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Youth to be encouraged to embrace unity as Mauritius celebrates its 50th years of independence, says Minister Dookun-Luchoomun

A sense of pride and patriotism should prevail in every young Mauritian as Mauritius is set to celebrate its 50 years of Independence. Being the future ambassadors of the country, youngsters should be inculcated with values as well as engage themselves in the promotion of the diversity of cultures that embraces the Mauritian society for the vision of a better nation in the upcoming years.

The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, made this statement yesterday at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditiorium, in Reduit. She was speaking at a prize giving ceremony organised in the context of the 50th anniversary of Independence of Mauritius. Secondary school students were rewarded for their participation in various activities. An exhibition focusing on the evolution of the education sector in the country was launched on the same occasion.

In her address, Minister Dookun-Luchoomun lauded the concerted efforts of students from different colleges who have shown, in a remarkable manner, their concern for the nation by participating in sporting and mural painting activities, as well as a story writing competition. This commitment demonstrates the importance and significance that young Mauritians have with regards to the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Independence of the country, she added. The past 50 years has been a journey of hurdles as well as accomplishments for Mauritius, she pointed out.

As regards the evolution of education sector, the Minister underlined that both boys and girls benefit from equal opportunities and free access to education. The youth of the country therefore have the prerequisites to succeed but they should work hard to achieve success, she emphasised. Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun appealed to each and every young citizen of Mauritius to nurture essential values so as to ponder upon changes that they can bring for the future of their country.

Prize giving ceremony

Prizes were awarded to first prize winners, from different education zones, following their successful participation in several activities. Activities comprised: greening project, fitness dance competition, football, volleyball, medley race, badminton, mural painting for the embellishment of a public place, and Ducere children's story writing.

Education Exhibition

The education exhibition which was coordinated by the Mauritius Institute of Education outlines the development of education in Mauritius, from past to present. The exhibition boards will be displayed in different regions of Mauritius for young people and the population as a whole to get a broader perspective of the evolution of this key pillar of the country.

Source: Government of Mauritius