Mauritius and India share a long history, with over 330 years of ties. The two countries have enjoyed warm relations since the days of the British Empire, and Mauritius has been a trusted friend and ally of India since independence.
The two countries have signed several bilateral agreements to strengthen their bonds, such as an extradition treaty and a maritime boundary agreement. The liaison between the citizens of Mauritius and India is reflected in many Indian-origin people in Mauritius, the warm sentiments expressed at Independence Day celebrations, the numerous cultural and sporting events that are organised, and the large Indian community in Mauritius. Their partnership is rooted in shared democratic values, a history of close friendship, and a strong desire to build on a promising future. The collaboration between the two countries is similarly grounded in shared democratic values and a shared commitment to building a prosperous, democratic, and peaceful future for our nations and the world.
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India’s Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 every year to remember the day when the Constitution of India came into effect after India gained independence after a very long freedom struggle. On this occasion, the Republic of Mauritius and YUVA Mauritius wish to wish all Indians a Happy Republic Day 2022.
A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognised as the Republic Day of India. Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervour all around the country.
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For the whole week, every time I have been opening newspapers and my social media accounts, I have been hit by the rage and hate of people of Mauritius towards the various controversies and allegations on the Jugnauth government, namely Angus Road, Wakashio, Kistnen case, Air Mauritius crash, EU blacklist, Saint-Louis Gate among others.
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