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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



I would like to thank the Indian High Commission and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture for supporting today’s activity “Science Through Colours”.Today’s programme has been mounted with the main aim of creating scientific awareness through drawing/painting  to encourage our students to explore scientific theme through creative thinking and to enhance the learning of scientific concepts through science demonstrations. Art/drawing helps children express, communicate and create order. We generally lack the breadth of vocabulary necessary to articulate all of the complexity of our thoughts and emotions succinctly. Drawing trains the mind as well as the eye.  It is as great an aid to the reasoning powers as is logic and mathematics. I am pleased that secondary school students are participating in this project together with children with special needs from CEDEM.  I wish all our children plenty of success and hope that this project will increase their understanding of the importance of science in their everyday life.