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Celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites
April 18, 2015

Celebration of the Internatio ...

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2015, the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites. In total, 1,015 visitors took part in the activities organised at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site including:- Guided visits of the newly open Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre; - Guided visits of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site; - Educational A...

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Visit of His Excellency Narendra Modi,Prime Minister of the Republic of India
March 16, 2015

Visit of His Excellency Naren ...

​ 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 tri...

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Cheque of MUR 526,500 from Mauritius Telecom Foundation
March 08, 2015

Cheque of MUR 526,500 from Ma ...

​ On 27 February 2015, the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Cherry Singh, invited the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund at the 11th Cheque Presentation Ceremony for institutions and NGOs being supported by Mauritius Telecom Foundation.   The function took place in the presence of Hon Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, and Hon Prithvirajsing ROOPUN, Minister of Social...

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July 16, 2014

Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property Buffer Zone ...

​The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund is organising a Consultative Committee on 16 July 2014 to mark the 8th Anniversary of the inscription of the Aapravasi Ghat on NESCO’s World Heritage List. The Consultative Committee aims at presenting the progress of work on projects and informing the local community of forthcoming events. This year, the programme will be as follows:(i) Presentation on AGTF Projects (2013 – 2014) by Ms C.Forest, Head Technical Unit, AGTF. (ii) presentation by Dr K.Seetah- “An overview of archaeological research on Indenture in Mauritius”; and(iii) Launching of AGTF website by Hon M.Choonee Minister of Arts & Culture. Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Time: 15 00 hrs Venue: Salle du Conseil, City Council of Port Louis

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Salon International du Livre Confluences 2014
March 06, 2014

Salon International du Livre ...

The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund was present at the International Book Fair "Confluences 2014" at Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre (SVICC), Pailles, from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 March 2014. Our stand received more than 4,200 people and more than 50 sessions of the educational activities were performed. We would like to thank the public for their interest and hope to welco...

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18
Apr
Start Time:Apr 18, 2015

International Day for Monuments and Sites

In the context of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund is organizing activities on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2015 from 9.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs. Educational activities and tales for children, guided visits of the World Heritage Site and heritage walks will be proposed. The meeting point is Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site. The team of the AGTF will be happy to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites with you! Communique de presse.pdf Press release.pdf ...

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16
Jul
Start Time:Jul 16, 2014|Category: Public

Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property Buffer Zone (AGWHP BZ) Consultative Committee

​The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund organised a Consultative Committee on 16 July 2014 to mark the 8th Anniversary of the inscription of the Aapravasi Ghat on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Consultative Committee aims at presenting the progress of work on projects and informing the local community of forthcoming events. This year, the programme was as follows: (i) Presentation on AGTF Projects (2013 – 2014) by Ms C.Forest, Head Technical Unit, AGTF.(ii) presentation by Dr K.Seetah- “An overview of archaeological research on Indenture in Mauritius”; and(iii) Launching of AGTF website by Hon M.Choonee Minister of Arts & Culture. Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Time: 15 00 hrs Venue: ...

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Introduction to Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site


The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, remains of an Immigration Depot built in 1849, is located in Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius, where the modern indentured labour diaspora began.

The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site was inscribed in 2006 under criteria VI as:

“The first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the great experiment in the use of indentured rather than slave Labour, is strongly associated with memories of almost half a million indentured labourers moving from India to Mauritius to work on sugarcane plantations or to be transshipped to other parts of the World.” (World heritage Committee Decision 30COM 8B.33)