Mangaluru: Five achievers conferred Rachana award 2014 at Milagres

Mangaluru: Five achievers conferred Rachana award 2014 at Milagres

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (CLP)

Mangaluru, Nov 16: ‘Rachana awards 2014’ ceremony was held on Sunday, November 16 at Milagres Jubilee hall at 6 pm.

The programme began with the invocation.

Rachana president John B Monteiro gave the floral welcome to the guests and explained about the importance of Rachana awards to the gathering.

Guest of honour MLC Ivan D'Souza, Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo and Ivan Fernandes UAE gave away Rachana awards for the year 2014 to the following people:
1. Rachana Woman of the Year - Dr Jeanette Pinto, Mumbai (Pro Life Social Activist)
2. Rachana Agriculturist of the Year - Gabriel Stany Veigas, Ferar(Innovative Agriculturist)
3. Rachana Entrepreneur of the year - Raphael Sequiera, Mumbai (CMD Reliable Group)
4. Rachana Professional of the year - Dr Anil Kieth D’Cruz, Mumbai (Senior Oncology surgeon)
5. Rachana NRI entrepreneur of the year - Ligoury D’Mello, Oman (Group Managing Director Technofit group)

After receiving the award, Dr Jeanette Pinto said, "I am happy and privileged to receive the award. Any abuse on human life is an assault to the dignity of a person. We see violence everywhere, we have to create awareness and must stand up during the crisis. I could achieve many things only by the grace God. My motto is 'Choose life, cherish life and celebrate life’ ".

Gabriel Stany Veigas expressed himself with a message to the gathering and said, "To breath, we need Oxygen, only trees can give it. We are cutting the trees which keep us alive and we have polluted the environment. We used to drink the water of the streams but now people carry purified water, time may come where children may be asked to carry Oxygen cylinders with them to breathe. In the name of development, we have destroyed the nature. We have to save the nature for the future generation and all have to plant more trees".

Ligoury D’Mello, Oman said, "Parents are trying to increase their bank balance for the children and thus spoiling their habit for hard work. If we die after accumulating so much wealth and have done nothing for the society, then our life and death would become disgraceful. I just wanted to change the things, thinking if I don’t do who else will do. I thank all the people for helping me during various stages of my life”.

MLC Ivan D'Souza said, "I have read the bio-data of all the awardees. All definitely deserve to receive national awards. Most of the entrepreneurs have moved to abroad and only few are staying in the mother land. Rachana also has the motto of supporting and encouraging young entrepreneurs. Now there is a need for bringing all the Catholics Entrepreneurs under one umbrella”.

The jury was also felicitated with bouquet of flowers by MLC Ivan D'Souza.

Secretary Anil Lobo, Stany Alvares convener, joint secretary Raymond D’Cunha, treasurer Nelson Monteiro, Roy Castelino, president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and other governing body members, Louis J Pinto, Dr Errol Pinto, Brain Fernandes, Paul Moras, Dr Norman Mendonca and Juliet Mascarenhas and others were present during the programme.

Dr Alwyn D'Sa compered the programme.


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  • Peter Lobo, Ukkuda alangar/Melbourne Australia

    Tue, Nov 18 2014

    Congratulation Stany Dattu being awarded "The Innovative Agriculturist Award 2014, conferred by Rachana. I being a neighbour in Vittla, is proud of your achievement. Wishing you all the very best and pray that you may get more awards.I hope to visit your good deed on my next visit to Mangalore.
    Also I congratulate other Achievers of Rachana Awards.

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  • Paul Rodrigues, Ammembal/Dubai

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulations to all the award winners specially Mr.Raphael Sequiera fondly known as Noppa uncle and Mr. Gabriel Stany Veigas fondly known as stany dattu who are my relatives

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  • Adolphus D'Souza, USA

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulations to all the Rachana Award Winners and especially to Dr Jeanette Pinto. The D'Souza international family is proud of you. Keep up the good work. God Bless.

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  • Antony D'Cunha, Permude/Muscat

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Nice to see Mr. Ligoury D,Mello, receiving "Rachana Award 2014" for his achievements. Congratulations to all the Award winners. May you all continue to draw greater joy and happiness in life by your relentless services to the society.

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  • maxy, kinnigoly/mumbai

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    congratulations for all genuine deserved winners,,,,!

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  • Stephen Rodrigues & Fly, Byndoor/Muscat , Muscat

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulations, to Mr. Ligoury D'mello managing director Technofit for the achievements of Rachana NRI entrepreneur of the year.

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  • Christopher D'Souza & fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulation Mr. Gabriel Veigas being awarded "The Innovative Agriculturist Award" conferred by Rachana. I being a Bendurian is proud of your achievement. Wishing you all the very best and pray that you may get more awards.
    Also I congratulate other Achievers of Rachana Awards.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulations to all award winners for their achievements. Rachana is doing an excellent job by recognizing these individuals who are the role models for our youth to climb the ladder in life. God bless you all.

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  • Lawrence Mascarenhas, USA

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congratulations to all the Rachana Award winners, especially, my childhood friend Mr.Stany Veigas.

    He is the Deputy Conservator of Forest (Rtd.) and knows the life of plants and animals very well. Being a naturalist, purposely leaves some of the ripe fruits on the trees in his garden as food for birds. He developed innovative methods of cultivation and very well deserves the recognition. I am very proud of him.

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  • Molly Miranda, Kulshekar/Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 17 2014

    Congrats to all awardees.My special wishes to Mr. Veigas.So happy to see you .Really you deserve.Ok please do continue .Fresh fruits from your farm you offered to us still lingering Keep it Up.All good wishes to you and your family.

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