Today Mauritius is celebrating the National Day 2021. We are being given a chance to start with a clean(er) slate after 53 years of Independence and after 29 years of being a Republic.
Now is the time for every person deemed a ‘youth’ to stand up and be present in the present. Yes, the future is for the youth, but more importantly, the present is just as much for the youth. It is high time that we break all of these out-dated societal norms and make room for how life is these days. The youth have a stronger voice than they tend to realise, and the potential action that lies in that collective effort is even more potent than anyone cares to think.
The National Day 2019 Student Speech was organised by YUVA on Friday, 8 March 2019 at the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Port Louis, on the occasion of the 51st Independence Dayand 27th Republic Day of Mauritius.
The event started with a rendition of the National Anthem, evoking patriotic sentiments within each attendee. Attendees consisted of members of the Ministries, Presidents and Directors of organisations, Rectors, educators and secondary school and university students. Following the welcome address, the event proceeded with a brief account of the National day.
aim of the event was to provide the younger generation of Mauritius with a
platform to make their voices heard, since they also form part of the
stakeholders in the development of the country.