Mother Teresa International Award Committee

(under Mother Teresa Canonisation Committee)



Mother Teresa International Awards was instituted by All India Minority and Weaker Sections Council in 1997 recognise eminent personalities who have excelled in the fields of Education, Science, Culture, Sports, Social Work, Medicine, Industry and Politics...more

First recipient of the award was Late Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of WB in 200-01 followed by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2002 and then after...more

Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic churchm as Saint Teresa of Kolkata, devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor. Born in Macedonia to parents of Albanian-descent and having taught in India for 17 years, Saint Teresa experienced her "call within a call" in 1946. Her order established a hospice; centers for the blind, aged and disabled; and a leper colony. In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work. She died on 05 September 1997 at her own official residence in Kolkata. She was beatified on 19 October 2003. In December 2015 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II and named Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

Later, His Holiness Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for her to be canonized on September 4, 2016. She is now known as Saint Teresa of Kolkata...more


Members of the Award Committee are from different walk of life who have contributed their service for the benefit of humanity, Presently Mr. Anthiny Arun Biswas is the Chair person and Mr. Ramesh Prasad us the Chief Patron... more

Eminent persons from India and abroad, have send their messages to the committee for giving away the noble award in the name of Sister Teresa every year...more

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" Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. "