The Mauritian Achiever's Award (UK) 2018 ceremony was held in conjunction with Mauritius Jubilee Independence celebrations on 17 March 2018 at Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London.
Rafic Soormally & wife Sen Seetulsingh-Soormally
The organisers, Gyanchand Sunil Mungur FCCA, Chariman of SPELmedia UK, also Chairman of the Mauritius Hindu Association (UK), and Dr Lock (Sashi) Sohodeb, recipient of several international awards for literature, spared no detail to make this occasion a complete success.
It was a well-organised, sumptuous and lavish evening with distinguished awardees and guests, with excellent food and refreshments. The occasion was animated by Tony Patti, professional DJ on Sunrise Radio. Sponsored by Gynch Shaw Maurice & CO. It was also a charity event supporting Eastern Welfare Association for the Disabled and SOS Children’s Village Mauritius, attended by distinguished personalities such as Miss England Stephanie Hill, Mr England Jack Eyers, actor Nitin Ganatra who plays the part of Masood Ahmed in the ever so popular soap opera EastEnders.
Rafic Soormally and Miss England Stephanie Hill
The Mauritian Achiever's Award (MAA) Magazine 2018 describes my contribution, as an awardee in the Professional and Media Category, as follows:
« M Rafic Soormally, son of Idrice and Rabiah Soormally, was born in Curepipe, Mauritius. Having taught at Imperial and Balliol Colleges, he left for the UK in 1972 to further his studies. He completed his Diploma in Business Studies, Foundation ACCA course and Certificate of the Institute of Marketing. He also did a BA (Hons) in Economics at Essex University and studied a post graduate Diploma in Law course at City University. Rafic is married to Sen Seetulsingh, adopted daughter of Ramduthlall Seetulsingh of Curepipe. He worked in Accounts at the London Underground before he and his family returned to Mauritius where he worked as Operations Analyst and Accountant at Currimjee Ltd from 1990 to 1998 when they returned to the UK with their two sons, Anup and Sahil. Rafic started to write for the magazine Mauritian Abroad in the UK, which led him to write in several newspapers in Mauritius, including Mauritius Times, le Mauricien, The Star, l’Express, Sunday Vani, Impact News, Le Matinal and News on Sunday. Rafic has been writing for 18 years and still contributing in the Mauritian press. »