I bow, I congratulate, I thank you…

Apropos TD Fuego’s ‘The Gold Medalist’

Mr TD Fuego 

In the names of all and every Basanti, Brigitte, Bilkis and other Mauritius Female Textile Workers. 

Your five-column article in the Mauritius Times of 30 March 2012 is worth a five-hundred page essay about these Women who above all the others deserve the title of Ladies. And to whom an ungrateful Mauritius owes so much !

Once I tried to write a few pages about them… but I gave up after some hundred pages… for lack of gift, talent and models within reach… There were and still there are no Female Textile Workers in Reunion. Please, do write that book ! 

Were I the Mayor of some Municipality, I would have given a large street the following name: 

Basanti, Brigitte and Bilkis Street

Mauritius Most Meritorious Female Textile Workers 

Yours very sincerely 

Joseph J.G. Varondin
Reunion Island

* Published in print edition on 13 April 2012

An Appeal

Dear Reader

65 years ago Mauritius Times was founded with a resolve to fight for justice and fairness and the advancement of the public good. It has never deviated from this principle no matter how daunting the challenges and how costly the price it has had to pay at different times of our history.

With print journalism struggling to keep afloat due to falling advertising revenues and the wide availability of free sources of information, it is crucially important for the Mauritius Times to survive and prosper. We can only continue doing it with the support of our readers.

The best way you can support our efforts is to take a subscription or by making a recurring donation through a Standing Order to our non-profit Foundation.
Thank you.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *