Odisha government has decided to name a road in capital city Bhubaneswar after Mother Teresa.
The road linking Satya Nagar and Cuttack-Puri Road via flyover will be named as Mother Teresa Road.
The decision was taken after a recent request from Odisha Catholic Bishops’ Council (OCBC) to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.
“We are grateful to Odisha government for naming the road after Mother Teresa. It is our tribute to Mother Teresa for her invaluable contribution to humanity through her service and charity,” said John Barwa, head of Odisha Catholic Church.
Mother Teresa had first visited Bhubaneswar in 1974 and met the then Chief Minister Nandini Satpathy and Governor Akbar Ali Khan. Since then she visited Odisha several times.