The place where I live in

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.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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