Mauritius President underlines key Indian role in global economy

Jalandhar (Punjab), Nov 21 (IANS) India will continue to play a key role in the global economy and as an economic powerhouse in the South Asian region, Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim said here on Monday.

Addressing the 7th Convocation of Lovely Professional University (LPU) here, the Mauritian President urged students from India and Mauritius not to leave for other countries after completing their education here.

“India and Mauritius have so many things in common be it traditions, values or culture. India will continue to play a key role in the global economy and as an economic powerhouse in the South Asian region. We should have a kind of education in India and Mauritius under which young and ignited minds of both the countries should not leave for other countries,” she said.

The Mauritian President was conferred the honorary Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) degree of the university for her work towards advancement of science, technology and in recognition of her services to society.

President Fakim honoured PhDs and toppers of various LPU academic programmes and lauded LPU’s emphasis on invention, creativity and development.

During the convocation ceremony, over 15,000 students received post-graduate and graduate degrees and diplomas.

LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal pointed out that Mauritius had become a centre of textiles, tourism and advanced technology.

–IANS

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