25 Aug : In a special gesture, Indian Railways have decided to run an exhibition train named ‘Mother Express’ to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, the noted missionary social worker. Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata and who worked tirelessly in the service of the poor, sick, orphaned and destitute for over 47 years.
The ‘Mother Express’- a tribute from Indian Railways – would showcase life and philanthropic deeds of this great soul who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1980 for her humanitarian work.
The Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee will open “Mother Express” for public viewing on the occasion of Mother Teresa’s birthday tomorrow on 26 August, 2010 at Sealdah Station in Kolkata, West Bengal. This train will travel at different stations of the country over the next six months.
The train, ‘Mother Express’ consists of 3 air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups, etc. are exhibited to project the life, work and message of Mother Teresa.
Missionaries of Charity has helped much by supplying the photographs and different other materials of Mother Teresa for showcasing those in the exhibition train.