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Bangalore : Minorities should Take up Important Govt Positions - Colaco


By Denzil Fernandes
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 25 : During the last year’s convention of Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM)  Ronald Colaco had  suggested to the diocese to pick up promising and intelligent boys and girls of the various parishes of Karnataka and organize  training and coaching classes for them to compete in the exams for the IAS, IPS, KAS, IRS and other similar positions in the country. 

He came forward to announce that he would support such causes financially for 20 candidates to meet their expenses to the tune of Rs 1 lac each so that we can build a strong and adequate representation in the bureaucratic field to serve the society to get rid of corruption with much dedication in general and safeguard the interest of the Christian community as well as other deprived classes irrespective of caste and creed in particular.














Following this, the Archbishop of Bangalore took the initiative and managed  to assign this task to Karnataka Regional Organisation for Social Service (KROSS) under the leadership of  Fr Peter Brank (Director). 

According to Fr Peter Brank, a total of 80 candidates came forward to take up training courses to appear for the KAS exams.  They were screened and 30 candidates were selected based on their merit.  The 30 selected candidates will undergo training and 3 will eventually get into the IAS cadre for the first time in the history of Karnataka.


The total expenditure towards training this batch of 30 candidates to take up  competitive exams was budgeted at Rs 1.3 million  by KROSS and Fr Peter Brank was planning to raise this amount by making his trip to the Middle East.  At this point, Ronald Colaco came forward to hand over a Cheque for Rs1.3 million to cover the entire  cost of training all the selected candidates so that Fr Peter Brank can spare his time to concentrate more on getting the resource persons, study materials and the related equipment.

While  talking at the inauguration of ' Career Advancement Programme for 2012  (CAP-2012)' on August 16, an initiative by Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore,the Archbishop told the gathering that they have a responsibility to “Give back to the  country and community, what they have received.”  

While wishing success to all the candidates he stressed upon them to take oath that they shall not take any bribe in their career since corruption has reached to the optimum level in all sections of our society  which is causing severe hardship to the common people. 

The Archbishop praised Ronald Colaco for his continuous support and contribution to all sections of the society in general and the Christians in particular.  He cited examples of his largesse where he had supported various institutions and communities without any hesitation.

Chief Guest Ronald Colaco was honoured and  felicitated by the Archbishop and Ronald Colaco shared his experiences with the young students and urged them to be ever vigilant, dedicated and committed to public service.  Ronald Colaco  said, 'Due and adequate representation of Christian community in all three important pillars of democracy that is, politics, administration and judiciary is very important in the present social climate. If we build up adequate representation in these three key areas, we can solve our problems ourselves and ensure no one does any injustice to us."

Dr Joseph Vettickan, principal, Civil Service Institute, Pala, Kerala,whose institute is responsible in producing a good number of bureucrats drawn from Christian communities  was the Guest of  Honour and was also honoured on the occasion.  Dr Vettickan was the main resource person during the day long deliberations with the candidates.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Joseph Vettickan asked the students to choose appropriate subjects and prepare themselves seriously for the various civil service examinations. Only with dedication and strong determination one could succeed in civil services, he reiterated.

The programme began with  Fr Peter Brank, Director KROSS and Karnataka Regional Pastoral Centre welcoming  the dignitaries. Chris Bernard, the CAP coordinator presented  a brief report of CAP and its future plans. Cyril W Vas compered the programme and Jocelyn Rodrigues proposed the vote of thanks.

Sr Genevieve, Education Secretary of KRCBC, Mari Joseph, Susainathan, Dr B N Naidu and other dignitaries were present at the occasion


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  • paul d`souza, balakunje

    Tue, Aug 28 2012

    specially indian christians & muslims developed a lot good history in india without any expectations. also minoritiy communities are not in corrupt brains. must encourraige youngsters to enter in politics.

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  • John DSilva, Karkala/Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 26 2012

    Congratulations to KROSS for inviting Mr. Ronald Colaco a resourceful and generous person as chief gust at the CAP function. Mr. Colaco has once again promised entire budget of 1.3 crores need to train the 30 candidates to undergo traing for Civil Services. I am sure that the young aspiring students take up the opportunity in right earnest and come out successfully. I wish all the candidates best of luck. I also commend the noble gesture of Mr. Ronald Colaco. Let god bless him abundantly.

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  • Praveen Menezes, Mangalore, dubai

    Sun, Aug 26 2012

    Mr. Colaco, Hats off to you. May God bless u and your fly. so that you can do such type of noble causes. I think that it is the need of the hour and other should also support in the same. All the best dear.

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  • JDS, India

    Sun, Aug 26 2012

    Mr.Colaco has treendous job towards fellow Indians.This noble services not only serving Christians.People read closely the person has to take oath saying will not take any bribe which transform the corruption into clean services which required at the hour in India. Normaly christians are always clean and corrupt free with thier serives when this oath in place it will make it concrete firm that these people wont take any bribe. God bless you Mr.Colaco. Few weeks ago your son has donated to police kids today at thsi noble cause let Jesus shower you with more wealth which can be used to betterment of the society. We need more person like you to serve in generous ways. Hope i can do little bit

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 26 2012

    We should come out of this groupism of getting known as minority/majority/backward/ etc etc which divides us as Indians. This only helps our politicians to divide us and rule.

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  • Arjun, India

    Sun, Aug 26 2012

    It is good to have peace loving honest people with integrity from every community to join different political parties and take up official government positions to make sure the country is taken into right track.

    Also people of certain community associating just with one political party is a risk for larger interest of the party as they are often targeted by non-peace loving people who invoke hatred!

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  • rohan colaco, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Uncle Rony a very noble thought

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Very good Colaco sirji what a great thougth and work of your makes one to think god is still around us to do the same great job to others. If more Christians in politics, govt, education etc will make India a super nation, corrupt free nation and people will see a great change in India. Christians always claen with heart and mind and perform great services to fellow humans

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  • Cliffy, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Congrates Mr.R.Colaco for the good work that you do. You are a inspiration and example to all of us.

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  • asim assadi, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Kudos to the chrisitan community for such a wonderful initiative.

    It is said
    " You cannot fight against the system but fight from within the system"

    If more minorities join the bureaucracy then they can understand the pain of the minorities and this may come very helpful as India is getting communal day by day.
    We Muslims are sleeping and should take lessons from our Christian Brothers and should start such initiative within the South Canara muslim community.Our leaders wake up.

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  • Bennet Vas, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    A rare gem whose concern and vision for the upliftment of the poor is a releigion in itself. All of us should look up to Mr. Ronald Colaco and follow him, this will lead to the betterment of society.

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  • JerryMoras.COM, Canada

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    We need more Mr. Ronald Colaco in our community. I wish I would have jumped into politics. My favorite subject was political science in graduation, decided to enjoy Business Administration and into entrepreneurship. I’m inspired by great people in our family and community in large.

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  • Dr Kiran VSA, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Nice initiative by Colaco. Historically Christian Leaders have rendered dedicated service to the society. all the Best.

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  • Malcom Lewis, Kallianpur/Dubai

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Great Gesture by Sir Colaco, look a the number of comments its really pathetic. And there are some sorry jealous souls around to click diagree.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Good gesture by Mr. Ronald Colaco as always for a good cause.

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  • Ted, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Wise suggestion from respected Mr.Colaco,Unfortunately most of the minorities either work in the Middle East or North America leaving government positions with the Majority Community. There has to be a systematic guidance by parents of the minority community to groom children to aspire for IAS/IPS etc.

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  • Stanley Noronha, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Mr. Ronald Colaco, you are truly a very kind hearted and minded resourceful human being, you are backbone to many many noble and needy deeds and your support in cash and kind shows all how you care for the families and society in general. We are all glad that you are doing very great and blessed services to the needy ones. May God bless you generously bcos you deserve. Well, intelligent and hard working boys and girls come forward and avail this God given opportunity through our dear Mr. Ronald Colaco. Yes, it is definitely high time that minorities to come forward and take up key positions.

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  • Fredrick Correa, Pernal/Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    It is time that we entered into government positions and part of good governance. I am sure it will influence other people who intend to be good in government and bring in a change which will benefit the common man.

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  • clara helen, Mangalore, Oman

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Bro. Colaco, u r an inspiration to all of us. May u b blessed abundantly, may yr hard work bear much fruit!

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  • Santhosh D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    On the right track.
    Keep going Mr Colaco, Archbishop Moras,Fr Vettickan.
    Your efforts will surely bear fruits in near-future.
    Our society needs people with good values so as to fight corruption and communalism.

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  • Venance A.J.Crasta, Udyavara / Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Good initiative. Instead of demolishing Good Churches and building new one ( Churches,Halls Etc ) this kind of social work from all Churches are highly appreciable.This will give good results to our Christians in the soceity . God Bless you Mr. Colaco and for all those who have taken this step to our poor students.

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  • Fredrick Castelino, Udyavara

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Mr. Colaco you are a gem of a person in our community. Since many years I am observing that you are doing your best for the upliftment of downtrodden. Keep it up. If people like you get birth in our community, definitely some people in our community will get places in Government jobs like KAS, IAS, IPS etc. Hats off to you.

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  • OZY, KANNADA KUDARU/DUBAI

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    GOD BLESS YOU MR RONALD COLACO FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
    I ALWAYS READ ABT MR RONALD AND HIS DEDICATION TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ALSO TO ALL KIND OF PUBLIC SERVICE BY HIM.
    He is always helpful for all religions in KARNATAKA, his smily and charming look makes every one good,he is so simple and u can see his simplicity in all the abv photos.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN GOOD HEALTH AND ALSO YOUR BIZ KEEP FLURISHING SO THAT MORE N MORE NEEDED PEOPLE GET YR MORAL N FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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  • Flor Cutinho, Mangalore - Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Mr. Ronald Colaco, Hats Off to u for all the noble work you have been doing for humanity, especially, the poor. May Almighty bless this world with many more large and generous hearted people like you. Keep up the great job !!!

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  • jrao,

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    MINORITIES IF THEY HAVE GENUINE MOTIVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE FIRST OF ALL THEY SHOULD KEEP AWAY BOTH THE CONGRESS AND BJP AND THOSE WHO JOIN THEM AFTER ELECTIONS FOR POSITIONS AND CAN HAVE THEIR OWN PARTY WITH STRICT
    CODE OF CONDUCT SO THAT THOSE WHO PREFER SUCH RULE GET ATTRACTED FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES ALSO THERE BY CAN HAVE A REAL DEMOCRACY.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 25 2012

    Yes Mr. Ronald Colaco, with your able, infinite guidance and sincere hard work and respect to each other, we shall overcome ! Remembered great quotes from Bharata Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, who said that: till date I may not be successful in uniting our people, but I make this commitment, till my death I shall strive hard to work for unity and prosperity of my people. God commanded us to love your neighbor as your self ! If we genuinely work for our betterment and the people at large, as you have been doing, definitely God will bless you and us in our endeavor.

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