GIS - 05 March, 2020: The official logo and video song 'Dan Larmoni Lanatir' in context of the National Independence Day celebrations, were presented today, in presence of the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr. Avinash Teeluck, during a press conference held, this morning, in Port-Louis.
Minister Teeluck pointed out that the theme Lanatir nou Lavenir was agreed upon by the Interministerial committee that was mandated to organise the activities pertaining to the National Independence Day celebrations. This year’s theme, he pointed out, is aligned to the Governmental Programme 2020-2024 that reiterates Government’s commitment to make the protection and safeguard of the environment and sustainable development, a priority.
He emphasised that the theme indicates Government’s mission of ensuring that the next generation lives in a safe and green country. He dwelt on the logo’s symbolic illustrations which represents the country’s flag , namely: the red Trochetia, the blue ocean, the yellow l’Oiseau du Paradis and the green banana leaf. On the other hand, the video song showcased the rich multicultural diversity of Mauritius as well as its natural assets.
As for the Official Programme, the Minister underlined that it will be held at Champ de Mars on 12 March 2020 as from 18 00, and will comprise of the Flag Raising Ceremony; a march-past by the Police Band, Disciplined Forces and Uniformed Organisations and a fly-past as well as helicopter display and a performance by Queen Elizabeth College Majorettes.
Also on the agenda, he said, is a cultural show where some 200 artists will perform for around 40 minutes, around this year’s theme. The show will focus on sensitising the population about the drastic impacts of pollution on the country’s environment, and recall the importance of keeping the nature clean and green for sustainable development, added the Minister.
Furthermore, Minister Avinash Teeluck announced the participation of the Chagos Tambour Group and Nouvellement tipik Agalega group to the popular show .
He also highlighted the new initiative of the Ministry, which is the Art in the City, that aims at promoting artistic development, transforming the busy city environment through the inclusion of visual and performing arts, and giving access to high quality artistic and cultural experiences. The event will be held over 4 days at 12 different locations in Port Louis from 10 00 hours to 14 00 hours.
The event kickstarted today and will be held on Friday 06 March 2020, Monday 09 March 2020 and Tuesday 10 March 2020.
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