Mother Teresa Death Anniversary 2022 Date, Reason, History, Speech, Drawing:
The International Day of Charity was observed across the globe on 5 September 2017 to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress.
Every year on this day charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people.
To honour the important work that these many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration – hence the birth of 5th of September. The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This choice commemorates the tireless work that Mother Teresa did by devoting her whole life to charity work.
Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910. In 1928, she went to India and devoted herself to helping the poor. In 1950, she founded the order of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota (Calcutta) which became noted for its work among the poor and the dying in that city.
Mother Teresa died on 5 September 1997 at 92 years of age. She was proclaimed as a Saint by Pope Francis on 4 September 2016.
The money we distribute to the charity sector isn’t just dollars and cents – it’s the fuel for programs and initiatives that aim to eradicate poverty, promote education for all, research the cure for diseases and provide medical and life management support for those in poor health. These are funds that help conserve the environment and mitigate environmental crisis, empower communities to rebuild and heal after disasters and emergencies, and survive through years of conflict. And that’s just a bit about why we do what we do. There’s so much more.
In celebration of the International Day of Charity, we have published an eBook highlighting the essential work of charities that is enabled by the generosity of businesses and their employees. Livegovt.com is proud to support this sector and the extraordinary dedication of the people who work for purpose every day.