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State Function Organised on the Birth Anniversary of Late Sir Sivasagar Ramgoolam Ji

  • 19 Sep 2023
  • 2 min read

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The first Chief Minister, Prime Minister and sixth Governor-General of Mauritius at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on September 18, 2023. A state function was organized near the statue of Sir Sivasagar Ramgoolam.

Key Points:

  • On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Late Sir Shivasagar Ramgoolam ji, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid emotional tribute to him by garlanding his life-size statue.
  • On this occasion, Aarti puja, bhajan-kirtan and singing of Bihar songs were performed by the artists of the Information and Public Relations Department.
  • Sir Shivasagar Ramgoolam
    • Sir Shivasagar Ramgoolam was the first Chief Minister, Prime Minister and sixth Governor-General of Mauritius.
    • He was the Prime Minister of Mauritius from 1968 to 1982. He was a follower of Hindu religion, a supporter of Hindi language and a nurturer of Indian culture.
    • During his tenure there was a lot of progress in the teaching and learning of Hindi. Despite adverse circumstances and scarcity, he left no stone unturned in the development of Hindi.
    • It was he who first gave the idea of establishing the World Hindi Secretariat.
    • Sir Shivasagar Ramghoolam has the status of Father of the Nation of Mauritius.
    • Harigaon in Bhojpur district of Bihar is also known as the land of the ancestors of the Father of the Nation of Mauritius, Sir Shivasagar Ramgoolam.

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