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Super Women Sister Nivedita

This story teaches us that we should have love and compassion for others in our hearts.

Keywords: Service, Hindu - Philosophy, Compassion

Superwoman Sister Nivedita


Sister Nivedita was born on October 28, 1867, in Ireland. Her childhood name was Margaret. Her father's name was Samuel Richmond Noble, and her mother's name was Mary Isabel.

Margaret's father worked in the church and served the poor and distressed people. Seeing her father serving the poor, Margaret also became inspired to serve the poor and miserable.

Margaret grew up to be a teacher in London and used to teach people about Christianity. However, she had many questions in her mind for which she was seeking answers.

She also used to serve the poor and distressed people. Once she met a great Indian philosopher, Swami Vivekananda, when he came to London from America.

Margaret liked Swamiji's thoughts on Hindu philosophy* very much. Margaret felt that Swamiji had answers to all her questions.

A few years later, Margaret came to India. Swami Vivekananda made her his student and gave her the name Nivedita.

Now everyone started calling Margaret as Sister Nivedita. Nivedita served the poor and unhappy people of India a lot.

Nivedita did a lot for girls' education. She opened a school for girls in Kolkata. Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita believed that only good education could improve the lives of the people of India.

When the plague epidemic spread in Kolkata, Sister Nivedita, without caring for her own life, served the patients day and night. She herself became ill but she did not stop serving the people.

Sister Nivedita helped Swami Vivekananda in spreading the knowledge of Hindu philosophy to the people across the country and making them understand the importance of education.

She worked very hard to provide better education to the children of India. After the death of Swami Vivekananda, she wrote many articles and books about his life and teachings.

She promoted the teachings of human service taught by Swami Vivekananda. Sister Nivedita dedicated her entire life to the service and betterment of the people of India.

Children, from the story of Sister Nivedita, we learn that we should have love and compassion for others in our hearts and we should help needy people so that their lives become better.

philosophy* - the compilation of thoughts that help us in reaching truth/God.

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