PORT LOUIS, Jan 13 : In a big transfer, the Mauritian authorities has determined to grant a one-off particular depart for 2 hours to public servants of the Hindu religion to attend prayers marking the “landmark” inauguration of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22.
The Pran Pratishtha on the Ram temple might be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different senior leaders. The ceremony might be telecast reside.
“Cupboard has agreed to the grant of a one-off particular depart of two hours on Monday 22 January 2024 from 1400 hours to public officers of Hindu religion, topic to exigencies of service, within the context of the inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir in India, which is a landmark occasion because it symbolises the return of Lord Ram in Ayodhya,” the Mauritian Cupboard led by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth stated in a press release on Friday.
Hinduism is the biggest faith in Mauritius, with Hindus representing roughly 48.5 per cent of the inhabitants in 2011.
Mauritius is the one nation in Africa the place Hinduism is essentially the most practised faith. By way of share, the nation ranks third globally within the prevalence of Hinduism, following Nepal and India.
Hinduism got here to Mauritius when Indians had been introduced as indentured labour to colonial French and later in a lot bigger numbers to British plantations in Mauritius and neighbouring islands of the Indian Ocean.
The migrants got here primarily from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)
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