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Salute You Mangalore City...

May 24, 2010

'Pranam Tuka Manglur Shehara' , (Salute you Mangalore City) – a Konkani song written by Late Wilfy in sixties, is what now one can say witnessing the spirit of my City – Mangalore.

It is the crisis that brings out genuineness of people. Forget about Mutaliks, pub attack, church attacks and goonda giri. Mangalore became famous nationally and internationally, all for wrong reasons. However, one act of people of Mangalore on the tragic day of May 22 erased it all and I can say Mangalore now can claim its proud glory due to the actions of children of soil.

No words can describe the tragedy that hit the City on May 22. Nor I can even attempt to solace anyone of the survivors or family members of the deceased. All that I can say is, God, give the departed peace and survivors and family members the strength to face the terrible tragedy.

However what I would like to highlight is the special nature of Mangalorean people. We sitting in a distant land and watching various news channels, giving second to second details of the disaster could not but feel for moment proud for the way people across the section acted the very minute the accident happened.






Just go through the names of people who helped, there is Chandrashekar, Mohan, Thimmappa, Charles, Ummer and many more on these lines. Please read the names again and will surely pride our rich heritage in  diversity. There is no religion here, no colour and no disparity between poor and rich. All came forward to help their fellow mankind at the time of distress. 

These are mostly poor people from in around Bajpe airport destined by God to be at that place to help during crisis. They just helped in the way they could and even resulting in saving a few precious life. What is even great, we have come across similar event all over the world and first thing happened then, rather than helping people, is pilferage, taking of the items from the scene. Haiti is recent example.  

Then we have seen police officers, firemen, hospitals, various government department officers  and social workers working day and night with out rest for over 40 hours taking care of the needy in distress. In an event like this nothing can work out in a perfect manner, but fact of the matter is that there were very few complaints,which  speaks a lot about people in Mangalore. 

Just imagine, nurses distributing water to distressed people, doctors bleaching the place time to time, tents and blanket supply. And who were the victims?  Muslims, Christians, Hindus Sikhs…. And in that order and from where did they come from? Mostly from different parts of Karnataka, but over fifty of them from Kerala and all were given the maximum assistance they deserved with out any difference.

Let this painful event bring back to Mangalore its lost magnificent historical name and let us all live peacefully in harmony in the same spirit that was shown on the ill-fated day. The people around Bajpe airport and all other people who are part of this healing process needs our salute in addition to the people who lost their life as well the family members.

Salute You Mangalore City. Today I proudly declare to the world, I am one proud Mangalorean.

by Vivian Castelino, Abu Dhabi

Comment on this article

  • Prasad, Mangalore/W.Africa

    Tue, Jun 8 2010

    In our country the Govt wakes up from the deep sleep, once such tragedies happen and then realize the mistakes and try to rectify it. But it can and should be done........ before such tragedies happens if they wish. Pranaam Dil se to one and all who helped in time and My heartfelt  condolences to the families of victims. May their soul rest in peace.

    Agree

  • sharon d'souza!, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 1 2010

    I must say we mangloreans help every ine in the time of need though we fight at times for our religion,but in the end we help each other.More than an indian, I'm proud to be an manglorean!
    I salute all the mangloreans!
    I hope god helps and blesses all the families who have faced the recent attacks.I pray for their families!!May god bless thier families....

    Agree

  • jyothie kumari, asaigoly

    Sun, May 30 2010

    me proud to be a mangalorean. ppl r good n polite over here. only a few politicians, criminals create problems here with different communities. let us pray to god always peace and harmony in mangalore.

    Agree

  • Godfrey D'Souza, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Sun, May 30 2010

    Did it have to be such a tragic incident to show the benign and helping nature of Mangaloreans? We have always known to be friendly and honest people. The world has seen us at many places and have accepted it.
    Only wonder why the leaders who create angst and hatred between communities are not on the ill fated crafts! If that was so we would have been a lot happier.
    Thanks to Vivian for highlighting the valour of the people around Bajpe.
    Really Hats off to these people. Lets not wait for another tragedy to show our commitment, But fight against the dividers among us who sow the seeds of hatred.

    Agree

  • jovita Barboza, Neermarga- Mangalore

    Sat, May 29 2010

    I am really proud to be a mangalorean...

    Agree

  • Noushaduchil, afghanistan /mangalore uchila

    Sat, May 29 2010

    Dear mangloreans
    Hats of u,no hindu no muslim no christian,true relegion is this,thank u, god bless u.

    NICE ARTICLE,EXCELLENT JOB DONE BY
    MANGALORE HINDUSTANIS. HATS OFF TO
    YOUR VANDE MATHARAM SPIRIT.

    Agree

  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Fri, May 28 2010

    Let this attitude of helping each other in times of tragedy may be followed in good times. Perhaps, tragedies are learning lessons for us to  follow in times of peace and joy.

    Agree

  • V. D' Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, May 28 2010

    I salute our Mangalorean brothers and sisters. We think we are dif ferent by religions. but with heart we all are same. I remember when my mothers land caught fire. She lives all alone in Mangalore. One day, from the neighbouring land fire spread to her land and she did not know what to do. That time unknown people came and helped her. Many vehicles and buses stopped and came for her help. May god bless Mangaloreans.

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  • Rajesh Lobo, Bantwal/Abudhabi

    Fri, May 28 2010

    I am proud to be manglorean more than that we are Indians, and its in our blood to help regardless relegion.let same spirit be future,regardless our relegion.
    I salute the local people of Bajpe and around for the help they rendered to carry the dead charred bodies, the pictures show the people helping each other when the uniformed men standing and watching. We should be proud of our native people.

    Agree

  • Olga B Noronha , Mangalore

    Fri, May 28 2010

    Thank you Vivian, your positive viewpoint has surely had a soothing effect on those who read your article.
    Incidents that occurred in Mangalore over the last two years were really painful for us Mangaloreans because they ignited communal tension.
    However your article will go a long way in restoring our pride in being Mangaloreans........ because it highlights the fact that in this hour of tragedy, a unity beyond caste and creed was evident!

    Agree

  • RONY MENDONCA, Moodbidri/Ras al khaima

    Fri, May 28 2010

    Good article I am also proud to say mangalorean . Thank u to all brothers, sisters, nurse , doctors & local people who day & night voluntrily helped on ill fated day. May the almighty Lord shower blessings in every day upon you & your family.Mangaloreans are good people, peoples are recognise all over world for thier sevices friendly nature and helping natures once again I salute mangaloreans.

    Agree

  • Ashish, Mangalore

    Fri, May 28 2010

    Hey all Mangaloreans. Despite the dirty politics, rubbish riots and many other things to defame our beautiful and small city, this incident has surely brought us all together irrespective of religion. Folks, lets be one always and dont fight in the name of any religion.

    Agree

  • Joyline, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, May 27 2010

    A stnading ovation to each and everyone who rendered their help during this need of the hour. This incident simply means that we are all united as Mangaloreans, but should something like this befall on us to realize our unity and stength? Mangalore is the only place where i have seen people rushing to help irrespective of anything. It's very rare that in the city i dwell now have i seen any passer-by helping someone in need.. The on-lookers outnumber the people offering to help.

    Agree

  • Albert Praveen Menezes, Karkala / Kuwait

    Thu, May 27 2010

    Very nice article. People who are residents around bajpe airport are really helped very hard in difficult times and deserved for honour.

    Agree

  • Afzal, mangalore

    Thu, May 27 2010

    Alhumdulillah!I am proud to be manglorean more than that we are Indians, and its in our blood to help regardless relegion.let same spirit be future,regardless our relegion.

    Agree

  • Josna Dsouza, kASARGOD

    Wed, May 26 2010

    nice article, no partiality in race,religion humanity is the only religion, all are equal. Iam proud to say as a mangalorean.

    Agree

  • RockY D'Silva, Brahmavara/ Jeddah

    Wed, May 26 2010

    So encourging article that you send. I am poud to be Mangalorean /Indian. So good to know and read that all religion is one.All are one & GOD created all humanbeings. Mangloreans are great. God bless you and bless all the religions.

    Agree

  • Gabriel Francis David, Gadag/Hubli

    Wed, May 26 2010

    It is very painful to bear the loss of the dear & loved ones. I hav'nt got any words which can console at this moment of grieve. But I pray whole heartedly for the comforting hands of Lord Jesus Christ on all the family members whose have lost their valuable lives in this tragedy. I am very much grateful to one and all Mangaloreans who joined their humble hands in this sorrowful event without giving any chance for caste and creed working very unitedly to show that we are "The TRUE INDIANS". I am very much proud of all of you for taking a quick step in team work and helped each other with concerned authorities and is greatly appreciated. I am very much grateful to one and all who have Voluntarily taken their keen interest for help and service. I am really very much proud and very much thankfull for all of your efforts. May God Bless you all.

    Agree

  • Vaneesha Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, May 26 2010

    nice article. its really nice see we work for humanity. on the the not only near the airport there were so many people helping near the milagrese to control the traffic. And early in the morning when the news spread many went to donate blood if anybody is in need this keeps us united

    Agree

  • Edward, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, May 26 2010

    The people from the surrounding areas left their work and rushed to the spot to help without any hesitation.Such selfless service from Youngsters and old alike deserves a salute. If these people were trained in Emergency measures, today we could have more Survivors and our Loved Ones with us. I wish something is done about this.

    Agree

  • SR. EULA CASTELINO, MANGALORE,BENDUR

    Wed, May 26 2010

    I'm proud of you my brother Vivi, Your sympathetic heart reached the hearts of peaceloving people.
    I too salute you my native land of Mangalore and all those people who came forward to help out of sheer love and goodwill without ever thinking of themselves. 'HOW GOOD IT IS TO LIVE AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF ONE FAMILY'. JAI HIND

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  • ignatius sequeira, allipade/mira road

    Tue, May 25 2010

    There is a strong message for all of us.thank u mr. vivian for potraying this.be a humanbeing first. you set an example to all of us. thank to the true spirit of mangaloreans,thank daigiworld too.you are the real 'daigi'through which we were able to know people better as human being. For tregedy there is no caste creed or colour it is unique humanbond let it prevail though out our life

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  • nazeera, mangalore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    the villagers set aside all their personal commitments to render all help they can to the victims .the least AIR INDIA can do is improve their living conditions by providing necessary infrastructre to these villages.

    Agree

  • sandesh, manglore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I am proud to be manglorean more than that we are Indians, and its in our blood to help regardless relegion.let same spirit be future,regardless our relegion.

    Agree

  • adshenoy, mangloor

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Like India and Indian people, Our manglore and mangalorens were at hand during this immence tragedy. A tragedy kept aside religoius differences and united humans. The pains suffered by the living and the dead cannot be measurable but what can be measured is the support and help of each one and particualrly the locals at the site to make this tragedy a human one. People around the world now know us mangaloreans and Indians- we are, what we are, we are all humans and all human pains are the same- casteless and creedless. May God help those good samritans and there were many indeed.

    Agree

  • MANJUNATH, QATAR

    Tue, May 25 2010

    We Mangalorean show the world,what we are all one indian
    I am proud to be Indian & Mangalorean.Wande Mataram.Jai Hind

    Agree

  • shakeer, manglore k s a

    Tue, May 25 2010

    No hindu no muslim or christian when the time comes we have shown to the world how we r united mangloorians iam really proud to be a manglorian we lost 158 brother and sisters but fortunetly we fight together to fight against the wound and sorrow nobody can do this kind of work in this world shabash Mangalore no more pub attack no more communal fight we always together

    Agree

  • Anees, Mangalore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I salute Mangaloreans and I am one of the eye witness of the crash site, people working without the difference of caste and religion and some people supplying food and water for tired people.

    But on the other hand I felt very sad while seeing one of our own MLA saying the Ambulance people to clear the road for the CM's arrival and ordering the nurses to close and keep aside their bags of white cloths (which are meant to cover the dead bodies). God bless these politicians with good heart.
    Jai Hind

    Agree

  • Asma Shaikh, Bajpe / Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Hatts off!! to all those who helped & supported as ONE in times of distress. You all set an excellent example to humanity.

    Its depressing & heart sinks when thoughts of burnt comes to mind.My heart goes out to all those little babies & children who had to go through this ill fate & misery.May Allah gives all the near & dear ones enough strength to bear this pain.

    Agree

  • Fr. Baptist pais, SVD, Allipade/Andheri

    Tue, May 25 2010

    The thoughts of Mr. Vivian Castelino are really praiseworthy. This shows the kind of heart he has towards humanity. good peoploe like Vivian and all those who came to help during the crisis are a blessing to any society.I salute them and pray that the Almighty may bless them abundantly. This is the true spirit of Mangaloreans. Let this spirit of selfless service to humanity prevail over all other anti-social, religious, cultural amd Political elements.

    Fr. Baptist Pais,SVD, Allipade, Andheri East.

    Agree

  • Dr. Zita Lobo, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Agree with Mr. vivian Castelino. Mangalore surely should make news for good reasons at least hereafter. The whole world has witnessed the goodwill of people working to rescue or help out. No words even need be spoken of the tragedy. one is simply dumbstruck by even imagining the last moments of the victims the permanent scars left on their loved ones.
    Under the charred remains one is not identified as person belonging to any religion. Much as we would not want to believe it and even after all the vigilance and care taken by persons concerned to hand over the remains of the victims to their own families there could still be a muslim, a christian or a hindu interred according to the rites of each other. Like all rivers should reach one sea so should all souls reach the maker.
    All have felt similar pain, agony and torture during their last moments. They are all united in their pain as human beings and not as members belonging to any religion. The concern and anxiety of people who were selflessly helping out the victims and their families showed that we are all related as loved ones to each other and we have no time to think of each other as belonging to different religions.

    Agree

  • Douglas Aranha, mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I SALUTE YOU ALL MANGALOREANS
    no cast no cred can difrentiate us great job guys
    in unit we stand

    Agree

  • gururaj m, mangalore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    a heartful salutes all our brothers of mangalore... who said mangalore is an coomunal city, nower u find the people like mangaloreans...thanks to all of them who helped during tht critical moment of tragedy.. jai hind

    Agree

  • Lavina, Kanajar /Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    We Salute those people who worked hard during this critical time and helped them day & night. These people to be awarded for their humanity which is not at all there in today's world.

    Agree

  • Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Nice article. I am proud to be a mangalorean and salute those who braved to assist at the crash site. They have shown the world what a mangalorean culture means. I wish that the mangaloreans remain united all the time and do not allow the politicians to divide them in the name of religion, caste and creed.

    Agree

  • Abdul Sathar Uchil, Mangalore-Abu Dhabi

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Some handfull incident cannot kill our bonds, this has manifested during the rescue operation. I Salute those brave people who joined the shoulders to help the victms.
    Let us keep our spirit of unity.

    Agree

  • latheef kodagu, al kobar k.s.a

    Tue, May 25 2010

    we are all indians we lost so many...

    Agree

  • Amith Poojary, Mangalore/Doha

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I am really proud to be a mangalorean...

    Agree

  • Pradeep Amin Bajpe, Bajpe/Qatar

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I AM PROUD TO BE AN MANGALOREAN as well as bajpean
    see the heart of Bajpe pople ( Hindu Muslium and Christan) how they help? why media not writing about it ??????

    Agree

  • Akil, M'lore/Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Mr.Vivian,Every word you have said is true.People all over the world have expressed their grief over this tragedy.Being a Mangalorean, even though we have lost no one in this accident, we feel as though the people who died are very close to us though we have no relation with them. Its like as though we are related to them in some way or the other. We are sitting quite far away from our home town, feel too gud to see all the people work hand in hand without any difference of religion, caste or creed. Hats off to the people of Mangalore and also the govt. officials and NGOs who are putting their best efforts in help the people in distress.

    Agree

  • vinu dsouza, bajal/mlore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Dear mangloreans
    Hats of u,no hindu no muslim no christian,true relegion is this,thank u, god bless u.

    Agree

  • MOHANDAS KUMAR, Kankanady,Mangalore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    NICE ARTICLE,EXCELLENT JOB DONE BY
    MANGALORE HINDUSTANIS. HATS OFF TO
    YOUR VANDE MATHARAM SPIRIT.

    Agree

  • Nawazeden, MANGALORE/AL JUBAIL

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I am proud to be a Mangalorian,Thanks and may god bless all our dear mangalore locals who have worked hard during this critical time and helped them day & night,Very good article

    Agree

  • moideen siraj bajpe, Al jubail

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I m really proud to b a Manglorean,excellent social work from Popular Front and The kind help rendered by the poor people of Bajpe during the crisis shows how rich their heart is !!

    Agree

  • Rafi, Kasaragod/Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Overall, excellent team work by Mangaloreans. I am from Kasaragod and it always strikes me how efficient Mangaloreans are when it comes to team work.

    I wish we could do something about the media scavengers who reaches the scene after like vultures and start poisoning the minds by debates and accusations. We need to have a limit and we need to draw that line. We saw some of them even blocking the rescue operations and not even allowing people to cry. Let's not make show of others agony, we need reporting, and Daiji has excellent work, but I still don't understand why we need 20 odd mikes and camera for an interview. Why can't they record with one mike (unbranded) and then distribute it to everyone.

    Being a webmaster and ideator, I have been following the online reporting by local websites in Mangalore and Kasaragod, and should comment excellent reporting. You guys can take a leaf from the rescue operation and think on collaborating, instead of competing with your peers to provide much better experience.

    Agree

  • henry, mangaloe muscat

    Tue, May 25 2010

    THANKS GIVING, PRAISING TO GOD AND PEOPLE FOR THE CAUSE IS OUR DUTY, AND GOD LIKES IT.LET US ALL GIVE MANY MANY THANKS TO GOD AND ALL MANGALOREAN WHO WORKED DIRECTLY OR ANY OTHER WAY.LET US MINGLE TOGETHER AND PRAISE. GOD BLESS US ALL.

    Agree

  • Wilson C.Monteiro, Bankal-Chikmagalur

    Tue, May 25 2010

    We hope our politicians learn from this and hope they don't divide the people with the religion. May God bless the people who came to help their fellow human beings in time of distress.May God rest their souls in peace.

    Agree

  • nelson bennis, bejai/dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    I will really appreciate those people who helped the dear ones you have done a wonderful job in this moment.thanks for all our mangalore locals who have worked hard during the critical hours may god bless you all.whoever lost their lives may rest in peace

    Agree

  • Karuna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Where are the Indian TV channels now, are they highlighting the good deeds and communal harmony shown by the people of Mangalore? Mangalore has been a city of joy and communal harmony for centuries, and will remain such for ever, no amount of misinformation will deter or spoil the name of this great city and its people who where ever they are will try to uphold the good old culture of Kudla and its distinct personality represented by their distinct languages like Tulu, Konkani and Beri,

    Agree

  • Ashwath, Mangalore

    Tue, May 25 2010

    Salute..those guys...proud to be an indian,proud to be a mangalorean

    Agree

  • Lavin Noronha, Paladka/Bahrain

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Kudos mangaloreans, once again we all proved ourselves that we can stand united, in the hour of our crisis. My heartly appriciations to all Mohans, Charlies, Ummers. These very men showed the real spirit of my beloved Mangalore. All evils please stay away from mangalore and lets us all live our life with this unity. NO ONE CAN BREAK US.

    Agree

  • Sophia Rodrigues, Bajpe-Mangalore-US-Kuwait

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am a proud Indian, all our brothers and sisters over the world help fellow human beings be it Mangalore-Bangalore-Mumbai-Delhi...name it our Indian blood comes out to assist. Mangaloreans have made thier country proud, we love you mangalore, we love you India....God bless India.

    Agree

  • Richard D souza, Bajpe/Bahrain

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute all those people who helped at the time of need. This is a really meaning of UNITY and HUMANITY. I pray God that people all over the world should always remain in unity like brothers and sisters. Proud to see the humanity prevailing in these peoples heart. God bless us all.

    Agree

  • Lloyd D'souza, Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Its a very tearful moment and in history also this tragic scene brings tears in our eyes.But I too salute for Unity of Mangloreans.

    Iam too proud to be Manglorean

    Agree

  • dave, mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    In U S when electricity failed & people were struck in elevators,they couldn't buy any food or drinking water,as no banks or ATM's were funtioning, there came helping hand of Indian community people, they served free food & breakfast as long as the elctricity wasn't restored. Wasn't it great to belong to the community with heart & humanity foremost than money & profits always(as their priority).
    Thanks vivian for eliciting all these positive responses from all.

    Agree

  • MICHAEL DSOUZA, PERAMPALLI/UDUPI/MILAN/ITALY

    Mon, May 24 2010

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. May God give you the strength to bear the loss of your dear ones
    GOD SAVE THIS WORLD.PLZ DON'T BRING ANY MORE THIS TYPE OF TRAGEDY IN THIS WORLD.
    PEOPLE OF INDIA GET TOGETHER,for the GOOD reasons & the BAD as well. they are n always will be helpfull friendly kind n secular...but it is these politicians & SOME UNION who spoil it all....its TIME ppl realised this,if we could get together in times of need like this we can in other times as well, bring back that peace & harmony we once had IN INDIA..

    Agree

  • J.Dsouza, KelaraiKuwait

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I too salute you all those worked hard on that day as one family. United as brothers and sisters would surely give peace to all the departed. God bless u all. Vivian,by this article you have really made all Mangaloreans proud. Keep up the good job. Let us all unite and help each other always with no bar of any religion, keeping in mind, we are all children of one Creator.

    Agree

  • MARCELINE, BANGALORE

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute the local people of Bajpe and around for the help they rendered to carry the dead charred bodies, the pictures show the people helping each other when the uniformed men standing and watching. We should be proud of our native people.

    Agree

  • Salvadore D Souza, Manjeshwar

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Good work guys!

    I AM PROUD TO BE AN MANGALOREAN

    Agree

  • Malet Crasto, Trasi, Kundapur / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Well expressed article at this tragic moment... Let's not wait for any tragic incident to happen to show our humanism. We will bring it in our routine life.

    Agree

  • jerome muscat, mangalore/muscat

    Mon, May 24 2010

    THANK YOU VIVIAN. I SEND THANKS TO ALL PEOPLE WORKED AND DAIJIWORLD FOR PICTURES,FIRST DAY ITSELF, I SAW THEIR SELFLESS AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO FELLOW BEING. BUT IT WAS NOT PUBLISHED. ANYWAY THANKS TO ALL MANGALOREAN. AND GOD BLESS THEM.

    Agree

  • Olivia Moras, Puttur, Kuppepadau / Toronto

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Very true Vivian. Every word you have written is very true. We Mangaloreans have always been a united community. When a difficult time comes like this we just don’t see cast religion nothing, everyone just wants to help each other. This has been our tradition, live for each other.
    Some forces tried to spoil the unity, they may be regretting now.
    As the Police officer said the true character is shown in difficult times. And Mangaloreans have just proved it. Lets continue to have the same team spirit shown by our Mangaroleans here. I’m so proud to be a Managaorean.

    Agree

  • adshenoy, mangloor

    Mon, May 24 2010

    The best of mangalore displayed at the worst time. This is an accident Mangalore never wantes but it happenned. Let us salute to our magalorean brothers and sisters and others who helped out.

    Agree

  • Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Glory to God.Glory to people of Managalore.I salute the brave people of Mangalore.At time of crisis we are united and our solidarity is commendable. Hats off to Police Force, CRFC, Doctors, Ambulances, District Administration, and the brave people of Mangalore. My heartfelt sympathies & Condolences to the bereaved families. May the kindly departerd souls rest in peace.

    Agree

  • Prakash Dammam , Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Humanity is the only religion. Mankind will exist so long there is humanity.It was a tragic accident and people around Mangalore came in full flow giving away helping hand in whatever way possible.I am proud to say that I am a Mangalorean.

    Agree

  • Austin, MLR

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Vivian Thanks for making out the spirit of the humanity Mangaloreans. I am proud to be Mangalorean. The message is loud and clear, If we can unite at tragic times, we can as well unite in any other situation. Salute to you all of you who rushed to help and God bless you all

    Agree

  • Luca D'silva, Udipi/Jeddah

    Mon, May 24 2010

    First of Let all of pray for our brothers and sisters who lost their life in the aircrash and also to the relatives/families to give them courage to bear the loss. I agree with shahnawaz kukkikatte. Hats off to those who helped during the crash. They have done great work as Angels of God. They did not even see he/she is Muslim/christian/Hindu or Sikh. The motto in their heart is they are brothers and sisters who need help. Politicians other than from Karnataka wants to divide Unity of MANGLOREANS, which they can not do it. All people of world and that too Mangaloreans mourn for their brothers and sisters..Politicians/Religious organisations do not try to break the Unity of Mangaloreans... be away

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  • lia, mangalore/kuwait

    Mon, May 24 2010

    GREAT JOB DONE BY THE LOCALITES GOD BLESS THEM. I AM PROUD TO BE A MANGLOREAN. MAY THE SOUL OF THE DEPARTED REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD GIVE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO THEIR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE TO FACE THIS TOUGH SITUATION. GOOD ARTICLE MR VIVIAN CASTELINO

    Agree

  • Shakeel Ahmed, Ganjimutta/Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    first of all my deep condolence to my relatives and all who lost their loved one in this tragedy.Hats off to Mangalorean for their spirit of brotherhood during this tragedy ,iam proud to be Indian ,im proud to Mangalorean.

    Agree

  • francis, red building

    Mon, May 24 2010

    verry nice article

    Agree

  • Fr. Lancy Carmelite, Mangalore/ Prague

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Dear Vivian, Thanks for the wonderful thoughts. The article reveals your peace loving personality. It is not the question of pride but your sincere effort to acknowledge goodness, i liked the most. God bless you. Viva Kodial, Kudla, michalt.

    Agree

  • Santosh Dcunha, Mangaloe / Bangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    First of all, my heart filled condolences to all those victims of AI air crash which Mangalore can never forget.
    Hats off to the people of Mangalore. It was a tragic accident and people around Mangalore came to the rescue in full swing giving away a helping hand in whatever way possible. I am really proud to be a Manglorean

    Agree

  • D M D Souza, Bantwal

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Yes dear vivian-u can find humanity & helping nature only or mostly were poor sometimes even illiterate people live. But in cities were more people are literate & affluent live this thing is very scarce-very sad to admit.
    In U S when few hours electiricity failed,& when natural disasters struck people there wanted 911 which failed & help wasn't coming forth, but many people looted & crimes shot up, elderly & sick were left to fend for themselves in the floods, & many lost their lives without medical attention. In Mumbai when floods came even thieves & criminals helped to alleviate the problems. That's the TRUE SPIRIT OF INDIA, & its citizens. Hats off to our culture & brotherhood.

    Agree

  • sujaya, MANGALORE

    Mon, May 24 2010

    We were and will always remain like this. Only somebody misguided some of us and we got carried by their talks and all of us started spitting venom on each other to the extent that readers too got communal in their comments but the ground reality is people will not change their humanity towards others in times of need.

    Agree

  • manoj jeddah, mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    People of Mangalore showed all the world that really what indian means.There is no caste, religion just humanity thats INDIAN(This case its Mangalorean)

    Agree

  • umar,sullia, Al jubail

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I m really proud to b an Indian,excellent social work from PFI and Mangloreans.I salute all Mangloreans

    Agree

  • irfan, kundapura

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Mangloreans are best in this world . Good work

    Agree

  • MATEEN- Doha Qatar, MOODBIDRI-ALANGAR

    Mon, May 24 2010

    i am proud to be a Mangloreian. Let brother's & Sister stop hating each other. Respect other religions and respect your neighbours. Set a example for whole world. I love my Manglories.

    Agree

  • Mushta, Riyadh

    Mon, May 24 2010

    This is very sad that we realize the human spirit with some tragedy. We should learn many lessons from this tragedy and should remove hatred from our heart.
    Just watch the pictures of this tremendous service of mankind, some people even rushed there bare footed, of course we should salute them without hesitation.
    They deserves national honor. These people brought back the pride of Mangalore.I am very proud of them. Let this harmony and co-operation of Mangaloreans prevail ever.

    Agree

  • stephen castelino, Sharjah/Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Well said Vivian,I am proud to be called Manglorian.All the nagative forces we had witnessed in recent years will be overshadowd by this act of humanity.Keep up the spirit you my fellow Manglorians.

    Agree

  • Donald, Udupi/bangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    wonderful article in the midst of painful tragedy. Appreciate your view on this.
    If we analyze our city, we have plenty of resources, well educated manpower, however we are still not in a path of development. Just take an example of Bangalore. Which was nothing if u compare with a decade ago.
    Mangalore is much more potential than any other city however lot of companies and organization will refrain from inviting in Mangalore only bz of fights , violence, etc etc.. So lets not give any room for such activities so that FDI and other MNCs can think of investing in Mangalore which is our future and dream..

    Agree

  • Thomas Valder, Bahrain

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Wonderful, spirit filled article Mr. Vivian. I am very, very proud to be Mangalorean. The kind help rendered by the poor people of Bajpe during the crisis shows how rich their heart is !! The facial expression of these super humans shows how sad they are, though no victims belongs to their family. It is 'our' dear Mangaloreans. May God bless you all my dear 'heros'. May God always keep Mangaloreans united & drive away the selfish Politicians and leaders who try to divide us.

    Agree

  • John Vas, Kulshekar/Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    We grieve for the families who lost their near and dear ones in the air crash. There is no doubt all LOCAL CITIZENS helped in true spirit of brotherhood during this tragedy and hence it was a great help to govt. officials during this crisis. God bless each one of you for your humanity.

    Agree

  • Wilfred Barboza, Shirva/Toronto

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I hope our politicians learn from this and hope they don't divide the people with the religion. May God bless the people who came to help their fellow human beings in time of distress. Thank you vivian for addressing this!!!!

    Agree

  • A.K Kabeer [Nasir] , Riyadh / Kannangar

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Whole world was watched on this incident & unity of Manglorean`s.This is d natural humanity.There s sme people n Manglore pls try 2 learn & qualify ds humanity & unity 2 save Manglore from communalism.Thankful 2 d Manglorean brothers,polices,Govt departmental workers,doctors,etc for d presence at d time for d spot.

    Agree

  • Pradeep Prabhu, Bangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Excellently written, but its sad that it Mangalore had to regain its dignity this way! Rest in peace to all the passengers who lost their lives in this unfortunate accident!

    Agree

  • Pallavi, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud to be a MangalorianAnd i salute all the mangalorians who helped the people who were in need.God Almighty bless those who stood in the hours of crisis.Bless our Mangalore!

    Agree

  • Pallavi, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud to be a MangalorianAnd i salute all the mangalorians who helped the people who were in need.God Almighty bless those who stood in the hours of crisis.Bless our Mangalore!

    Agree

  • sudarshan shetty, ganjimut/dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    My sincere heartfelt condolences to all the family involved in this tragic accident.
    Onthe other hand it is very hearting to see our brothers/sisters are working hand in hand to take out the loved ones from the accident sites.
    As always i am proud to be mangalorean .

    Agree

  • Alwyn Nazareth, Bajpe/Jubail-K.S.A

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Thanks Vivian, Iam so proud to be a Mangalorean. Thanks to all those who joined their hands, helped them day & nighty,worked for humanity....., once again no one can devide us.

    Agree

  • TOURBACH, mangalore dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    whole world is saluting for we mangaloreans for the finominous job done by locals hope this continues same joining hands of each others till the world ends vande matharam

    Agree

  • N.P.S, mangalore/kulshekar

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Thanks and may god bless all our dear mangalore locals who have worked hard during this critical hours. Feel happy ,tears flow when we mangalorean's read the good ,loving ,responsible and kind work.beautiful wordings of our Late konkan kogul "Pranam Tuka Kartha Sobith Muja shehara " (MANGALURA) GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    Agree

  • Binu Mathew,

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute India
    Indians are to gether when they are in trubal and difficulets
    EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE A INDIAN
    Very Very Very good article!!!!

    Agree

  • Christopher D'Cunha, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Very Good Article Mr. Vivian Castelino. Hope people read and understand.And their existence in this world "By giving YOU receive"

    Agree

  • S.Valder, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    In time of such crisis we all are one.It's been the practice of Mangaloreans for centuries.no one can disturb this,even selfish/powerful politicians.Cast, creed or language comes next to humanitarian.

    Agree

  • Fredrick Correa, Nairobi, Kenya

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Dear all the people around Bajpe and all those who assisted in the calamity, you have done a wonderful job in this moment of sorrow. The souls who have departed will surely bless you for all that you have done. The relatives and friends of the dead are grateful for your service. May God bless you all.

    Agree

  • Wilson Pinto, Neerude/ Muscat

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud of you and salute Our local peopel of Bajpe, Kenjar & Maravoor.... Without any care of yourself you joined your hands to help the victims. And with your help and hard work only out of them are still alive. You have shown that humanity is in the top . Caste , creed & religion comes later. Hope hearafter also in any circumstances Managloreans show same unity & helping nature. I appreciate and thank you all those who helped directly or indirectly may God Bless you and grant you right reward . May God grant eaternal peace to the departed souls in this unforgetable tragedy and courage & strength to all those who have lost their loved ones.

    Agree

  • Rajesh Gonsalves, Mangalore / Cairo

    Mon, May 24 2010

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. May God give you the strength to bear the loss of your dear ones.
    The spirit and courage shown by all Mangaloreans is exemplary. Hats off to the locals who acted spontaneously. You have shown to the world that we are all children of one God. Let this spirit of unity last forever in our Mangalore. Let no one be able to divide us in the name of relegion and lets all vow to keep Mangalore peacefull and United.
    Proud to be a Mangalorean and A Big salute to all Mangaloreans.

    Agree

  • Ismail saleem, Mang\al hasa ksa

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Iam really proud 2 be manglorean... i really appriciate those who are participate and helped, i really salute to people those are worked,this is the one good example human being.

    Agree

  • Ronald Misquith, Bijai/Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud to be a Mangalorean, it is very clear message to our politicians who try to DEVIDE and RULE who were united and will remain united for ever.Dear politicians please do not try to divide rule us any more because of the lust desire of political power.

    God Bless all United Mangaloreans without Caste,Creed & Religion.

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace Amen.

    Agree

  • Sagar, Kankanady

    Mon, May 24 2010

    As a mangalorean i will appreciate mainly to daiji world..who has done tremendous job..by giving minute details of the event..to the nook of the corner..here some are somewhat sentimental..just to remember whatever happening is having hands of god..nobody ever going to change one's fate..it's afterall pre-written..jai ho.

    Agree

  • nasir, Bajpe/dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I total agree wd naveen sir let's help the victims by sharing some amount of funds from our pocket and happy to see mangalorean united thank's a lott wishint the same spirit for ever in mangaloreans

    Agree

  • nasir, Bajpe/dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    i total agree wd naveen sir let's help d victims by sharing some amount of funds from our pocket and happy to see mangalorean united thank's a lot wishin d same spirit for ever in mangalorean

    Agree

  • sujithpolali, POLALI, RIYADH

    Mon, May 24 2010

    All mangalorens let keep the same sprit in future also lets forget this bad incident & let every one make an attempt to keep mangalore peacefull thanks to everyone who participated in the rescue operatoins

    Agree

  • Rita, kuwait

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Very nice article. Same feeling i'd while watching the daijiworld vedio. Me too Proud to be a Mangalorean.

    Agree

  • suresh acharya, mudarangadi

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Very true and good article about mangaloreans. I'm proud to be mangalorean. This article should circulate all over the world

    Agree

  • sudhir, derebail/muscat /oman

    Mon, May 24 2010

    PEOPLE OF MANGALORE GET TOGETHER,for the good reasons & the bad as well. they are n always will be helpfull friendly kind n secular...but it is these politicians who spoil it all....its time ppl realised this,if we could get together in times of need like this we can in other times as well, bring back that peace & harmony we once had...

    Agree

  • Radhakrishna, B.C. Road/Bahrain

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute manglore people.Really it is very appreciating work

    Agree

  • Lona, Mangalore-Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    hats offf

    Agree

  • Afthab Ismail, Mangalore/ Dammam

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I just have no clue on how i shud b starting here... firstly the most tragic thing happens with mangalore.
    But now the comments and the recognition of the Mangalorean people on regard to humanity is just wonderful.

    After such a long time, there is something good about mangalorean people that has come into light.

    I am so proud to be a mangalorean, frankly speakin 4 the first time in many years i am feeling this.

    Agree

  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udipi

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud to be a mangalorean. The message is very loud and clear to the politicians of this place.... "We are one and united and you cant devide us". Please keep away the trouble mongers from this city. Let there be sustained peace, love and let the river of humanity and love flow and overflow. Let it not dry. Hats off to those who showed the true unity and humanity. May God bless them all.

    Agree

  • Vittal Shetty, Mangalore/sharjah

    Mon, May 24 2010

    absolutely I agree with you Mr.vivian,Hats of to all those who joined their hands in the operations.Let the Govt.Authorities,Companies,Ministers identify and honour them for their livelyhood.I am proud to say that I am a Mangalorean.

    Agree

  • Shazia Sheikh, Moodbidri

    Mon, May 24 2010

    EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE A MANGALOREAN...hats off to those who were kind enough to come forward and help people. May Allah give courage,patience n strength to all those who have lost their loved ones. Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji'oon

    Agree

  • NAVEEN D'SOUZA, VALENCIA-MANGALORE-KUWAIT

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I AM PROUD TO BE AN MANGALOREAN. I SALUTE ALL THE LOCAL PEOPLE WHO CAME TO HELP IN CRISES. O GOD BLESS THEM ALL. DON'T THINK THAT WE ARE DIFFERENT CASTE, WE ARE A HUMANBEING. GOD BLESS OUR MANGALORE.

    Agree

  • Nandavar Naveen prabhu, Panemangalore/Muscat

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Too proud be a Mangalorean and hats off to all those who stood together without thinking about religion and thought only about humanity. This is what everyone should be and should leave and let others leave. Again my sincere thanks to all those who joined their hands during this time. I suggest some Fund to be created to give financial support to all such people who do such impartial and humanitarian social work.

    Agree

  • EVANS C ALEX, FALNIR MANGALORE

    Mon, May 24 2010

    LET THIS SHOW OF UNITY IN TRAGEDY AND DISTRESS IRRESPECTIVE OF CASTE, CREEED. N RELIGION, BE AN EYE OPENER TO A FEW FUNDAMENTALIST N RELIGIOUS BIGOTS WHO SPREAD HATRED AND VOILENCE.

    Agree

  • Ulhas Rai, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    First of all, my heart felt condolences to all those victims of this air crash which Mangalore can never forget
    Hats off to the people of Mangalore. It was a tragic accident and people around Mangalore came in full flow giving away helping hand in whatever way possible. I am really proud of being a Manglorean

    Agree

  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, May 24 2010

    THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF DARKNESS . Finally,Mangaloreans realized without unity we can't move. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF NEW ERA IN MANGALORE. GOD BLESS M"LORE.

    Agree

  • arathi, Karkala

    Mon, May 24 2010

    This is true that Mangalorean's r always helpful, and they have proven it by joining and giving their full effort inthis incident,all i have to say is "HATS OFF TO U GUYS.... and I am proud to be a Mangalorean"

    Agree

  • Anupama, Bangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Humanity is the only religion. Mankind will exist so long there is humanity. Salute to all those working in and out at hours of distress.

    Agree

  • manoj kumar, mysore, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    My sincere condolences to all family members who have lost there dear ones. Namma kudladha janakulegu yenna Salute.

    Agree

  • Sujith, Udupi/muscat

    Mon, May 24 2010

    This is what we mangalorean's are for,
    I salute each and every one

    Agree

  • Davina, Castelino

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Well said.!.. All the forces that have caused havoc in our city in the near past will not stand by in the way of humanity.!-
    heartfelt sympathies to the families that lost their near ones.. may The lord grant them eternal rest.
    Im proud to be a Mangalorean.!

    Agree

  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Mon, May 24 2010

    A thoughtful gesture and a admirable act by those villagers. Moreover also there were people Near Wenlock Hospital controlling the traffic, guiding the visitors.People from milagres church and the members of other organisaions also joined there with one intention let us do our best to console the brevered families.No one asked them to do so, but all felt the same that we have lost someone close to our heart.A true humanity!
    It can hapen here and i am proud to say it is my Mother land Mangalore. No doubt bad incidents have taken place in the past but at the same time these are the incidents which showcase the true heart of Mangaloreans.
    No act can console the families still the entire city of Mangalore is Mourning as if we have lost someone of our family.

    Agree

  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    In this situation there is only one religion comes that is humanity.Thats what our Mangaloreans done.It is very paining that we couldnt able to save the rest 156 lives due to late arrival of fire Engines.I feel that on airport Emergency accident prepardness is zero.If the airport authority responded immediately atliest some of them would have saved.

    Agree

  • Rajesh, managlore/dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Truely aneye opening article. I really thank all the people who rendered their service during this tragic event without bothering about caste religion colour. I feel proud to say that I am a mangalorean by the assistance people have shown during this time of crisis. All the people of mangalore 'wake up and lets unite and live as one community'. Let not allow some foolish goons to devide our unanimity.

    Agree

  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I am proud to be belonging to a place called Mangalore. Thank you people for what you are, how you are.

    I salute you Mangalore from the bottom from my heart and of-course, Vivian Castelino, Hats off to you too.

    Agree

  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    True Mangalorean spirit prevailed at the Air Crash accident site on 22-5-2010 which was unaccessible by road, when the locals, irrespective of caste, creed, religion etc., joined hands with the authorities in rendering all help. I am really proud of the local people, Authorities, doctors, nurses etc. Humanity is still existing even though selfish people trying to divide our rich culture and people. My sincere condolences to the members of the family who have lost their dear ones in this tragic accident. May the souls of the departedrest in peace. I am really proud to be a Mangalorean. Let us unite always.

    Agree

  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/South Korea

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Some golden moments in what was a tragic May 22nd. All the joy of being able to bring Mangalore closer to the external world via an air-link suffered a major setback with this tragedy. Frankly, we need to ensure that safety measures are put in place for any eventuality. The runway is long enough. However, may not be long enough after all to prevent such a huge tragedy. I hope the concerned authorities would do the needful such that a tragedy will never ever occur not just in Mangalore, but in any Indian airport.

    Agree

  • mohammed sajid shaikh, m'lore/dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I m really proud to b an manglorean.. i salute manglore people n i salute india too:)

    Agree

  • Madava Nayak, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute all the mangaloreans who really joined hand to help all the victims,Eventhough,few people try to mind-wash and try to devide, they will not succeed. Really it is very appreciating work by locals. I salute u everyone

    Agree

  • Kateel Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore/Bangaalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    My Mangalore is simply great! I salute the boys who have voluntered spontaneously for the rescue work.O God Almighty bless those who stood in the hours of crisis.Bless our Mangalore!

    Agree

  • SHABNAM, UDUPI/DUBAI

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Wonderful truth by Mr.Vivian Castelino.My dear brother's and sister's we never know when is our last moment or day in this world,so just forget whatever has happened in past and start living with peace and prosperity.Forget all the bitter communal riots,be one humans and share the living.Stay Happy.

    Agree

  • Ismail, Moodbidri

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Thank you Mr. Vivian Castelino, Abu Dhabi. You are right Mangalore is having its own identity. Eventhough,few people try to mind-wash and try to devide, they will not succeed.

    Agree

  • Samad, MNG/DXB

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I salute all the mangaloreans who really joined hand to help all the victims, i knOw all the mangaloreans are very helpful and peacelovers..

    Agree

  • Nancy, Belman

    Mon, May 24 2010

    I heard yesterday Mr Arvind Jadhav CMD of Air India saying in his interwiew with the press that " people's exact nature comes to know when other people are in crises. That what the nature of local people came in to light and thier quick response saved not only 8 people but also we could remove the bodies in time"

    Really his wrods are true and let us not fight in the name of religion, cast, money and other things.

    Agree

  • Bhaskar, Udupi/Qatar

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Really it is very appreciating work by locals. I salute u everyone

    Agree

  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Very good article.All Mangaloreans are helpful and good.

    Agree

  • Riyaz Asadi, Sirsi /Dubai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Excellent article. FInally win for humanity in Mangalore.

    Agree

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