Social Security Ministry celebrates new centenarian
Mrs Sookree Sayède of Rajkumar Street, Quatre Bornes, celebrated her 100th birthday, today, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
The Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano; the Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mrs Tania Diolle; and the Deputy Mayor of Quatre Bornes, Mr Dooshiant Ramluckhun, attended the event, presenting their best wishes to the new centenarian and applauding the family for their care. Mrs Sookree Sayède expressed her pleasure and gratitude for the celebration.
Mrs Sayède, a widow, was born in Rose-Hill from Indian immigrants. She lost her mother when she was eight years old, and all her six siblings have passed away. Her husband, whom she married when she was 20 years old, was a carpenter, while Mrs Sayède took care of her six daughters and three sons. She has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
On the occasion, the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity offered Mrs Sayède a cheque of Rs 21,836; a blender; a mobile phone with 50 free calls; a bouquet of flower; the centenarian medal; and a certificate for her service. She will from now on received a monthly pension of Rs 21,710.
Furthermore, the National Solidarity Fund of the Ministry gave her a cheque of Rs 10,000 and gifts were bestowed by the Senior Citizen Council.
The Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes also granted a cheque and a bouquet to Mrs Sayède.
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