The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, attended, yesterday, at the Sunni Razvi Academy, in Port-Louis, the 39th Annual Eid Milad Party organised in the context of the national celebrations of the religious festival Eid-Ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim Holy Month of fasting.
The President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun; the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo; the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo; Ministers and Members of Parliament; the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; the Lord Mayor of Port-Louis, Mr Mahfooz Moussa Cadersaib; the Secretary General of the Sunni Razvi Society International, Mr Cheeroo; and, several eminent personalities were also present at the national celebrations.
The head of government also spoke of the peaceful coexistence that exists in Mauritius. All major religions co-exist in unity, he said. “I am proud that this festival shows our diversity and helps us to come closer as a country. Mauritius has come to a certain maturity and mutual understanding despite some hotheads. We need to show that everyone can practice their religion,” he said. He added: “My government will continue to ensure that in Mauritius all people can live freely according to their religion and culture.
Spoking at these celebrations, the leader of the opposition, Xavier-Luc Duval, extend his best wishes to the Muslim community on this special occasion.