Good morning to the respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. I am here to present a short speech on a great personality, ‘Mother Teresa’.
Mother Teresa was a very religious woman. Her real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born on August 26, 1910, at Skopje. Her father was a businessman and her mother was a housewife.
She grew up as a beautiful lady but she never wised to get married. She decided to become a nun when she was 12 years old. She just wanted to serve the mankind with love and compassion. So she served the needly and poor people till her last breath.
She spent her day caring for people in need. She set up a Missionary of charity along with many homes for people in need. She spent a lot of time caring for the elderly, disabled and injured.
Mother Teresa had an interest in education. Soon after she became a nun, she began a charity work in which she taught and supported children from low-income families. She spent a lot of money on promoting literacy.
She won a lot of awards throughout her lifetime for her dedication to helping people in need. She won a Nobel peace prize in 1979 and considered a saint. Some more awards given to her were Pope John XXlll Peace Prize 1971, Nehru Prize for Promotion of International Peace & Understanding 1972, Balzan prize 1978, Nobel Peace Prize 1979, etc.
She became a famous woman and was also known as ‘Saint of the Gutters’ or an ‘Angel’. She was indeed one of the great servants of humanity. She passed away on 5th September 1997 but lives in our heart till date.
I think we should all take inspiration from her good deeds in life and try to help people to make this world a better place and it is not difficult as she rightly said, ‘ if you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one’.
Thank you, everyone, for listening.