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India’s largest University sets up chair on Mother Teresa

CWN - February 16, 2011

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) has announced the establishment of a ‘Mother Teresa Chair’ at India's largest institution of higher education: Indira Gandhi National Open University. The CBCI in a press statement on February 16 quoted the 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. 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.

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