Pluralism and development in island communities

Report of the Commonwealth Seminar held in Mauritius, January 1975

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This is the report of a Commonwealth seminar held in Mauritius in January 1975. At the seminar representatives from twelve island member states met to examine the dimensions of pluralism and its implications for development, with particular reference to island communities.

Participants at the seminar, which was organised under the Commonwealth Youth Programme, included a wide range of personnel associated with youth work as well as young people themselves, and an attempt was made to explore ways in which young people might contribute towards integrating and furthering the development of their societies.

This report will be of value to youth and community development workers throughout the Commonwealth and especially those in plural societies.



Closing Ceremony: Closing Address by the Hon. Basant Rai Minister of Youth and Sports

It is my pleasure and privilege to address you at the closing session of the Commonwealth Seminar held on the bold and imaginative theme of “Pluralism and Development in Island Communities”. It takes a great deal of courage to mount a Seminar on such a sensitive issue and I express my warmest congratulations to the Commonwealth Secretariat and, in particular, to Dr. Maraj, the Commonwealth Assistant Secretary-General and to Mr. P.K. Patnaik, Director of the Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, for this praiseworthy initiative.


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