St Aloysius College Pays Homage to Sri George Fernandes

St Aloysius College Pays Homage to Sri George Fernandes

Mangaluru: St Aloysius institution where George Fernandes completed his high school education organized a prayer service along with a condolence meeting today, 29 January 2019.

Prof A.M.Narahari, the Registrar of St Aloysius College while speaking about George Fernandes recalled that he was a proud alumnus of the institution by upholding the highest level of integrity, morality, simplicity and commitment. George Fernandes was instrumental in making the two Presidents, Mr Neelam Sanjiv Reddy in 1980 and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 2003 visit the college. He was a trade unionist, committed social worker and a model politician.

The 1974 Railway Workers Strike and the fight against emergency under his leadership are the testimony for his concern for the workers and the marginalized. He set a model as a great parliamentarian while winning the election to the Parliament 9 times. He was a link between the right and left thinkers.

He donated his entire valuable library collections of more than 3500 books to St Aloysius College library.

Rev.Fr Praveen Martis SJ, the Principal read the condolence message.

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Mangaluru should be proud of its son who contributed to the nation in multiple ways. Being born in Managluru but becoming a popular and strong trade union leader in Bombay of yesteryears –where outsiders, particularly the south Indians were not liked, — is a great achievement. And from there, going to Muzzapur, Bihar and creating a strong supporter base, getting rejected from a far off place which was neither a birthplace nor a place where he developed trade union leadership is not something ordinary mortals can achieve, it requires special capabilities, very special ones! To contest an election sitting in… Read more »

I agree with Siva.
George needs to be honoured.
Mangalore Railway station may be named after him for his contribution of Konkan Railway.