Bengal plans tourism circuit on Mother Teresa

Bengal Tourism Department has drawn up a plan to promote on its website spots in Kolkata and the State with which Mother Teresa was intimately associated.

Tourists can book their visits to these spots that will include Mother House, the house where she first lived in Kolkata, a convent on Elliot Road and the church in Darjeeling she attended in the 1950s.

“After Sunday’s canonisation programme, we expect an increased flow of foreign tourists to the State. We will make arrangements so that they have a hassle-free experience,” said tourism minister Gautam Deb.

The minister said, the Government will also try to create a tourism circuit in which over 40 places of interest in Kolkata and all over Bengal, based on Mother Teresa, will be included.


মাদার টেরেসাকে নিয়ে পর্যটন সার্কিটের ভাবনা রাজ্যের

মাদার টেরেসা যেসকল জায়গার সঙ্গে যুক্ত ছিলেন সেখানে পর্যটন সার্কিট করার পরিকল্পনা করছে বাংলার পর্যটন বিভাগ।

পর্যটকরা আগে থেকে এই জায়গাগুলির বুকিং করতে পারবেন। কলকাতার মাদার হাউস যেখানে তিনি প্রথমে থাকতেন, এলিয়ট রোডের কনভেন্ট, দার্জিলিং-এ গির্জা যেখানে তিনি পঞ্চাশের দশকে গেছিলেন এগুলিকেও এই সার্কিটের অন্তর্ভুক্ত করা হবে।

“পর্যটন মন্ত্রী গৌতম দেব জানান, “রোববারের ‘সন্ত’ অনুষ্ঠানের পর, রাজ্যে বিদেশী পর্যটকদের সংখ্যা বৃদ্ধি পাবে। পর্যটকদের যাতে কোনরকম সমস্যার সম্মুখীন হতে না হয় সেদিকেও নজর রাখা হবে”।

মন্ত্রী জানান, কলকাতা ও তার চারপাশ এবং সমগ্র বাংলায় অবস্থিত এরকম ৪০টি জায়গা নিয়ে মাদার টেরেসা ট্যুরিজম সার্কিট করার পরিকল্পনা রয়েছে রাজ্য সরকারের।


Sister Nirmala lives on through her work: WB CM

West Bengal Chief Minister today expressed her sorrow at the passing of Sister Nirmala, who headed Missionaries of Charity after the death of Mother Teresa.

While speaking at the prayer service for Sister Nirmala, WB CM said, “Her death is a great loss for the entire of the world. She worked for humanity. Sister Nirmala dedicated her life for the poorest of the poor like Mother Teresa.”

Describing Sister Nirmala as soft-spoken and always lovable like a mother, WB CM said Sister may have passed on but she will be alive through her ideology and philosophy.

“Sister Nirmala will be remembered forever for her great work. We share our gratitude for her work with the poor,” she added.

WB CM pays her last respects to Sister Nirmala

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to Sister Nirmala at St John’s Church in Kolkata.

Sister Nirmala headed the Missionaries of Charity after Mother Teresa passed away. She passed away at the age of 81 last night.

At around 12:30 PM, WB CM visited the St John’s Church. She said that she had good relations with Missionaries of Charity and that she had worked with Mother Teresa during 1992 riots.

Terming the death of Sister Nirmala as a personal loss the West Bengal Chief Minister said “Sister Nirmala was a very soft-spoken person and had worked for the poor and for world peace.” “She was very motherly. I had great respect for her,” the Chief Minister added.

The contribution of Missionaries of Charity to Kolkata and Bengal was immense, she said.


Earlier this morning, she had tweeted: