His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, visited the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site on 12 March 2015 in the context of the 47th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius.
In his message he wrote:
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to pay homage to the brave Aapravasis who left India’s shores nearly two centuries ago. Aapravasi Ghat is an eloquent tribute to the indomitable human spirit, and also to the enduring links between our people. It is our sacred duty to treasure and preserve this site.”