Mauritius celebrates their two newest centenarians

Mauritius: On Sunday, 20 November 2022, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Bigwantee Jhoomuck. The Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mr Rajanah Dhaliah, was present at the event.

Mauritius: On Sunday, 20 November 2022, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Bigwantee Jhoomuck. The Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mr Rajanah Dhaliah, was present at the event.

To mark the occasion, the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity offered Mrs Bigwantee Jhoomuck a cheque for Rs 26,203; an electronic appliance; a bouquet of flowers; the centenarian medal; and a certificate for her service. The National Solidarity Fund of the Ministry gave her a cheque for Rs 10,000. Gifts were also presented to her by the Senior Citizen Council.

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Mrs Bigwantee Jhoomuck was born in the village of Rivière du Poste. She had six children, three sons and three daughters, of whom three are alive. She has 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

To make ends meet, Mrs Jhoomuck used to rear cows until the age of 85 years old. She also participated in ‘Geet Gawai’ and was known for her dancing and singing.

Mrs Bigwantee Jhoomuck attributes her longevity to her vegetarian diet and her faith in God.

The second lady also becomes centenarian after celebrating her 100 birthday on Saturday, 19 November 2022, in Curepipe, with family and friends. The Deputy Chief Government Whip, Mr Soobeersingh Dhunoo, and other personalities were present at the event.

During the celebrations, Mrs Remowtee Shewtohul was offered a cheque of Rs 26,203; an electronic appliance; a bouquet of flowers; the centenarian medal; and a certificate for her service by the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity. She also received a cheque of Rs 10,000 from the National Solidarity Fund of the Ministry while the Senior Citizen Council presented her with gifts.

Mrs Shewtohul was born on 16 November 1922 in Souillac. Her father was a labourer, and her mother was a seamstress. She attributes her longevity to healthy foods, good family care and the grace of God.

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Mrs Remowtee Shewtohul had eight children, five sons and three daughters, of whom five are alive. She has 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.