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Aug 19, 2018
8:18PM

EAM Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Panini Language Laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Mauritius

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated "Panini Language Laboratory" (पाणिनि भाषा प्रयोगशाला) at Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) in Mauritius today. The Lab has been gifted by the Government of India and it will help MGI in teaching of all Indian languages in Mauritius. 

In her address, Mrs. Swaraj said that similar lab equipped with all modern technologies and facilities need to be build up in India also to promote Hindi and regional languages. 

On this occasion, Education Minister of Mauritius Leela Devi Dookun and other dignitaries were also present. Mrs. Swaraj and Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V K Singh also paid floral tribute to Bapu’s statue at the institute. Mrs. Swaraj also called on Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. Both the leaders discussed further deepening of special ties between India and Mauritius. 

Mr Jugnauth hosted a banquet lunch in the honour of External Affairs Minister, which was attended by the prominent dignitaries from both sides. She also met former Prime Minister of Mauritius Paul Berenger on the sidelines of 11th Vishwa Hindi Conference. Mr. Berenger conveyed his condolence on the sad demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his role in strengthening bilateral relations. Mrs. Swaraj also met with the leader of opposition of Mauritius Xavier Luc Duval. Both the leaders exchanged views on furthering cooperation between the two countries.

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