A mother to orphans, a mother to the people suffering from deadly diseases, a mother who educates, a mother who loves, a mother who never let her children sleep empty stomach, a mother who is always there with us.
Indeed we are talking about 'Mother Teresa'. A roman catholic nun and missionary who worked to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor". Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, then she moved to the part of Ottoman Empire, Kosovo Vilayet. After living in Macedonia for eighteen long years she moved to Ireland and then to India.
In 1950 she founded a 'Missionary of Charity', a Roman Catholic religious congregation which has over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's- and family-counselling programmes; orphanages, and schools. She also managed to open healthcare institutions and women colleges, to spread education and no poverty.
Teresa received a number of honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She died at the age of 87 on September 5, 1997, in Kolkata.
She was a soul who came on this earth to spread a message of love and unity. On September 6, 2017, Teresa was named co-patron of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, alongside St. Francis Xavier. She has also been a part of many movies and books as a inspiration.
The lady who sacrificed herself to make others happy,
So on this International Women's Day, we salute Mother Teresa for her courage and efforts to make this world proud.