Mother Teresa

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.


Mother Teresa was not his 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.

Early life
Her real name was  Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26th, 1910, at Skopje.
Her father, Kole, was a widely traveled businessman. Her mother, Drana, was a housewife.

How Mother Teresa helped the society?
Mother Teresa created many homes for the dying and the unwanted from Calcutta to New York to Albania. She was one of the first to establish homes for AIDS victims.

Mother Teresa joined a Roman Catholic religious order that sent her on a mission from her homeland in what is now Macedonia to far-off India. She went on to found the organization Missionaries of Charities.1962 Padma Shri Award for distinguished service.

Awards

1962 Padma Shri Award for distinguished service.
1971 Pope John XXIII Peace Prize
1971 Prize of the Good Samaritan, Boston
1971 Kennedy Prize
1972 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
1972 Koruna Dut, angel of charity from the President of India.
1973 Templeton Prize
1975 Albert Schweitzer International Prize
1977 Honorary PhD in Theology, University of Cambridge, England
1979 Nobel Peace Prize
1982 Honorary PhD from the Catholic University Brussels, Belgium
1985 Presidential Medal of Freedom
1996 Honorary U.S. citizenship (only the 4th person to receive this honor)
1997 Congressional Gold Medal