26th August marks Mother Teresa’s 111th birth anniversary today. The United Nations (UN) has paid a tribute to Mother Teresa, they released a definitive postage stamp on 12th of August to mark her birth anniversary.
President of the UN Security Council and India’s Permanent Representative to the UN for August, TS Tirumurti, shared the photos of the stamp on Twitter.
What picture does the stamp have?
The stamp has a picture of the Bharat Ratna and Nobel laureate. It moreover has one of her famous messages on that stamp, which reads:
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa was known for her selfless love
She was Honoured by Catholic Church, as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, also she was knowognized by the people for her selfless love for the poor and work to help them.
Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26, August, 1910, in Skopje, presently the capital of Macedonia, when she was only 12 she dedicated her life to God.However, in 1928, she shifted to Ireland and a year later, to India.
After arriving in Calcutta she began teaching at St Mary’s School for girls. According to the Mother Teresa of Calcutta centre, in 1948 she quit the teaching job and started working with the poor.
Later, she obtained a part of her basic medical training in Patna and further established the Missionaries of Charity, which has served many poor and destitute, including tuberculosis, leprosy, and HIV/AIDS patients.
She got many awards and honours for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize in 1962, in 1979 she got the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1980 she achieved the Bharat Ratna.
Granting the prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee confessed that, “In Mother Teresa’s case, this basic philosophy of life is firmly rooted in her Christian faith.”
On September 5, 1997, she passed away and was accorded a state funeral by the Indian government for her service to the poor, irrespective of caste and creed. However, on 4th September 2016, Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.