CHENNAI: The Union government should have celebrated the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said while speaking at the centenary celebrations organised by the State government here on Saturday.
Karunanidhi showered praises on her and said that she was a great humanitarian. He added that Tamil Nadu had the right to hold the function as it followed Teresa’s ideology of treating human beings with dignity.
In line with the ideology, hand-pulled rickshaws were banned and cycle rickshaws were introduced in Tamil Nadu, though the same was not done in West Bengal where Teresa had lived all her life. Also recently, a commercial complex for women working in Self Help Group was named after her.
“This celebration alone is not enough. The centenary must be celebrated the world-over as Teresa was a divine human. Though many States had not celebrated the centenary, her principles should be followed,” the Chief Minister said.
Karunanidhi said that only Tamil Nadu had celebrated the centenary and added that the whole nation should have done the same.