Today, while many people in India are celebrating Teacher's day, there were thousands who paid homage to Mother Teresa on her 16th death anniversary in Kolkata as well. She is still one of the most respected ladies in Kolkata, which could be understood by the number of people who were present on the occasion.
There were a number of devotees who sang hymns, offered flowers and prayers signifying respect to Mother Teresa. In many schools in Kolkata, various programmes were also held. She is also said to have taught in a school in Darjeeling.
She would be most remembered for founding the Missionaries of Charity, which is a Roman Catholic religious congregation and has been been a successful after its formation. It consists of a number of religious sisters all around the world
and is said to be active in 133 countries. Mother Teresa, who has also been titled as, 'Blessed Teresa of Calcutta', primarily served the poor and destitutes residing in the city of Kolkata.
For her outstanding work, she won a number of awards as well in both the national as well as the international level. One of the biggest award that she received was the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. Apart from this, she also won Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1962, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969, Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971 and many more.
Mother Teresa died at the age of 87 at the then Calcutta, now known as Kolkata. She was born in Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Skopje, Macedonia on Aug 26, 1910.