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Mother Theresa is declared the 'Woman of the Millennium' by GoDubai surfers. View some of their responses

Mother Theresa

'She hands out slips of paper with a prayer and a photograph of herself. "This is my business card," she says jokingly,

doling out small cards that read, "The fruit of silence is prayer; the fruit of prayer is faith; the fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace."

Mother Teresa's first contact with the destitute was when she found a woman dying in the street, eaten by rats. She took the woman to a nearby hospital, but the people there were reluctant to take her. She was so insistent that they finally treated the woman. From then on, Mother Teresa decided to find a place for the dying and take care of them.

She asked the government only for a place; the rest she would do herself. City officials allowed Mother Teresa to use a building next to the Kali temple in Kalighat where pilgrims worshiped a Hindu goddess with the power to give and destroy life.

That's where the Home for the Dying began more than 40 years ago. Relatives, friends and passers-by bring the patients, or they come on their own. Volunteers assist the nuns, priests and monks, bathing, comforting and feeding the dying.

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Why March 8th?

With 2 million Russian soldiers dead in the war, Russian women chose the last Sunday in February to strike for "bread and peace". Political leaders opposed the timing of the strike, but the women went on anyway. The rest is history: Four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. That historic Sunday fell on 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia, but on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere.

In 1975, the UN officially declared March 8th as International Woman's Day.

Surfers Respond
(Winners were selected by lucky draw)

  • Jodie Foster
    At the brink of the new millenium, she represents all the social changes. A women who is a self-made career and family woman.
    S.Mehra, Dubai Winner
  • Kiran Bedi
    Because she is tough. She is God's answer to every single male chauvnist in this world and most importantly she has guts and courage.
    Nisha, Indian
  • Mother Theresa
    Woman with the golden heart. She gave it to everyone who needed it. I am proud that she was born in my country in Skopje, the capital of Republic of Macedonia
    Mirjana, Macedonia
  • Mother Theresa
    She is a lady who devoted her life to helping the poor and needy. Her message to this world was that the poor and the orphan should not be rejected because our God treats everyone as equals.
    Afifah, Abu Dhabi
  • My Sister-in-law
    It's a family story... but this remarkable woman created miracles in my life.
    Audrey, Dubai
  • My Mother-in-law
    She is great. If she had not given my husband a good cultured upbringing, I would not have had as nice a husband as the one I have now. His good character reflects on my children - all thanks to his mother Had it not been for my mother-in-law, my father would have had to give lots of money as dowry. Let her live long.
    Meena, Dubai
  • Mother Theresa
    She selflessly devoted her life for the poor, sick and needy. Only once in so many centuries, has a soul like hers taken birth.
    Tasneem, Abu Dhabi
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    America's most influential first lady blazed paths for women and led the battle for social justice everywhere.
    Nadia, Sharjah
  • Mrs.Indira Gandhi
    Internationally prominent leader. A true fighter throughout her life. She began as a fighter for India's independence. She made a niche for herself in the male-dominated arena of politics in the subcontinent.
    Anandi, Abu Dhabi
  • Sharon Stone
    A woman of substance. Rags to riches story. Very few woman are capable of matching her achievements.
    Sanjay, Dubai
  • Mother Teresa
    She helped the Poor and the downtrodden without looking into their Caste, Creed, Sex, Religion and so on.
    Sandeep, Dubai
  • Hillary Clinton
    Because of her ability to stand by her husband even through very critical times. Her ability, confidence and sense of purpose - as also her desire to lead her country to the next millenium.
    Sucharita, Dubai
  • Mother Theresa
    As she left her own country to serve and find God in the poor.
    Arifa, Dubai
  • Princess Diana
    She deserves to the the Woman of the Millennium because she used her fame and power to bring hope to the lives of many disabled and ill children around the world. She tried to create awareness and spearheaded programs to ban mine bombs.
    Navin, Dubai
  • Margaret Sanger
    Because of her crusade to legalize birth control, she spurred the movement for women's liberation.
    Samina, Dubai
  • Mother Teresa
    She served the poor and downtrodden wholeheartedly.
    K.R.Shyam, Sharjah
  • Princess Diana
    Because she made many many poor people happy and making poor people happy is one of the greatest things to do
    Maaz, Sharjah
  • Mother Theresa
    Because throughout her life, she served people without any reward. She was a loving, kind and nice woman.
    Lubna Anwar, Sharjah
  • Princess Diana
    Though she was a rich and famous personality and though she had so much, she was a lovely lady who stood by everything just. She was such a nice person at heart. She was a very generous person whom people all over the world loved.
    Ritu, Dubai
  • Benazir Bhutto
    For her constant political endeavours to survive amidst the men and for having been able to rule Pakistan twice despite strong opposition from the fundamentalists.
    Asma, Dubai Winner
  • Mother Teresa
    She helped people regardless of their religion and nationality. She cared for all human beings and wanted peace in the world.
    Sara, Dubai
  • Mother Theresa
    Because I believe she was the one woman who really made a difference on a large scale.
    Monica, Dubai
  • Helen Keller
    Because she was a pioneer. She showed the way.
    Jacob, Sharjah
  • Madame Curie
    Because she entered a field that was dominated by men, won the Nobel prize twice. What more could you ask for?
    Maya, Dubai
  • Mother Theresa
    Because throughout her life she served people selflessly without asking anything in return. Treating the ill and the old, who are not known to you, is not an easy task.
  • Mariah Carey
    Some people provide inspiration to millions worldwide. Mariah Carey today having sold 100 million albums worldwide is one of them. She has touched the hearts of millions. Yet inspite of being so rich the lady has not let her fame go to her head. She is the Active Supporter of The Fresh Air Fund and Camp Mariah for under priviledged children and regularly visits child prisons to help in prison reforms. This is what music is all about. To show the world what caring is all about.
    Kapil, Dubai Winner!
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