50th anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius and the 26th anniversary of the Republic activities.
Terre Rouge, 09 March 2018: A series of activities were planned in the context of the national day, which kicked off with Mr Ramalingum Maistry, Chairman of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) attending the flag raising ceremony at Hurrypersad Ramnarain Government School as Guest of Honour. Late Mr Hurrypersad Ramnarain, O.B.E, was the longest-serving Chairman of the then Mauritius Marine Authority (now MPA) from 1977 to 1995 and both the school as well as the current seat of the MPA building bear his name.
Mr Ramalingum Maistry also officially launched a set of audio-visual equipment (laptop, projector, screen and audio system) that the MPA donated to the school on the day.
The national day activities continued at the seat of the MPA, where another flag raising ceremony was organised by the HR department of the MPA for our staff. Staff gathered at the main entrance of the Authority on the sunny day. This year, Mr P. K. Jhowry, Chief Officer (Finance), one among the eldest members of staff of the Authority was entrusted the privilege of hoisting up our national flag while Ms Nathalie Couty sang the national anthem.
The flag raising ceremony was followed by the International Women’s Day celebrations with a distribution of gifts to all women working at the MPA. About 60 employees who have served the MPA for at least 25 years were also formally recognised for their achievement. They received a gift and a certificate for this achievement.
The day ended with distribution of cakes to all staff, courtesy of the Management of the MPA and facilitated by the HR department.
Photo Galleries of the event
1. Flag Raising Ceremony and Speeches
2. Presentation of Certificates
3. International Women's Day