ASIA/INDIA - Three public universities are committed to following Mother Teresa’s footsteps

Thursday, 15 September 2016 university   mother teresa   poverty   social works  

Guwahati (Agenzia Fides) - Three public universities in the Northeast of India are committed to keeping the legacy of Mother Teresa alive, working in society with greater attention towards social issues, at the service of the poor and the needy. This was reported to Agenzia Fides by the Salesian Fr. C.M. Paul, for years at the helm of the Department of Communication in the Don Bosco University in the state of Assam. "It is a laudable initiative. It shows that almost 20 years after Mother Teresa's death, her values still inspire not only the imagination of young people in college, but also the minds of academics who appreciate Mother Teresa's commitment to serving humanity", notes the Salesian.
The three universities in the state of Assam that intend to follow Mother Teresa’s footsteps by organizing social service activities are the Guwahati University, Dibrugarhe University and the Cotton College State University. The works and the principles of Mother Teresa's service have a strong impact on society: "We are elaborating some social projects that will involve students", says Mridul Hazarika, vice-chancellor of Guwahati University. "We are inspired by the work of Mother Teresa: training institutions need to take a cue from her and to have the same approach towards society", says Kumar Alak Buragohain, vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University. "It is necessary to raise awareness and engage students in social work, teaching them how to grow in social responsibility" concludes Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, vice-chancellor of the Cotton College State University. (PA-SD) (Agenzia Fides 15/09/2016)