The Telegraph
Monday , August 8 , 2016

In the name of mother

The Contribution of Mother Teresa to Humanity, a symposium on Mother Teresa, was held at the Fr. Depelchin Auditorium of St. Xavier’s College on Sunday. The evening began with prayer songs like Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace by Voicestra, led by Nikhil D’Souza and the launch of Aamar Gaaner Majhe, a CD of Christian hymns sung by Father Shyamal Makhal and published by The Goethals Indian Library And Research Society. Father Provincial Jeyaraj Velusamy released the CD. 

“The canonisation of Mother Teresa gives all of us an opportunity to sufficiently and deeply reflect on her life and mission for the poorest of the poor. For us, she is the song of celebration, hymn of compassion,” said Father Felix Raj (top), principal, St. Xavier’s College. 

Tennis veteran Naresh Kumar and daughter Gita caught up with Sister Prema (above), Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, on the sidelines of the symposium. Sunita Kumar, Naresh’s wife, couldn’t be there as one of the speakers for the evening, but daughter Gita read out her thoughts on ‘Mother, a role model to be humane’: “In the 30 years that I spent with her, I learnt all about life, especially to give love, dignity and service to the poor, irrespective of race and religion. She was a true saint.”

Father Julian S. Das, James McGinniss and Father D. John Romus were the other speakers for the evening.    

Pictures: B. Halder

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