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Mother Express with a special exhibition in the train ion Mother Teresas life work and charism

Glimpses of a great life

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Memories of Mother Teresa come alive
6,500 people visit the train on exhibition about Mother Teresa's lif
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Bangalore

Glimpses of a great life

When Mother came calling at Bangalore Cantonment station
“By blood I am Albanian by birth, an Indian by citizenship and as to my calling I belong to the world” — Mother Teresa (1910-Eternity).
It seemed like Mother Teresa had herself honoured Indian Railways with her presence on Platform 3 of the Bangalore Cantonment railway station as a special train named after her, arrived in the city on Tuesday. An initiative by the Indian Railways, as was inscribed on the train, it was indeed a ‘Tribute to our Mother Teresa by the Indian Railways on her birth centenary’. The train which started from Kolkata on August 26, houses an exhibition of rare photographs of Mother Teresa, including those by veteran photographers like Raghu Rai. The train will be stationed here till Wednesday night.
Three compartments of the train were filled with photographs that trace her history and how Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albania became Mother Teresa and began Kolkata’s famous Missionaries of Charity. The exhibition attracted a huge crowd, including school children and elderly believers. While the young were left spellbound at the pictures of young Agnes, the elderly were deeply influenced by the pictures of her compassionate face.
“Human worth is known even better when he or she passes away. Mother’s passing away left a void not just in Kolkata, but the entire humanity. It is great to see her message spreading,” said Samson Philip, a resident of Frazer Town.
Standing silently near the train was Sister Norberta, who is part of one of the homes run by the Missionaries of Charity in Bangalore. Guiding the visitors through the exhibits, she explained how it was during a train journey that Mother realised her calling. “Mother was travelling in a train, when she realised that she had a calling beyond that of an ordinary nun. It was following that journey that she left the Loreto convent and started her work with the destitutes,” she said. Pointing at one of the photographs, she said, “This is one of my favourite photos. This boy was rescued from a sanitation lines. When he was brought to our home, holding mothers hand, he said he was dying like an angel. Within minutes he passed away.”
“The train has crossed West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. Wherever we went, the people’s response has been overwhelming, especially in Kerala,” said RK Singh, the train manager.

 

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Ashokapuram

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Jan. 2: The Mother Express, an exhibition train to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, arrived in Mysore on Sunday. B.B. Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway (SWR) inaugurated the train at the Ashokapuram railway station.
“The exhibition train highlights the life, the work and the message of Mother Teresa, and aims to spread the message of humanism and sacrifice of the Mother,” said Verma. The train, which is on a countrywide journey, arrived here for a two-day stay after touching 83 cities. It would go to Bengaluru from here.
Children from different schools started flocking at the platform of the Ashokapuram railway station, to see the exhibition train. The train arrived at the station at 9.30 am.
The train is painted blue, and comprises three air-conditioned coaches, in which photographs, and write-ups on the life and message of Mother Teresa, have been kept for public viewing. The Missionaries of Charity helped the Indian Railways in getting the photographs, and various other materials.
Additional Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Goutam Majumder, Fr. Emanuel of Immaculate Church, Sr. C. Belegia, and senior Railway officials were present for welcoming the Mother Express.
Fr. Emmanuel floated the idea of naming a road or a circle after the Mother. Incidentally, Mother Teresa visited Mysore on July 7, 1984 on the invitation of the then Bishop, Rev. Dr. Mathias Fernandes, to set up Navajeevan Ketan, a home for the destitute in Rajivnagar.

 

Mysore

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Mother Express arrives in Mysore

January 3rd, 2011
The Mother Express, an exhibition train to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, arrived in Mysore on Sunday. B.B. Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway (SWR) inaugurated the train at the Ashokapuram railway station.
“The exhibition train highlights the life, the work and the message of Mother Teresa, and aims to spread the message of humanism and sacrifice of the Mother,” said Verma. The train, which is on a countrywide journey, arrived here for a two-day stay after touching 83 cities. It would go to Bengaluru from here.
Children from different schools started flocking at the platform of the Ashokapuram railway station, to see the exhibition train. The train arrived at the station at 9.30 am.
The train is painted blue, and comprises three air-conditioned coaches, in which photographs, and write-ups on the life and message of Mother Teresa, have been kept for public viewing. The Missionaries of Charity helped the Indian Railways in getting the photographs, and various other materials.
Additional Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Goutam Majumder, Fr. Emanuel of Immaculate Church, Sr. C. Belegia, and senior Railway officials were present for welcoming the Mother Express.
Fr. Emmanuel floated the idea of naming a road or a circle after the Mother. Incidentally, Mother Teresa visited Mysore on July 7, 1984 on the invitation of the then Bishop, Rev. Dr. Mathias Fernandes, to set up Navajeevan Ketan, a home for the destitute in Rajivnagar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhubaneswar

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Mother Express in ECR zone from Jan 19
Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 18:00 [IST]
Bhubaneswar ''Mother Express'', an exhibition on wheels by Indian Railways on the life and workof Mother Teresa on the occasion of her birth centenary willbe touring the East Coast Railway zone from January 19.

The exhibition will be open to the general people atVisakhapatnam on January 19 and 20, at Koraput on January 21,at Brahmapur on January 23, at Mancheswar (Bhubaneswar) onJanuary 24 and 25 and at Sambalpur on January 28 beforeleaving for Raipur in Chhatisgarh.

The exhibition can be viewed at the scheduled stationson the designated days between 10 am to 6 p m, officialsources said.

Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee had flagged off theexhibition train from Sealdah station in Kolkata) on August26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kancheepuram

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Young and old flock to 'Mother Express'
First Published : 17 Jan 2011 01:02:
Hyderabad: Gazing at some of the rarest photographs of Mother Teresa, onlookers wore all kinds of expressions, from grave to happy. “See this is Mother Teresa,” pointed out Vishal D, a ten-year-old to his younger brother Vaibhav.
While the two spoke about all they knew about her, a few older people were seen studying the photos in detail.
Stationed at the Secunderabad station, the Mother Express is attracting many admirers of the humanitarian.
The exhibition train that has already toured half the country since its flag-off in August, was on halt at Secunderabad for two days- January 15 and 16. The three-coach air- conditioned train tries to cover all aspects of Mother Teresa’s life.
While some depict her tending to destitutes, feeding them with her own hands, there are others which bring to life the era in which she lived.
The exhibition train has been designed to commemorate the centenary birth anniversary of Mother Teresa.
Asafulla, a vendor, said, “Since Saturday, hundreds of people have come to see this train. In fact me and other stall owners here had taken turns to go and see the photographs of Mother Teresa.”
Old and young alike flocked on the two days to take a look at the depiction of the life and messages of humanity, sacrifice and charity through the deeds of Mother Teresa.
“The rare photographs and archives have been donated by many Missionaries of Charity across the country,” pointed out an attendant. 
Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1980 for her humanitarian work and dedication to the upliftment of society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyderabad

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Young and old flock to 'Mother Express'

Hyderabad: Gazing at some of the rarest photographs of Mother Teresa, onlookers wore all kinds of expressions, from grave to happy. “See this is Mother Teresa,” pointed out Vishal D, a ten-year-old to his younger brother Vaibhav.
While the two spoke about all they knew about her, a few older people were seen studying the photos in detail.
Stationed at the Secunderabad station, the Mother Express is attracting many admirers of the humanitarian.
The exhibition train that has already toured half the country since its flag-off in August, was on halt at Secunderabad for two days- January 15 and 16. The three-coach air- conditioned train tries to cover all aspects of Mother Teresa’s life.
While some depict her tending to destitutes, feeding them with her own hands, there are others which bring to life the era in which she lived.
The exhibition train has been designed to commemorate the centenary birth anniversary of Mother Teresa.
Asafulla, a vendor, said, “Since Saturday, hundreds of people have come to see this train. In fact me and other stall owners here had taken turns to go and see the photographs of Mother Teresa.”
Old and young alike flocked on the two days to take a look at the depiction of the life and messages of humanity, sacrifice and charity through the deeds of Mother Teresa.
“The rare photographs and archives have been donated by many Missionaries of Charity across the country,” pointed out an attendant. 
Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1980 for her humanitarian work and dedication to the upliftment of society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Express train reaches Cochin

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By dericklivera
23 Dec 2010

An exhibition train showcasing the life and works of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa reaching today December 23rd at Ernakulam junction railway station , Kerala. Public can see the exhibition in Ernakulam junction railway station platform no 2 from 10 am onwards, entrance is free.
The ‘Mother Express’ train was launched by the Indian Railways to honour the services of Mother Teresa to India’s sick, poor and needy.
With four completely air conditioned compartments, the exhibition train showcases the life and works of the humanitarian icon.
The train was flagged-off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 26 this year from Sealdah station, West Bengal.
The train has already covered over 40 cities, creating awareness on the life and philanthropic deeds of Mother Teresa.
S K Raina, Divisional Railway Manager, Phalghat division, had inaugurated the exhibition. In his inaugural address, Raina said he wished the works and achievements of Mother Teresa would spread the message of love and inspire future generations to work for the poor.
Mother Teresa was known for her extraordinary love and dedication to the poor, homeless and diseased people. She died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87.
She was a recipient of many national and international awards, including the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Mother Express’ leaves for Madurai

26 Dec 2010
27 Dec 2010

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: ‘Mother Express’, a special train housing an exhibition on the life, message and contributions of Mother Teresa, left for  Madurai on Sunday after a two-day halt at Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station. There was a heavy rush of people to witness the exhibition, which showcased photographs, articles and messages of Mother Teresa.  The  ‘Mother Express’ , comprising three air-conditioned coaches,  was flagged off from Kolkata by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 26 to commemorate Mother Teresa’s birth centenary. It was received by  Neelam Sharma, president of Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, in the city.  The aim behind the introduction of  ‘Mother Express’ is to spread awareness among the people regarding what great social service has been done by Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa Express Narrates An Extraordinary Life
With pictures and words, three coaches of the train narrate the extraordinary life of Mother Teresa, on the occasion of her hundredth birth anniversary | By Yentha
On Dec 26, 2010
Thampanoor, Trivandrum: We can do no great things, only small things with great love. It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do.

Words of wisdom, words of love - Words of Mother Teresa. The Mother Teresa Express, touring the country as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s 100th birth anniversary celebrations, reached the Trivandrum Central Station on Dec.25. It was stationed in Trivandrum till Dec.26 evening. Launched by the Indian Railways, the train started its journey from Sealdah station, Kolkata, flagged off by Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Aug 26.

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With pictures and words, three coaches of the train narrate the extraordinary life of a person who started serving the world at a very young age. Born in Skopje, Albania on Aug.26, 1910, young Gonxha (maiden name) got a calling at the age of 12 and decided to leave her home when she was 18. “From childhood, the heart of Jesus has been my first love,” she said.

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She landed in India on Jan.6, 1926. From then on, there has been no looking back. Gonxha never returned to see her mother again. Her family consisted of a father, mother, a brother - Lazar - and a sister - Agatha.

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Sister Teresa became Mother Teresa, once she professed her vows for life while at Loreto convent school, Calcutta . “In Loreto, I was very happy. I think, the happiest nun.”

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The train has exhibited what is knows as Mother Teresa’s inspiration day - Sep.10 1946, and her journey to the poor streets in India, offering a helping hand to the helpless. “The poor are very great people. They can teach us so many beautiful things.”

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Home for children, helping leprosy sufferers, home for the dying, new foundations beyond Calcutta - Mother Teresa continued her active life in bringing cheers to the unwell and the poor.

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She won the Nobel Peace Prize and many more awards in the years that followed.

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Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa, set up branches everywhere.

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Reads one of the messages displayed on the train: During Mother Teresa’s lifetime the signboard (Mother Teresa - in/out) indicated her presence or absence. Since the time of her burial on the ground floor of the motherhouse, the signboard always indicated that she is “in”.

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Mother Express chugs into Pondy

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‘Mother Express' arrives at Puducherry, Wednesday, Dec 29 2010

Vicar General of Puducherry Archdiocese Rev Fr Arulanandam inaugurated the Mother Teresa Express Train, an exhibition on wheels highlighting the life and selfless services of Nobel Laureate and Founder of Missionary of Charities, on its arrival at Puducherry Station from Madurai today. The train was flagged off at Kolkata in keeping with the celebrations of birth centenary of Mother Teresa by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in August this year. It has been visiting all the states and had now come to Puducherry for a three-day-halt. Students and people would have opportunity by visiting the train to know the nun's selfless services and different facets of her life.



A nun showing a portrait inside the Mother Express in Puducherry on Wednesday.
PUDUCHERRY: ‘Mother Express', an exhibition on train commemorating the 100 birth anniversary of Mother Teresa, arrived at Platform No.1 of Puducherry Railway station here on Wednesday.
Designed by the Committee of Heritage and Culture of the Ministry of Railways, the exhibition showcases the life and times of Mother Teresa, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and was the recipient of many prestigious awardsincluding the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.
The exhibition on wheels was flagged off from Kolkata on August 26 by Union Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee. The express has three air-conditioned coaches with rare photographs of the Mother during her stay in Kolkata and during her journeys to several parts of the country.
Life history
The portraits depict the life of the Mother, from her birth in 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia to her death in 1997.
Important events including her arrival in India, her initiation into religious life, her joining the Sisters of Loreto and teaching underprivileged children at the Loreto Convent in Entally and the incident which she described as “the call within the call” during her travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling have been explained with pictures carrying her quotes.
The political turmoil in pre-independence Bengal followed by the communal riots in 1946 that killed thousands had a huge influence on Mother Teresa. She wrote to the then Pope and received the Indult of Exclaustration on April 12, 1948 before leaving the convent and becoming an unenclosed nun.
The portraits show her resolve in aiding the poorest in the slums of Kolkata and in establishing the Missionaries of Charity which spread its offices and its humanitarian services across the world. Statistics put up on a picture show that the Order now has branches in 137 countries with close to 5,500 members.
In the last years of her life, despite her age and several health issues, she extensively toured the world including several Communist states and the erstwhile Soviet Union. A picture at the exhibition said that one of her great disappointments was the inability to visit mainland China and establish a missionary office.
The tribute paid by several leaders from across the world to the Mother on her death illustrates the respect she commanded from the global community.
The exhibition will be open to public till December 31 when it would leave to Dharmapuri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Express train reaches Kozhikode

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

'Mother Express'

 

By: Babu Thomas
Monday, 20 December 2010


Photos of Mother Teresa inside the exhibition train
(Dajiworld)
An exhibition train showcasing the life and works of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa on Saturday, December 18, reached Kozhikode, Kerala.

The 'Mother Express' train was launched by the Indian Railways to honour the services of Mother Teresa to India’s sick, poor and needy.

With four completely air conditioned compartments, the exhibition train showcases the life and works of the humanitarian icon.

The train was flagged-off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 26 this year from Sealdah station, West Bengal.

The train has already covered over 40 cities, creating awareness on the life and philanthropic deeds of Mother Teresa.

Before reaching Kozhikode, the train had passed Mangalore where an exhibition was open to the public, on December 16.

S K Raina, Divisional Railway Manager, Phalghat division, had inaugurated the exhibition. In his inaugural address, Raina said he wished the works and achievements of Mother Teresa would spread the message of love and inspire future generations to work for the poor.

Mother Teresa was known for her extraordinary love and dedication to the poor, homeless and diseased people. She died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87.

She was a recipient of many national and international awards, including the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India.

 

Mother Express rolls into Mangalore

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

December 17, 2010


The Mother Express is welcomed in Mangalore

Mother Express, the mobile exhibition that Indian Railways is hosting on Blessed Teresa’s life, has reached Mangalore Dec. 16, as the tour moves to southern India.
Priests, nuns and lay leaders joined to welcome the three-compartment train in Mangalore, a Christian-stronghold city in coastal Karnataka.
Railways official, A. Das, who is accompanying the exhibition, told ucanews.com that it had been planned to take the exhibition to only “a dozen” cities within two weeks. But later the plan has been extended to enter more than 70 cities within six months.
The Railways started the exhibition on Aug. 26 from Kolkata to mark the birth centenary of the nun, who based her life in the eastern Indian city.
The train has so far visited 43 cities in northern India and “now we will go into another 30 cities of the south until February 18, halting two days in each city,” Das said.
The train displays pictures of the Missionaries of the Charity nun caring for the underprivileged and downtrodden and features the experiences of those who have been healed after praying to the nun.
A video showing of Mother Teresa - as she is better known - in various parts of India is also on display in the train, which has three air-conditioned coaches.
R.K. Raina, an official with Railways in southern India, said all “Indians should know about Mother’s life so that they may be inspired by her.”
Das said in every city they stopped, at least 3,000 people came to see the exhibition and “there was tremendous response from Muslims.” In Aligarh, a Muslim-majority city, some 10,000 people visited it, he said.
Frances Pinto, a weekly volunteer in a Missionaries of Charity house in Mangalore, who came for the exhibition said the show “would inspire at least few more people to be little more charitable.”
Missionaries of Charity Sister Zeeta said she and other nuns “are proud” of Indian government, which recognized the contribution of their founder-nun and organized the exhibition.
Blessed Teresa came to Kolkata in 1929, at the age of 19 as to become the Loreto nun. She later left it and founded the Missionaries of Charity congregation in 1950.
She died in Kolkata in 1997 at the age of 87, and was beatified on Oct. 19, 2003.

 

Mother Teresa special 'exhibition train' in Karnataka

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

 

 

 

Pictures of Mother Teresa that are worth a thousand words
Staff Correspondent


Mother Express leaves for Mangalore; it will reach Bangalore on January 3



A SAINT'S JOURNEY:Children look at a priceless portrait of Mother Teresa on board the Mother Express in Hubli on Tuesday.
HUBLI: If there is proper electricity supply on that fateful day of September 5, 1997 in Kolkata, probably Mother Teresa will have continued to serve the destitute for a few more years.
But unfortunately when Mother Teresa developed breathing problem on that day, although the doctors had rushed to treat her, lack of electricity prevented them from giving oxygen to her.
The Mother Express that was travelling around the country to throw light on the life and contributions of the “apostle of the brotherhood and universal peace” to commemorate her birth centenary throws light on the last days of Mother Teresa.
The last compartment of the three coach exhibition train that reached Hubli on Monday reveals that on the last day of her life Mother Teresa was in a hurry to finish her routine work. “We don't have much time left. I am in a hurry,” she had told other nuns.
Not many might be aware of Mother Teresa's earlier name “Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu”.
Such information and details on the service of the Mother Teresa who founded Missionaries of Charity and received more than 700 awards and honours during her life time are available at the Mother Express.
Starting from details on her childhood, which she spent in Skopje, the exhibition train has details on various phases of Mother Teresa spread across three air-conditioned compartments.
Hundreds of people mainly schoolchildren visited the exhibition train which was open to public view on Monday and Tuesday at Hubli Railway Station.
They returned with a vivid picture of the service of the ‘Mother' to the needy and the ill, many of whom were in fact “left to die” by their kith and kins.
After its two-day stay in Hubli, the Mother Express on Tuesday left for Mangalore. From there, the Express will proceed to Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Quilon, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Puducherry and Dharmapuri before reaching Ashokapuram Railway Station in Mysore on January 2 and then proceed to Bangalore on January 3. The train will reach Bangalore Cantonment Station on January 4 and will be stationed for two days. From Bangalore, the Mother Express will move to Katpadi, Chennai, Vijayawada, Secunderabad, Kakinada Town and Visakhapatnam.

 

 

Mother Teresa special 'exhibition train' in Mumbai 8th & 9th Dec

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)

 


In honour of:Visitors look at an exhibition inside the train named ‘Mother Express' in Mumbai on Wednesday. The exhibition commemorates the birth centenary of Mother Teresa. It is a tribute by the Indian Railways to showcase the life and philanthropic deeds of the Mother, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour ‘Bharat Ratna' in 1980 for her humanitarian work

 

 

 

 

Exhibition train on Mother Teresa in city soon

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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TNN, Dec 12, 2010
MANGALORE: The Indian Railways have, as a special gesture, decided to run an exhibition train named 'Mother Express' to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata.

The train will provide insights for the public, especially students and will be held at Mangalore central railway station from December 16 to 17. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. Admission is free.

The train will showcase the life and works of Albanian-born Mother Teresa, who worked tirelessly in the service of the poor, sick, orphaned and destitute in Kolkata and other places for nearly half a century.

With four completely air-conditioned compartments, the exhibition train is like a museum with a display of some unforgettable moments from Mother Teresa's life. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1980 for her humanitarian work, a press release from Southern railways here stated.

Railway minister Mamta Banarjee flagged off the exhibition train on August 26 from Kolkata.

 

 

Mother Express to visit Hubli next week

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)

 

HUBLI: Mother Express, an exhibition train showcasing the life and works of Mother Teresa, will arrive at Hubli station on December 13. It will be available for public viewing from 10 am to 8 pm till Tuesday.

The train, which was started by the Indian Railways to pay tributes to the founder of Missionaries of Charity on her birth centenary, was flagged off by railway minister Mamata Bannerjee at Seldah station in Kokkata on August 26.

The train will showcase the life and works of the Albanian-born Mother Teresa, who worked for the cause of the poor, sick, orphaned and destitute in Kolkata and other places for nearly five decades.

Mother Express is open for public view at all important stations across the country. The citizens of Vasco, Madgaon, Hubli, Ashokapuram and Bangalore Cantonment falling in the jurisdiction of South Western Railway will get the opportunity to visit the train.

The train comprises three AC coaches with exhibits about the life, works and message of Mother Teresa, including her photographs and write-ups. The Missionaries of Charity assisted the railways by supplying the photographs and other articles for the exhibition.

From Hubli, the train will move to Ahsokapuram railway station, where it will stay for two days from January 1. Bangalore Cantonment will have the train stationed on January 4 and 5.





 

Mother Teresa Express chugs into Ahmedabad today on mission of love

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

inside the 'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)

Friday, Dec 3

With a view to paying tribute to Blessed Mother Teresa, the Indian Railways has started a railway exhibition named 'Mother Express', which will arrive in the city today. The citizens of Ahmedabad will get a fine opportunity to understand and know the life of the Catholic nun, who established the famous Missionaries of Charity and who is known the world over for her work for the poor and downtrodden of our society.


'Mother Express' is a photo exhibition depicting her photographs and her life, which will be on display for the public. Also, the exhibition will have photographs, written material, and the works of the noble lady. At this two-day exhibition, visitors will get to know about Mother's compassion and her love for the people. People from various walks of life and school students are expected to throng this exhibition. Many schools have already confirmed their visit to the place.
The organiser of the Mother Teresa Centenary Celebration in Ahmedabad, Father Cedric Prakash told DNA: "Mother Teresa loved the poorest of the poor, downtrodden and orphan people.
Hence, the inauguration of 'Mother Express' will also be done by these people, who are looked after by the nurses of the missionaries. The inauguration will take place in the morning."
The train exhibition will be open for visitors from 10 am to 8 pm.
The train was flagged off from Kolkata on August 26, on the occasion of Mother's 100th birth anniversary. Since then, the train has stopped at various cities in India. The train’s next destination is Rajkot.
Mother Teresa won the Bharat Ratna (India's highest civilian award) in the year 1980 and was also awarded the Nobel Prize in the year 1979.

 

Thousands visit Mother Express at Kalupur

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'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)


Dec 4, 2010
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad

More than 2000 people paid a visit to Kalupur railway station, when the 'Mother Teresa Express' rolled in on Friday morning. The two-day exhibition that illustrates the life and works of Mother Teresa has been organised by the Indian Railways and was inaugurated on Friday soon after its arrival from Baroda.
The exhibition occupies three bogies of the train and is on display for the public on Friday and Saturday. People will get a chance to know more about the works and the life of the Catholic nun, who was awarded both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna, among others, for her work for the poor, the downtrodden and destitute people of this world.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the Catholic Bishop of Ahmedabad, Thomas Macwan said: “Through this train exhibition, the message of spreading love and affection is being given. Mother Teresa believed that every human, irrespective of his or her caste and religion, is a child of God, and hence should be treated with love."
Several schools had arranged their educational visit to this train exhibition. The huge rush at the registration counters of the exhibition made clear the fact how much the people admire the "Saint of Kolkata' and want to know more about this noble lady.
The exhibition contains photographs of her early days with her parents, her work in the slums, her school when she became a principal and her selfless service for the downtrodden. The exhibition also features the years in which Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize (1979), Magsaysay award (1969), Padma Shri (1963) and Bharat Ratna (1980).
A video display on Mother Teresa'swork that she voluntarily undertook is one of the attractions of the exhibition.

 

Indira, Mother Teresa among Time’s list

New York, NY: Indira Gandhi and Mother Teresa have figured in the list of 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century by Time magazine.
Indira Gandhi has been placed at 9th position and Mother Teresa is ranked 22nd in the list.
“She was the nation’s daughter, brought up under the close watch of both her father Jawaharlal Nehru, who was India’s first Prime Minister after decades of British rule, and her country,” the Time magazine said.
When Gandhi was elected Prime Minister in 1966, a TIME cover line had read, “Troubled India in a Woman’s Hands.”
She served three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and was in the middle of her fourth term from 1980 when she was assassinated in 1984.
By the time she was assassinated, Indira Gandhi was the world’s longest-serving woman Prime Minister, a distinction she holds to this day, the magazine said.
The list of “25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century” is topped by Jane Addams, an outspoken advocate for women’s suffrage, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is ranked sixth on the list.
The list of 25 also includes Marie Curie, Madonna, Golda Meir, Angela Merkel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey and Virginia Woolf.
On Mother Teresa, the magazine said: “Born Agnes Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents living under the Ottoman Empire, the petite nun made her way to India in 1929, building her start-up missionary community of 13 members in Kolkata into a global network of more than 4,000 sisters running orphanages and AIDS hospices.”


Centre could have done more for Mother Teresa: Karunanidhi

PTI, Dec 4, 2010, 10.22pm IST
CHENNAI: Hailing Mother Teresa for 'having dedicated her life to the service of the poor and ailing,' Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday said the Centre should have celebrated the missionary's birth centenary all over the country rather than just releasing a commemorative coin on her.

In his address at the birth centenary celebrations of Mother Teresa organised by the state government, Karunanidhi also chided other states including West Bengal, where she lived, for allegedly not celebrating the occasion.

Responding to Congress MLA S Peter Alphonse, who said that his party-led UPA had released a coin in her honour, Karunanidhi said the Centre could have done more.

"Alphonse did not let (Congress-led) government down and pointed out that it had released a coin. But that would not have been all and her birth centenary should have been celebrated all over the country," he said.

The Centre had in August released the commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the Mother.

Claiming that his party was following the ideals preached by Mother Teresa, the DMK president said the replacement of hand-pulled rickshaws with cycle rickshaws by his government was a sign of the party's respect for the path shown by her.

He said the hand-pulled rickshaw was still in vogue in the Left-ruled West Bengal.

Senior Congress leader and MP Oscar Fernandes lauded the state government for its various welfare measures including the Kalaignar Housing Scheme and the rice scheme.

Centre could have done more for Mother Teresa: Karunanidhi

04/12/2010
By India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Hailing Mother Teresa for ‘having dedicated her life to the service of the poor and ailing,’ Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday said the Centre should have celebrated the missionary’s birth centenary all over the country rather than just releasing a commemorative coin on her.

Mother Express' to be stationed at Khadki

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)

 

TNN, Nov 27, 2010,
PUNE: Mother Express' a train named after Mother Teresa to commemorate her birth centenary will be stationed at the Khadki railway station on November 27 and 28.

The train, which exhibits the life and works of the missionary social worker, will be open for visitors between 10 am and 8 pm.

Railway minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the Mother Express from Sealdah station in Kolkata on August 26, on the occasion of the mother's birth centenary.

The Mother Express a tribute by the Indian Railways showcases the life and works of the Catholic nun, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, and worked tirelessly in service of the destitute, sick and the orphaned for more than 47 years.

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace prize in 1979, and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work.

The train has three air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups, etc, projecting the life, work and message of Mother Teresa are exhibited. The photos and other material for the exhibition have been provided by the Missionaries of Charity.

The train will be stationed at different cities during the next six months.

Mother Teresa Express chugs into Rajkot

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

GETTY IMAGESinside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

Dec 5, 2010
RAJKOT: People of Rajkot got a chance to learn from the life and experience of Mother Teresa on Sunday when the Mother Express arrived at Rajkot Railway Station. Mother Express, an exhibition in train to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, was opened to public at 10 am by D N Gandhi, additional divisional railway manager,(Rajkot division).

Over 4000 people visited the three coach AC train that focuses on the life, work and message of Mother Teresa. Photographs and write ups on the life and message of Mother Teresa have been kept for public viewing in the coaches.

"School students from Saurashtra and Kutch regions, senior citizens, members of the Missionaries of Charity and others got a glimpse into the Mother's life," said officials.

"Everybody must pay a visit to this special train's three coaches as they tell us what humanity and compassion are all about," said Ami Pandya, a home-maker, who paid a visit to the exhibition with her 8-year-old daughter.

"Mother Teresa was an embodiment of compassion and service as she reached out to the orphans, the dying destitutes, the rejected and the poorest of the poor, not only in India but throughout the world," said Tanmay Vyas, 35, a resident of Kalavad in the city.

The Mother Express will be open to visitors on Monday from 10 am to 8 pm and then will leave for another station.

 

 


 

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

GETTY IMAGESAn Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

The Indian federal railway minister and head of the Missionaries of Charity congregation has launched a train with a photo exhibition on Mother Teresa to  mark the nun’s birth centenary on Aug. 26.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Sister Maria Prema opened the “train exhibition” for public viewing at Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal state.
Sister Prema said she was “grateful” to Banerjee for starting the exhibition train. The congregation founded by Mother Teresa in 1950, has always enjoyed the support of the Indian railways, she said.
The train with three air-conditioned coaches showcases Mother Teresa’s life, work and message through photographs and short write-ups provided by the Missionaries of Charity.
The train will travel to 10 major railways stations  in the next two weeks, halting for two days at each station, and then move to other parts of the country in the next six months.
Banerjee said people in West Bengal were proud that Mother Teresa belonged to their state and the Railways organized the exhibition train as a tribute to the nun.
Dinesh Trivedi, the federal Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare  said that “all of us require the healing touch of Mother Teresa” who he described as God’s “messenger.”

Mother Teresa express arrived in VARANASI October 4th:

The Mother Express, an exhibition train to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, arrived in Varanasi on Monday.
"The exhibition train highlights the life, work and message of Mother Teresa and aims to spread the message of humanism and sermon of sacrifice of the Mother," said train's supervisor Saurabh Roy. The train would travel across the country for the next six months. It arrived in the city from Gorakhpur and would leave for Allahabad on Tuesday night. Children from different schools started flocking the platform number six of the Cantonment railway station to see the exhibition train. The train arrived at the station at 10.30am. Chief area manager Amod Kumar welcomed the Mother Express at the station.


The train is painted blue and comprises three air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups on the life and message of Mother Teresa have been kept for public viewing. The Missionaries of Charity helped the Indian Railways in getting the photographs and various other materials.

 

Mother Teresa express arrived in Dimapur Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indian visitors walk past a portrait of Mother Teresa outside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

'Mother Express' . (GETTY IMAGES)

 

Dimapur, Sep 28: Day after the inauguration of Mother Express in Kolkata,
the train arrived in Northeast, Dimapur on Tuesday, Sep 28 displaying her
life, work, sermon of peace and sacrifice.

‘Mother Express’, an exhibition train showcasing the life and
works of late Mother Teresa, was accorded a rousing welcome on its arrival at the
Dibrugarh Railway Station (the new station complex at Seujpur) here today.
As the train was being stationed at platform No.1, hundreds of people waved their
hands, showered flower petals and sang hymns to welcome the train. The new railway
station was given a festive look altogether. The welcome ceremony was led by the
nuns of the congregational order founded by Mother Teresa. A ceremony of arati was
also conducted at the big portrait of Mother Teresa by the nuns in the train.
The Union Ministry of Railways had flagged off this special trian as a tribute to the
Nobel laureate on her birth centenary on August 26 from the Sealdah Railway
Station. It had been inaugurated by Union Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee
during the flag-off ceremony.
Mother Express, coming from Sealdah, was stationed for exhibition for at least two
days each in Katihar, Raiganj, Siliguri, Kamakhya and Dimapur stations before
reaching Dibrugarh. The train will travel through the length and breadth of the
country to mark the birth centenary of the apostle of peace.
The train consists of three air-conditioned coaches where life-time charity works of
the Mother have been displayed to highlight the selfless service rendered by the great
soul to the cause of humanity. Commentary on Mother Teresa and songs written on
her are also being played inside the coaches. The train will be kept for two days here
and in the afternoon of October 1, it will proceed towards the next destinations,
Sourkar Roy, in-charge, Mother Express, told this newspaper.
The exhibition at the opening today was visited by schoolchildren, teachers, members
of the Christian community, priests from Bishop’s House, nuns from St Mary’s School,
Little Flower School, VG Hospital, besides a huge number of general public. Nuns of
the order of Mother Teresa came from far away centres like Bordumsa and Khonsa in
Arunachal Pradesh and also from Tinsukia and Jorhat.
Before the start of the exhibition, Vicar General of the Catholic diocese of Dibrugarh,
Bishop’s House, Fr Joy Pallikunel spoke on the works of Mother Teresa and thanked
the Indian Railways for organising the event. Mohim Swargiary, Assistant Divisional
Mechanical Engineer (Power), Tinsukia Division, cut the ribbon to declare the
exhibition open.
Deputy Commissioner GD Tripathi, Superintendent of Police Arabinda Kalita and
Divisional Railway Manager, Tinsukia Division, Sanjay Mukherjee entered the
exhibition coaches by organising a simple opening ceremony in the evening and
people began to throng the train thereafter.

 

Mother Teresa express arrived in Siliguri on September 20, 2010.

 

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated toMother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010.


 

Indian children visit the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
Indian children visit the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
A silhouetted Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

Visitors look at photographs displayed inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
Visitors look at photographs displayed inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

Indian visitors walk past a portrait of Mother Teresa outside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
Indian visitors walk past a portrait of Mother Teresa outside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

Indian children visit the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
Indian children visit the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.GETTY IMAGES
An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train

Mother Teresa express arrived in Dhubri, Sept. 18:

 
 
A worker wipes Mother Teresa’s portrait during the inauguration of the train in Calcutta. (AFP)

The Mother Express, an exhibition train showcasing the life and works of Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa, will arrive at Katihar tomorrow, a NFR release said.

Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the express at Sealdah station on August 26.

This exhibition train will travel through the length and breadth of the country to mark the birth centenary of Mother Teresa.

The train consists of three air-conditioned coaches, where exhibits on the lifetime work of Mother Teresa have been displayed to highlight the selfess service rendered by the great soul to the cause of humanity.

The train will be kept for two days at Katihar on September 17 and 18 for public viewing. It will be stationed at Raiganj station on September 19 and at Siliguri Junction on September 20 and 21.The exhibition will be open to the public from 8am to 8pm. Entry is free for all.

 

KANPUR:

October 10
Memories of Mother Teresa come alive
6,500 people visit the train on exhibition about Mother Teresa's lif
e

 

Memories of Mother Teresa come alive

Known worldwide for serving the poor, Mother Teresa still lives in the hearts of millions of people.

This emerged as a fact when people of all ages irrespective of caste, creed and religion turned up to witness an exhibition dedicated to her and held in special coaches of `Mother Express' run by the Indian Railways to pay homage to the Mother.

The exhibition depicted the life journey of Mother Teresa, who was an apostle of love and peace. It is a pool of rare pictures, messages and narrations of Mother Teresa and provides viewers more about her life.

The exhibition turned out to be a lifetime experience for many.

"We knew who Mother Teresa was. We were not aware more about her life. The exhibition shows various stages of her life," said Mayank, a 10-year-old, who had come with his parents to witness the exhibition.

Interestingly, each visitor had his or her own way of showing love towards the Mother. For young visitors like Mayank and others, noting down more about the life of `Mother' from the messages was the easiest way. For the crowd in teens, clicking photographs and capturing the video shoots of the exhibition was another way. The senior lot, remained second to none in viewing the minute details about her life. Sisters and nuns too reached the exhibition in good numbers.

"Mother was known for her magical touch. She used to cure people suffering from serious diseases. The Mother used to cure leprosy patients by touching them. So you can well imagine how close she was to the Jesus. And that's why, people irrespective of cast and religion, had so much faith in her," said Sister Nutan, a visitor to the exhibition. She and several other nuns were seen keenly watching the details of the exhibits.

An example of strong belief and faith in Mother Teresa was witnessed when Ganga Prasad, a railway employee who lost his limbs in a train accident a few years back, came to see the exhibition. Despite all odds, Ganga who moves on a trolley now, reached the venue and read the messages and preachings delivered by the Mother.

When asked what motivated him to come to the exhibition, Ganga said: "I was aware about the exhibition so I had decided beforehand that I will make efforts to reach the venue. Mother Teresa was a magical soul and had contributed a lot towards the life of downtrodden and sick people. I have come here to see her photos from close angle."

Ganga wanted to jot down a message delivered by Mother. He asked children to write him down for him.

"Please write this (pointing towards a message) for me. I want to take this message with me," he said while interacting with two NCC cadets who were present there.

The two-day exhibition was inaugurated by deputy chief traffic manager Shivendra Shukla on Sunday morning.

"The entry is free. So, more and more people can come and witness this rare exhibition. The train will remain stationed here on Monday as well," Shukla said while talking to TOI.

6,500 people visit the train on exhibition about Mother Teresa's life

 

KANPUR: On the second and last day of exhibition dedicated to Mother Teresa put up in a six-coach train at the Kanpur Central railway station, over 6,500 people witnessed the rare collection of photos, messages and narrations of Mother who was an apostle of love and peace.

Indian railways on the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa (she was born on August 26,1910) had started a special train on August 26. The train held an exhibition dedicated to Mother Teresa. Aimed at awaring masses about the life and work done by Mother throughout her life, the train has been on a journey and in its due course of travelling through various parts of the country it had reached Kanpur Central on Sunday. The exhibition has been so far witnessed by people of all ages, nuns, sisters and several others and has received an overwhelming response.

"Around 6,500 people turned up to see the exhibition on Monday. There was a huge rush and the response was overwhelming", informed Sandeep Shukla, a young member of Scouts and Guide who was one of the caretakers of the exhibition at Kanpur Central railway station.

Mohd Shamim and Anubhav, other two members of scouts and guide informed that over 14,000 people came to see the rare exhibition in two days.

"Though hundreds of people came to see the exhibition, a few of them wrote about their experience in the register, which had been specially kept in the train. People were moved to see how Mother used to work for poor and downtrodden", said the two in unison while talking to TOI.

Meanwhile, the special train will now leave Kanpur Central for reaching its next destination that is Agra.

 

October 10

In order to pay homage to Mother Teresa, the railway ministry has introduced `Mother Express' which is scheduled to arrive at Kanpur Central railway station on October 10.

The six-coach special train which will be travelling across various parts of the country. The `Mother Express' began its journey on August 26 this year. It will be reaching Varanasi on October 5. The train will then proceed towards Allahabad which will be its first stop at any railway station in NCR. The train will be reaching Allahabad on October 6. After taking a halt at Allahabad railway station for two days on October 6 and 7, the train will head towards Kanpur Central via Lucknow and will be reaching there by October 10. After taking a halt at Kanpur Central for two days on October 10 and 11, the train will proceed towards Jhansi railway station where it will remain stationed on October 12. The train will then head to Agra and Aligarh railway stations.

Interestingly, the train will hold a fair which will be dedicated to the life of Mother Teresa. This will help in making aware people about the contributions made by Mother in the country.

 

Khadki, 27 November 2010

'Mother Express' exhibition train

PUNE: Mother Express' a train named after Mother Teresa to commemorate her birth centenary will be stationed at the Khadki railway station on November 27 and 28.

The train, which exhibits the life and works of the missionary social worker, will be open for visitors between 10 am and 8 pm. Railway minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the Mother Express from Sealdah station in Kolkata on August 26, on the occasion of the mother's birth centenary.

The Mother Express a tribute by the Indian Railways showcases the life and works of the Catholic nun, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, and worked tirelessly in service of the destitute, sick and the orphaned for more than 47 years. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace prize in 1979, and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. The train has three air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups, etc, projecting the life, work and message of Mother Teresa are exhibited. The photos and other material for the exhibition have been provided by the Missionaries of Charity. The train will be stationed at different cities during the next six months.





 

 

SURAT 29th November 2010

An Indian youth takes a look inside the 'Mother Express' exhibition train, dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 100th birth anniversary, at Siliguri Junction Station in Siliguri on September 20, 2010. Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

'Mother Express' exhibition train

SURAT : Residents in the diamond city will have a chance to know about the life and work of the missionary social worker Mother Teresa. A special train with photo exhibition on the life of Mother Teresa to commemorate her birth centenary will be stationed at Surat railway station for two days from November 29.

The train exhibition will be open to the visitors between 10 am to 8 pm. The train was flagged off from Sealdah station in Kolkata by railway minister Mamta Banerjee on August 26 on the occasion of mother's birth centenary.

The train will arrive in Surat after leaving Khadki railway station in Pune on November 28. The special train is a tribute by the Indian Railways to the life and work of the Catholic nun, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, and worked tirelessly in the service of the poor, destitute, sick and those orphaned for over 47 years. Mother Teresa, born on August 26, 1910, was from Albania.

She came to India in 1929 and started teaching at St.Teresa School in Kolkata. She was highly moved and disturbed by the poverty surrounding Kolkata and the outbreak of famine in Bengal in 1943 and the Hindu-Muslim riots in 1946. On October 1950 she got the permission from Vatican to start diocesan congregation that later became the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work.

The train has six air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups, etc. projecting the life, work and message of Mother Teresa are exhibited. The photos and other materials for the exhibition have been provided by the Missionaries of Charity.

Mother Express in Bhopal

 

http://www.gulf-times.com/mritems/images/2010/11/16/2_399025_1_252.jpgChildren look at a poster of Mother Teresa in a special exhibition train at the Bhopal railway station yesterday. The Mother Express train was flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on August 26 to mark the Nobel laureate’s birth centenary. The train displays a photo exhibition on Mother Teresa’s life, work and her message of love. It arrived in Bhopal after passing through several stations in Indi

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