I was at an ‘Interactive Session’, on the occasion of the ‘Caravane de la Science’, visiting the Prof. Basdeo Bissoondoyal College at Flacq. It gives me an immense pleasure, when I see students and professionals organising and attending such events that will allow them to increase their knowledge in science, which is in fact very important for the development of our young and talented scientific minds. Organising the “Caravane de la Science” is indeed a very laudable initiative which encourages our students to consider a career as scientists and researchers and paves the way towards the creation of a technological base for the Mauritian Society. I therefore, congratulate the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in presenting our younger generation with the necessary platform for building a culture of creativity and innovation in Science and its related issues. I wish all students all the best, as they pursue their passion in Science and Technology. I am confident that they will rise to meet the challenge and be a significant part of our nation’s human capital to realize a prosperous and vibrant nation.
- 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