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Transgenders build Mother Teresa temple in Bareilly to raise orphans

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 August 2015, 15:44 IST

26 August marked the 105th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa. To celebrate her life, two transgenders, Raju Shamim and Saroj built a temple in Uttar Pradesh to house orphans. A four-foot tall statue of Mother Teresa can also be found inside.

The temple has been set up in CB Ganj area of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, to provide shelter to young children who have been abandoned by their parents.

The statue of Mother Teresa was unveiled by seven-year old Sanya, who is Saroj's adopted daughter.

Shamim runs an NGO called Kanya Suraksha Vikas Samiti, and the temple was built on its premises. Both of them are planning to build a larger temple in the future, so as to accommodate more children.

First published: 28 August 2015, 15:44 IST
 
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