3 years after Meghalaya came into being and in the year of the emergency, Mother Teresa came to Shillong on an invitation of Kong Edith Kharshiing, wife of politician Mr. Martin Narayan Majaw. Their daughter Kong Agnes Kharshiing (and a RAIOT writer), sent us images of that visit from her family album. Mother Teresa was well known but not yet a Nobel Star.
Raiot’s interests in these images are not sectarian and hagiographical but archival (and to be honest just a wee bit Clickoholical). Much more than the presence of the ‘Mother’, it is the faces of local dignitaries which are fascinating. Kong Agnes has tried to caption some of the names but for other’s do put your guesses in the comments.
In Guwahati Airport with Kong Edith Kharshiing
With Mrs. N. Snagma, wife of Capt. Williamson Sangma, Chief Minister
Mother Tereas with Capt. Williamson Sangma, Meghalaya’s first Chief Minister on a fund raising drive
Nuns from Missionaries of Charity with Mr. Nari K Rustomji, Chief Secretary and an amateur anthropologist at Nongpoh Leprosy Colony
To the left of Mother Teresa is Fr. Bianchi. To the right is Mr. Martin Narayan Majaw
An appeal from Kong Edith Kharshiing to support Mother Teresa’s work
With Fr. Bianchi of Laitumkhrah Cathedral in Fidelis Cottage. Laitumkhrah. In the house of Tilda Narayan Majaw