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German order of merit for MoC chief Sr Prema

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 09:17

Kolkata, Oct 20: Missionaries of Charity (MoC) Superior General Sister Mary Prema has been nominated for Order of Merit of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia.

The award will be handed over to Sister Prema by Germany`s Deputy Consul General in Kolkata Klaus Tesch at a function here tomorrow, a consulate release said.

The award is being given to Sister Prema "for her courage and dedication to work relentlessly for the poor and downtrodden as well as her work to eradicate poverty", the release said.

Sister Prema, who is of German origin, took over the reigns of the Missionaries of Charity from Sister Nirmala who had succeeded Mother Teresa.

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First Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 09:17

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