Whatever happened to the name of ‘Swami Dayanand’?

For years, as we all know, the Institute of Management and Technology, situated at Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, was running in partnership with an Australian University for Diploma courses. The name of Swami Dayanand was given to this Institute of Management.

But now whenever we travel by Beau Plan, we get disheartened to see that the name of Swami Dayanand has been dropped. It is now known as the ‘University des Mascareignes’.

We do not understand why the authorities found it necessary to change the name of this Institute. The original name should have been kept. After all, Swami Dayanand was a great social reformer. His contributions in the field of education were very praiseworthy, and he promoted the advancement of all.

H. Sunoo
Morcellement St André


* Published in print edition on 20 September 2013

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