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Mauritius to help Indian origin citizens trace their roots
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | February 20, 2008 16:20 IST
The initiative was made public by Bihar Roots Foundation president Goorooduth Chuttoo, who is accompanying Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, who is on a three-day visit to Bihar.
Chuttoo told rediff.com that the Bihar Roots Foundation is planning to set up a Mauritius House in Patna soon to strengthen the cultural roots and ties with Bihar. The primary aim of the Foundation will be to connect the people of Bihar origin to their ancestors, propagate and preserve their language, Bhojpuri, and promote Bihari heritage on a global platform.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who visited Mauritius last year, said he understood the pain of Mauritians of Bihar origin, desperate to discover their ancestral lineage.