Mangaluru: The renaming of the Falnir Road was held near the Kankanady circle here, on July 5.
The programme began with an invocation. Alwyn Rosario welcomed the gathering.
Superior of Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity, Sr Bernadeth unveiled the plaque with the new road name “Mother Teresa Road” at the KankanadyJunction.
Addressing the gathering, Mayor Jacintha Alfred said that Mother Teresa had served humanity in a big way by providing food and shelter to the neglected and the downtrodden. “She picked the destitutes from the streets and rehabilitated them. When people were neglected by their own, she was always there. Mother Teresa started to look after the ‘poorest among the poor’, those who were dying on the streets. She provided a place for the destitute to die with dignity and comfort. To remember her work, we have renamed the Falnir Road after Mother Teresa. Her service towards humanity is a great gift to all of us.”
Sr Bernadeth said, “May Mother Teresa, who served Jesus in the poorest of the poor, be an inspiration to each one of you. Her message is that we have been created for greater things to love and to be loved.”
Parish Priest of Milagres Church Fr Valerian D’Souza, Corporators Vinay Raj andNaveen D’Souza, Savil Mascarenhas, Judith Mascarenhas, Fr Michael Santhumayor, Ivan D’Souza and others were also present.
Molly D’Souza compered the programme.