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Indian uni sets up Mother Teresa chair

India's bishops have announced the establishment of a ‘Mother Teresa Chair’ at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Indian uni sets up Mother Teresa chair

February 17, 2011

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India has announced the establishment of a ‘Mother Teresa Chair’ at India’s largest institution of higher education, the Indira Gandhi National Open University. A CBCI press statement quotes a university circular saying that in addition to conducting the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, the occupant of the Mother Teresa Chair will promote studies on HIV, refugees, displaced people, street children, and care for vulnerable people in other sectors of society, Catholic Culture reports. The university circular also pointed out that the Mother Teresa chair will impart training for welfare providers, celebrate Mother Teresa’s August 26 Birthday as National Philanthropic Day, and institute awards for social service. “This is an honor for Mother Teresa and the church,” said Father Babu Joseph, CBCI spokesperson. SOURCE India’s largest University sets up chair on Mother Teresa PHOTO Wikimedia-Commons User Túrelio, Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0-de

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