The government of India then awarded her the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969. On January 25, 1980, Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in India.
The Siege of Beirut took place in the summer of 1982, as part of the First Lebanon War between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Nevertheless, her very name became a metaphor for selflessness and goodness during her lifetime.
Born Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) became convinced that she should commit herself to religious life at the age of 12.
In 1955, Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity opened Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, the Children’s Home of the Immaculate Heart.
It was their first children’s home which cared for orphans.Here are the 10 major achievements of Mother Teresa including her contribution in serving the poor and the sick.On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced what she termed as her “call within the call.“ She “was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. To fail would have been to break the faith.“ Mother Teresa began missionary work with the poor in 1948.At the height of the siege, Mother Teresa helped evacuate 37 retarded and handicapped children from a mental hospital in the Sabra refugee camp.She did so by brokering a temporary cease-fire between the Israeli army and Palestinian guerrillas.In 1952, Mother Teresa opened her first hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying in Kalighat, Kolkata with help from Indian officials.She did so by seeking permission to use an old abandoned Hindu temple to the goddess Kali.Accompanied by Red Cross workers, she then traveled through the war zone to evacuate the young patients.The children were taken to the Spring School in east Beirut, an institution founded by Mother Teresa two years ago.It began as a small community with 12 members in Kolkata, India.It then began to attract recruits and donations; and by the 1960s it had opened hospices, orphanages and leper houses throughout India.