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    New millennium will begin in India.

    New millennium will begin in India.

    The new century's first rays of sunlight will first fall on India. Millions of tourists around the world are planning to visit Andaman and Nicobar islands, in India to get a glimpse of century's first sunlight

    The country's top tourism official said on Friday that daylight on January 1, 2000 will break over Katchall, one of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, at 0000 GMT.

    Celebrate the Century

    "Going by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the first minute of the new millennium will be on this island -- the millennium will begin in India," Tourism Secretary M.P. Bezbaruah told Reuters.

    He said that plans were in hand to mark the new year on the small and largely uninhabited island in the Andaman Sea, although concerns over protection of the environment meant they would be low key.

    India may soon get official recognition of the new year's starting point.

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