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Divali to be celebrated at National level in Vacoas, says Minister Baboo

Date: October 26, 2016
Domain:Arts & Culture
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 26 October 2016: Divali festival which symbolises the festival of light and unity among the different communities will be celebrated at national level on Saturday 29 October 2016 in Vacoas.
In this context a live show will be organised at the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix by the Ministry of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and External Communications and the Municipality of Vacoas-Phoenix.
This was announced by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Santaram Baboo, during a press conference yesterday in Port-Louis.
The Minister spoke about the various arrangements with regards to the live show which will start at 19h00 for a duration of more than three hours with the participation of both local and foreign artists including two renowned singers from India.
According to him, the aim of the live show is to sensitise the public about the cultural importance which is linked to the common heritage of Mauritius and to further promote unity and national cohesion. Over 5,000 persons are expected to attend the show. Moreover, transport facilities will be provided to inhabitants in the vicinity. 
In the same vein, the Minister spoke about the celebrations to mark the 182nd Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers, commemorated on 2 November 2016 to be held at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Trou Fanfaron Wharf, Port-Louis.
The event will comprise of a wreath-laying ceremony, cultural performances, launching of a coffee table book, and an exhibition. It will be attended by the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth and other eminent personalities. 
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