To honour the death of India’s 10th Prime Minister, Mauritius paid tribute by showing flags at half-mast from sunrise to sunset this Friday. This directive was issued by the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth, where Indian as well as Mauritian national flags were flown at half-mast.
Mauritian Prime Minister also made an appeal to the private sector to keep both the flags at half-mast during the same period.
Mauritius constitutes of around 68 per cent Indian descent in its population. This comes nearly 1.3 million on the Island.
Jugnauth also wrote a condolence message to Narendra Modi reminiscing Vajpayee’s deep affection for Mauritius and its people.
Jugnauth also recalled Vajpayee’s deep affection for Mauritius and its people and said that “we were honoured to receive him in March 2000 as chief guest at the National Day celebrations and whenever he visited Mauritius”.
“He shaped the destiny of India through his bold leadership and his deep-rooted empathy for the common man”.
“Today, as India shines as a beacon of progress and development on the global stage, we cannot forget the strong and able stewardship of Vajpayee.”
“His was a leadership characterised by determination, perseverance, fairness and equity.”
“Mauritius mourns the loss of a man who stood not only for India but also for Mauritius,” he said in the condolence message to the India.