Corrine Rasquinha among 5 Recipients of Rachana Awards -2016

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Corrine Rasquinha among 5 Recipients of Rachana Awards -2016

Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Gilbert D’Souza- President of Rachana – a Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, ” This year a panel of juries have selected five persons for the “RACHANA AWARDS 2016″- they are Rachana Woman of the Year – Corrine A Rasquinha; Rachana Agriculturist of the Year- Vincent D’Souza; Rachana Entrepreneur of the year – Vivek Aranha; Rachana Professional of the year- Allen CA Pereira; and Rachana NRI entrepreneur of the year – Martin Aranha. The grand award ceremony will be held on 4th December 2016 at 6.30 pm at Milagres Jubilee Hall, Mangaluru. Most. Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru, will preside over the function. Ivan D Souza, MLC and Chief whip, Govt of Karnataka and  J R Lobo MLA will be the Guests of honour.”


He further said, “Rachana was formed in the year 1998, by Catholic businessmen, agriculturists and professionals jointly with an objective of encouraging youth to take up entrepreneurship, for training in investment and supporting them with technical backup. For the last 18 years Rachana has worked to achieve its goals and has trained over 194 youth through “Rachana Entrepreneur Development Cell” (REDC). The youth who have been trained have started their own printing press, Taxi, poultry farming, candle manufacturing, dairy etc.”


“Rachana has recognized the successful entrepreneurs, professionals, agriculturists, NRI entrepreneurs and women who have achieved in their distinctive fields and brought them into limelight. More so, their example may be emulated by the youth. Rachana had also organized successfully MAGNET 2014, an International Conference which was attended by over 900 Catholic achievers from all over the world. And it was a grand success.

The panel of Juries for selecting Rachana Awards 2016 were :

Rachana Woman of the Year:
Gretta Rebello
Rani Mathais
Dr Sophia
Raymond D’Cunha
Dr Flora Dorothy Rosario

Rachana Agriculturist of the year:
Nelson Monteiro
Prof Edmond Frank
Dr Anand Pereira
Joe Coelho
Fr Robert Dsouza

Rachana Professional of the Year:
Louis Pinto
CA Rudolph Rodrigues
Dr Errol Pinto
Michael D’Souza
Dr Derek Lobo

Rachana NRI of the year:
John Monteiro
Archie Menezes
Austin Peres
Louis Lobo
Shobha mendonca

Rachana Entrepreneur of the Year:
Marcel Monteiro
John D’Silva
Walter Dsouza
Titus Noronha
Ronald Gomes

Members Present in the Press Meet were Elias Sanctis -Vice President, Rachana, Dr. Norman Mendonca- Convener, Rachana Awards 2016; Ms. Juliet Mascarenhas Treasurer, among others.


vincent-dsouzaMr. Vincent D’Souza
Innovative Agriculturist,
Kokkada, Mangalore

First Generation Farmer at Parpikal, Nidle village,Kokkada, Beltangady Taluk. Bought 70 Acres of land from own resources and developed a model farm with both sustainable concept and modern farming techniques.

Role Model for youngsters to take up agriculture as a Profession and reap success. Excellent Agriculture Practices based on organic inputs to keep both the soil and the produce healthy. Has done wonders on the farm in terms of sustainability and productivity. Has developed sound knowledge regarding agriculture machinery and cropping patterns and ready to try out new things. Hails from farming community.

Developed Self Designed Monkey trap in combination with a USB. Loader siren system with calls of Tiger, Dogs and other wild animals. Solar Dryers for drying Arecanut/Cocoa, especially during rainy season. Rubber mat dryer and Areca dehusker. Has plantation of Areca, Cocoa, Rubber, Coconut, Banana, Pepper, Custard apple and exotic fruits like velvet apple,rambutum,mangostein and Jamaican fruit



Mr. Vivek Aranha
CMD. Rosary Educational Group, Pune
A multifaceted personality.

Post Graduate from the Pune University MA-Med, is a rank holder in both of his Post Graduate degrees. Rosary Education Group blossomed into a vast Institution with 10 Schools, 3 Colleges and a Teachers Training Institute. He opened up branches of Rosary School in thickly populated suburbs of Pune.

There are more than 14000 students on the rolls of Rosary Schools.
He is into hospitality business and opened two restaurants in Pune.
YMCA movement since 1983. He has been the Senior National Vice President of YMCA and President of Pune YMCA Mr. Vivek Aranha is the President of the Child Guidance Centre(REMAND HOME) where more than 300 children from under privileged class of society are homed and looked after.

Former secretary of Pune Amateur Athletic Association and Manager of Maharashtra Athletic team. Mr. Arana is a Rotarian for past 25 years and served as District Governor of Rotary District 3131 for the year 2014-15. Set up Dialysis centers at 3 major hospitals and 58 Dialysis machines were donated. Has donated machinery to Fr Muller Hospital, Mangalore.

Helped endosulfan victims of Kasargod, Kerala.  Recipient of LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from Rotary Club of Poona, The Vijaya Laxman Kundale Foundation and Lions Club of Pune, Kirkee



Ms. Corrine Rasquinha

Founder of White Doves & life Social Activity Mangalore
She founded White doves 17 years back, a home for homeless, mentally challenged and the destitute irrespective of their physical condition, caste creed or religionMs. Corrine is a singer, Musician since 22 years has staged over 378 street shows with 100 artists for the purpose of charity.

Ms. Corrine is a singer, Musician since 22 years has staged over 378 street shows with 100 artists for the purpose of charity. She is a cancer survivor and battled with hepetitisand sprung back after being in a state of coma She is cured of cancer and Hepatitis B and provides should of support to people facing serious illness Renders service for the poor in Government Wenlock and Lady Goshan Hospitals White Doves has rehabilitated over 443 destitute and mentally challenged persons Over 79 children from poor families have been sponsored for their education.

Over 200 patients have been treated, presently 14 patients are under their care White Doves has been feeding the hungry in the streets of Mangalore since 18 years. Built homes for 8 deserving families and financially supported for the repairs of homes In the process of building a 200 bedded Psychiatric care center and Destitute Home for the poor and neglected. She is a recipient of many awards. Rachana Professional of the Year

Rachana Professional of the Year


Mr. Allen C.A. Pereira
Former CMD, Bank of Maharashtra

Post Graduate studies – MSW at School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya Mangalore leading to MSW degree from Mysore University in 1972, with specialization in Labour Welfare & Industrial Organization Joined Syndicate Bank at its head office, Manipal
His service was lent to the Indian Bank’s Association (association 0f 171 public, private and foreign banks) as advisor for Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management. Executive Director of the Oriental Bank of Commerce, a large public sector bank with head quarters at Delhi from March 25, 2006.

Executive Director of the Oriental Bank of Commerce, a large public sector bank with head quarters at Delhi from March 25, 2006. Chairman & Managing Director of the Pune head- quartered Bank of Maharashtra During the period 2008 to 2010, bank of Maharashtra scaled new heights of corporate governance, growth, technology usage, customer service and profitability; 153new branches were opened Bank of Maharastra achieved the distinction of being the principal banker to the 3rd Common wealth Youth Game held in Pune in Oct 2008 and World Billiards Championship held in Pune in 2010.

Director, National Institute of Bank Management, Pune at the invitation of the Reserve Bank of Indian with effect from 1st 2010 and held that Position till January 2014. NIBM is a premier Research consulting education and Training Institute for Banking in INDIA set up by the Reserve Bank of India and other banks.

He has won many awards in his profession and for the service to the society.

Rachana NRI of the Year


MD, CEO. Globe Link West Star Shipping LLC – Dubai

Mr. Martin Aranha is the founder and Managing Director/CEO of Globelink West Star Shipping LLC, a Dubai-based freight forwarder. An accomplished logistics entrepreneur who has founded and led a number of business ventures to success.

He hails from Chitrap, Mulki and spent part of his childhood in Mangalore where he completed his primary education. He spent a brief period of time working in Bombay before launching his career in Dubai in 1973. Mr. Aranha’s shipping career took off in Dubai in 1974 at Gray, Mackenzie & Co. Ltd. (presently known as Inchcape Shipping). He founded West Star Shipping LLC in Dubai in 1989. West Star Shipping, embracing the dynamism of Dubai, channeled the city’s rapid development to generate its own growth story. In 2005, West Star Shipping partnered with CWT Globelink to form a joint venture creating Globelink West Star Shipping LLC. CWT Globelink is subsidiary of the CWT group, a Singapore publicly listed company and one of the largest logistics and trade conglomerates in Asia.

Mr. Aranha holds a Master of Business Administration from City University London (Cass Business School) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London, an advanced professional qualification from the only internationally recognized commercial maritime organization worldwide which was founded in 1911.

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