As you may all have noticed, we are living in the Independance dream these last days and till 12th March….The concept of “Patrimoine Nationale” arises only prior to the great celebration….
Instead of focusing on the festivities on the 12th March 2007 and the flag raising ceremony at 18hr at Caudan – which is, by the way, not a place that is related to the Independance day of 12th March 1968 – Our leaders should have a more focus on how to make people dream of a better future… Please Please Make us becomes more proud of our country in the years to come…. Make Mauritius a more lively and livable place…
“Nous Pay Nou Fierte” – we certainly are proud of the achievements of our country but to what extent will we remain proud of it, when we know that our economy is in deep need of reforms…
Our flag: Is our flag only the symbol of the Independance in schools?? Which brings me to ask : Do the children learn the meaning of the colours of our flag at school??? May be it is considered to be outdated to teach students about the meanings lying behind our Rouge-bleu-jaune-vert flag….
Inevitably we ask ourselves how we are defined as citizens in this country…. and as superficial or paradoxal as it may appears, the following quote is a description of how i see our politicians dealing with people:
“Between the ambitions of the elite and the survival of the masses, the state often appears to survive essentially as a show, a political drama with an audience more or less willing to suspend their disbelief” – O’Brien 1991
Three cheers for the Republic of Mauritius!
Happy Independance Day! Long Live Mauritius!
Nou pay nou fierte!
Zaynah-Yr 4 (Also posted on My Blog)