Being a resident of the heritage state of India, Rajasthan, I grew up with a strong love for Indian history and was always interested in its glorious past. After visiting the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah my next destination was Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Agra. So on the second day in Agra, I reached the missionary, eager to learn about the missionary and the services they offered to the public. I have heard a lot about Mother Teresa and her immense love and care for the poor and the deprived. It was in Kolkata that she established the first Missionary of Charity.
The Missionaries of charity home is located in Ajmer Road and there is no specific time for visiting the place. I reached the place at about 10 in the morning and as I reached inside the gate, a
nun came up to assist me. She was dressed neatly in a cotton saree and looked very calm and composed. She said that it housed poor and orphaned children as well as some grownups that were
mentally unfit or terribly ill. The first room I was taken to had about 15 to 20 infant sleeping peacefully in their cribs as if they knew that they were now in safe hands. Most of them were
abandoned by their mothers and found starving at the roadside or elsewhere. Many of these children were adopted by childless couples and given a new life.
Next room I visited had children who were physically unfit or mentally retarded. I saw that they are given due care and love. There was a attendant always by their side. There were also some children who were playing outside. I also met some men who were either physically or mentally crippled. There was also a room for the women some of whom were mentally sick and kept behind locked doors. I had some eatables and other items for the inhabitants, which I gave at the office. While returning back from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Agra I mentally bowed to all of the nuns there who gave such unconditional love to the inhabitants.