25 January, 2021

Paris Diary

Mother Teresa’s centenary year was ushered in in India and elsewhere in the world on August 26. On September 14, UNESCO in Paris too celebrated the event...

Paris Diary
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Mother Teresa’s centenary year was ushered in in India and elsewhere in the world on August 26 this year. In New Delhi, the president released a five-rupee coin bearing her imprint. On September 14, UNESCO in Paris too celebrated the event. The evening opened with an oration, and was followed by a photographic exhibition where some of her personal effects, brought specially from Calcutta, were put on display. I was later told that seldom had the main hall been packed by so receptive an audience. With a seating capacity equal to Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan, every seat was occupied by ambassadors accredited to UNESCO, its staffers, members of the Indian community and Parisians alike, attracted to the event when a public announcement was made two evenings earlier from the podium of the Notre Dame cathedral on the occasion of a special...

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