The Joy of Giving - Saint Teresa canonisation celebrations at Guwahati
The Archdiocese of Guwahati with the religious institutions and Rotary Club will organize a number of events to celebrate the canonization of Saint Mother Teresa in the city of Guwahati on September 9, 10 and 12. The theme of the celebrations will be “The Joy of Giving.”
Mother Teresa Peace Rally:
The Mother Teresa Peace Rally will be organized on 9th August, at 9 am from Judges’ Field to Don Bosco, Panbazar. The DC of Kamrup, Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS will flag off the rally. Floral tributes will be paid to the Saint by distinguished guests at the end of the rally. Prof. Dhrubajyoti Saikia, Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University, will be the Chief Guest at the occasion. There will be a recitation on Mother Teresa by Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University. A special song on Mother Teresa composed by Smt. Tarali Sarma, a national award winner for best female playback singer, 2003 will be sung. The homage will be followed by the Mother Teresa Fest at 10.30 am where the finale of competitions like essay, quiz, dance, painting, singing and exhibitions will take place simultaneously.
On 10th September, a seminar on Mother Teresa will be held under the banner of “The Joy of Giving.” The resource person for the seminar will be Dr. Sunita K. Bhuyan, a renowned and an accomplished award winning violinist and Mr. Rohit Suri, a renowned photographer. The programme will start at 9.30 am and will end at 2 pm at Don Bosco School, Panbazar.
All bishops of NEI, provincials, priests and religious of the Archdiocese of Guwahati and Laity will gather together for a thanksgiving religious service at the cathedral church, Dispur at 4 pm on 12th September. Archbishop John Moolachira DD, the archbishop of Guwahati will preside over the service.
A Public Function will be held at the GMC Auditorium, Bhangagarh on the same day on 12thSeptember at 6:30 pm. His Excellency, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Assam and Honorable Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will grace the occasion as the Chief Guests.
These events will portray Mother Teresa’s sacrifice for the poorest of the poor and spread her ideology of helping people who are downtrodden and helpless. There will also be a programme called ‘meet the poor’ in different locations in the city of Guwahati to feed the hungry. Exposure visits to Mother Teresa’s Home will also be organized for the students of various institutions under the theme of “The Joy of Giving.”