Sachin indeed the great Little Master: LS speaker

Published: Friday, December 23, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Parliament today congratulated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for scoring highest number of centuries in test cricket saying he was a true sportsman and a role model for youths of the country.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said "this is a unique achievement by a great cricketer and we are extremely proud that it is an Indian sportsperson who has earned this great distinction."

"Sachin Tendulkar is indeed the great Little Master who has brought tremendous laurels to the country and he exemplies what a true sportsman should be," the Speaker said.

Chatterjee said Tendulkar would no doubt continue to inspire youths of the country "to strive to take part in sports and achieve distinctions by discipline and sincere efforts. Sachin Tendulkar is the role model for them."

He also conveyed best wishes to the cricketer and was joined by all members amid thumping of desks.

Congratulating the cricketer for his unique feat, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairmamn K Rahman Khan said Tendulkar has brought laurels to the country.

"We hope Tendulkar and other cricketers will continue to bring honour," he said.

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