Fr Roshan Crasta & Fr Sylvester Lobo are New Administrators of FMHMC & FMHT Respectively
Change is Always Better! Fr Roshan Crasta & Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo are New Administrators of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital & Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division-Derlakatte-Mangaluru; & Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay Respectively.
Mangaluru: In a organization or a institution, Change is always better in the Administration. One of life’s constants is change. Ready or not, it happens. We grow. We age. Technology reinvents each new day. Some relish change; others resist. Even the most basic understanding of the principles of change would make transitions easier, whether it’s the head of a country proposing universal insurance, or the administrator of a institution after for more accountability from his faculty and staff. Change is good. Progress is impossible without change. And those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything. Therefore for the progress of an organization or an institution change in leadership/Administrator/Director is always better, so that new improvements/infrastructure and developments take place under the new Administrator.
And for that matter, there has been a CHANGE in the ADMINISTRATORS at Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital/ Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division, Derlakatte-Mangaluru; and Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay. As per the transfers of priests of the Mangaluru diocese, the Bishop Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha had announced the names of the priests as to where they have been transferred, and among them were Fr Roshan Crasta, being transferred from Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay as Administrator there to Administrator of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital & Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division-Derlakatte-Mangaluru; Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo as Assistant Administrator from Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital, Derlakatte-Mangaluru there to Administrator of Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay; and Fr Vincent Vinod Saldanha- as Administrator from Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital & Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division-Derlakatte-Mangaluru there to Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Manjeshwar-Kerala.
As they say that time really files. And came the day of mixed feelings for the management and staff of of these two Father Muller Charitable Institutions, when they had bid goodbye to their most their beloved Administrator/Asst Administrator who after dedicated service had to leave on a new assignment, but not out of FMCI, but at two different Institutions of FMCI. And everyone had one thing to say was a BIG Thank You to Fr Roshan Crasta, who was the Administration of Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay; and Fr Sylvester Lobo who was the Asst Administration of FMHMC & H-Deralakatte, for being most friendly and humble during their tenure.
Fr Roshan Crasta- Administrator, FMHMC/Hospital & Pharmaceutical Division
These three religious priests have touched so many hearts, and because of God’s love they had chosen to open their huge hearts and live that life as followers of Father Augustus Muller, the Founder of FMCI, as both Followers and leaders. And that is the reason that all of them at these two institutions miss them very dearly after serving for quite a long time. A farewell and welcome function for the two priests, Fr Crasta and Fr Lobo were held at FMHMC in Derlakatte on Monday, 27 May 2019, which was graced by Fr Richard Coelho, the Director of FMCI. The welcome address was delivered by out-going Administrator of FMHMC Fr Vincent Saldanha, and Dr Shivaprasad -the Principal of FMHMC introduced Fr Crasta and Fr Lobo, and also about their service rendered at FMCI.
After accepting the new post as Administrator of FMHMC/Hospital and Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division, Derlakatte-Mangaluru, Fr Roshan Crasta said, “While I take up the responsibility as Administrator of this prestigious institution, I will fulfill all the expectations that you all need from me, and will perform my duties to the best of my abilities. I am thankful to the Bishop and Director of FMCI for having trust and confidence in me by assigning this post. As I take up the post held by Fr Vincent Saldanha, who has done a marvellous job as Administrator, I will follow in his footsteps to see that this institution reaches greater heights. I would like to extremely thank Dr Kiran Shetty, who as the Medical Superintendent at Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay was like my left and right hand, taking care of all the responsibilities that a hospital needed to run smoothly and effectively. I believe that each one of you is valuable for me, and I expect cooperation from you all, to make this institution from excel to excellence. With your support and encouragement we can make it happen, and raise this institution to greater heights”.
Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo- Administrator- Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay
Also speaking on the occasion, Fr Richard Coelho, the Director of FMCI said, “My congratulations to both these stalwarts who are ready to take their institutions tom greater heights, as administrators. My first advice to them is- learn the in and surroundings of your institutions thoroughly; and secondly learn to cooperate and handle any problematical situations effectively. Remember success and growth of the institution doesn’t come from these two administrators, but through contribution and efforts from staff. Goodwill and cooperation results in success and progress of the institution. The Bishop having good faith and trust in these two servants of God have given them the prestigious posts, so that they will bring name and fame, and reach their respective institutions to higher standards. To Fr Crasta and Fr Lobo, I say Best of luck and keep up the good work that you are entrusted with, and may God bless you both. My sincere prayers also to Fr Vincent Saldanha as he takes up the charge as Parish Priest of a Catholic Church in Manjeshwar”.
Following the programme at FMHMC, the hand-over of administrator post of Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division was held at the Pharmaceutical premises, where both Fr Crasta and Fr Richard Coelho spoke, and requested the 60 plus staff to cooperate for the success of the pharma division. Production Manager Rathan Kumar welcomed Fr Crasta with a flower bouquet, and Vincent D’souza, a production staff compered the programme. Dr Prabhu Kiran, Vice Principal, Dr Girish Navada- Medical Superintendent, and Dr Srinath Rao-former Principal- all of FMHMC were among others who graced the occasion. The guests then took a tour around the institution.
Speaking to Team Mangalorean on Fr Roshan Crasta, the Medical Superintendent of Father Muller hospital-Thumbay, Dr Kiran Shetty said, “Fr Roshan more than a administrator was a GREAT FRIEND. He has been a guiding source of inspiration to me all these years. Our dream of Thumbay Hospital was to reach to the un-reached, to love the unloved and care the un-cared and to serve the marginalized and less privileged people of the society- and with the dedication and cooperation of Fr Roshan we made it happen, and patients who were treated at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay, found peace, joy and solace. And the main person for this accomplishment was Fr Roshan. I will miss my boss very dearly, for all the love and respect that he had shown to me during his tenure as Administrator”. .
Also speaking on out-going Administrator of FMHMC Fr Vincent Saldanha, the Principal of FMHMC Dr Shivaprasad said, ” Fr Vincent Vinod Saldanha served as Asst. Administrator at Father Muller Charitable Institutions for 3 years. Served as Administrator of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical Hospital and Hospital, Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Department Deralakatte for 7 years . During his tenure Homoeopathic medical campus has progressed in Infrastructure and Medical facilities. As an able Administrator taken keen interest in Academic development, Clinical facilities and Research innovations. He worked to implement rain water harvesting, plantation of medicinal, fruit bearing plants and greenery of the campus. Supporting Sports activity has developed a good cricket ground, volleyball and basketball courts. Added hospital block and Hostel buildings. We at FMHMC will miss Fr Vincent Sadanha for all that he had done for the institution during his tenure”.
L -R : Fr Sylvester Lobo, Fr Vincent Saldanha, Fr Roshan Crasta, and Fr Richard Coelho
Prior to today’s programme, a welcome function was held for Fr Sylvester Lobo ay Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay on Saturday. A small message from Yours Truly on behalf of Team Mangalorean to Fr Roshan Crasta, Fr Sylvester Lobo and Fr Vincent Saldanha – “Dear Fathers, You bravely and self-sacrificially answered God’s call to be a shepherd to the flock. May you be very blessed for responding to the Almighty’s call to serve him with all your heart, soul and might. Your work has been appreciated by all, and may you continue to do your work in the same manner till you can. May you continue to have good health; May your days be spirit-filled with meaningful engagements and joy; May you be surrounded by peace and love; May you feel God’s loving embrace whenever you’re down; May the Holy Spirit guide you”. .
About Fr Roshan Crasta :
Born in Siddakatte on 29 May 1979, he was ordained on 18 April 2008. From 2008-2010 Fr Crasta served a assistant Parish Priest in Belthangady; 2010-2012- asst Parish Priest in Valencia, Mangaluriu; 2012-2013- Asst Parish Priest in Vamanjoor, Mangaluru; 2014-2015- Assistant Administrator at Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru; and 2015-2019 as Administrator of Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay.
About Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo :
Born on 20 June 1980, Fr Lobo was ordained on 21 April 2009. He served as Assistant Parish Priest at Bendore Church, Mangaluru from 2009-2011; Asst Parish Priest at Bondel, Mangaluru 2011-2012; Vice Rector at Gladsom 2012-2015; and Assistant Administrator at Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangaluru.
About Fr Vincent Saldanha :
Born on 19 April 1974, Fr Saldanha was ordained on 21 April 2005. He served as Assistant Parish Priest at Belthangady from 2005-2007; Assistant Parish Priest at Cordel, Mangaluru 2007-2009; Assistant Administrator at Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru 2009-2011; Asst Administrator at Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital/Pharmaceutical Division- Derlakatte 2012-2013; and Administrator of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College/Hospital/Pharmaceutical Division- Derlakatte