Mangaluru: St Aloysius College Management and St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) will jointly organize; The Eminent Aloysian Alumni Award 2016 on 19 March 2016 at 5.30 p.m. in Fr L.F. Rasquinha Hall, LCRI Block of St Aloysius College. This award is for those alumni who have excelled in their respective fields and have made a significant contribution to the society. The award ceremony is held biannually to the selected persons.
This year the jury has selected 5 eminent aloysians for this prestigious award. Their details and their contribution to the society are given below.
Prof. B S Raman
Prof. B S Raman is popular as the author of the best selling reference books in Commerce and Management. He served St Aloysius College, Mangalore for 35 years as Lecturer of Commerce and has mesmerized thousands of aspiring commerce and management graduates with his mastery over the subject. Today he is a household name having authored more than 100 books in Commerce and Management. He was instrumental in establishing the Business Management Department, Teachers Credit Cooperative Society and the Staff Association at St Aloysius College.
Dr K P Rao
Dr K P Rao is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Nadoja’ award for his contributions towards the development of software to use Kannada language on computers. He has served as Scientific Officer, Atomic Energy Establishment Trombay, (BARC) and has taught a bewildering variety of subjects at MIT, MIC Manipal, IIT Bombay and IIT Guwahati. He is a contributor to the Free Software Foundation, Sourceforge, Wikipedia and Youtube in Language, Linguistics and Paleography. He has acquired the title ‘Lipi Brahma’ for his contribution of fonts for local language scripts.
Thumbay Moideen is the founder of the Thumbay Group at UAE. He established the Gulf Medical University in UAE. In a span of 16 years he has established himself as a successful entrepreneur and set up various business operations in 13 sectors including hospitals, medical centres, diagnostic centres, health clubs, pharmacies, retail outlets, coffee shops and nutrition stores. He featured in the list of ‘The Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World’ by Forbes Middle East Magazine in 2014 & 2015.
Dr K Ullas Karanth
One of the world’s foremost authorities on tigers, Dr. Ullas Karanth is a senior conservation scientist and Director of the US- based Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program. Dr Karanth is currently rendering his service at the Nagarhole National Park, India. For his outstanding contributions to Wildlife Conservation and Environment Protection he was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri Award and Karnataka Rajyothsava Award. His scientific papers, articles and books have been widely acclaimed. Dr. K. Ullas Karanth is the Son of the distinguished Kannada writer, Shivaram Karanth.
Walter D’Souza, a Mangalore based exporter is the Managing Partner of M/s Fernandes Brothers, one of the leading exporter of cashew and an Export House recognized by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) Southern Region. He also served as the President of Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers Association. He was responsible for setting up a state of the art National R&D Centre for Cashew.
Thumbay Moideen will deliver the conclave address on this special day. Fr Swebert D’Silva S.J. will give the felicitation speech. Fr Denzil Lobo S.J., Rector of St Aloysius Institutions will preside over the function. Michael D’Souza is the convener of the programme. The organisers of the programme extend a warm welcome to all the alumni of St Aloysius Institutions to this function.