President of Mauritius Rajkeshwar Purryag shed tears In Bihar
President of Mauritius Rajkeshwar Purryag sheds a happy tear as he returns to his family's Bihar village. Overcome with emotion, Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag broke down after arriving in the "land of his forefathers" - a nondescript village of Bihar. "I salute this land from where my ancestors had migrated to Mauritius about 150 years ago," a tearful Purryag said at a civic reception organised in his honour.
He told the gathering, at Wajitpur village in the Masaurhi sub-division of Patna district, "I am very happy to be here but I have turned emotional too." Purryag, who was accompanied by his wife Anitah Purryag, shed tears over the sentimental reunion while addressing the villagers, who turned up in large numbers to see the man who rose from an extremely poor family to become the President of a country. The President said: "On this occasion, all my pores remembers my great grandfather who had left this village behind and gone to Mauritius." Recounting the ordeal of his forefathers, the visiting President said his grandfather and many others from the state were lured by the British to Mauritius in the name of better future. "They were told that they would find gold beneath the rocks there," he said. Purryag added: "Our forefathers did not get any gold but they worked hard enough to turn Mauritius into an independent nation. They faced abject poverty and even had to sleep on empty stomachs on many occasions."
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