A Big Win for Aloysians! Government Puts Stay on Renaming Rd
Mangaluru: It could be the blessings of their Patron Saint St Aloysius Gonzaga, or could be the efforts of politicians, including State Minister, MLC, a MLA and a bunch of influential persons that the Jesuit Priests have won the battle, with the State Government putting a stay order until further discussions, on the inaugural ceremony of renaming “St Aloysius College Road” to “Mulky Sundararama Shetty Road” which was organized by the Vijaya Bank Workers Organization, scheduled for Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 10 am at Vijaya Bank Regional Office premises located on”St Aloysius College Road?”, Mangaluru.
In this regard a meeting was called by DC Dr Jagadeesh at his chamber today, 1 July at 4 pm, where representatives from St Aloysius College and reps from Vijaya Bank Workers’ Organization attended. When the bank reps heard the news from DC that the government has put a stay order on the inaugural programme, they all walked out within few minutes of their participation, since they couldn’t bear the defeat in this case.
Addressing the SAC delegates, DC Dr Jagadeesh said, “The bank workers organization had the full rights to organise the inaugural programme of renaming the road, since they had all the legal documents. But since later a few facts arose in this regard, and also that the project was undertaken by a part organisation of the Bank, and was not a government project, the state authorities decided to put a stay order on this renaming of the road, until further discussions etc. I too was not planning on attending the programme. I will oversee an amicable solution between the two parties, failing which SAC will proceed to the court. A future date of meeting to discuss this issue will be finalised soon”.
Sudhakar Nayak- DGM of Vijaya Bank, Regional Office Mnagaluru speaking during the meeting said, “We the current employees have nothing to do with the programme arranged by the Bank Workers’ Organisation. We have high respect for St Aloysius College, and we will never involve ourselves in such controversial projects. We hope that the management, staff and students of SAC are happy with the stay order from the govt. in this respect. Let us all live in harmony and in unity.”
Following is the Stay Order Copy from the Secretary of State:
Fr Praveen Martis Sj, the Principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) speaking to Team Mangalorean said, “I would like to thank everyone- the Jesuit Fathers, staff, students, SAACA members, members of MCC Civic Forum (group), alumni of SAC well-wishers and general public who had supported on our fight. Our efforts don’t end here, we will proceed further to see that this road remains still as ‘St Aloysius College Road’. I thank Team Mangalorean who have stood by us and giving wide coverage. Thank you all. Long live St Aloysius Institution”.
Members of SAACA , Jesuit priests and teaching staff of SAC attended the meeting with DC.