Friedman, Kerim, Serfimovski recipients of 'Epistle for Humanity of Mother Teresa' award
Skopje, 5 September 2010 (MIA) - Victor A. Friedman, US slavist and linguist, diplomat Dr. Srgjan Kerim and sculptor Tome Serafimovski are recipients of 'Epistle for Humanity of Mother Teresa' award, which is presented by the civic association 'Skopje Native Mother Teresa' on the occasion of Mother Teresa’s death anniversary.
President of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU), the academician Gjorgji Stardelov, will deliver an address at the ceremony.
Trifun Kostovski, former Skopje Mayor, will promote the monograph 'Be Blessed - Prayers and Messages of Mother Teresa' and documentary 'On the Skopje Youth Road of Gonxha Bojaxhiu-Mother Teresa from Calcutta' by author Stojan Trencevski.
Professor Dr. Sasko Kedev, marathon swimmer Igor Dimovski, musical duo Mehmeti-Starova, Olympic athlete Branimir Jovanovski, ‘St. Panteleimon’ lions club, Mitko Kostov and cross bearer Rade Ilievski will be presented with statuettes for humanity 'Blessed Mother Teresa.'
On the occasion of Mother Teresa’s 100th birth anniversary, 100 events and special events are marked this year.
Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to an Albanian family in 1910 in Skopje. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in India, where she ministered over 40 years. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work and, following her death in 1997, was beatified – a step before being canonised as a saint, and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.