45th independence anniversary celebrations at Stade Anjalay

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  • http://www.nirvan.pagooah.com/ Nirvan Pagooah

    The CASA/IPTN CN-235 aircraft entry was better than the A380, flying at a lower altitude :P

  • preetesh8

    wow nice net! malchance rest tro loin..

  • Ashvin Bhookhun

    La polis inn sekestre bann members Azir Moris zordi, ek ziska ler pankor kone kot zot ete, pankor large ziska ler; zot ti pou deploy enn gro NO TO COAL dans stade

  • http://www.facebook.com/yasirmx Yasir Auleear

    awesome pictures. you were lucky to have a nice view and I bet your lens was able to zoom to get a better view…will upload other pictures soon.

    congrats, nice post :)

  • http://tinyurl.com/2f7olfl Mike

    Nice shot with the Transall C-160 and the A380 together, unique.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    lol yeah. Right degree :P

  • ZNadeem

    ImP matte.. quand to conNE ki kaliT souffrance population pe fer face.. apres pe vine depense sa quantiT cash la dans ene fete!

    apres PM vini pou dire ki ban moricien pe baigne dans la satisfaction!,,

  • Stew

    Organising Company ; Move for art, Impact pproduction, DBvision, BEdouin tents, Focuslite, Damoo, etc… All majors Audiovisual companies was working together for creating this show since January.

  • A A

    We celebrate Independence Day one time per year. I don’t think we have wasted money too much on the shows. The show was nice particularly the different lights they used. If like this we should not celebrate.

  • A A

    I found the shows nice. The dances at the beginning were good to watch.

    However, I was a bit disappointed the amount of time they took to begin the movie on the TV. They had to disperse the crowd as well when they could prevent this earlier by installing barriers around. This was totally not well-planned! Sadly, not all equipment from SMF also were shown compared to previous years.

  • Pépé Le Beagle

    Why did they move from Champ de Mars to Anjalay ?

  • http://profiles.google.com/akashsky Akash Gura Goredo

    What I liked:

    – the only acrobat of the show who was not captured on TV, but on Yashvinblogs only: had he fallen…

    – very well prepared parades, especially by uniformed forces

    – LED-lined costumes for athletes like Milazar

    – lights show and laser-lined lanes for Milazar to run in the dark

    – LED-lined stick figures of red-blue-yellow-green colours running around merrily

    – costumes of singers / dancers: incredibly original, should be retained for the next Miss Mauritius.

    – air show with helicopters, airplanes, special manoeuvres and parachutes: wow!

    – the official logo (yeah, I know) of the Mauritian celebrations painted on the A380: nice hommage to the welcome that Emirates has received here

    – The screens and general preparations: well coordinated, no ‘temps mort’, lively and upbeat

    – the crowd cheering like one: the last time I heard that was the football final of Indian Ocean games of 2003 won by Club M

    What I disliked:

    – overdose of Indian presence: bollywood songs, Indian navy, Indian helicopter parading with an Indian flag, Indian president (we already had Pratibha Patil some years ago), Indian-tinged ‘La Rivière Tannier’…

    – The songs… The Eski-like spoken-word / pseudo-poem

    – The Fazsoi: still with their tricolore, probably unaware that Isle de France is now Mauritius who drives on the left, not a DOM-TOM, Quoique, certains avec leur mentalité de DOM-TOM-pom…

    – The blatantly amateurish unpreparedness of prison officers parading out-of-synch, in the middle of other perfectly synchronised forces…

    – The combination of (1) unpreparedness of organisers concerning the success of their promotional campaign (they unfortunately bargained on Mauritians being not patriotic enough to join the national celebrations: that’ll teach them next time!), (2) unprofessionalism of security services for letting people in ‘under pressure’ from the crowd, (3) uncouth manners from the people who did not realise that there was no way they could get inside the jam-packed arena – probably an extension of their ego and never-back-off attitude (4) stupidity of the same people with no sitting accomodation who ventured to wander on the pitch, despite being warned of the potential dangers – what a sight for the foreign guests of honour…

    – Last but not least: Veena R wearing black spectacles (kankréla) just like those of Nandini S… There, I said it: hit me! :-)

    Overall, one of the best shows we’ve been given for years. pourvu qu’ça dure!

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Probably because Champs de Mars was too “low class” to welcome the President. Seriously, I think that they wanted to have more people attending but they never expected that amount of patriots to come! They underestimated the Mauritian people :-)

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    I miss those years during which the Mauritius Police Force Moto Traffic Officers did a show with their vehicles. If some of you still remember, they moved around in different formations and even showing some acrobatic moves.

    Nothing new for this year’s show. Lasers and blabla don’t count in the beauty of the original show and associated parade.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Totally agree. No large SSU vehicles for example. Just a few 4×4 in the parade.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Thanks for the info :-)

  • yurit0s

    coz they voted a beget of Rs60m to renovate the Anjaley stadium for the 12 march ceremony.

    Cot ena $$$ zot la meme

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar


  • Rocko

    Because there was a barrier trial on Tuesday for the horses plus with the new horse racing season starting next week, the MTC declined to host the event there.

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Useful info! Thanks again!

  • http://www.Muzzonline.com/ Muzzammil Nabybaccus

    “stupidity in its simplest form” LOL
    haha :D

    i saw the women with the flag dress on my way towards nicoliere btw :P

    the host stated abt moving form the screen area with wordings like ” ena 10000 volt dan sa bane laser la , ena bkp cas dimune zt liziE in brilE avec laser”, seriously were they taking mauritians for fool that moment? 10000 volt?

  • http://www.Muzzonline.com/ Muzzammil Nabybaccus

    I love the renovation of the stadium ” finally” somewhat lol :D

    how emirates with mauritian independance logo? :O

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    Apparently, it did not work until the police made some real space for them to sit down on the track and grass :P

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin Awootar

    They added the logo, probably for this first flight. Can’t say for sure.

  • ZNadeem

    do you have a number of what was the cost?

  • A A

    Nope, I don’t have any number! But how much you think it was? 1 billion? 2 billions?

    We did not welcome any famous international singer this year, most of the animations, dances and artists were mostly the same, they only added some light effects to enrich the beauty of the show.

    And also, do you have a number of what was the cost?

  • http://profiles.google.com/akashsky Akash Gura Goredo

    Ah, yes, these were the Dayal days!

    Until he became too familiar with our devotees’ coins in his temples and with motorbike suppliers… Remember that comment that the Senior Judge wrote in his Enquiry about his way of conducting affairs: “That’s what we can call life!”


    But if you don’t want post-2000 lasers and LED’s you can still suggest lépok margoz candles and hand-held calistenics (remember these?) :-)

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