Mrs Umrawootee Gopal celebrated her 100th birthday, on 10 February 2023. On Saturday, February 11, 2023, a birthday party was hosted at the Ramayan Centre in Union Park to honor the occasion. During the celebrations, Mrs Umrawootee Gopal was offered a cheque of Rs 26,203; a mixer grinder; a bouquet of flower; the centenarian medal; and a certificate for her service by the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity. She also received a cheque of Rs 10,000 from the National Solidarity Fund of the Ministry while the Senior Citizen Council presented her with gifts.
Mrs Gopal attributes her longevity to eating a well-balanced diet and healthy foods such as fried fish and salads.
From her marriage to Mr Purboodealsing Gopal, she had seven children, five sons and two daughters. She has 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Bibi Zuleka Jogee celebrated her 100th birthday, on Sunday 12 February 2023
Mrs Bibi Zuleka Jogee, from Beau Bassin, celebrated her 100th birthday, on Sunday 12 February 2023, at her residence, surrounded by family and friends.
According to the new centenarian, she owes her longevity to her belief and faith in God. She has also been very health-conscious since her young age, doing her jogging and exercises, while eating healthy food, including lots of fruits.
The Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo; the Parliamentary Private Secretary, Dr (Mrs) Marie Christiane Dorine Chukowry; and other personalities were present at the celebrations.
To commemorate the event, the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity offered to Mrs Jogee a cheque of Rs 26,203; a mixer grinder; a bouquet of flower; the centenarian medal and a certificate for her service.
In addition, the National Solidarity Fund of the Ministry gave her a cheque of Rs 10,000, and gifts were bestowed by the Senior Citizen Council.
Mrs Bibi Zuleka Jogee was born on 08 February 1923 in Port Louis. She married at the age of 13 years old and had five children. Her husband passed away in 1974. Mrs Jogee has ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.