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Royal College Curepipe wins the 2017 Omnicane Award

Royal College Curepipe is the winner of the 2017 Omnicane Award. The results were made official during a ceremony held at Holiday Inn Mauritius Mon Trésor, Plaine Magnien, this Thursday 14 September 2017.

The Royal College Curepipe Team

His Excellency Mr. Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, GOSK, Vice President, Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Mr. Sunil Banymandhub, Chairperson of Omnicane Limited, and Mr. Jacques M. d’Unienville, GOSK, Chief Executive Officer of Omnicane Limited, presented the trophy to the members of the winning team: Irfan Mallam-Hassam, Vidish Domun, Adrien Li Poo Kim, Rayyan Valaydon and Jean-Hughes Jugganaigooloo.

They each received a cash prize of Rs 20 000 and a souvenir trophy. A challenge trophy was presented to the winning college. The theme of the competition was: « In the context of growing economic challenges and changing social landscape, should the welfare state in Mauritius be maintained, dismantled or adapted? ».

The Queen Elizabeth College team, composed of Chetna Goorah, Vedshikha Mogunchand, Madhumeeta Audit, Pragatee Narain and Xianting Wu, came out second.

The Queen Elizabeth College team

The Collège du Saint Esprit team, composed of Beedassy Toshunsing, Yusuf-Ali Jandally, Lekhansh Dhunnookchand, Nikhilesh Ramadhin and Yajiv Andinarayen, receiving the special prize.

The Collège du Saint Esprit team

The Gaëtan Raynal State College team, composed of Deevianah Luxmee Soobul, Yushra Bibi Imrit, Raksha Sophi, Kooshmaanda Jankee and Naina Devi Seeboruth, receiving the special prize

The Gaëtan Raynal State College team

The Royal College Curepipe Team, composed of Khoosav Bundhoo, Akshay Nundoochan, Kelvin Appadoo, Dhanveer Emrith and Krishna Aroomoogon, receiving the special prize.

The Royal College Curepipe Team


The jury was composed of:

  • Mrs Danielle T. Y. Wong, C.S.K. – Chairperson, Disabled People’s International (DPI) Mauritius – Jury Chairperson;
  • Mrs Josie Lapierre – Managing Director B&M FOCUS LTD.; and
  • Mr Azad Jeetun  – Director, Excellence Learning

The Queen Elizabeth College team, composed of Chetna Goorah, Vedshikha Mogunchand, Madhumeeta Audit, Pragatee Narain and Xianting Wu, came out second.

They each received a cash prize of Rs 8 000 and a souvenir trophy was handed to the team.
Taking into account the high level shown by various other teams, three special prizes were also awarded as follows:

  • The Collège du Saint Esprit team composed of Beedassy Toshunsing, Yusuf-Ali Jandally, Lekhansh Dhunnookchand, Nikhilesh Ramadhin and Yajiv Andinarayen
  • The Gaëtan Raynal State College team composed of Deevianah Luxmee Soobul, Yushra Bibi Imrit, Raksha Sophi, Kooshmaanda Jankee and Naina Devi Seeboruth.
  • The Royal College Curepipe Team composed of Khoosav Bundhoo, Akshay Nundoochan, Kelvin Appadoo, Dhanveer Emrith and Krishna Aroomoogon.


Every member of these three teams received a souvenir trophy.

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