teach the poor kids of that area.
She started her journey of humanity by opening an open-air school where she started teaching poor children. For years she worked alone without any funds but still continues to teach students.
For doing this great work of teaching the poor and helping needy people she wants a permanent place. This place will serve as her headquarters and a place where poor and homeless can take shelter. So, with the help of the church and the people, she established a missionary where poor and homeless can live and die in peace.
Later on, she managed to open several schools, homes, dispensaries, and hospitals through her NGO both in India and overseas countries.
Death of Mother Teresa and Memorial:
She was an angel of hope for the people but death spares no one. And this gem died serving people in Kolkata (Calcutta) on September 5, 1997. Also, on her death the whole nation shared tears in her memory. With her death the poor, needy, homeless, and weak again become orphans. Many memorials were made in her honor by the Indian people. Apart from that, foreign countries also make several memorials to give tribute to her.
Due to her good deeds, she earns great respect in the hearts of Indians. The true lesson of Mother Teresa is to live your life on your values anyway. Conditions should never deter one from his or her personal goals and mission. When we live our life based on positive, time-honored and life giving values like integrity, charity and compassion, we will be blessed with energy and fulfillment.
Author – Palak Bedi