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Mangalore Expresses Solidarity with Jacintha's Family, Pays Rich Tributes


Mangalore Expresses Solidarity with Jacintha's Family, Pays Rich Tributes

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Dec 12: In a show of solidarity with the family of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse from Valencia, who allegedly committed suicide in London last week, scores of people from across the city held a solemn candlelight march here on Wednesday December 12.

The march was held from Valencia circle to Bendorewell, where a short programme was held to pay homage to Jacintha.

The candlelight procession was inaugurated by Valencia parish priest Fr Bonaventure Nazareth.

Showering tributes on Jacintha, Fr Bonaventure said that Jacintha was a good-natured person who could not have taken such an extreme step like suicide. "She was a good human being, who cared for all and was loved by all," he said.

He also expressed his concerns towards the bereaved family and said that they should be done justice, and hoped that Jacintha's mortal remains would soon be brought to India.

Recalling Jacintha's days in Father Muller College of Nursing, Fr Maxim Rosario of Jeppu Seminary lauded her sincerity and commitment to work. He sought the Indian government's intervention in bringing the case to its logical end.

KPCC secretary Ivan D'Souza too demanded justice for the family and said that the circumstances leading to Jacintha's death were suspicious and hence a thorough probe was needed to find out the truth. He called upon everyone to stand united in the family's hour of grief.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life and all age groups took part and paid their tributes by lighting candles before Jacintha's portrait.

Prof Narahari, registrar of St Aloysius College (autonomous), corportor Greta Rebello among others were present.

 

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  • steven, Bristol

    Thu, Dec 27 2012

    I Strongly agree with this comments, Indian Politicians never helped any way but overburdened the family with these kind of Marches, I totaly agree there are so many poor people die in India who do not have proper last rites, politicians need to do something for them as part of their resposibility and good work

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  • Neeraj Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India: Buddy if you have house in Valencia so whats there to take it with this news? Even I am from Mangalore. thats the reason why i said why we wont do such processions for other cases too? and not in any bad intensions. Her Soul rest in peace.

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  • RUSSEL C, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 14 2012

    I really do appreciate ur intentions ... but a prayer from the heart is what really needed.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Fri, Dec 14 2012

    Neeraj Fernandes, Mangalore. I have expressed what is appealing to me and you have expressed what has appealed to you.

    I can change myself but I cannot change others. Thou u sow, thou u reap. If our thoughts are positive, the world looks positive.

    I do have a house in Valencia.

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  • Neeraj Fernandes, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2012

    Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India: Then why wont they have procession on daily basis? Do you think they have heart or condolence nature only for Jacintha? and not to others? Even there are more suicidal cases in india for similar reasons which wont come out only. Why dont you do the procession for those also?

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Dear Nelson, I appreciate all these participants who have sacrificed their precious time to show solidarity with Jascintha's family.

    One cannot change others but one can change himself/ herself. I appreciate the good will of the people and that is why I support the participants of this solidarity march.

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  • NELSON D SOUZA, ireland

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    DEAR VICKY..U R NOT GETTING MY POINT..SO MANY FARMERS DIE, SUICIDE INDIA..DOES ANY TIME DO WE DO LIKE THIS FOR ALL..MY POINT IS SHOW CONDOLENCE NOT THIS WAY IN ROAD..WAT MR IVAN DOING IS FOR HIS POLITICAL CAREER..I STILL HAVE DEEP FELT CODOLENCE FOR THE FAMILY..

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  • NELSON D SOUZA, ireland

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    MR HERALD..I HAVE HEART FELT CONDOLENCE...BUT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO EXPRESS IN ROAD..THIS IS ALL PUBLICITY BY POLITICAL PARTY, DIOCESE..DOES THIS MARCH DO ANY DIFFERENCE ?ANY GOOD FOR POOR PEOPLE?WHY CANT EDUCATED PEOPLE WONT UNDERSTAND..ITS NOT THE WAYTO SHOW YOUR FEELINGS?SEE THE PICTURES HOW THEY COME FOR THE PICTURE THEN U REALISE ITS PUBLICITY GIMMICK BY POLITICAL PARTY? ITS NOT ONLY ONE ALL PARTYS ARE SAME AND WE R THE FOOLS TO FOLLOW THEM..BETTER LEARN NOW RATHER THAN TOO LATE?

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  • Roshan, Udupi/Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jacintha Saldhana. I personally cant comment on the reason as to why Jacintha took this extreme step. People make decisions to end their life due to many reasons unknown to us. As Nelson has clearly pointed out we have to pray for the family and the people that were around Jacintha. I also disagree on taking the prayers to the streets as it is something between you and the Almighty which can be done in a congregation within the place of worship or at your own residence with your family. People should realise that it is not a beneficial to block the roads and making it a public affair which totally defeats the purpose of paying homage and let peace set into the family. We should realize that people around the world do not behave this. We should set an example and not be the laughing stock. Let us all respect that the kids lost their mother, Bob lost his dear wife and others lost a friend, sister, sister-in law, daughter in law and daughter. Let us stop acting like the clowns whom we vote into power every five years. I hope the kids can find peace.

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  • raj, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    This condolence march offered by her parishioners,relatives and friends.No public fund is collected and made a show.And it is not done in Capital of India to compare with other Indians who died for different cause.Dear friends may be she was loving and caring person and according to her colleagues and friends she was very kind and offered her meals to patients when she worked in Mangalore and she donated money also in many occasions for the poor and needy.This is the difference for her and others.You can refer the CNN news Shelter dated 12/12/2012.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Why is everyone talking about Savitha Halappanvar's in Ireland. When people go out of India, it is better understand you stick to the rules and regulations of the country you go to, be it on antiabortion rule or others. Some countries are very strict on those, not similar to India where we get away with anything anytime.

    Dont ever expect Indian rights or breachings will hold good in those countries. It is better catch the next flight back to your home country when you see there is going to be problem and conflict of interests in those countries.

    Is India better? Just a day back a new born died in Naroda being not fed for 2 days when her mother was taken away for another treatment.
    We have to understand that these cases are pure bad luck and fate. Wrong places at the wrong times.
    It can be you or me.
    Just be ready for all eventualities.
    The procession taken out in Jacintha's remembrance because she was from their locality. It is high profile case because it happend because of Royal family prank call. It is not Daijiworld talking about, it is whole world is talking in all the media.
    Those who care to read or listen, will do so, else just another routine news.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    DearNelson and Ram. If u do not want to be part of the expressing, solidarity with Jascintha's family, that is fine. But there are many like minded people are with Jescintha's family including myself. These actions are done with free will. All those people who have participated do value life as precious and gift from God. Her death itself is under mysterious circumstances.

    Jacintha Saldanha, death itself is under mysterious circumstances, that is the reason people are expressing solidarity with the family.


    Your question, What about others is a good question but answer lies with yourself & the society because in such situations, how much society /community leaders are with the bereaved family to take up the matter is a question mark.

    Appreciating these participants who have sacrificed their precious time to show solidarity with Jascintha's family. Ivan u are doing a great job. Keep it up.

    RIP Jascintha.

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  • annonymous, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    This is hilarious..wake up u will never support or conduct this kind of campaigns when your own staff is facing stress .In one of the institute 2staff were thrown out because they had an affair and got secretly married as a result they were thrown out of job or tortoured from authorities and poor couple without anybodys support ended their life committing suicide.this is a high time grow up..try to resolve issues surrounding you.

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  • vincent, vincent/Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    to:, Ashley, gilbert, RR, and others who negatively commented!!!

    I am asking you, will you oppose if Jacinta Saldana belongs to your close to your family?.. We can not die for everybody in daily basis. There are many cased like sucide in every seconds all over India.. then how u can campare and blame?...

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  • S. D'sa, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Sympathy towards her family is fine. According to family's statement , she was strong enough! then defiantly she would not have taken a step to commit suicide or at least she would have been discussed the matter with her husband. So if she is not committed suicide then there will be some meaning in doing all these things. What Nelson D'souza is saying is correct people are wasting.... so better wait for the postmortem report.

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  • Ashley, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Why this drama??? There have been numerous other suicides / deaths that have been even more suspicious. Where have our so called leaders been at this time?
    The pictures i see show me people who are hyping events only with the assembly elections in mind? If you are so committed to common man, step out of all the political dramas you create and then see how people respect and support you. Rather than spend time creating a drama where you cannot even garner an inch from the UK laws, spend time checking what really is needed by the residents of the city / state so that you can make a difference. While i do not deny, that Ms. Jacintha deserves justice and her family needs answers, we need to focus on our circle of influence and work cohesively towards developing a commomn platform for society rather than these watseful activities. I would rather request people to pray for the soul of the departed lady as well as for her family to have courage and strength in theri days ahead.

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  • gilbert, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Last time one girl died in Ireland, that time where these people ? She is not a Indian ?

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Dear Rima/Nelson..right said. what happend in unfortunate & I am not against any solidarity support ecpecially by the chritians. However this news is getting blown out of propotion day by day as now the politicans have got involved with this and started to do Naatak.You can see in the above pics as they are more intrested in posing for the pics than the cause. This support was not shwon by the center in Savitha Haalappanavar's case. Also there are still many Indian rotting in pethetic conditions in the Hands of Somali Pirates for over 8 Months. Not even one politcal party or media is making any efforts to alert the Govt to take some action, nor is the Govt intrested, untill the election is enounced in those states to whom we belong. If atleast one DK hostage were there then Veerep Moily & Oscar would have come there nd announced I will tel Salman Kurshid to write a Love Letter to the Pirates.One of my Malbaari Friend was on a pleasure trip to Paris with his Family recently & his Father expired in Dinsneyland due to heart Attack, right in front of everybody and police. Even though it was a natural death this guy took almost 18 days to get the body back to India, for what he says is that Indian Embaccy in France is Littreally dead. No once picks the call or if they pick they do not know why they are stationed there. He littereally did not get any help to deal with the authorities and the High commisioner called this guy finnaly to offer condolance after the body was cremated in Kerala after 3 weeks.

    More and more politics will follow in Jacintha's case as its good fodder for these people to ponder on especially its election time.

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  • Neeraj Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Rightly said NELSON D SOUZA, ireland. In India how many people do suicide for such silly reason we dont have track of it. But if suchthingshappens in abroad then it will be a flash news for indians. This is relaly pathetic. Common friends dont showcase on the roads. instead offer a prayer to the family by ur own and not on roads. Because of the procession do you know how many were in trouble? reaching late to home because of traffic jam? If you guys say whatever you guys did in the evening is correct then why cant you do it for the people who committe suicide for different reasons in and around of mangalore? I hope people here dont even read the suicidal news which is printed in newspaper.

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  • S Fernandes, Mangalore, Oman

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Is this procession just because that matured/qualified woman commited suicide was working for Royal family ? Some of those who are leading from the front in this march have never bothered to do anything for their wards which is in their responsibility, but have enough time to join this drama. If any poor person dies from accedent or critical illness none of these would visit or give condolence to family.

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  • RR, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    Nelson D'souza,Ireland
    What you are telling is truth and truth only.There may not be much takers of your views because todays times people are prone to fashionise the disturbing news to make a show on road.
    Mangalore Mist homestay case is a classic example of these type of dramas.
    It is not that people like you and many are hearless,these people do not disgest the truth.

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  • Vicky, Mangalore/Canada

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    I think Mr Nelson D'souza you seem to be a little heartless. An innocent life was lost thru a phony prank call All her fly and friends all over are grieving for her loss Yes many more have died Let us not be critical of money spent Its not your money You want to donate for a good cause kindly do so but be more friendly May be you are not a fly man Had you lost a dear one in such a tragic circmstance yu would not retort Grow up Be more open God Bless you and May her sould RIP

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  • rima, bejai

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    My condolences with Jacinthas family.But i am sorry to ask this , why this case is getting more attention than Savitha Halappanavar's case? Atleast for Jacintha, if assumed she did suicide , she decided to turn weak against the plot and decided to end her life without even thinking about any after effects to her family ! If she had trust on her family she would know they would be beside her at any cost.

    On other hand in Savitha Halappanavar's case, poor lady kept fighting against hospital committee to help her out , tried her level best to survive but because of other peoples fault she lost her life despite of her efforts.

    I would rather support or raise attention toward savithas case than jacinthas case !

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  • NELSON D SOUZA, ireland

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    OH MY GOD//WHY ALL THIS KIND OF DRAMA ..SPEND THE TIME,EXPENSES AND HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE POOR .NEEDED ONE..SO MANY DO SUICIDE /MYSTREOUS DEATH HAPPENS IN INDIA..DO WE DO LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME?THINK DO WE REALLY NEED THIS?Y ALL THIS?I HAVE 2 ASK THIS QUESTION TO PUBLIC.DIOCESE..WHY ALL THIS DRAMA..I AM SURE THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC JAM..YOUNG GIRLS COULD NOT REACH HOME ON TIME..WEN WE WILL IMPROVE..IF U REALLLY WANT 2 HELP THE FAMILY JUST FEEL FOR THE FAMILY..PRAY FOR THE FAMILY..NOT THIS WAY..DONT EVER SHOW UR PRAYERS IN ROAD , FOR THE PICTURES.I AM A ROMAN CATHOLIC..IT IS NOT A WAY TO EXPRESS UR LOVE FOR THE FAMILY..THIS IN CALLED FASHIONISING YOUR PRAYERS

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