Sometime back, it was announced that we would change bank notes. That’s common practice but the new thing this time is that we are going to have a contest to choose the best design for the bank notes. A panel of artists will choose the best design and the public will also have its say. Personally I think this is great but what I fear is what comes next.
Indeed all our bank notes are graced with the face of a “historical” person … ehhhhh … all politicians!!! While I have nothing against politicians, our history is not only about politicians! These guys at some point I guess “fought”(this is what everyone says) for us but what about artists, sportsmen, scientists, …? I agree we have few of them but some are very famous.
For example, how many know that Charles-Edouard Brown Sequard is a world famous scientist – it’s not just the name of a mental hospital in Beau-Bassin!
Anyway I guess that all I said will basically be in vain! It’s going to be all about politicians yet again and one from each ethnic group while we are at it 😦