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Udupi: IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award for Shirthady William Pinto, two others


Udupi: IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award for Shirthady William Pinto, two others

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Udupi, Feb 15: IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award-2012 will be conferred on advocate and social worker Shirthady William Pinto.

Addressing a press meet here on Friday February 15, IFKCA Udupi president Louis Lobo said that apart from William Pinto, honorary awards will be conferred on Railway Yatri Sangha president R L Dias and Pastor Sunil D'Souza of Vishwasada Mane, as they have equally contributed to society with their work.

Social worker Veronica Cornelio, S B Soans of JMJ Fabrics and James D'Silva Brahmavar were in the jury.

Shirthady William Pinto was unanimously selected by the panel for the award, said Louis Lobo.

The nominees for awards included those who had rendered their services in the educational, social, medical, financial and religious field at the district level.

The award is considered as one of the top awards in the Christian community.


About the Awardees

Shirthadi William Pinto

Shirthady William Pinto was born on March 27, 1939, to Shirthady Raymond and Mary Magdaline. He was always keen on helping the poor, needy and backward classes. In 1963, he began his law practice. He was inspired by former Milagres College, Kallianpur principal Gururaj and Roque Fernandes, father of Oscar Fernandes.

In the year 1974, the then chief minister Devaraj Urs introduced the Land Reforms Act which was later translated by Shirthadi William Pinto to Konkani and Kannada and published in 5 segments. In the year 1986, he chalked out zilla parishat and mandal panchayat rules which won him a place in the heart of the farmers.

In 2006 he published is award-winning “Kanoonu Darshana”. He has won various district and state-level awards, including Sandesha Special Recognition Award-1996, Rachana Award-2003, J P Samaj Ratna Award-2005, Jeevamanadha Sadhane Award-2007, Red Cross Award and Rajyotsava Award-2004 and so on.

He is married to Rosy Pinto and has two sons.


R L Dias

His contribution to the district in terms of getting railway facilities includes additional booking counter in Udupi railway station, second railway platform at Udupi, railway road concreting, rest room for passengers, Mangalore-Bangalore train service and additional compartments to many trains etc.

He was born on February 25, 1933 at Bantwal’s Navoor village. After finishing college he joined the army, after which he served in the forest department for 31 years. He is also the president of Parkala Balakedarara Vedike.

He is married to Judith Lewis and has five children.

 

Pastor Sunil D’Souza

Pastor Sunil D’Souza runs a rehabilitation center called 'Vishwasada Mane', where he helps the needy irrespectve of caste and religion.

Born on May 27, 1974, he worked for many years in the Gulf, before starting the 'Divine Generation Ministry Bethel Church Trust'. Without any support from the government, the organization strives to rehabilitate the mentally and physically ill persons.

He has also laid the foundation for a hospital with 250 beds.

He is married to Elizebeth and has two children.

Comment on this article

  • Vincent Mark D'souza, Mudarangadi/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Hearty congrats to adv. william pinto for his selfless service to the society.When I was an office bearer of Catholic Sabha,I remember his relentless efforts, in creating awareness of the Law among the catholics by visiting every parish of M'lore Diocese on alternate sundays.Sir, you really deserve the honour...

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  • CGS, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Congratulations and Best wishes to
    Shri Shirtady William Pinto,Mr.R.L.Dias and Pastor Sunil D'Souza,the recipients of the prestigious IFKCA Samajaratna Awards.

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  • walter cyril pinto, kallianpur udupi

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    Congratulations
    All the awardees rightly and truly deserve the honour. They have made our community proud by their dedication for good of the general public
    In fact they have enhanced the value of the IFKA Samaja Rathna Award

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  • Maurice Menezes, Udupi/RAK(UAE)

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    Hearty congratulations to my dear friend William and other two awardees of Samaja Ratna Award and with them good health and success in their pursuit to serve humanity
    -Maurice Menezes,Advocate

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  • Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha, Urwastore, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    Congratulations to Advocate Shirthady William Pinto, R. L. Dias, Pastor Sunil D’Souza on being chosen for IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award 2012. Wish you all the best and God bless.

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  • Clara & Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Congrats dear Vakil Shirthady William Pinto Sir. Take care.

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  • Santhosh, Manglore/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Congrats to Pastor Sunil D'souza.

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  • Nelson Cornelio, Kakkunje/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Congratulations Mr.Pinto and all the winners of prestigious award. Keep the same zeal and commitment and my prayers are with you.
    best wishes from Nelson cornelio&fly

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  • Mark Denis D'souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Congratulations,Shirthady William Pinto on confirming IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award,you are prde of Samaja.God bless you with good health and courage to work for society,also good luck two others.
    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Eula & Donald Pinto & family, Mangalore/Muscat

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. William Pinto and others for winning this prestigious award. Your sincere hardwork has been rewarded by God. May God bless you and grant you with success always.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Congratulations to Alvocate Shirthady William Pinto, R. L. Dias, Pastor Sunil D’Souza on being chosen for IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award 2012. Wish you all the best and God bless.

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  • Clinton Dalmeida, Tallur.,kundapur/Fujairah

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Great thing Adv.William Pinto.,I have been looking at you from my Childhood,you are a visitor for our Printing Press "COONDAPOOR PRESS".. Your Ability,speech,Talent Rewarded you Today.,CONGRATULATIONS...

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  • S K Shetty, Kunadpur, Abudhabi.

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Congratulation Sir,prof.William Pinto, Iam proud to say that i was your Student in udupi Law College(now VB Baliga Law College).

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, BADYAR, MANGALORE

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    DEAR ADVOCATE, KARNATAKA RAJYOTSAVA AND WINNER OF SO MANY PRESTIGIOUS AWARD-MR SHIRTADY WILLIAM PINTO, CONGRATULATIONS FOR WINNING ONE MORE PRESTIGIOUS AWRAD IFKCA SAMAJA RATNA AWARD FOR YOUR WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION. MAY, YOU WIN MANY MORE AWARD TO RECOGNIZE YOUR WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION IN NUMBER OF AREAS. YOU ARE A GREAT REFORMER AND MAN FOR POOR/VOICE OF THE VOICELESS AND SAVIOUR MARGINALIZED PEOPLE OF ALL SECTIONS OF PEOPLE. GOD BLESS YOU. CONGRATS TO OTHER WINNERS TOO.

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  • Stany Dsouza, Miyar / Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Congratulations on your achievement dear Advocate William Pinto, R L Dias,Railway Activist and Pastor Sunil D’Souza for of 'Vishwasada Mane' rehabilitation center.You are the shining stars of Dakshina Kannada. Carry on with the good work. May God shower His abundant blessings.

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  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Hearty Congrates Adv. Shirthady William Pinto for IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award-2012. I have seen and heard about Adv. Shirthady William Pinto from childhood. He and his brother were so honest in their duties, they were ideal for everyone. Whenever we used to say we are from shirthady, everyone used to recognise us as from Adv. Shirthady William Pinto's place. It is a fact and I am proud to say that Shirthady was known because of Adv. Shirthady William Pinto. Hat's off to you Sir and I am proud to say that I too from Shirthady.

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  • Rons Bantwal, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Hearty Congrates Adv. Shirthady William Pinto for ed IFKCA Samaja Ratna Award-2012. also Dear Uncle Sri R. L Dias (President-Railway Yatri Sangha President ) and Pastor Sunil D'Souza (Pastor Honored as a Samaja Ratna by Kannada Sangha Powai-Mumbai Last Nov. at Mumbai) Wish you all the Best. Long Live Three Stars. Well Don IFKCA-Udupi
    Rons Bantwal & Fly

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Congrats William sir, u deserve it & u are the right person to get it.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    May God bless you dear Advocate William Pinto, R L Dias,Railway Activist and Pastor Sunil D’Souza for of 'Vishwasada Mane' rehabilitation center.
    We have few, who are genuine and selflessly work as God commanded to all of us.
    Sadly there are some, find ways and means to stop the Good work also!
    May God bless you in all walks of life for your selfless service.

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  • Clement, Udupi/UAE

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Congratulations to Mr. Pinto. Well deserved. I remember his visits to Milagres College for occasional coaching of law. We use to call him sithkadi (Rice and curry) William Pinto and he has lived up true to this name in doing so to the poor in providing the staple sith kadi. Long live sir and god give you good health.

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  • Thomas DMello, Hanglur, Kundapura

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    My hearty congrats to

    Shirthadi William Pinto for his selfless awareness programmes

    And also to

    R L Dias for his relentless effort to provide railway facilities to the people living in the North of Mangalore

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  • Austin Saldanha, Kiream Aikal / KSA

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Good Evening Uncle (Mr.William Pinto)
    Congratulations, well deserved, for your hard work and giving all the assistance to the needy and educating the poor people in the society especially the farmers once again well done uncle Keep it up and take care about health.

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  • I J Saldanha-Shet, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Namaskar Williambab!!!
    CONGRATS!!! Glad to hear the good news! Good times never end the good people! May the LORD hold you in His powerful & Loving hand at all times.
    Dev Bore Korun! Mogan!-ijss.

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