Alexander Came To Conquer Land, Mother Teresa Came To Conquer Hearts: Union Home Minister

The Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh addressing at the celebration to commemorate the Canonization of Saint Mother Teresa, in New Delhi on October 19, 2016.
The Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh addressing at the celebration to commemorate the Canonization of Saint Mother Teresa, in New Delhi on October 19, 2016.

The Language Of Smile

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Union Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh inaugurated the celebration to commemorate the Canonization of Saint Mother Teresa on Oct 20. The event was jointly organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Archdiocese of Delhi, Diocese of Faridabad and Diocese of Gurugram.

During the occasion, Mr. Rajnath Singh said that Saint Mother Teresa has always been referred as Mother because of the love given to her, as a Mother. He said that from Macedonia, Alexander came to India to conquer land but Saint Mother Teresa came with love to conquer hearts. The Home Minister said that diversified language in India could not act as a barrier to Saint Mother Teresa, because she knew the language of smile and it has been acknowledged across the world.

Mr. Rajnath Singh said that as per Hindu culture, whole world is considered as one family and there comes no hatred, when we see others as a part of family. He also said that India is a ‘university of tolerance’ and for peaceful coexistence, tolerance is the building block.

Mr. Rajnath Singh said that full security will be provided by the Government for all those who work towards humanity, in India. Recalling attacks on Minorities during the previous election in Delhi, he assured that Minorities will be protected in all possible ways.

The Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Mr. Oscar Fernandes, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Cardinal George Alencherry and other dignitaries were also present.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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