One Day State Mourning on the passing away of Sir Anerood Jugnauth

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New Delhi, June 5, 2021: Sir Anerood Jugnauth, former President and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius has passed away. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day’s State Mourning tomorrow throughout India.

The National Flag will be flown at half-mast on the day of the mourning throughout India on all buildings where the National Flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day.

Yesterday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, to convey condolences for the demise of his father Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

Prime Minister recalled Sir Anerood’s long public life in Mauritius, during which he served as both Prime Minister and President for many years.

Highlighting the deep respect for Sir Anerood Jugnauth in India, including among all political parties, Prime Minister appreciated the seminal role he played in the evolution of India’s very special friendship with Mauritius.

Calling him a ‘proud Pravasi Bharatiya’, Prime Minister said that India had been privileged to honour Sir Anerood with both the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and the Padma Vibhushan.

Both leaders committed themselves to further strengthening and deepening of the special bilateral relationship, in commemoration of Sir Anerood’s abiding legacy.

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