I thank all those for joining us for the launching of the first National Science Week. This First National Science Week for year 2013 is being organized jointly by the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre and the Mauritius Research Council. Government has allocated a special budget for this activity which we will organize in all the districts of Mauritius and in Rodrigues. I have to thank all the ministries, the departments and the private sector organisations which are participating in this event. An important aspect of the Science Week is to show the practical importance of Science and Technology in various sectors of the Mauritian economy. We have a common commitment, and it is to ensure a better, healthier and wealthier future for our children and their children. To that end, there can be no compromise; and I can assure you that, as a Government, we shall continue to do our utmost best to achieve the objectives.
- 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