Friday, 2 December 2016

The Calcutta Connection - Darjeeling Honours Mother Teresa by Naming a Road After Her

Darjeeling has a special connection to Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

On 10th of September 1946, Mother Teresa was on her way to Darjeeling on our little toy train when she heard a "call within call"... later she recalled:

"I was traveling to Darjeeling by train, when I heard the voice of God,,, I was sure it was God's voice. The message was clear. I must leave the convent to help the poor by living with them. This was a command, something to be done. Something definite. I knew where I had to be.”

And rest, as they say is History... After returning from her trip to Darjeeling, she started the iconic Missionaries of Charity.

Indeed... The World Gave Darjeeling... Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu – We Gave Back “MOTHER TERESA”

Today, Darjeeling honoured that rare connection by naming a road, leading from Gandhi road (above Capital hall) to Dr. Zakir Hussain Road (TV Tower) as Mother Saint Teresa Road.

Inset: Mother Teresa When She Came to Darjeeling in 1946

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