It is with great pleasure and privilege that I find myself associated, with the Divali festival organised by the students and staff of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Chairman of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and Rabindranath Tagore Institute Council, the Director of the MGI and Officer-in-Charge of the MGI and RTI, and all the staff members of the Institute for the invitation and I extend my warmest wishes to all of them on the very special festival of lights.Wish you all a happy, prosperous and an enlightened Deepavali ! May the light that emanates from the diyas on the night of Deepavali show us the way to a better understanding of each other, so that peace may prevail in Mauritius.
- 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