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"Address by Mr. Navin Chawla at Unesco Headquarters in Paris" as his tribute to Mother Teresa on her Birth Centenary on September 14, 2010.
On Tuesday, 14 September 2010 at 6 p.m. UNESCO House, Paris 7
Beatified by Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997), Roman Catholic nun and missionary, founder of the order of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, devoted her life to the poor and the needy. She received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She left a testament of unshakeable faith, invincible hope and extraordinary charity as a « mother of the poor ».
Organised on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birth by the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO, this tribute would help to further disseminate globally Mother Teresa’s universal message.