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Remembrance Day 2022: Wreath Laying Ceremony Held At Royal College, Curepipe

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Remembrance Day, which is observed to pay tribute and honour the combatants of the World War I (WW1) and World War II, was commemorated, on Sunday, with the holding of a mass by the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius at the St James Cathedral in Port Louis, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial, Royal College, Curepipe.

Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth conversing with ex-serviceman
Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth conversing with ex-serviceman

The Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Eddy Boissézon; the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth; other Ministers; and eminent personalities were present at the events.

Prime Minister Jugnauth talking with Chief Justice Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul and Indian High Commission Nandini Singla
Prime Minister Jugnauth talking with Chief Justice Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul and Indian High Commission Nandini Singla

Wreaths were laid by Acting President Boissézon, Prime Minister Jugnauth, the Leader of the Opposition, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, and other dignitaries.

Leader of the Opposition and chief Justice
Leader of the Opposition and chief Justice

The solemn ceremony was marked by the customary Remembrance Day Parade with the playing of lament by the Police Band and the observance of two minutes of silence.

Chinese Ambassador to Mauritius ZHU Liying and the Chargé d’Affaires Satrajit Sardar of America
Chinese Ambassador to Mauritius ZHU Liying and the Chargé d’Affaires Satrajit Sardar of America

This year marks the 104th anniversary of the end of WW1 and the signing of the Armistice which ended the battle on the Western Front at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

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