Unbelivable that the Mauritian PM did go so far that he promised
scholarships and also financial aids to Bihar ... Mauritans are not rich
people ... The majority have to work real hard to be able to survive.Seems
the PM has gone out for a very generous trip at the expense of poor
Mauritans.Also, the naming of a pond after his grand father , a school after
his dad and a hospital in his own name can easily
make people think that we
are a banana republic. Some 400,000 people left India and mostly Bihar about
150 years back. All or even the majority did not come from the village of
the PM's grandfather. So why all this publicity? It was normal that the PM
discovers that his roots are from Bihar and he has the duty to pay a visit
to the village where his ancestors came from... This is his private and
personal matter. He should not have involved the Mauritian government in all
this. He could have gained so much esteem if he kept all this personal.
Makes us a real banana republic.
The love and attachment shown by Navinchandra Ramgulam for his motherland brings tears in our eyes. Living away thousands of miles away reminds me of my own village. I hear similar stories when a migrant from South Africa turned up in my village Maudihan in Rohtas district. Whole village was overwhelmed by seeing their own blood after generations. I met their next gen 10 years back and was surprised they too were emotional about the native land although they are fully settled in South Africa.
Nitish Kumar should make sure that all these people should abe able to track their roots. Let them feel happy with bringing them closer to their bloods. If we give wrong village name (badka singhpura) to a Prime minister then how others will be struggling. On global forums we come acrros many such cases where people interested in tracing their roots in Bihar. Government should take proper steps to make it happen.
Jai Bhojpur, Jai Bihar, Jai Bharat !
it is a great honnor and very emotionnal to know the biharis welcom the
p.m of mauritius
i'am a biharis from france my ancestors came from jaunpur maryahoin
badohi in 1851 to mauritius his name was seewsahaisingh ajeetsingh
his son name was icerysingh ajeetsingh
if somebody can help me to finnd my anccestors and familly
i'am carorpatie paiesha pani que taraf bahadounga jo mouje help karega i
want authentique familly with a d n test and blood test
ketoonsingh aujeetsingh tel number 04 50 34 1187
our seewsagur ramgoolam was the same as our bapoo ji mahatema ghandhi
jee peace love justice and equality tolerance a hard worker. it is a very
great honour for india and bihar state to celebrate this auspicios
occassionne to put his statue in a public place. it is also very
emmotionnel to know the history of bihari families came to work as
coolies and slaves in mauritius island during french colonisation and
british colonisation.when bapoo jee came to mauritius in 1905 during his
trip in south africa.young ghandhi jee sat down under a mango tree and
cry a lots in the city of port-louis when he saw in what condition thees
peoples wer living outside india as slaves no salary no medicale
I write to you fm Guyana,South America (formerly British Guiana) a country of which a substantial portion of our population is of Bihari extraction (Indians form 51% of the total population).With my great grandparents coming to British Guiana in Nov.1886 fm Munger (Monghyr).My family also has roots in Gorakpur and Chapra fm my Great Grandmothers side.It is of extreme interest to read your article relating to the Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam.I believe our current President Bharrat Jagdeo and past President Cheddi Jagan also paid visits to your state and country under similiar circumstances.There presently exists in our country a desire to rekindle bonds with our ancestral birthplace especially after taking into consideration the sad and heart wrenching circumstances under which our foreparents departed from the motherland. We came the furthest on a voyage that lasted over three months and many died without having the chance to ever meet their relatives in India again.With the advent of the internet, our generation is finding it easier to reach out and receive information about Bihar and also about others who left India under similiar circumstances thanks to forums such as yours.Having said that I would love to hear fm anyone out of Munger who maybe able to and willing to pass on whatever info they can about the birthplace of my forefathers and especially to advise me about getting there from Patna or Calcutta.
Surendra N. Ramsaroop