I was at the historic edition of the first ever, ‘Best Mauritian Scientist Award’, organised by my Ministry and the Mauritius Research Council held at the conference Hall, Cyber Tower 1, Cybercity, Ebene. The Award, approved by Government, is meant to recognize the efforts and values of Mauritians in the field of sciences, both natural and social. By launching such an initiative, my Ministry wants to encourage our researchers and scientists to emulate the best researchers and scientists overseas. Our academics must invest more time and to dedicate their capacities in activities that will lead to applications for the benefit of the society at large. The Best Mauritian Scientist Award is not an end objective, but rather the responsibility to hold high the cause of the sciences and be a role model and mentor to others. Congrats to the best Mauritian scientist , Prof D.Jhurry !
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology