As I reflect on Mauritius’s hard-earned journey to freedom and sovereignty on Independence and Republic Day 2023, my heart is filled with pride and gratitude. Having been born in a nation that was once under colonial rule, it’s incredible how far we’ve come since then—today, we are an independent country with vibrant culture and values of endearment. Over time, Mauritius has grown through reconciliation, courage, empathy, and love for one another. Today marks yet another milestone in our nation’s history as it celebrates 55 years of freedom from colonisation, which we all should share joyously!Continue reading “A Note on Mauritius’s Independence and Republic Day 2023”
National Day 2021: My Message to Our Dormant Youth
Today Mauritius is celebrating the National Day 2021. We are being given a chance to start with a clean(er) slate after 53 years of Independence and after 29 years of being a Republic.
Now is the time for every person deemed a ‘youth’ to stand up and be present in the present. Yes, the future is for the youth, but more importantly, the present is just as much for the youth. It is high time that we break all of these out-dated societal norms and make room for how life is these days. The youth have a stronger voice than they tend to realise, and the potential action that lies in that collective effort is even more potent than anyone cares to think.Continue reading “National Day 2021: My Message to Our Dormant Youth”