January 15, 2018
Impressed by the tradition and culture of Toda community in the Nilgiris District, Mauritius vice-president Paramashivam Pillay Vyapoory today invited some of them to visit his country to showcase their living style among the population there.
Vyapoory, who visited major tourist spots in the district, during his stop over at a Toda village, told reporters that he was very much impressed by the lifestyle of the population.
Their art of embroidery, hairstyle and dance were treat to the eyes and wanted to take these valuable tradition and culture to his country, he said.
Vyapoori, who met Vasamalli, the first graduate from the community said he had asked her to bring some members of the community to Mauritius and also to provide documentation about the arts and dance.
Vyapoori said that he also met Suttur Peethadhipathi, who runs the famous JSS Institutions and wanted to start medical, ayurveda and pharmacy course in Mauritius colleges.