Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

"By Blood, I am Albanian.By Citizienship indian,By faith, I am a Catholic nun.As to my calling,I belong to the world,"Said the angel in human form Mother Teresa.Her selfles work among the poor of Calcutta (Kolkata)is an inspiration to people across the World.
Mother Teresa born on 26 August 1910,in Skopje ,the capital of Macedonia,At the age of twelve,she decided that she wanted to be a missionary and spread the love of Christ. At the age of Eighteen she left parent home in Skopje,and joined the Sister of Loreto in 1928,an Irish community of nuns with the mission in india,were she took the name Teresa after St.Teresa of Lisieux, a patron of missionaries.After an initial training at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Mother Teresa came to India.
On 24 May 1931, she took her vows as a nun.From 1931 to 1948,she taught Geography and Catechism and worked as Principal at St.Mary High School,Kolkata. In 1948,she came across a dying woman in front of a Kolkata hospital and she cared for her till her death.She then decided to dedicate the rest of her life for the poor people in India.
After a short course with the Medical Mission Sister in Patna,she returned to Kolkate and found temporary lodging with Little Sister of the Poor.She started an open air school for homeless children and was soon joined by voluntary helpers.She received financial aid form Church organisations and the municipal authorities.
On 7 Oct 1950, she received permission form the Vatican to start her own order,which came to be known as the" Missionaries of Charity".The primary objective of this missionaries was to look after the woman who had no one to care for them.The Missionaries of Charity which begin with just 12 Members,today has a following of more then 4,500 Sisters running orphanages,AIDS,hospices and charity centres all over the world caring for refugees,the disabled,the unwanted the aged,the alcoholics and the victims of natural disasters like floods,epidemics,famine,etc.
She was affectionately called Mother.Her whole life followed the attitude of humility and she served God by doing the most down-to-earth works with a cheerful heart.She was passionate about love for the living beings.She followed this principle all her life.
Her strong belief was -the things that were looked down by man,were highly honoured by God.In 1952,Mother Teresa opened Nirmal Hriday,a home for the dying destitutes in kolkata,and extended her work in all the five continents of the world.
She became a citizen of India in 1962.She was loved by people for her selfless service to the poor.She was regarded as the angel of mercy.In 1965,the Pope granted her a Decree(an official order or decision made by a leader or government)of Praise,which allowed her to expand her order to other countries as well.The first house outside in India was Venezuela.Today,the Missionaries of Charity has its centres in more than a hundred countries.
Mother Teresa has been recognised and acclaimed across the world and has received many awards and distincitons for her philanthropic work.Some of these include Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, Jawaharlal Nehru Award  for International Understanding in 1969, The Balzan Prize in 1978.
She was awarded the most prestigious Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.She was also awarded the Bharat Ratna award in 1980 for all her achievements.In 1985,she received the Prisidential Medal of freedom from the United States.In 1990, Mother Teresa's health started deteriorationg and she had to put an end to all her activities.She chose Sister Nirmala to be the leader of the Missionaries of Charity.
Mother Teresa died on the 5th  of September,1997.just nine days after her 87th birthday.She was beatified(Mother Teresa was declared a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church)by Pope Paul II on 19 October 2003,with the title Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Mother Teresa is regarded as a role model of holiness by the people of this modern world.

India's Famous Tourist Spot


India's Famous Tourist Spot with Location

Site                                                    Founder                                          Location                        
Elephanta Caves Rashtrakutas Mumbai
Kanheri Caves Buddhists Mumbai
Prince of Wales Museum George V Mumbai
Gateway of India British Government Mumbai
Ajanta Caves  Gupta Rulers Aurangabad
Ellora Caves Buddhists Aurangabad
Bibi ka Maqbara Aurangzeb Aurangabad
Golconda Fort Qutubshahi Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid Kuli Kutub Shah Hyderabad
Char Minar  Kuli Kutub Shah Hyderabad
Qutub Minar Qutub-ud-din-Aibak Delhi
Hauz Khas Alauddin Khilji Delhi
Tughlakabad Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq Delhi
Firoz Shah Kotla Firoz Shah Tughlaq Delhi
Red Fort  Shahjehaan Delhi
Humayun's Tomb Hameeda Bano Beghum Delhi
Old Fort(Purana Quila) Sher Shah Suri Delhi
Jantar -Mantar Sawai Jay Singh Delhi
Laxmi Narayan Tample Birla Family Delhi
Khirki Masjid  Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq Delhi
Jama Masjid Shahjehan Delhi
Aram Bagh Babur Agra(U.P)
Fatehpur Sikri Akbar Agra
Etamad-ud-daulah's Tomb Noorjehan Agra
Taj Mahal Shahjehan Agra
Sheesh Mahal Shahjehan Agra
Khas Mahal Shahjehan Agra
Jama Masjid Shahjehan Agra
Moti Masjid Shahjehan Agra
Dewan-e-Khas  Shahjehan Agra
Akbar's Tomb Jehangir Sikandera (U.P)
Baba Imambada Nawad Asaf-Ud-daulah Lucknow (U.P)
Chhota Imambada  Mohammad Ali Shah Lucknow(U.P)
Anand Bhawan Moti Lal Nehru Allahabad(U.P)
Kandaria Mahadev Chandela King Khajurao (M.P)
Madan Palace Raja Madan Shah Jabalpur(M.P)
Mrignayani Palace Raja Madan Shah Tomar Gwalior(M.P)
Dhar Fort Mohammad Bin Tughlaq Dhar(M.P)
Laxman Tample  Chandela Rulers Chhatarpur(M.P)
Adhai Din ka Jhopda Qutub-ud-din-Aibak Ajmer(Raj)
Vijay Stambh Rana Kumbha Chittorgarh(Raj)
Bundi Fort Raja Nagar Singh Bundi(Raj)
Jodhpur Fort Rao Jodha Ji Jodhpur(Raj)
Fateh Sagar Maharana Fateh Singh Udaipur(Raj)
Deeg Palace Raja Badan Singh Deeg (Raj)
Rani Ki Badi Rani Nathvati Bundi(Raj)
Chhatra Mahal Rani Chhatrasal  Bundi (Raj)
Junagarh Raja Jay Singh Bikaner(Raj)
Nahargarh Fort Sawai Jay Singh Jaipur(Raj)
Bharatpur Fort Raja Surajmal Singh Bharatpur(Raj)
Ummed Palace Maharaja Ummed Singh Jodhpur(Raj)
Sunset Point -------- Mount Abu(Raj)
Dilwala Jain Temple Vimal Shah Mount Abu (Raj)
Sher Shah's Tomb Son of Sher Shah Sasaram(Bihar)
Gol Ghar British Government  Patna (Bihar)
Padari Ki Haveli Father Capuchin Patna(Bihar)
Vishnupad Temple Rani Ahilya Bai Patna(Bihar)
Harmandir Sahib Maharaja Ranjit Singh Patna (Bihar)
Shershahi Masjid Parvez Shah Patna (Bihar)
Patthar Ki Masjid Parvez Shah Patna (Bihar)
Laxman Jhula  ----- Rishikesh(Uttarakhand)
Shalimar Bagh(Garden) Jehangir Sir Nagar (Kashmir)
Chashma-Shahi Ali Mardan Khan Jammu-Kashmir
Nishaat Bagh Asaf Ali Jammu-Kashmir
Patthar Ki Masjid Noorjehan Jammu-Kashmir
Charar-e-Sarif Jainul Abedin  Sri Nagar (Kashmir)
Hajratbal Masjid ------- Sri Nagar(Kashmir)
Fort William Lord Clive Kolkate(W.B)
Belur Math Swami Vivekanand Kolkate(W.B)
Victoria Memorial  ----- Kolkate(W.B)
Botanical Garden ----- Kolkate(W.B)
Kali Temple Rani Ras Moni Kolkate(W.B)
Shanti Niketan Rabindranath Tagore Kolkate(W.B)
Nakhuda Masjid ---- Kolkate(W.B)
Sun Temple Narasingh Dev I Konark(Orissa)
Jagannath Temple Chola Gang Dev Puri (Orissa)
Kakaria Lake Sultan Qutub ud din Ahmedabad(Guj)
Sabarmati Ashram Mahatma Gandhi Ahmedabad(Guj)
Cochin Fort Portuguese Kerala
St.George Fort East India Company Chennei (T.N)

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan 26/11

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan 26/11


Sandeep Unnikrishnan was born on 15 March ,1977,and did his schooling from Frank  Anthony Public School in Bangalore.Right from a young age ,he showed a desire to join the army.He expressed this by styling his hair in a crew cut! His teachers and peer recall him as being a good athlete,so much so many of his athletic records remained unbroken years after he had left school.

Sandeep gruduated from school in 1995 and then went on to join the National Defense Academy(NDA) from where he passed out as a graduate of the 94th course.His NDA friends remember his as a selfless ,generous,calm and composed person.His Happy-go-lucky face masked a ruthless and determined soldier.He had a thin physique which a tough,never-give-up spirit,that was noticed in various training camps and cross country races he participated in during his NDA day.
He was commissioned as Lieutenant to the 7th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment(Infantry) on 12 July 1999.After serving the Indian Army in different location in Jummu and Kashmir and Rajasthan to counter insurgencies for two terms,he was selected to join the National Security Guards(NSG).On completion of his training,he was assigned to Special Action Group (SAG) of NSG.He was a popular officer,who was loved and respected by his seniors and juniors alike.
At the 'Ghatak' course at the Commando Wing,he topped the course earning 'Instructor Grading' and commendations form his seniors.
Perhaps his passion for bravery led him to opt for the NSG Commando service, Which he joined on deputation in 2006.
During Operation Vijay in July 1999, he showed grit and determination at the forward posts in the face of heavy artillery firing and small arms fire by the Pakistani troops. On the eve of 31 December 1999,Major Sandeep,then a Lieutentent,led a team of Six soldier and managed to establish a post just 200 metres away from the enemy.
On the night of 26 November 2008,seven iconic building in South Mumbai were attacked by terrorists.
Major Unnikrishnan was a part of the team of Opration Black Tornado,that swung into action at the Taj Hotel. He entered the hotel with a group of ten commandos and reached the sixth floor through a staircase.As the team came down the stairs,they sensed the terrorists had held a few woman as hostages in a room and locked the room from inside.When the Commandos broke open the door,the terrorists resorted to firing,In the encounter that followed ,Commando Sunil Yadav,Major Unikrishnan's Partner,got hit.Major Unnikrishnan arranged for Commando Sunil Yadav's evacuation and without fearing for his own safety,he chased the terrorists,who,in the meanwhile,has escaped to yet another floor of the hotel.Through all this,he continuously engaged them in combat.Unfortunately in the cross change of fire,he was shot from the back.He was severly injured and finally lost his life in the battle gun.
Thousand turned up to pray homage to this braveheart who was cremated with full military honours.The nation honoured his Posthumously(honoured after one's death) with the prestigious Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.
His father K.Unnikrishnan said 'A soldier's job is not a job, but a service.If one takes up a job just for money ,there are many jobs one can do.The best way to serve the country is by protecting its people.Sandeep was a soldier and he did his job well.I'm very proud of him'.He further added,"my son has instilled the feeling of nationalism and patriotism in me which I will always remember'.
Valiant heroes die in war and in combat.But their memories live forever....