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Ronald Colaco to Build Strong Christian Federation in Karnataka State

Feb 11, 2009

Ronald Colaco, a well known community leader, philanthropist, and a leading entrepreneur is initiating a campaign to promote political and leadership awareness among the Christian community members in the state of Karnataka.

Colaco has earned a name for himself as man for all religions, by donating for every cause.  Be it a Temple, Church, Mosque or to build  a charity organization, police station, or a house for the poor,  Colaco has helped . He is man accepted by people  of all castes, religion, or creed.

Daijiworld correspondent caught up with him and in the conversation, Colaco  shared  his views and action plans in bringing up the community.

He specifically talked about the Christian  community in the state and the need to bring about an  awareness to bring them on the  frontline without any hidden agendas or hurting the sentiments of  other communities.

"Religious leaders, parishioners and leaders of the community should stay away from internal politics and promote the laity  to take up leadership in society, in the  state and national politics in general and in the administration", he said.

Colaco said that , "It is unfortunate that the Christian community has not taken any active participation in the politics  in the past, partly due to the  lack of enthusiasm and also due to our Clergy not doing enough to  encourage them"

Colaco has an action plan to bring the community members to the forefront, specially today's youth.

Federation Christian Association (of all Christian denominations) established two years ago under the leadership of Colaco has drawn up a plan to open a Federation unit in every Taluk of the state. The 170 units would be equipped with an office,  a secretary , a computer  networking  system that that will enable all Christians of the Taluk to enroll themselves.

So far 12 Taluks, namely,Chickmagalur, Balehonnur, Koppa, Shimoga, Sakleshpur, Belur, Bangalore, udupi, Bantwal, Moodubidri - Karkal, Kolar, Badravathi have directly benefitted from this plan.

What is the Purpose of Federation?

Colaco says, unity among all community members is a prime purpose.

'Make them equally responsible for all the happenings within and outside the community. We  make them to respond effectively  against  atrocities committed against Christian Institutions, churches only  through legal actions and peaceful means."

"Creating  network to help remote villages is also another prime purpose “ he says.

Colaco  also aims to get benefits for the   Federation by obtaining all the facilities available through the minority development board & commission as per the needs of the people of each area.

He also hopes to promote the Christian community by bringing  good leadership  to the forefront,  by encouraging and supporting them to contest in the Village Panchayat, Taluk Panhyat, Dist Panchayat, Corporation, Assembly, and Parliament elections.

Colaco also went on to say that the Federation would encourage intelligent boys and girls of the Christian community to take part in the administration by qualifying themselves under KAS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS programmes

"There is also another  important aim  ahead  of the Federation, to coordinate and maintain cordial relations with various secular organizations by having  frequent interactions , thereby  maintaining  peace and communal harmony" he says.

Though these aims theoretically look easy, practically it will  take some time to implement. Though difficult, it is not an impossible task. Colaco who has  personally  funded  this  organization  is optimistic about the smooth progress of the federation.

"Many organizations, NGOs and even political parties have supported our views. But we are not seeking any help and support from them. This should be an  independent unit and should be run by young and capable leaders of the community " says a confident Colaco. He has himself spent a lot of time visiting the  units, talking to the youth and motivating them to promote community causes.

Ronald Colaco is a well deserved leader for this federation as he is widely accepted  by all. Being a Christian , he has shown to the world that people of all faiths can  co-exist in this country. Ever since 1991 he  has contributed to the building  and betterment of several temples like Shri Venkataramana at Tarabanahally, Bangalore North, Chamundeshwari Temple at Sadhahalli, Shiva Temple at Shringeri, and the Muneshawra Temple .he donated complete cost. Likewise his contribution has gone to  several religious places of worship. "I wish similar gestures  come from members of other communities and groups to construct few churches and mosques” he said.

When asked about the recent communal disharmony among  certain groups which led to violence in  Mangalore , Colaco sadly says ,"This kind of disharmony is created by a very small percentage of people. We should not hold the entire community  to ransom for the actions of a few unruly people.”

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Comment on this article

  • anil vas, bantwal (abudhabi)

    Sun, May 3 2009

    Dear Coloco congratulations.Christian community has been waiting for a leader like u.Lay people should not look up to the religious to take the leadership

    Agree

  • Cyprian M.D'Souza, VIJAYADKA.KAROPADY

    Wed, Apr 1 2009

    IT IS A GOOD THOUGHT TO BUILD A STRONG CHRISTIAN FEDARATION.I WISH MR RONALD ALL THE BEST IN HIS EFFORTS AND GOODWILL.

    Agree

  • Anthony Coutinho, Mangalore / Ajman, UAE

    Mon, Mar 30 2009

    Dear Ronald Colaco, Good idea. We are with you to make a success but democratically and not political agenda's.

    Agree

  • PRAVEEN, MANGALORE/UAE

    Wed, Mar 4 2009

    Mr. Colaco, congratulation for the good job. May all mighty God Shower blessing on you for the success of all the good job including this in future. good luck, mr. colaco

    Agree

  • Rupert D'Souza, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Feb 26 2009

    Thanks for the good work you are doining lets all join our hands with Mr Ronald Colaco Let almighty God shower hiss blessings on you

    Agree

  • Tony , Mangalore/USA

    Tue, Feb 24 2009

    Mr. Colaco should be congratulated for his leadership and given every encouragement and support by everyone concerned about peaceful co-existence of people of all faiths in Karnataka. Only grass-root level leadership in the villages to stay focused on potential communcal problems will help prevent incidents that occurred in Mangalore a few months ago. His idea of encouraging Christian youth to take an active part in politics and administrative positions is long over due. It needs to be well planned and implemented.

    Agree

  • Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 23 2009

    I am really happy that Mr Ronald Colaco has come forward to start a strong Christian federation in Karnataka. Mr Colaco has a lot of bright ideas and he has been trying to implement them. We need to encourage him and also lend a helping hand.

    About three months back I had a very interesting conversation with him and was very happy to know of his very proactive role in various issues relating to our society. He has bright ideas and has been trying to implement them. Regret to say that most of our young people are not motivated to get into public service and in politics.

    We need to motivate and train them to get into civil services and in politics. We need to have visionaries and good leaders who really make a difference to our society work towards the uplifting of our less fortunate brethren. I wish Mr Ronald Colaco the very best. God bless.

    Agree

  • roy patrao, mumbai

    Sun, Feb 22 2009

    Mr. Ronald Colaco Advocate Shirtadi WILLIAM PINTO had similar vision. He may not be active now due to his old age. He may be of great help to you. You may take help from some experts like Mr.Colin Gonsalves. Mr. M.F.Saldanha, Mr.Rebello, Mr. Sangliana, Mr. Albert Dsouza...& there are many more who are behind iron screen

    Agree

  • Steevan, Ranipura,mangalore.

    Sun, Feb 22 2009

    Mr.Ronald Colaco,Welldone,its a realy great Job,Wish yoou all the best...

    Agree

  • Vincy Pinto, Puttur/Bannur

    Fri, Feb 20 2009

    Mr. Colaco, your vision for the community is well accepted.

    Agree

  • oswalddcunha, hosabettu, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 19 2009

    Wonderful idea. your noble work will be blessed and supported by all groups of christians.But please keep the religious leaders away. all the best.

    Agree

  • Henry Lewis, Sastan\Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 19 2009

    It is a good thought to build a strong christian federation . I wish Mr. Ronald Colaco  all the  best in his efforts and goodwill.

    Agree

  • gerald, chikmagalur

    Thu, Feb 19 2009

    EXCELLENT IDEA,CAN WE JOIN THIS FEDERATION?

    Agree

  • Donfrank, Mangalore, UAE

    Tue, Feb 17 2009

    A very good idea. We all should support Mr. Ronald Colaco in his noble work. It is for the betterment of our community. Presently our community is facing a very difficult situation in our beloved motherland. We need good leaders who can fight for us.

    Agree

  • roy patrao, mumbai

    Tue, Feb 17 2009

    I think there is a need to start L.L.B. in St.Aloysius College(M,lore) & St. Josephs College(B,lore). Law qualification helps a lot in political field. Majority politicians are of law background in India & around the world.Law graduates are also acceptable in other top ranking posts belonging to - police official, banking, industries,administrative bodies, govt bodies,consultancies...... Also pl. note Advocates can work in court as long as they wish without any retirement age.Recently an ADVOCATE died at the age of 90 while serving at Bombay court.It is comparatively easier among other professional degree studies.

    Agree

  • Igance Kullu, Rourkela, Orissa

    Tue, Feb 17 2009

    Federation unit in every Taluk of the state will surely play key role to unite Christian of all denomination but it is important to keep aside internal politics,I will do all the neeful to unite all christians even out side the Karnataka.I am catholic My good wishes to Mr. Ronald Colaco.

    Agree

  • Arokia Rajan, Bangarpet/ Kolar

    Tue, Feb 17 2009

    Dear Sir As behalf of sacred Heart Church Bangarpet we thank you for your wonderful work and step taken towards the Christian Community .I am very happy to see so much of comments about you and the FedKCA ..and I also request the people who has express their comments to Spread this news to other taluks where the fedKCA is not reached so far so that even those peoples should also get benfit from FEDKCA ...I also thank Daiji to publishing this valuable news...

    Agree

  • patrick , mangalore

    Mon, Feb 16 2009

    this is really something wonderful you are doing for the good of catholics,our best wishes and all support,hope the new generation will take note and work for the success and benefit as well. we wish many people follow u to do good for the society in general .all the best .

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  • Kevin Mascarenhas, Mangalore/UAE

    Mon, Feb 16 2009

    Dear Ronald, it was time someone capable came forward with leadership. From what I read of your interview it seems you have a vision. I am sure you will get all the support from the community as we christians have now felt with the recent happenings we have to be better organised. The plan should have youth through as the older generations normally play politics rather than get on with doing work.  I hope you keep the vision clear and adhere to strict principles for all members to follow. Christians are intelligent and can and have excelled in all professions. We hope to see many IPS/IAS and political leaders from the community who are loved by all sections of society. My wishes and prayers with you.

    Agree

  • Ambrose DMello, Pangla / Riyadh

    Mon, Feb 16 2009

    Dear Ronnie, May you get the required support from all of us in the community and your vision be a reality.

    Agree

  • Rony sequeira, katipalla

    Sun, Feb 15 2009

    congrats mr.Culaco on ur venture.Infact a strong will is required for this decission and I am sure u have one.All these years we have been lagging behind not for want of leadership but for want of strong will and support by our people of Mangalore origin. we have been standing only for us and not for our community. now the time has come for us to join our hands and make you strong, support u.I hope that like minded catholics of Karnaka will join together and make your efforts dreams successful. good luck

    Agree

  • Joseph F. Gonsalves , Bannur Puttur/Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 15 2009

    Dear Rony Colaco, good idea. Most of the Christians have good leadership qualities but to jump in to politics is not their chair because of their truthful, humble, non-corruptive and sensitive, strait forwardness nature. This nature of Christians easily fallen prey to believe in and deceived by many even though education and agriculture led them to livelihood. I am worried that the good nature of Christians should not be spoiled by being a politician, an IAS, IFS etc., etc. The problem with present Christian community bears lack of understanding with fellow community men and women due to lack of confidence and misapprehension. First of all we all should try hard to build confidence in each other leaving behind wealth matters (Wealth matters causing grave danger in the community) and believe each other, practice and not lose patience. I appreciate your lead role and congratulate your determination to bring leaders from the community in to forefront. May God bless you and keep you close under his shadow, love and care.

    Agree

  • mr.wilfred.d'souza, kulshekar saudi-arabia

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    DEAR MR.RONY,SINCE A LONG TIME A VISION ROLLING IN ME ABOUT THIS POINT AND I WAS DAILY PRAYING TO THE ALMIGHTY TO SHOW HIS MIRACLE THROUGH A WORTHY MAN AND TODAY WHEN I SAW THIS ISSUE IT MADE ME FEEL VERY HAPPY SPECIALLY BECAUSE OUR COMMUNITY IS A POWERFUL ON E BUT LACKING GUIDANCE .SO I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE EVER REMEMBERED IN MY PRAYERS. MY SUPPORT IS WITH YOU BECAUSE I TOO AM A CHRISTIAN AND EVER READY TO BE UNDER YOUR GUIDANCE.

    Agree

  • prakash pinto, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    thank you for your good heart

    Agree

  • LESLIE, KADRI

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    EXCELLENT JOB WE WILL SUPPORT YOU KEEP IT UP WE WILL REMEMBER YOU IN OUR DAILY PRAYERS FOR YOUR MISSION

    Agree

  • James D'Souza, Venur

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    Dear Coloco congratulations.Christian community has been waiting for a leader like u.Lay people should not look up to the religious to take the leadership.

    Agree

  • Stanley R.D'Costa, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    A person like Ronald be admired by all the Christian community. I do agree with him about the unity of Christians and leadership among the community is lacking. Our community is under the control of clergy. We laity are not ready to invent nor to accept the persons with ability and leadership qualities as our leaders. We have enough NRI's and business community people among ourselves. If it is so we can build up our own Christian Party where ever our population is more and a good, able, responsible, non politicaly connected christian young dynamic person as our candidate to the forthcoming election. Let us show our ability and strength. Nothing is impossible if we have the courage and interest and if we are ready to work selfless. Rtd. Justice Somashekaran Commission enquiry is going to be started from Monday the 16/02/2009. Let us hope for the best verdit from the commission without any bias. And all this is possible if we are united and if we can show our strength. Mr. Colaco work towards this election w.i.e.

    Agree

  • Mohan Menezes, Canada, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    Superb effort at mobilizing the Christian community in such a positive manner! Ronald deserves our support and thanks for his initiative. I wish him much success! Wishes come from his old friend now settled in Canada...

    Agree

  • roy carlo, loretto

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    I request daijiworld keep this article on your home page atlest for a month so everybody can read this . Thank you

    Agree

  • roy carlo, loretto

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    MR COLACO, HERE WE GOT THE PERSON WHAT WE ARE WAITING FOR LONG.your taken a right step at the right time it will work no doubt, and the people realize the power off christinity in the state

    Agree

  • Antony Crasta, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    All this talks and messages of support in this forum is great but we need to realize we'll have to come forward to support this federation financially and all of us should join and along with our family be an active member of this federation Another important point which we need to understand is that during elections we as a community should come forward with our kids and vote so that we will not have an oppurtunity to complain like the way we did last september after the church attacks last September.

    Agree

  • F.L.Fernandis, Bangalore/usa

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    I like the approach of Mr Ronald colaco.This is the way one should go head.In order to clapping both hands should work.Like minded people also should support.Christians are christ supporters.Peace loving people.In order to survive in this world one must know how to go ahead.Our representation is very very poor inpolitical side.No representations and no leaders.That's why we are failing in many ways.We are minority community.Govt has many schemes for minority community in five years plans.No body is aware of it.We are not getting benifits out of it,where as other minority groups are availing it.Mother won't give milk unless we cry.We have developed psudo priestage.We think we are forward class people.That's why govt kept us in forward cast only.Now a days we are suffering lot.We have to wake up and try to help ourselves.One of the reader has mentioned about Bishop Pennaha of vasai diocese of mumbi state.Really his approach is good.He started basic christian community(B.C.C)and improved Vasai diocese and gave helping hands other areas also.Many places it is not continuing because of lack of support.There is saying in sanskrit"Janani janma bhumisya swargadapi gariyasi"That means our mother land is more than heaven.We have to live with harmony and peacefully.

    Agree

  • MICHAEL F. PAIS, Derebail/Vamanjoor

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS AND ALL BEST WISHES MR. RONALD COLACO!!! MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS AND GUIDE YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF MANKIND! kEEP IT UP. OUR FULL SUPPORT AND PRAYERFUL WISHES ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU ... GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS!

    Agree

  • Francis Fernandes, Attavar- Mangalore / UAE

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    I am very much pleased with this idea of Colaco to say that the Federation would encourage intelligent boys and girls of the Christian community to take part in the administration by qualifying themselves under KAS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS programmes.There are young poor educated youth in our community who are need financial help and guidance to take up lead . The leader like Mr. Ronald colaco will definetely bring our divided community together to speak in one voice. Wishing good luck tom Mr. Ronald colaco and looking forward the development of this federation. Daiji.com Kindly please keep us informed about the federation future plan and also what we NRI christians can contribute to the federation.

    Agree

  • Felix F., India/ME

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    In my view, one of the best solutions to combat communal and local terror, that I wished to materilise, but refrained from writing, is what mentioned by George Cruz Mangalore, USA, The important thing for the local communities e.g., Hindus, Catholics and Muslims is to discuss, negotiate and settle their differences over the important issues like terrorism (supported by SIMI group).

    Agree

  • Navin Almeida, Kundapur/Goa

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    "We are continuing with our Catholic ethos and we will continue to work for and on behalf of the Catholic community to safeguard vulnerable young people and develop families,We diffinately support Mr.Ronald culaco for whatever his ideas.

    Agree

  • George Cruz, Mangalore/USA

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    I agree to some extent with Dusty R., India. The important thing for the local communities e.g., Hindus, Catholics and Muslims is to discuss, negotiate and settle their differences over the important issues like terrorism (supported by SIMI group), church attacks (result of ongoing conversions) and pub attacks by rowdy elements of Ram Sene. The well known community leader Ronald Colaco can definitely contribute to this cause since he has experience in negotiating with all the three communities.

    Agree

  • Nithin F Castelino, Udyawar/Doha Qatar

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    I think this is a brilliant idea.. Being a minority community v need to grow more stronger and fight united.... The reaction to the recent church attacks is an example to all that v r peace loving but not defenceless and cowards... Not only this i would also encourage u to introduce some spiritual awakening stuff....like retreats councelling etc.... Go On friends ...lets make this happen...

    Agree

  • Sunil, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    This is time to build a bridge. Great effort from Mr. Ronald Colaco. We pray with Al mighty God that you will acheve your goal very soon.God bless you.

    Agree

  • Ronald , Karkala

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    Good Job Mr. Colaco. I apreciate your work and Idea. I request all the Christian Well wishers to help in Morally & Financially who will going to represent parliament election through any party ticket or Indipendently. Will Youu all do that or only POKLE Support by these deadly comments on the daiji site?? will anybody answer me??

    Agree

  • Lancy Madtha, Sharjah

    Sat, Feb 14 2009

    Mr. Colaco, I strongly feel that you have taken sufficient time to analyze and may have forecasted the ground work before penetrating to a dire need to unite our community in various levels, let there be serious and committed hands to support the common interest.

    You have taken the appropriate step, if you formulate with defined ethics, success will show gradually and our community will benefit at large. Knowing you personally, you are capable to achieve the set goal, wishing you and all those who will opt to be part of your efforts of leadership and humble servants to our community, like to wish great success. Lancy Madtha Integrated Freight & Logistics LLC, Dubai/UAE.

    Agree

  • Felix F., India/ME

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Walter Saldanha, Mangalore, India, has summed up right, we have to have broad politcal vision supported by strong christian federation and finance, which is the most important thing, without which none of the idea's nor visions can be put into practice,.

    Agree

  • Irene, Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Thanks Mr. Colaco, this kind of leadership is not there in our midst. We need these organisations for our people taking into account the present situation. People especially of our community in towns/villages do not know who to approach and how to approach the concerned authorities in power when they are in trouble. They need such organisations to help them. I would say that since the parish priests are the only approachable leaders for our people they should make people aware of these organisations and direct them when they need help.

    Agree

  • ashley fernandes, Mangalore/Muscat

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Dear Ronald, At last someone from our Christian Community with noble thoughts and deeds. Your actions speak more than words. Christian Federation is the need of the hour. The Christian Missionary has been doing great works of charity by providing good education, health care, managing home for the aged, the destitutes regardless of caste or community. Now let us build a strong community by serving this great nation by being pro-active in politics, promote the Christian community by bringing good leadership to the forefront, by encouraging and supporting all secular minded people to contest in the Village Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat, District Panchayat, Corporation, Assembly, and Parliament elections. The Federation will move in the right direction by encouraging our clergy and our youth to take part in the administration by qualifying themselves under KAS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS programmes. Our support and best wishes are with you dear Ronald. We pray to God Almighty to bless you, guide you, give you the strength and courage to carry out your mission. We are ready to support your cause financially.

    Agree

  • chethan, mangalore

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    excellent work...

    Agree

  • Vally Vagga, Mysore City

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    I am happy that some constructive thinking in this line is taking place. My all good wishes to Mr. Ronald Colaco.

    Agree

  • Felix, Mangalore / Sydney

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dear Ronald, you are doing a excellent job and may god shower you his abundant blessings upon you. As mentioned by Alexander P Menezes, Karkala/Dubai this organiztion require funds to run. Hence please publish this organizations A/C number & details so that people can help this organization in what ever financial means they can. Dear Readers, Please do not blame the clergy for our community failure in political arena. What is clergy they to arrived from our society, they may be one of our brother, sister or a friend. It is our entire christian communitities luke warn interest and enthusiasm is the cause we have marginal or NIL representation in politics. (None of my even farest relatives or any friends are in clergy community but remember we need to overcome our internal disputes in order to succeed)

    Agree

  • Walter Saldanha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dusty R.seems to be having a broader vision, and Kevin suggests a concrete step to raise funds and both are essential. What I suggest is to have a Christian Federation only for Christians but simultaneously to have a political wing comprising of moderate and cultured people of Hindus, Muslims, dalits and all other minorities. Prior to this christian federation needs to establish itself. May be Mr. John Dayal of Delhi could be consulted, if needed.

    Agree

  • Francis Menezes, karkala

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Mr.Ronald Colaco , Wish you all the best, let your aim be achieved. We will support you and pary for you.

    Agree

  • Shanti Lobo, Bondel

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Great Idea. All the best. We request daijiworld to follow-up with this plan and provide more s on periodical basis.

    Agree

  • Daniel, Karkala

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Mr. Colaco,we are with you. As your 1st step we are going to establish your federation group in karkala, as soon as the formalities done. And I request all those , who are interested but dont have time to share with the youth please join your hands with Mr. colaco, and make this organisation more stronger and just lookforward to upcoming Chrisrtian (political)leaders.

    Agree

  • S Pereira, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    I am not only impressed but also overwhelmed from the initiative taken by none other than a selfless leader of all communities Mr.Ronald Colaco for the safety, security and benefit of Christian community and their institutions. Having known him personally and heard from others specially from Mr.Felix Dsouza of Bombay and Denis D’silva of Mlore he has no interest whatsoever in the politics for himself and has turned down politely 3 offers in the past, to take up MLC from Congress, Rajya Sabha membership offer from JDS and Congress combined and recently a minister’s post (just an offer) from BJP delegates.

    I understand that his aim is only to support and bring those youngsters of Christian community with leadership qualities to the forefront by contesting elections from Village Panchayat, Taluk and District Panchayat, City Corporation, Legistlative Assembly and Lok Sabha to have due and adequate representation at all levels which can self support you to our problems to a great extent. Therefore I am encouraged to pledge my financial support for one of these Federation units at one of the Taluks at least which I understand from Mr.Denis D’silva who has been deputed to work on this mission that it would cost around Rupees 2.5 lakhs. I request the Federation of the Karnataka Christian Associations to contact me with more details in this regard.

    Agree

  • Syble, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    All of us should join hands with Mr.Colaco.

    Agree

  • Max Mendes, Taccode/Canada

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Dear Ronald, Congratulations! Indeed it is a noble idea and the work that you are doing for our community is commendable. Our best wishes and support is with you in your endeavours.

    Agree

  • Priya Das, Karkala / Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 13 2009

    Mr. Ronald Colaco, it is an excellent initiative and efforts of yours. We are all with you and we all support this cause. God will lead us and show the way for all the community members to surge ahead in progressive manner and help make the society a peaceful one by the progress that takes place.

    Agree

  • ROBERT MATHIAS, UDIPI, MUMBAI

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Excellent idea, dear Ronald colaco, we are all behind u. Nothing is impossible. Bishop Bosco Phena of Mumbai started the Basic christian communities in Mumbai Diocese with a few Boys. Now it is very strong in the Mumbai diocese and also is spread to all other dioceses also. All the best Mr. Ronald. God Bless u in your good work to the communtity.

    Agree

  • Kevin Fernandes, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dear Ronald, This is really very good for all of us. We need our youths to join politics. For that we need fund so why not we do it in such a way we can open a different fund in all the churches which will be only for this purpose. Any candidate who wishes to go ahead for the any category we can use this fund for that purpose

    Agree

  • Mario Andrew Rodrigues, Goa

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Thanks to Daijiworld for bringing to us the highlights of Ronald Colacos past and presenting it them to the people so that they can follow and join Ronald Colaco to have a wonderful, peaceful future where everyone(irrespective of caste ,creed, religion) comes together for all causes. Well Done Daiji Keep it up Ronald. Best wishes to the people of KARNATAKA to have a peaceful & loving KARNATAKA, INDIA

    Agree

  • IVAN PEREIRA, Chikmagalur

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dear Rony, In our community many leaders are there in political system none of them think of Christian community and there issues to take them to the government . I appreciate your initiative. Wish you all the best and our support always there for you.

    Agree

  • Dusty R., India

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Christianity is a religion of brotherhood, multiplex and not individualistic. We have to set a example of secularism by taking the lead, to make federations of like minded Muslims-Hindus- and chritians together. Needs and views of the moderate - Hindus - Muslims and christians are the same. Federations based on seperate religions have not been a success in the past nor will be in the future. Let there be united federatrions to fight the common enemies

    Agree

  • joseph fernandes, Mangalore/qatar

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Mr.Ronald Colaco Wish you all the best.Hope under your leadership Christian Federation in Karnataka will grow stronger.

    Agree

  • Abdul Hameed M H, Mangalore/Dammam

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    United Voice for a Just Cause is the best thing to happen.People should have a collective opinion on the matters of general interest.

    Agree

  • DONY LOBO, Milagres, Doha, Qatar

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dear Ronald, May be we do not know each other....but my best wishes and assure my full support for you. Kindly take into full confidence Benna Ruzai and CGS as close advisors....I can assure you they will be the best people to work with your noble efforts. Also Mr.Austin Prabhu will able to offer his useful advise based on his own experiences on similar efforts. God Bless You

    Agree

  • EWAN BRITTO, MANGALORE/BAHRAIN

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    dear Mr Ronald AT LAST WE HAVE ONE HONEST LEADER HAS COME.PLEASE MAKE ME YOUR MEMBER.I ADMIRE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO SPOKE IN BANGALORE ABOUT WITHDRAWAL OF CASES AGAINST OUR YOUNG BOYS DURING ATTACK ON CHURCHES.BUT OUR BISHOP MORAS WAS VERRY HAPPY TO TAKE 1 ACRE LAND GIVEN BY CM.SO PLEASE DONOT DELAY . GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    Agree

  • Teresa Miranda, Mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND MAY GOD PROTECT AND GUIDE YOU ALWAYS

    Agree

  • florine, Bajpe/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    We are really glad to note that we do have a great and strong philanthropist like Mr Ronald who has come forward with his selfless service to the christian community. Let us all support him unitedly.

    Agree

  • jeevan sequeira, chikmagalur/ mangalore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    knowing Mr. Ronald colaco i am sure he is going to achive his targets set for the community specially in the areas of administration and power.... i wish you all the best ronald sir..and request all the people to show the solidarity with him...all the best

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  • ROSARIO Roshan Lobo, Mangalore/Nagori

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    First of all MR.RONALD.C I thank u for thinking and taking such a initative .I hope and wish you u'r dream turn to a reality very soon for the benifits of the christian society. we are all with u.Wishing u a very good luck

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  • Padmanabha Shenoy, Udupi / Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Dear Mr. Colaco, I honestly feel such a federation would have been done by catholics long back so that you had a strong voice in the government. It is a good thinking. I appreciate your initiative. Best of luck.

    Agree

  • RTN MICHAEL MATHIAS(SEC SHIRVA ROTARY, PILAR /SHIRVA

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr Ronald Colaco, you are a great person in our Christian community.We like your leadership in our State. Wish you all the best. RTN MICHAEL MATHIAS(SEC SHIRVA ROTARY)PILAR /SHIRVA rtnmichaelmathias@rediffmail.com

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  • Alexander P Menezes, Karkala/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Overwhelming support from the readers in this forum. Agree with the readers that we should support the cause, but sitting in a distant places its not possible. The federation needs to run and to run the federation successfully the funds are required. If we cannot take part in this federation actively due to our work related commitments, we still can make this federation a big success by helping to run this  financially. We cannot expect Mr. Colaco to put his money in to this and run this federation for us, that will be a selfish expectation. I hope each one of us understands what it takes to run such a an organization and difficulties to run in present political circumstances. One of the well respected writer in this forum has wisely criticized our clergy's role in grooming a catholic leaders at the grass root level. I kind of agree with his views as we grow up to certain level in our catholic organizations, but when it comes to growing further up, we tend to lose  support from our clergy for various reasons.. I wish all the very best to Mr. Colaco, in his selfless mission to uplift our Catholic community and pray to almighty to give him and his organization all the strength and courage to lead from the front.

    Agree

  • Santhosh/Vindya, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    "One who excecutes his duty without attachment of result will always succeed in life". Dear Ron.. We know your dreams for the Christian Community.. We wish that Almighty God give you strength, good health and courage to go more forward in your Good Work.

    Agree

  • Praveen, UAE

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    You have sacrificed a lot a to accommodate the interests of others and the Christian community. Obviously it is not an easy task. You may uplift many more young leaders and make the soceity free from all the evils. I wish you all the success for this risk involved task.May the almighty give you all the strength at every step you take.

    Agree

  • Lobo, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Why cant we start a association which works for the 'PEOPLE' irrespective of their religion? People who are deprived from basic needs, education so on? Why can't we have a association which will work and secure better infra facilities and root out the corruption?

    Agree

  • Naven d souza, manglore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    RONYYAB keep it up your vision towards our community that you have shown during corporation and panchayath elections encouraging youth candidates, and you have also seen that we got elected .You are the stength of our community, you have reached our voice to various levell let your org grow greater heights

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  • Ophelia D'souza Patrao, Miyar/AUSTRALIA

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Good Job Mr Ronald, God bless you .we need to live in a peaceful and dynamic community. We are with you. All we need is a good leader like you,, one who can bring our society together.I wish you all the best.

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  • JANET REGO, MANGALORE

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    The laity are weak and not united outside the Church.  It is right time to put an end to this type of leadership and the Christian Community should grow outside the Church independently. Federation of Christian Association should take all steps to unite the Associations which are working outside the Church. Secondly, most of the people who read this article have wished Mr. Colaco all success. We want action from the like minded people.Those who are well off have to start contributing to the FCA to make it strong. I strongly feel that funds collected from the Community will be fully secured with Mr. Colaco. Let the monetary help flow to the various programmes of the Associaltion. J. Rego

    Agree

  • Fr Jerald D' Souza, Bijapur

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    It is the need of the hour. I am happy that some constructive thinking in this line is taking place. My all good wishes to Mr. Ronald Colaco. We are with you.

    Agree

  • Joachim Fernandes, US

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Our community did not have a Jeremiah to warn us of the troubles to come. Maybe the community has got its Moses to deliver it from its trials.

    Agree

  • Vashal, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    We all need to join helping hand with Mr Colaco For his loyal itiative which is need of the hour.We will succeed coz we will go on secular and light of truth.May God bless Mr colaco and we will be there for the cause of it.

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  • val, mangalore/usa

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Congrats Ron, Great job.we will be more than happy to join your team to realise your dream and vision.Great cause &thought. We need leaders like you. yes we need to spread the message of Peace -unity ,stability,growth and prosperity. Society-community and the nation. Let us start humble . use all available resources. Good luck and God bless.

    Agree

  • Standly.k, Bangalore/ICYM

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Sir at the first set i would like to thank God for choosing you and i thank Daijiworld which made to share you vision and thoughts about the christian community. I strongly believe that vision will diffinetly work as per your expectation and as a youths leader of Banglore diocese I am proud to say that we are with you for your services...we pray the almighty God to Bless you More & More and we are proud to work you Sir....

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  • PETER.LIGOURY.SEQUIERA, BALEHONNUR/KUWAIT

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    DEAR MR,RONALD COLACO YOU ARE A GREAT MAN OF OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.OUR FULL SUPPORT AND PRAYERFUL WISHES TO YOU.MAY ALMIGHTY GOD,MOTHER MARY,AND JESUS CHRIST AND ALL SAINTS SHOWER CHOICEST BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,AND THANK GOD ATLEAST ONE PERSON HAS COME FORWARD IN FULL CONFIDENCE TO WORK WITH THE OUR COMMUNITY,THANK YOU VERY MUCH YOUR HELP TO BALEHONNUR PARISH HALL.KEEP IT UP MR,RONALD COLACO GOD ALWAYS WITH YOU,GOD GIVE TO YOU LONG LIFE.VIVA VIVA MR COLACO

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  • Mohan prabhu, mangalore/ottawa

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Mr. Colaco is doing a most meritorious and admirable job. I wish him every success in turning our community into a positive, tolerant towards all religions and betterment of its own members. My hat's off to Ronald, to his generosity and broadmindedness.

    Agree

  • Austin Peres, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Having known Mr Ronald Colaco very closely for more than 25 years, I know what good he has done to the society irrespective of religion, cast and creed. He has sacrificed more of his time, energy & money for others than for himself and his family. I cannot compare his good deeds to anyone's.

    We have in society people who are wealthy and who do not share. They do not spend for themselves too. These people should atleast take an example of Mr Colaco's good deeds. Be it Orphanages, Educational institutions, Educational expenses of individuals, poor families, Medical expenses of the needy, Requirement of building/renovation of Temples, Mosques or Churches,Schools, roads,Public buildings,Cultural activities etc, etc & etc (the list is never ending) his finanacial help and support was,is and always there.

    May God give him the strength, health and bless him with more and more prosperity to enable him to continue his good work in times to come. I appreciate the good work done by Daijiworld in bringing out this Exclusive article which I hope and wish will inspire others.

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  • Hema Fern, Udyavara

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    We, christians already have a basic infrastructure for a good Christian organisation in the form of church=diocese. If Mr. Colaco, with his vast experience builds his federation taking advantage of structure he surely will succeed. For that, the help of Clergy is essential. Waiting for the further development in this regard.

    Agree

  • ivan , mangalore /uae

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Thanks Mr colaco May god bless you and your  family keep it up

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  • Walter Saldanha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    "It is better to light a candle than curse darkness". We Mangalorean Christians have been excelling in all the areas all over the world except in politics. May be due to lack of interest, lack of opportunity or lack of inspiration. A few more reasons are there, it is up to each one to introspect. We need a break, may it be women or men there is no dirth for leadership qualities among Mangaloreans. We the christians are imparting best of the education in the country, and now it is time for us to serve our country politically and economically. Please come forward and join hands with Ronald Colaco.

    Agree

  • RONY LIC, moodbidri

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    We are always with you

    Agree

  • Noel, Mangalore/Toronto Canada

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    I support Ronald Colaco's vision of leadership development within the christian community.Why not link it to creating enterpreneurial development and development within villages( where the future lies).

    Agree

  • V.Mendonca, Mangalore/ Saudi Arabia

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Mr. Colaco, First of all we shall thank to God for giving you this wonderful vision and leadership. Let the peaceful coexistence of all communities be the guiding principle of this organization. We will pray to ALMIGHTY for His leading, guidance and effectiveness of this organization. I have two suggestions: (1) Kindly start and publish offices in coastal Karnataka at the earliest so that we too participate & support this noble cause. (2)I suggest to allow clergy/religious leaders as advisors only but NOT as the office bearers. Finally let Ephesians 6:10-18 be the guiding verses for the organization. Let righteousness overcome the darkness. God Bless you and the organization and its noble causes.

    Agree

  • Jacintha, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Dear Mr Colaco, god bless for such an initiative. We need an offices in Mangalore, Mulki, Shirva. Kindly let me know the procedure to initiate these.

    Agree

  • ROY PATRAO, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    VERY GOOD SUGGESTION . LET YOUR DREAM TRANSFORM INTO REALITY. ALL THE BEST & WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU

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  • Stany Dsouza, Shanthi Gudde, SHIRVA

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Good job Mr. Colaco, but very difficult because of our internal politics (as you mentioned). But you will win. Thank God, at last we found a DELIVERER to guide us.

    Agree

  • george borromeo, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Ronald Colaco a great man,dynamic, charismatic and enthusiastic.Ever since i met you during our corporation election results, you have really enthralled me.christian federation is a great idea mooted and experimented by you over the years.kindly take measure to launch the same at mangalore.let our youth join the federation and make it rock strong.no chaddiwalas dare speak about us.

    Agree

  • T.S.Thomas, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Ronald Colaco is a man for all communities. he has helped everyone irrespective of his/ her caste, creed or language. he was Christians is appreciable at this hour of crises. I wish him all success and support

    Agree

  • Gerard, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr. Ronald Colaco please see that your Federation can educate 30 to 5o christian boys to become good lawyers in karnataka state evey year and then as the years go by increase it to 300 to 500 so that our christian community may have some one to help them in their need and not get looted and cheated. if you have noted we do not have a good judicial system and not enough christian lawyers cases taking years to come to justice and poor and weaker christian's who cannot effort to fight their cases loose, cause of lack of fund not of right help these people first...... I think this is the first step you must take up and it is urgent. any way hope u may do some thing for the community and wish u all the best may the blessing of the lord be with u and what ever u do we are always there in prayer and thought

    Agree

  • Sameeksha Trust , Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Its wonderful initiative from you. We, the Sameeksha Trust truly respect you for your generous support to the social cause. Mr. Colaco is well known to us for his generosity irrespective of caste,creed, religion etc. any community will be proud to have a person like him who has a vision for development.

    Agree

  • Lawrence D'Souza-Kamani, Mudarangady/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Congratulations Mr. Colaco. Indeed a great idea! Let all the secular people come under this umbrella and work towards peace and harmony in the Society. We in Mumbai will try our best to join this movement and make your dream come true. ALL THE BEST!!

    Agree

  • Prem Colaco, Sakleshpur/Muscat,Sultanate of Oman.

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Dear Ronald, We appreciate your efforts in building a strong christian federation a very must for the atrocities happening around us .There is a feel of insecurity at the same time this can be curbed with your leadership .Wishing you and your organization all the very best .Please provide us your website to participate actively.We (christian community)unitedly need a leader like you.

    Agree

  • Denzil Goveas, Mangalore/Kingdom of Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Wishing you Mr. Ronald Colaco, the very best in your new venture.

    Agree

  • Lawrence Saldanha, Kanajar/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Dear friends, In the history of Christian Community of Mangalore, I have not come across any self made political leader except Mr. George Fernandes. The rest are all puppets of the Congress Party or some other God Fathers. Firstly, it is indeed true that the Clergy is the main obstacle for the Christian youth to come up at the grass root level. They will educate the youth and encourage leadership to the level of Parish Council vice-president, ICYM, Sodality, Catholic Sabha etc but when the time comes to demonstrate the real community leadership, Clergy is the first one to pull their legs. It is well known fact that there is no democracy in the formation of Parish Councils in which the President's post is always reserved. Secondly, Catholic community with its distinct social and cultural identity is largely responsible for its ethnic isolation in the increasingly intolerant society. Consequently, the most appropriate description of Christian youth with political aspirations is "Dhobi Kutha na gharka na ghatka" Regards Lawrence Saldanha, Kanajar

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Don't curse the darkness, but light a candle in the darkness. "The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith" John Foster Dullas. "Peace is our final good" St. Augustine. "Where there is peace, God is". George Herbert. Peace hath her victories No less nenown'd than war" John Milton. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God" Jesus said. Mr. Ronald Colaco, may I wish you the best of heavenly blessings in your venture to bring peace and harmony to a divided and distressed society in wich we live. God bless you.

    Agree

  • Felix Decosta, Shirthady, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Excellent work of Mr. Ronald Colaco, we are with you and we will fight our enemies with prayer and peaceful protection. God will lead us and we will win the race

    Agree

  • mohammed, mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    WISHING YOUR FEDERATION A VERY SUCCESFUL AND PROSPHEROUS GROWTH, MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH ALL SUCCESS IN YOUR HUMANITY CAUSE, RIGHT TO LIVE AND LET LIVE,

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  • Michael Lobo, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    I heard a lot about Colaco and he is admired by people cutting across religion and politics. He is a gentleman, has a good heart and empathizes with people. I wish him success in his endeavor. I would like to pen down couple of thoughts here. There is clearly a lack of enthusiasm, guidance and exposure to youth - especially christian.

    Each and every educated person must take keen interest in developing young men and women for the future. They must avail world-class education which is absolutely paramount. Unless you posses intellectual curiosity, this world will be a hell for all of us. There is need for resource-people who work in frontier areas of science, technology, arts and commerce and every faculty of human thought. This would make the youth decide upon their careers.

    Also internet is playing a huge role in learning. It has already taken the role of a global library. There are plenty of education-related websites which always stimulate the intellectual growth of our mind. We need to come out of our shells and see the world and get thrilled with the might and glory of nature. Let us help our brethren in whatever way possible to realize a peaceful and growing society.

    Agree

  • RTN MICHAEL MATHIAS(GURKAR PILOWER WARD SHIRVA), PILAR /SHIRVA

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr Ronald Colaco, you are a great person in our Christian community.We like your leadership in our State. Wish you all the best.

     

    Agree

  • FLAVIA,

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Well done Mr. Ronald. Atleast one person has come forward in full confidence to work with the christian community. Wish you good luck and best wishes,. God bless you.

    Agree

  • V.Baretto, Bantwal-Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    We have heard,of your good work ,all these years,latest on 1st Feb.in Bangalore at Federation Day. Good luck and go ahead Mr.Colaco and you have our support.

    Agree

  • CGS, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    A great and true leader like Mr.Ronald Colaco can lead our Kanara Konkani Catholic Community.He is far above a present day politician.He has maintained good contacts with every political parties at National and Regional level.I wish he gets a berth in Legislative Council(MLC).

    Agree

  • Felix F, India/ME

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Politics has reached its lowest level in human ethics. It is better the christian community stays clear  of it. It is ok to support christian canditates on an Individual level, but not on a community level, which will not be practical, with different ideologies even among christians. Let christians lead through good example and not through dirty politics.

    Agree

  • WILFRED, MODABIDRI/BANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Good job Mr.Colaco.You have that capabilty to unite all youths of our community . I wish all the youths of our community to come together and take active participation. Let all people of our community join hands and support Mr. Colaco. All the best Mr.Colaco.May God give you  strength and couarge to you and to  all members of your federation !

    Agree

  • Santhosh Colaco, B'lore/Perth

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Thanks Ronald . This should have been instituted several years back but as the saying goes, better late than never. Its high time we Christians  got into politics and change the whole system for the upliftment of humanity instead of being selfish and greedy which will only bring a bad end for anyone going on that track. Congrats and God Bless.

    Agree

  • flavian, chikmagalur/banaglore

    Thu, Feb 12 2009

    Great initiative . we should ALSO extend our support to all other communities to make INDIA a developed country

    Agree

  • FLAVIAN DSOUZA, chikmagalur/banaglore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Great initiative an we should all join hands to achieve our objectives and ALSO help other communities to build a better INDIA

    Agree

  • Praveen Dsouza, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    I disagree that clergy has discouraged people from politics. Some of the big leaders at the national and state level are in fact Mangalorean Catholics like George Fernandes, Oscar Fernandes, Margaret Alva, Late Blasius Dsouza and administrators like the late  Fr Jerome Dsouza SJ etc. The Mangalorean Catholic community is more organised and vibrant . Whether in numerous social activities, games or social service I do not think of any community that can come close. Many laymen take active part in church activities and attribute good leadership too. However making a career in politics is entirely a personal option.

    Agree

  • MICHAEL F. PAIS, Derebail/Vamanjoor

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Well done Mr. Ronald Colaco!!! Congratulations for taking the initiative... Carry on your good work and God will bless you abundantly!!! Our full SUPPORT & PRAYERFUL WISHES to you in all your undertakings for the upliftment of mankind, irrespective of Religion/Caste/Creed. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD SHOWER HIS CHOICEST BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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  • Philip Pais, Puttur/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Dear Mr.Rpnald colaco. Nice to know about your plan and wishing you all the best and assuring you all the support from us.We christian are silent workers and silently developing the community or society. I feel we are not good in public demonstration like in all other community.  For politics we require to speak publicly and demonstrate of our activities. same way we will have to encourage our children for politics where as we never encourage for politics at all.

    Today you ask any youth they want to become only engineers, doctors or any white collar job. i feel we will have to work very systematically using our institution and taking confidence to our religious leader.

    Agree

  • mr.wilfred.d'souza, kulshekar saudi-arabia

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr. Colaco, I am having the same vision since a long time and i was praying daily to the almighty god to make this vision true by showing a worthy man who will come forward.and it is you . I am with you and from this day you will be specially in our prayers and all your steps will be a success.well done.

    Agree

  • mr.wilfred.d'souza, kulshekar saudi-arabia

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr. Colaco, I am having the same vision since a long time and I was praying daily to almighty god to make this vision come  true by showing a worthy man who will come forward.and it is you . I am with you and from this day you will be specially in our prayers and all your steps will be a success.well done.

    Agree

  • vinay dsouza, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Ronaldbab,Congrats and All the Best .It is true that your vision is for the upliftment of our catholic community and also your goal to keep away religious heads interference in political parities. If religious leaders recommend their favourites to the political party leadears it will damage the grass root workers of the parties ,to avoid direct interference of the religious leaders your interest in this subject will encourage the real party workers of our community.

    Agree

  • Lavina Ramesh Jagtiani, Neerude - Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Keep it up Ron. We are with you God bless in all endevours and keep you safe.

    Agree

  • Valerian D'Souza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    God bless you Ronald Colaco. We pray for to almight for wisdom tireless patience and success in your noble mission for not only our community but for all human kind.

    Agree

  • Venance A. J. Crasta, Udyavar / Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Federation should encourage bright Christian Students to do IAS,KAS,IFS,IRS etc. and help them to give proper traing in this regard. Our chritian boys and girls are not studying this type of cources due to lack of facilitieis in village level. Federation should take this challenge. Also our Churches should identify the bright students and to encourage them.

    Agree

  • a dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    I do have same vision for our christian community, all the best and i am with you let us known how shall to join you

    Agree

  • Denzil Fernandes, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    A great idea from a great leader ! One of the few successful Christian leaders of our country, Ronald Colaco should be supported by all well meaning people in this noble venture. He should be given full support by each and every soul of our country since this Federation will eventually become an umbrella to protect people from all religions. That will be the day when we will not have any clashes between people. We have so many successful and wealthy Christians who should come forward and join hands with Ronald Colaco. May be some of them can adopt individual units set up and look after the progress following the rules laid down strictly. It is unfair to expect Ronald Colaco to bear the brunt single handedly and unless and until everyone comes forward with their openness and response the job will not be complete. The need of the hour is to quickly raise and support the Federation while simultaneously promising unreserved support for the programme. We need more Christians in the forefront of our country's governance and when there are more of our own in the various cadres like KAS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS services everything will be fine. Hope Ronald Colaco will contest in the forthcoming elections as well.

    Agree

  • Abraham Mathias, bangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Emerging strong leaders like Ronald Colaco, Ivan Dsouza, Walter Nanadlike are real asset to the community. We need peaceful and dynamic community to be built. Great work Sir Colaco, we are with you

    Agree

  • Tom, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Good job Mr. Colaco. God bless you. To all readers: We all(irrespective of religion) need to get enrolled and subdue the forces creating disharmony.

    Agree

  • a dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    I do have same vision for our christian community, all the best and i am with you let us know how shall i join you

    Agree

  • Arun dsouza, Bangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Finally we have one real leader amongst christians. A selfless and broad minded person, who has immense respect for all religions, has built temples, mosques along with churches. We now can hope a better future. All the best and we are all with you Mr. Colaco.

    Agree

  • Gilbert.MnND'Souza, Pakshikere/U.S.A

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Nimage Shubavagali.Nimma kanasu Saakaragollali Prabhu yaesu nimmannu Aashiervadisali Jaya nimmadaagali Dannyavaadagalu.

    Agree

  • Claudia, Alape, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Good job and good work by Ronald Colaco. What is required right now is protection of our constitutional and fundamental rights. And fight for justice for all the injustice and harm done to our people, our community and our churches. Everbody is not a leader, but a true leader in this hour of need is the one who fights for the rights of the people. Wish good luck to Ronald Colaco in his endevor to build strong Christian Federation in Karnataka. Hope to see RC as CM one day. Hope to join the Mangalore group if itstarts one day.

    Agree

  • charles furtado, puttur

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Wish you all the best Mr.Ronald Colaco

    Agree

  • Vijay, Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    I was very much impressed by Mr.Colaco's speech on FKCA federation day on Feb 1st. Sir, thank you for this initiative and we will support you in all possible ways.

    Agree

  • J D S NAVUNDA/KUWAIT, padukone

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    We need people like you in this country. First a human being then a christian . I am  proud of you.We are all with you and wish you all the best.

    Agree

  • c.j.baptist, mangalore/mumbai

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    This was expected from Mr.Colaco . All the best for the  Federation.

    Agree

  • Raymond Dcunha Editor Pingara KAnnada weekly Mangalore, Taccode,MAngalore Valencia

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Happy to hear Ronald colaco managing a christian federation at Karnataka level.It may serve the purpose of community. Always Unite we stand and devide we grow [not fall]as a new helping hand to real needy. We are with u sir.

    Agree

  • George Cruz, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Excellent idea by Ronald Colaco. It is good for not only christains (as indicated by some comments) but good for Hindus, and Muslims as well.

    Agree

  • Francis JoeMartis, Barkur/USA

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Wishing Rony Colaco the very best. Someone like Mr. Colaco must be fully supported for his good cause. I am sure under his leadership the Catholic community will benefit largely. Quite often Catholic community is at the receiving end. All catholic community in Karnataka state and around the world must come forward in support of Mr. Colaco.

    Agree

  • Simon, Mangaloe/ USA

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Well done Ronald and wish your organization all the best. Please provide contact details and web site so that all can intrested can help / participate actively.

    Agree

  • Joyer Fernandes, Mangalore/Padubidri

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    To Daijiworld : Is there any place where I can get information on starting a business in Mangalore? I would like to start my own business and wondering of there is any local network or assistance offered. I intend to invest around 30 lacs preferably on distributor business or export to gulf or western countries. Please advice. Joyer Fernandes - Tokyo Japan.

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  • Fernandes Francis , Mangalore/ UAE

    Wed, Feb 11 2009

    Mr. Ronald Colaco Wish you good luck and I am sure you will lead the community to great hieghts. I have one request can your organisation look into the Murder Of one Youth Rickshaw driver Murdered in Nithayadhar Nagar thokut Mangalore by youths and the murderes are aquited becuase of Poltical support to them. This left the young widow and 3 year old son to suffer. No Christian organisation or Bishop( Clergy's)never helped in getting justice. This is how our christian are negelected and there is no unity unless we help our community in need . Please look into this and also help to get her justice.. I hope this message will be put by Daiji.com so that people will read and come forward to help. This is sincere request and true incident.

    Agree

  • wilfy, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    while appriciateing your concerns towards christians in the state,it is most importent our clergy such as priests,bishops local youth movemrnts to get involved in it,who have a good education background as well as vast understanding.

    Agree

  • clarence miranda, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Good job and good work by Ronald Colaco. What is required right now is protection of our constitutional and fundamental rights. And fight for justice for all the injustice and harm done to our people, our community and our churches. Everbody is not a leader, but a true leader in this hour of need is the one who fights for the rights of the people. As far as participation in politics by people from our community, some people were & are still around in politics, Unfortunately they are useless, selfish and good for nothing. Wish good luck to Ronald Colaco in his endevor to build strong Christian Federation in Karnataka. Hope to see RC as CM one day.

    Agree

  • Lawrence Dsouza, Mangalore/Berlin

    Tue, Feb 10 2009

    Wish you all the best Mr.Ronald Colaco. We are with you( christian community). But, keep Konkani ALI BABA and his konkani asmitaay troupe away from all this !

    Agree

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