I thank the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC) for inviting me to the programme in the context of launching of the new exhibits. My sincere appreciation goes to the Indian government for having facilitated the provision of those new exhibits, and to the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre Board for pursuing the journey for the promotion of Science and Technology in Mauritius. I would like to impress upon the parents present to motivate their children to participate in all activities that the Centre will organise in the future. I wish all young children all the best to pursue their passion in Science and Technology. I am confident that they will rise to meet the challenges and be a significant part of our nation’s human capital to realize a technologically prosperous and scientifically 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