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India’s President To Be Chief Guest at Mauritius’ 56th Independence Day



India's President To Be Chief Guest at Mauritius' 56th Independence Day
Image source: Defi Media - Droupadi Murmu - President of India

Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, has been invited as the guest of honour by the Mauritian government for the 56th anniversary of the country’s Independence and the 32nd anniversary of the Republic on 12th March. The official ceremony will take place at Champs de Mars, in Port-Louis.

The government is reviving a tradition that has not been held since 2020. Since then, the ceremony had been conducted simply at the State House in Réduit, without a guest of honour. Droupadi Murmu has been the President of India since 25th July 2022.

This former teacher is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is of Santal origin, an Austro-Asiatic indigenous people of India. They number around six million people and are considered an ethnic minority.

Droupadi Murmu, aged 65, was a member of the Orissa Legislative Assembly from 2000 to 2009. She also served as a State Minister from 2000 to 2004 in the local government. From 2015 to 2021, she was the Governor of Jharkhand.

As part of the celebrations on 12th March, Mauritius usually invites high-ranking Indian personalities. In 2018, the government welcomed the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. In 2015, the guest of honour was Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. In 2006, it was the Indian President, Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, who visited.

Source: Defi Media

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