India is an origin of Hinduism and it is one of the oldest religion of the world. Hinduism is a traditional way of life. Hinduism is also referring as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal law or the eternal way by its practitioners. It also refers to the ‘eternal’ duties all Hindus have to follow, regardless of class, cast or sect, such as honesty, refraining from injuring living beings, purity, goodwill, mercy, patience, forbearance, self-restraint, generosity and asceticism. Apart of India there is one more country that is so well connected to our ancient religion ‘Hinduism’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited our common religion sharing country Mauritius. Narendra Modi chose Mauritius to visit and to strengthen our friendship by taking two countries on a same platform. This month on March 11, he reached Mauritius to become a part of their National Day which was on 12th March.

On reaching Mauritius Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jagnauth welcomed Indian PM on Airport. PM Modi also met with the President of Mauritius Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag and other delegates on 11th March itself.

At addressing media, Modi also talked about our special relation and rooted history which India and Mauritius shared strongly. He also expressed his gratefulness to inviting him to be part of their National Day on 12th March. He also talked about the support and solidarity both countries always have showed to each other in his tweet by PMO India “We always stand in solidarity and support for each other. It comes naturally to us from our friendship & shared values.

Shri Modi also termed the agreement on the development of Agalega Island as a major stride in India-Mauritius cooperation in the infrastructure sector. Also, PMO said that “Our agreement on cooperation in Ocean Economy is an important step in deepening our scientific and economic partnership.

Religious beliefs have a strong adherence to bring two people together and that helps a lot in making India and Mauritius to sit at one place. Narendra Modi and his love towards river Ganga have been seen again when PM Modi visited Ganga Talao in Mauritius. He brought sacred Ganga water to Mauritius as a tradition. He worshiped Lord Shiva there which gave a beautiful message to world about India-Mauritius strong relationship. In India Hindi, literature is treated like a step child nowadays which disturbs every Hindi literature lover. In Mauritius Narendra Modi also praised Mauritius for enriching Hindi Literature. He tweeted “Mauritius has done immense service towards Hindi literature.”

In India Hindi, literature is treated like a step child nowadays which disturbs every Hindi literature lover. In Mauritius Narendra Modi also praised Mauritius for enriching Hindi Literature. He tweeted “Mauritius has done immense service towards Hindi literature.”

Hindi and Hinduism connect India and Mauritius and it has seen in this visit of PM Modi. On political ground, we shake hands and on Religious ground we embrace each other which make us unite. Apravasi Ghat is one of those examples which connect both the countries. Modi said, “Aapravasi Ghat is an eloquent tribute to the indomitable human spirit &also to enduring links between our people”.

Both countries have a lot of common and once India’s Former PM Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee said “”The sea between India and Mauritius does not divide them. It unites them”. India has supported Mauritius in their development by various policies. How Hindi and Hinduism connect India and Mauritius also can be seen by people greet to Indians on the street by saying “Ram Ram” and “Om Namah Shivay”. People of India aren’t tourist for them, they are family.

In Narendra Modi’s speech at Bhawan Nirmaan Arambh , World Hindi Secretariat at Phoenix in Mauritius ,he showered praise on people of Mauritius for his civic reception and to wait for his arrival despite of heavy downpour and working day. He was overwhelmed with the love from people of Mauritius. He said Mauritius as Sample of Hinduism, he said through one mango we can assess the entire yield that’s how by looking at Mauritius we can tell about India. If a sample is that much great then how Godown will be. He talked about the political disturbance, Climate change, Skill development, Technology, Digital India, Corruption and our Cultural similarities. He thanked everyone for the heartiest welcome he got.

Political similarities bring two countries close but religious and cultural similarities bring them closer and that closeness, friendship and love these two countries share. We always hope a political, social, cultural and religious bonding between Mauritius and India for coming years.

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Contributor: Sudha Joshi

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