<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Thursday, December 2, 1999/Agrahayana 11, 1921 (Saka )

Title: Regarding naming of the Mahatma Gandhi and Shrimati Indira Gandhi as the "Asian of the Century" and "Greatest Woman of the Millennium" respectively by the survey conducted by the B.B.C.

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI (RAIGANJ): Mr. Speaker, Sir, our leader, late Shrimati Indira Gandhi, the great woman of India, has been voted as the greatest woman of the millennium in the international poll conducted in the Internet by the B.B.C. The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi has also been named `Asian of the Century'. These two things are a great pride, not for any party, for the entire nation. So, I would appeal that the entire House should applaud this feat and I would request you to make a remark, from the Chair, so that we pay our respects appropriately to the departed souls.