The place where I live in is called Lallmatie.
It is the centerpiece of the History of Mauritius
As many political struggles for the Independence of Mauritius
Took place in this village where great patriots live.
With concerted effort, the villagers have worked hard
To produce sugar, maize, vegetables and fruits.
The valleys rife with fragrance, the bees hovering around,
Harvest time and the orchids nestled in the hills
Add to the natural charms of my lovely village.
Hindus, Muslims and Christians live in harmony
Exchanging food culture, friendship and companionship.
Major festivals have become National festivals
Where Hindus celebrate Christmas and Christians
Celebrate Divali and Eid is celebrated by all.
The chinese who came to settle as traders
Have their retail shops and they speak Bhojpuri as well
Along with creole, a dialect sounding like French.
Famous dishes which are cooked, shared and sold are:
Biryani, meat, chicken and fish curries, noodles, fried rice,
Parathas and boiled basmati rice, local juices and alouda.
South Indian dishes are very popular.
Lallmatie is lively with friendly people
Living in big comfortable homes, driving lovely cars
And above all, encouraging their children
To reach great heights in the field of education.
With its rich cultural heritage, Lallmatie
Is an example to follow for other villages.
I feel so proud to live in this great and peaceful village.