On 26th of August, a heartwarming celebration took place at Anbu Illam (Orphanage), organized by the Mother Teresa Foundation, to honor the 113th birthday of the beloved St. Mother Teresa. The event was a testament to the Foundation’s commitment to continuing her legacy of compassion, kindness, and support for the underprivileged. The highlight of this jubilant occasion was the distribution of free scholarships to 200 children who are orphans, semi-orphans, part of destitute families, children of disabled parents and those of economically weak backgrounds. The scholarships were awarded to both School and College going students in various courses and levels.
The event was graced by the presence of the esteemed Hon. Mayor, Mr. Sun Ramanathan, from the Thanjavur Corporation. His presence added a touch of official importance to the event, signifying the Foundation’s dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate. The scholarships were handed over to the deserving recipients by two distinguished individuals, Mr. Joe Malloori, a renowned actor known for his philanthropic endeavors, and Mr. Rajkumar, a senior advocate who has long been associated with charitable causes.
Apart from the educational support extended through scholarships, the celebration also included a cultural segment that brought together the talents of the children. These cultural performances not only showcased their artistic abilities but also spread an air of festivity and joy among the attendees. Moreover, in the spirit of giving back to the community, the Mother Teresa Foundation provided free meals to 1000 people, ensuring that the celebrations extended beyond the immediate beneficiaries and touched the lives of many others in need.
The Mother Teresa Foundation’s commemoration of St. Mother Teresa’s 113th birthday was a heartening event that reflected the true essence of her lifelong mission. By offering scholarships to disadvantaged children, honoring them through cultural expressions, and providing sustenance to the hungry, the Foundation exemplified the values of empathy and selflessness.