"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving." - Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa is will always be known for her philanthropic work. Her loving nature and immense kindness has served as an inspiration for many. The prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award was initiated in the year 2005. Since then it is held annually to pay respect to Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
It is an acknowledgement of the extraordinary work of individuals or organizations who aim to promote peace, harmony and social justice. For a world that is facing tremendous communal injustice, these representatives aim to create a world void of violence and discrimination.
This year, actor Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice. This award is a platform for felicitating people who relentlessly seek peace and encourage everyone to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Priyanka Chopra received the award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children. Former Miss World is also UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador and is known for supporting various philanthropic activities.
The award was received by the 35-year-old star's mother, Madhu Chopra. She is a pillar of support for her daughter. Receiving the Mother Teresa Memorial Award on behalf of Priyanka Chopra was a moment of immense pride.
"I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give the more you get. Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly," Madhu Chopra said in a statement.
"It is justifiable for her to receive this honourable award and I am immensely proud of her. I'm thankful and I'm sure she is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for those who are impoverished," she added.
Previously the Mother Teresa Memorial award has been received by famous personalities such as: Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare, Oscar Fernandes, Sudha Murty, Malala Yousafzai, Sushmita Sen and Bilquis Bano Edhi.
Watch the video to see this year's winner Priyanka Chopra's mother receiving the Mother Teresa Memorial award:
With ANI, Instagram and PTI inputs