Sushmita Sen honoured with Mother Teresa International Award

New Delhi: Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has been bestowed with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.

The 37-year-old model-actress, who has two adopted daughters, took to Twitter to share her delight after receiving the honour.

"Beautiful people... `The Mother Teresa International Award` I received last night. Precious," Sen posted along with a photo.

"What an overwhelming feeling to receive an award named after `Mother` and with past recipients like his holiness Dalai Lama and Malala Yousafzai," she tweeted.

During the Miss Universe pageant of 1994, Sen had won appreciation by expressing admiration for Mother Teresa.

Currently in its sixth edition, the award ceremony is an initiative that highlights various endeavours taken up by individuals and NGO`s to promote peace and social justice.

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