National unity and solidarity are key to defining the multicultural landscape of Mauritius with its different practices, beliefs, traditions and religions. Young Mauritians should continue to tread on the path set by the elder generations for the last 50 years.
This statement was made by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the unveiling ceremony of a StAle de l’unite at Champ de Mars this afternoon in the presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other eminent personalities.
On this occasion, a March on the theme Anou Marse Pou Linite, starting from Line Barracks to Champ de Mars and gathering some 3000 students was also held to mark the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius.
In his address, Prime Minister Jugnauth highlighted that the unity prevailing among the population has tremendously contributed to the socio-economic development of the country. Government, he underlined, will continue to support the citizens in the promotion of an exemplary nation with all its diversity and values.
As regards the unveiling of the stele at Champ de Mars, the Prime Minister underscored that the place is symbolical as it bears testimony to the first flag raising ceremony held fifty years back.
Speaking of the March, Mr Jugnauth emphasised that it is highly significant of the unity that binds the Mauritian youth adding that their determination to maintain the diversity will lead to the progress of Mauritius for the coming years.
For his part, Minister Toussaint lauded the efforts of the youngsters who have undertaken this March with a sporting spirit. As future leaders of the country, they will be called upon to look forward to the next fifty years, he added.
Activities for the March comprised: National anthem by Vent d’un rA�ve; Police Riders, Police Band; Majorette from Notre Dame College; flash mob; pledge by young people on Langazman pou linite, and a youth show.
Source: Government of Mauritius