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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

‘Fifth Annual Tagore Memorial Lecture Series’

To mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, a Fifth Annual Tagore Memorial Lecture Series, ’Tagore and Gandhi :Raising the Spirit of Responsible Patriotism’, was held at the Rabindranath Tagore Institute(RTI) Auditorium,  Ilot, D’Epinay, a lecture delivered  by Mrs. Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Trustee of Gandhi Development Trust (GDT), South Africa. Rabindranath Tagore’s educational model has a unique sensitivity and aptness for education within multi-racial, multi-lingual and multi-cultural situations, amidst conditions of acknowledged economic discrepancy and political imbalance. Tagore said: “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence...”I congratulate the RTI for having established and sustained facilities where our current and future generations can participate in educational and literary activities that will help us look back at some of the Modern Greats of the past century and re-examine their messages of wisdom for their relevance today. I specially refer to Tagore, the Poet and Gandhi, the Mahatma. I thank the RTI for having invited me to preside over the 5th Annual Memorial Lecture by our eminent speaker, Mrs Ela Gandhi, whose Lecture relating to the two great leaders of India, one spiritual and the other intellectual will inspire us in pursuing our goals in life.

‘Courtesy call from South Korea’

I met with Prof. Soon-Pyo Hong, MD, PhD from Cardiovascular Centre, Chosun University Hospital and Prof. Jo Byung Wook, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Chosun University, Korea, accompanied by Professor Jhurry from the University of Mauritius. The purpose of the visit was, to discuss collaboration between Mauritius and South Korea, in the field of Health Care and Medicine. Further, both parties agreed to share expertise in the field of research more particularly on seaweeds.