Fly-over in Bhubaneswar named after Mother Teresa

Bhubaneswar: A road in the capital city here was named after Mother Teresa, coinciding with her canonisation ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated the fly-over road linking Satya Nagar and Cuttack-Puri road in her memory. The road was named as Saint Mother Teresa Road.

The decision in this regard was taken by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation at the request of Odisha Catholic Bishops’ Council (OCBC), said Chairman Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar to BMC.

Pope Francis also officially declared Mother Teresa as saint on September 4.

In Odisha, Missionaries of Charity, the organisation created by Mother Teresa, has 18 houses.

She 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.