This year’s World Water Day is on the theme “Water and Food Security” a theme chosen by the United Nations to focus on the increasing uncertainties relating to water supply and food production. In this context I was at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, in presence of eminent personalities. I am happy that the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is a partner in hosting such an important event every year and will through its regular activities sensitise students on the value and importance of water. The research institutions falling under the aegis of my ministry will also continue to dedicate attention to the water issue and share their findings with the agencies concerned.
- 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
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