By Khairul Anuar Muhamad Noh
PORT LOUIS (Mauritius), March 18 – Universiti Putra Malaysia
Lecturer, Associate Professor Dr. Paramasivam Muthusamy, received a Special
Certificate of Recognition from Mauritius Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar
Jugnauth during Mauritius Tamil League’ 80th Anniversary last night.
The event saw the presence of some 800 guests, including Mauritius Deputy President, Ministers, VIPs, Mauritius non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), lecturers, donors and members of the public.
The recognition was accorded to Dr. Param for his contributions to Mauritius over the past 21 years where he has been expanding his expertise and knowledge skills on Language and Culture via various activities such as research and publication, seminar and conference, Students Cultural Exchange Program, Foster Family Program, Malaysian Food Festival and Entrepreneur tour.
He made his presence felt in Mauritius through his books which were published by UPM and became reference materials for universities and schools in Mauritius.
Dr. Param said he had visited Mauritius for as many as 50 times, the first when he was a student of UPM Bachelor Degree program in 1996.
"Ties between Malaysia and Mauritius became stronger when I started working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Language and Communications.
"Bi-lateral ties between Malaysia and Mauritius continued through the involvement of students in various activities via the Curriculum and Student Development Centre," he said.
Earlier before the presentation ceremony, Dr. Param made a courtesy call on President of Mauritius, Prof. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
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