In a big win for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius. The virtual inauguration took place through video-conference in presence of senior members of Judiciary from Mauritius and other dignitaries from both the countries. Both leaders stressed that the new building is a “symbol of India-Mauritius cooperation and shared values”.
It is a proud moment for every Indian that Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius. During the inauguration of the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius, PM Modi stated that India and Mauritius respect independent judiciaries as “important pillars of democratic systems”.
PM Modi said, “I congratulate the Government and people of Mauritius for effective management of the COVID-19 global pandemic. I am happy that India was able to support this effort through timely supplies of medicines and the sharing of experiences. The new Supreme Court Building in Port Louis is a symbol of our cooperation and our shared values.”
The new Supreme Court building project is one of the five projects being implemented under the ‘Special Economic Package’ of US $353 million extended by the Government of India to Mauritius in 2016.
India always respects its partner in terms of development cooperation. PM Modi went on to say, “history taught the world that in name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships”.
“Both India and Mauritius respect our independent judiciaries as important pillars of our democratic systems. This impressive new building, with its modern design and construction, is a mark of this respect,” PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“If India is honoured to help in the Parliament building in Afghanistan, it is also proud to be associated in the making of the Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger,” PM Modi further said.
Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, on the other hand, thanked PM Modi for “demonstrating once again that Mauritius is very close to India’s heart”, saying “I seize this opportunity to convey our solidarity to you, government and people of India in these trying times”.
The new Supreme Court Building is believed to be an important landmark in the city center symbolising the strong bilateral partnership between the two countries. Ever since PM Narendra Modi took charge at the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014, the vision of India has been changed and the world’s perception towards India is also changing.