Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Agra - A Place for the Poor and Abandoned


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.


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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.


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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

I am hoping sharing all my adventures will help raise awareness about our ancient heritage and maybe help preserve and protect these remnants  of India’s glorious past. Feel free to leave your comments. "

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