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Rajnath pays tribute to Mother Teresa, assures minorities

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union Home Minister on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Mother Teresa and said that full security will be provided by the government to minorities and "all those who work towards humanity".

Paying tributes to Mother Teresa at a function here, Singh said Mother had come to India to "conquer hearts" with love.

Recalling attacks on minorities on the eve of 2015 assembly election in Delhi, he assured that "minorities will be protected in all possible ways", an official relase said here.

The Home Minister was speaking at a programme organised to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa here.

The event was jointly organised by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, Archdiocese of Delhi, Diocese of Faridabad and Diocese of Gurgaon.

Singh said Saint Mother Teresa has always been referred as "Mother" because of the love bestowed by citizens on her.

He said that Alexander had come to India to conquer land but "Saint Mother Teresa came with love to conquer hearts", the release said.

Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Cardinal George Alencherry and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion, the release said.



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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 22:56 IST