"This is a historic occasion because we are today bringing to fruition one of the most cherished wishes of our forefathers who were brought to Mauritius in conditions which you know only too well. This is also a solemn moment because this is yet another instance of how we wish to assert ourselves by breaking away from the hold of an incubus which for too long warped our vision of what Mauritius is and what it ought to be".


Late Sir Kher Jagatsing, addressing a seminar on Hinduism as Minister of Education at Presidency college on 8th August 1980. (Kher Jagatsing: Petals of Dust, p204).

The photo shows him visiting a Hinduism exhibition at the College in 1979.