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On invite, Ronald Colaco joins breakfast with US President Donald Trump


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 3: Ronald Colaco joined for breakfast with the new President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on February 2, at 7.30 am at the Washington Hilton near the White House in Washington DC along with the members of Congress, government officials, leaders from throughout the United States, diplomatic community and specially chosen delegates from over 140 countries.

NRI businessman Ronald Colaco, well-known worldwide as a philanthropist, is one of the few individuals from India along with those from other countries, to be a special invitee on this occasion. Senators John Boozman and Christopher Coons, calling the special invitees as friends of America, had extended a personally signed invitation to Colaco for and on behalf of the Congressional Host Committee headed by 14 Senators and 13 high ranking Representatives, to participate in the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast which was held on February 2 in Washington DC.

Colaco joined this three-day annual event held from January 31 to February 2, wherein select delegates chosen from all communities and religions from across the Globe congregated to share the spirit of friendship through prayer and thanksgiving and to spread the message of universal love and brotherhood. This international gathering is of great importance as it is aimed at setting aside differences and building personal relationships. It also helps deepen international ties among people and countries through the love of God and care for each other.

This year’s event has special significance as Donald Trump took over as the President of the US just a few days ago and there is an air of excitement in the entire country and panic among immigrants. 

Reacting to the special invite he received to be a part of this global gathering Ronald Colaco said, "It is indeed a great honour and privilege to represent my country, India, to have breakfast with the President of the US, the most powerful country in the world and other powerful leaders and that too soon after new president Donald Trump assumed office recently. I am very excited and consider it my good fortune to have participated in this global gathering which was attended Congressmen, top leaders and officials of US apart from the US President. I am also quite thrilled because I could meet representatives from different countries of the world who participated in this event. I believe this exposure would benefit me a great deal in strengthening contacts and establishing good relationship with leaders at a global level. I will cherish this experience for the rest of my life."

Colaco said that Donald Trump sounded sincere and impressed the gathering with his extempore speech. He talked about doing everything in his power to defend and protect religious liberty of American people. He also stressed on the importance of freedom saying, "It is a gift from god and not from the government and now that freedom is threatened by terrorism. And therefore his administration would work for safeguarding the interests of people of different faiths and religion so long as people don’t take unfair advantage of the freedom to spread hatred and venom."

Colaco said Trump who spoke for more than 20 minutes called upon nations to fight together against acts of violence saying it is the moral obligation of every nation to work together against those spreading terror and he said those getting admitted into the country should embrace American values. He also emphasised that America as a nation would flourish only if religious freedom is allowed.


About Ronald Colaco

Ronald Colaco is a NRI businessman based in Dubai, whose ancestors originally hailing from Moodbidri in Mangaluru taluk. He started his professional career in Oman during 1975 and worked in 8 Gulf and European countries starting as an accountant and moved on to become head of accounts, head of accounts and administration and financial controller. He was elevated as commercial CEO for a consortium of 3 multinational corporates like CCICL based in Athens, Greece, Mannesmann of Germany and Saipemof Milano, Italy, involved in turn-key projects such as construction of world class petro-refineries, gas processing and re-injection plants, townships and airports.

He put his rich experience in diverse capacities to good use to become an entrepreneur and since then it has been a saga of success all the way. Through his business acumen, hard work, dedication and disciplined approach Ronald Colaco has become a successful entrepreneur of great repute.


Contributions to society through social, charitable and philanthropic activities

Apart from being a successful entrepreneur in his own right, Ronald Colaco has been very active in promoting socio-cultural, charitable and philanthropic activities in his endeavour to give back to the society that he has come from, in a big way. His largesse has benefitted the poor and the needy people and various institutions and organisations irrespective of caste, creed, race, religion and language. He has been a pioneer in providing infrastructure facilities for the benefit of the larger public and has set a precedent for others to follow. Many MNC’s and Corporates followed in his footsteps to carry out their corporate social responsibility, resulting in creating essential international standard infrastructure in the State. He says “these acts of caring and sharing have taught me to find so much of satisfaction, happiness and compassion within me and to stay attached to the values that are connected to the common good”.

He has strictly adhered to the pledge he took at the time of his marriage in 1983 to share a certain percentage of his income and has extended a helping hand to individuals, institutions, organisations, the Government and to the society in general. His wife Jean Colaco has been fully supportive in all his philanthropic and charitable endeavours.

Colaco has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards in recognition of his charitable and philanthropic activities including the prestigious award from the office of The Prime Minister of Australia through CSIA which conferred the “2015 International Recognition Award for Leadership in Service Excellence” at the Australian Service Excellence award ceremony held in Melbourne in 2015, the only person chosen for this prestigious award internationally from among 80 countries.


Many firsts to his credit

Ronald Colaco has earned the distinction of being the first laity in the entire Country to carry out the following charitable activities.

I. Colaco had set a pioneering precedent when he constructed and donated a state of the art and first of its kind, fully equipped, modern Police Station of 8000 sq.ft. at Frazer Town, Bengaluru in 2004, a pioneering example that was emulated subsequently by other MNC’s and Corporates like Infosys, WIPRO, Jindal, etc., leading to the redevelopment of nearly 49 Police Stations in the Capital of Karnataka.This was first by a laity in the entire country to build a complete police station and donate the same to the State Capital. This initiative resulted in bringing about considerable behaviour change in the police personnel and improved work efficiency among the police force. This created a history in the country as a pioneering act.

II. In another first to his credit Ronald Colaco became the first Christian Catholic Laity in the entire country to construct and donate a Hindu temple of Lord Muneshwara at Bovipalya of Navaratna Agrahara of Bengaluru North Talukin the year 2000. He being a Christian, also has become the single largest donor for redevelopment of Cholas era Chennakeshava Temple at Chikkajala , Muthsalayamma temple at doddajala of Bengaluru north taluk, Suryanarayana temple of south India in Mangalore and his contributions cover over 32 temples including the one famous at Kateel as well as two mosques.

III. In 2012 Ronald Colaco created history when he built and donated a modern era church (Holy Rosary Church Venkatala) in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, having a seating capacity for about 1000 people. By doing so he became the first laity in India in modern times to fully build and donate a church with all furnishings. His contributions in considerable amounts cover over 44 churches.

IV. When Colaco built and donated the Advocate’s Bhavan in the judiciary complex of Devanahalli, Bengaluru, he etched his name as the first Indian laity in the entire country to contribute to the judiciary of the State Government as announced by the High Court Judges and Central Ministers attending the inaugural function.

V. When Colaco built and donated an international standard double road of 2.2 kms with four lanes from NH 7 via Navarathna Agrahara Village during 2011, he became the first Indian laity in the entire country in recent times to fully construct and donate a state of the art public road to the State Capital that was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister, Shri Sadananda Gowda.

VI. He has been instrumental in encouraging Eric Correa with a contribution of four million and the Mangalore diocese with one million for providing houses for the poor which were distributed equally among those chosen from Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities, in a new colony named as Adarsh Nagar in Moodbidri Taluk of Mangalore. In other words, there is no field that has not benefitted from his munificence and he has been consistently involved in charity work over a period of time.

VII. He is the brain behind the pioneering efforts in establishing the first ever LINK Counselling and De-addiction Centre in Mangalore in 1991 and then providing and donating a 60 bedded fully furnished hospital has saved so far more than 22,000 families addicted to variouschemical substance abuses.

VIII. Ronald Colaco has been very prompt in providing succour to people affected by various natural calamities by donating to various Relief funds of the Chief Minister.

IX. He started the International Federation of Karnataka Christian Associations (IFKCA) and opened up nearly 60 units at taluk and district levels, with the help of Denis D’Silva and others. By bringing all denominations together he has encouraged people to get into the electorate and contest elections at various levels and has helped empower the community to get due representation.

X. His charitable and philanthropic work is the result of the solemn decision he had taken at the beginning of his blissful married life wherein he had decided to donate a portion of his income and savings to the poor and the needy and for the betterment of the society in general. He has strictly adhered to that decision and since then has been very enthusiastically abiding by his promise, which has proved beneficial to individuals, various institutions and to the society as a whole.

XI. The development of state-of-the-art Townships called Hollywood Town, Swiss Town and Oval Reef near Bengaluru International Airport, apart from promoting a 5 star Hotel, Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa, is the result of his passion to create something worthwhile and he has worked diligently to make a mark, winning a number of national and international accolades and recognitions in the process.

His charitable and philanthropic activities cover a wide array of fields and human activity spread across Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and overseas countries under different categories and fields such as:

• Contributions to the state police department
• Contributions to the state PWD department – two roads
• Contributions to the state revenue department - building and donating modern taluk office and completely furnishing Mini Vidhana Soudha at Devanahalli
• Contributions to state judiciary - Advocate Bhavan, fully furnished
• Contributions to the state education departmentfor government schools - Building and donating fully furnished higher primary and high schools in rural areas
• Contributions to privately run charitable educational institutions has benefitted over 52 schools and colleges
• Contributions to state horticulture department – Modern Hopcom shop at Frazer Town, Bengaluru, setting a precedent for others to follow
• Contributions to the religious field - Temples, churches, mosques
• Contributions to medical field - Cancer block at Father Muller, Vision Centre at Mulky, Red Cross Hospital in Chikkamagaluru
• Contributions to LINK Counseling, De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre for addicts of chemical substance abusers, besides prevention, apart from donating a fully furnished hospital with 60 beds
• Contributions to art and cultural field - Konkani Kalangann, Konkani World Centre, World Konkani Museum and many more.
• Contributions to public utility/community halls
• Contributions towards relief funds for natural calamities
• Contributions to provide homes to the poor and the needy
• Contributions to government run primary and high schools in rural areas by providing additional 22 teachers from his sidesince many years to impart quality education to the rural people at the grassroots foundation level.
• Contributions to promote self-employment opportunities - through MCC Bank
• Contributions to promote art and artistes
• Contributions to the cause of departed souls – donated hearse, cold storage unit for keeping dead bodies at Chikkmaggaluru, cemetery in Yelahanka and Mukkammar.

 

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Comment on this article

  • Esther, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 17 2017

    Marvelous. This is a list of single handed contribution to the society. Remarkable, reminds us of the contributions from Dharmastala.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 11 2017

    We are proud of you Sir. May you be blessed abundantly.

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  • vallyvagga, Mysore

    Fri, Feb 10 2017

    Congratulations! Mr. Ronald Colaco, Very proud moment for India and Konkani Community. May God bless you for all your good works!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Feb 10 2017

    Congratulations dear Sir,it is not anyones table but President of USA invites to have breakfast was certainly a honour to you and India.Must have been a exciting in middle of such elite persons .wish to know what they all were talking about.(what else only business,management,money and again money)

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Feb 11 2017

    Why you think they can only talk money? Please think big. World has more things to talk and Colaco is the leader in talking better other than money. Think postive Rita. Everyone got money but few got the peace and love and compassion.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Feb 12 2017

    @Alwyn Canada,take it sportive,I meant it not so.when all these big heads get together ,what will they talk is not difficult to guess.They are from politic,business walas,etc.Whatever it is we are proud that one of our Indian man too is among them.

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  • Muhibullah, Gangolli

    Wed, Feb 8 2017

    Congratulations Sir. Wish you good health and happiness always. Let this is example to others in doing noble job to haumanity.

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  • A. S. Mathew, India/U.S.

    Tue, Feb 7 2017

    Hearty congratulations.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Congratulations to philanthropist, Industrialist and social workerRonald Colaco!
    It's really great recognition! You are one among the very few chosen in the whole world!
    Your contributions to our community, our region, our state and to our nation is also so great.
    May God grant you strength to contribute for the betterment of the world as well and bring him all the glory. Hats off!

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  • Lance D' Costa, Your Ex-colleague at NPCC, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    'Congratulations' Rony on achieving this great honor. May God Bless you and grant you many more of these for your philanthropic activities. With all good wishes....

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  • Dominic, Balehonnur

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Great to see you there Ron, way to go...well done, happy for you

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Congrats to Donald and Ronald !!!two real estate giants meeting .

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  • Ganesh Rai, Coorg - UAE

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Congratulations! Mr. Ronald Colaco Sir.

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  • Peter Pinto, Bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Congratulations Mr.Ronald Colaco. We are proud of you and your achievements. We wish you all the best.
    Peter Pinto, Present- Konkani Catholic Welfare Association, R T Nagar, Bangalore.

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  • Peter Pinto, Bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Ronald Colaco. We are proud of you and wish you all best.
    Peter Pinto- President- Konkani Catholic Welfare Association, R.T.Nagar, Bengaluru.

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  • Ren Fernandes, Abu Dhabi, Kulshekar Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Feb 6 2017

    Hearty Congratulations...... Ron on joining breakfast with US President Donald Trump. It's a honour & greatest moment for you and for the Magalorean community. We are really proud of this moment. God bless Ron & Jean

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  • Navin Ubhayakar, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Uncle Ronnie and Aunty Jean, it's such a proud moment for your family and the entire Konkani community. It's such a great achievement for you and a fitting way to recognize all your efforts.

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  • Narasimha Murthy, Mysore, Mysore

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations Dear Ronald sir & Jean madam,
    We are all very very proud about your achievement.
    Also great to see you joining Prayer breakfast with US President.
    Keep spreading your love as always.
    Regards, nnmurthy

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  • Fr. Romeo Lewis, Thottum

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Dear Mr. Colaco,

    Congratulations! Mr. Ronald. May God bless you.

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  • Veronica Mathias, Bantakal/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations! Mr. Colaco, Very proud moment for India and Konkani Community. May God bless.

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  • Vincy and Joyce, Mangalore / Muscat, Oman

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Dear Rony bab,
    Congratulations. Indeed a great honour for the entire Community. We are very proud of your achievements. God bless you and your family abundantly for all your good works.

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  • MARY DSOUZA, Dubai,UAE

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Ronald Colaco. We all proud about your achievement.
    God bless you.

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  • Bharath BK, Kundapur

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Respected sir.
    You are the best. Stay blessed always.
    We are all very proud of you....
    Keep spreading your love as always.
    Jai ho.

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  • steven, DXB

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    WOW!! its so amazing not of attending but recognizing of Mr Colaco. Its honor and I pray that all bitterness in US against this President may turn into love and forgiveness.

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  • Peter, Ann & Neil Mendonca, Karkala / Muscat

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations Dear Ronald & Jean Colaco. Your love of God and love of mankind is recognised and appreciated by the most powerful man on earth today. May God bless you with good health, happiness and peace and continue to use you immensly for the betterment of His people in this world.

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  • Rudy D Souza & Family, Omzoor/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Dear Ron Bab
    Many Congratulations !!! Wow What a honour to be invited to have breakfast with mighty US President Donald Trump and other world dignitaries. We all Indians, Kannadigas and Mangaloreans are proud of it. We salute for all that you do for our India community especially Kannadigas and Mangalroeans. Its an award for your hard work and good heart. You really deserve it. Congratulations Ron bab. A big thank you to your beloved wife Mrs. Jean Colaco for supporting in your philanthropic and charitable endeavours . May God bless you and strengthen to continue the good work for the betterment of mankind.

    Rudy, Shanthi, Rilla & Joshwa - Kuwait

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Great honour to a lovely laudable Person Ronald Colaco from a Great Leader Donald John Trump.

    MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND MAY GOD BESS INDIA AND THE WHOLE WORLD.

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  • arun dsouza, doha / bangalore

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Another Milestone and additional list of feathers in the crown!

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  • callen dsouza, bendur

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    congratulations mr colaco

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Mr Colaco.., your achievement all Hindustani's proud..., above all Mangaloreans proud...,

    jai ho..,

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  • Lawrence Mascarenhas, USA

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations to Mr. Ronald Colaco, a top class businessman and a philanthropist. He deserves this honor.

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations dear Mr. Colaco. You are truly deserved. We are proud of you.

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  • Lita D Souza, Mangalore/Canada

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Colaco! Great to see you joining Prayer Breakfast with US President. Its a privilege and honour to represent India. May God bless you and your family.

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  • Rudolph, Chicago / USA

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Great moment for Mangalorean community...keep it up

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  • Santosh & Vindya Pereira, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Awesome! Congratulations Dear Ron, a great achievement to get an invite for the breakfast meet from the President of the country. Truly well deserved! Proud moment to the entire family, freinds and well wishers!! God bless you and your family too!

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Mr Ronald Colaco...Congratulations. We are proud of you...being honored in U.S.A.

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  • Ankit Rao, USA

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Good one

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Ronald & Donald Rock ...

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  • Aloysius Lobo, karkala/London

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Excellent Ron. Our heartfelt congratulations to achieve such an honour from President of USA.
    He & his committee recognised you But, not Indian Govt. who should have honoured you with
    Bharat Ratna long time back. However, that day is also not far of.
    Congrats again to you, your beloved Jean & whole family.
    God Bless you all
    Lobo Family & British Konkani Catholic Community -London

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    No words to express that you had the opportunity to have breakfast with US President Donald Trump. Unfortunately, I was in India with my family. God bless America and our new President.

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  • Joseph Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Mr Colaco, you are the saviour of Konkani community, you stand tall among all....all the best

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  • Fr. Vincent D'Souza, Bela - Kasargod

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations dear Mr Colaco. It's a great honour . We are proud of you . May Grace and Peace of God be with you always.

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  • George Monteiro, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congrats Mr Ronald colaco on meeting the most powerful man in the world and representing members of konkani catholic.

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  • Shiva Prasad Shetty, Bengaluru

    Sun, Feb 5 2017

    Congratulations sir for your achievements

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  • Joseph Mathias, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Ronald Colaco. We are proud of your achievements. May Almighty Bless you always and keep you in good health to help more & more to the needy.

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  • Dr Marina &Desmond Goveas, Mlore/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Ron
    Congratulations !!
    We are so happy for you . You indeed deserve this proud moment..
    Such Beautiful Moment...Ron you make Mangaloreans/Indians proud.
    Thank you for all your good work and may God bless you and your family immensely.
    Ron you and Jean are such humble and lovely people ...

    Best Regards
    Desmond &Marina Goveas
    Dubai

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  • Cyril Pereira, Hollywood Town, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Ron,

    Great ! You always make our community proud. Congratulations.

    Cyril Pereira & Family

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    You have made us all Christians and Indians proud.

    Congratulation to Mr. Colaco. May we all follow your good ways.

    Jai Hind !

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  • Surya Prakash R, Bengalur / Chennai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Very great to hear such things. One of the few among many indeed a matter of pride sir. Congratulations

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  • Dodanna, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Hard Work and god intention always leads the person to the top and god's blessing always be there.
    Congratulations Sir and all the best.

    Jai Hind!

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  • Donna Medina, Mangalore/ Dallas, TX

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    What an honor to be invited to have breakfast with President Trump and other world dignitaries..Thanks for all that you do for our community and the country..May god continue to bless you abundantly in all your endeavors...Congratulations!!

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, ATTAVAR, MANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    KUDOS Mr.Ronald Colaco to have joined the breakfast with US President Donald Trump. We Mangaloreans and entire Christian Community are proud of you. Good Luck.

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  • Richard Almeida, Kodavoor/Thottam/Airoli, Navi Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations dear Mr Ronald. It's indeed great moment and news for the entire Mangalore and Udupi region Christians and other communities.

    You are deserved to be invite of the Trump administration and we are all proud of you.
    All the best for your business and future endeavor.

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  • Joseph, Pilar

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congrats....we are proud of you Sir.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Definitely it will be very proud moment for Mr. Ronald Colaco, being the invitee of US President Donald Trump breakfast gathering on2nd of Feb 2017, in USA.

    This honour definitely will bring pride amongst all his well wishers too. Mr. Ronald Colaco, we are proud of you.

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  • Nelson Rodrigues, Dubai / UAE

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    You make all of proud through your great deeds. Have lots to learn from your personality. May infant jesus bless you and family

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  • Thomas Valder, Permude

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    This year's best news ! You deserve it sir. You made us proud. May Infant Jesus bless you with best of health, wealth and happiness.

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  • Austin R.J. Peres, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulation Ron. Its an great honor not only to you & your family but to all of us Mangaloreans, Bangaloreans and specially to our Community. I am very proud of you. Your attractive personality which has has attracted thousands of persons whoever have met or have known you, surely must have attracted many a senators and delegates who have met you during the Breakfast meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Hats off to you Ron. Praying and wishing many more honors to be bestowed on you in the coming days

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  • Roshan, Moodubelle

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Another feather in your cap....already you are a super achiever Ronald baab

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  • R Fernandes, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Very good honor sir, we are proud of you. See you in Dubai

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  • Mohd Siraj, Dammam / Thokkottu

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Though, I do not like Trump, I wish you Ronald Sir very great life. I read lots about you through these pages. Zameer bhai has high regards for you

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  • B Saroj Kumar, Frazertown

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    You are a widely accepted personality, across the community boundaries. You deserve the best Ronald sir

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  • David Rodrigues, kayyar/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Sir.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    What a moment .Great achievement from our own Mangalorean konkani society to achieve this honorable feat of meeting the president of the united states Mr.Donald Trump.You have made every mangalorean proud.Hats off to you SIR.

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Hearty congratulations, Mr. Ronald Colaco, on being one of the chosen few for the breakfast meet with the US President, Donald Trump. Truly, your success story and outstanding qualities of mind and heart are an inspiration to all Indians.

    Hope many more large-hearted Indian citizens follow your example of pursuit of excellence, charity, brotherhood among all communities, for the betterment of our beloved country. May your newly found worldwide contacts (at the above breakfast meet) help in establishing you as a goodwill Ambassador for our country. May the Almighty continue to bless you and your family.

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  • Alexis Castelino, Makale/Doha-Qatar

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Sir, we all Indians are proud about your achievement. You are a role model for our community. May god bless you abundantly.

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  • Anthony D'Gama, Saligao, Goa

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Ronald,
    Very proud of you and the social work you are involved in. Keep it up!
    God bless you and your family.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar,Sharjah - U.A.E.

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Dear Mr.Colaco.
    What a great Moment to be with President of America for the Breakfast.
    Great News for the Entire Manglorean Community . May God Bless you Always.

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  • DENIS DSOUZA, KINNIGOLI/BANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Sir,

    Congratulations and all the best.

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  • Shamin, Kuwait

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations.

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  • Praveen, Kuwait

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations. It's a greatest moment for our community. We are really proud of this moment. May God bless you for all your good works. Grea t job

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  • Stany D'Souza, Mumbai / Bondel

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Ronald , Congrats, we are really proud to see you are being recognized by the US President. God bless you.

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  • Avin vaz, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    With knowledge in your hands and an open heart , you were sure to find success in your efforts .. you deserve it uncle Ron Colaso🎊 .... it for all d dedication enthusiasm and insight are the real inspiration for us 😊 ryan n me all d way from dubai are congratulating for d achievement and recognition which you truly deserve we lov you uncle Ron Colaso😘

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  • William D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations dear Ronald, Almighty God pour upon you abundant Glorified Blessings to You to Your Entire Family..

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  • VINCENT PRAKASH D'COSTA, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations. Wish you All the best

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  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala/Qatar

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Mogall Colasam,

    Hearty Congratulations, joining breakfast with US President Donald Trump.
    True. You stand First among us but and also in the world of social, charitable and philanthropic works.
    Also all accept that You are the First one to realize the roots of human rights are to be found in the dignity that belongs to each community and each human being.
    Overwhelmingly Thank you for all your good work and May God bless you and your family supremely.
    ConyFlavy.

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  • Malnad Christian Welfare Association., Chikmagalur.

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations sir. Big salute to you. wish you good health and happiness.

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  • Ronald Dsouza, "Dia Star" Shivabagh, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Mr Ronald Colaco. It's a great honour to all Mangaloreans. We need many more Ronald Colacos in our community. We are proud of you . God bless you and your family immensely.

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    It's a great pride and honour for all Mangaloreans to hear this good news that Mr. Ronald Colaco joins breakfast with US President Donald Trump!!
    Congratulations Mr. Colaco. Such a humble and down to earth person Mr. Colaco is that some time back,once I happened to visit a restauarant in Karama for lunch when I saw Mr. & Mrs. Colaco in the same restaurant. Though he does not know me he hallowed me and said 'Hi' to me. God bless you..

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Invitation to the Breakfast meet with President Donald Trump is a real honor to our community. God bless you dear Ron and your family.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Great news indeed...!

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  • Baddruddin, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Aap ko bahut badai sir..

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congrats Rony you made it. Great !!

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  • Rocky Saldanha, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congrats Ron bab

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  • Anand, Karkala

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    God helps those who help themselves, We are honored by your breakfast with Mr. President...

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  • Catherine, Kuwait

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Good gesture...

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  • CGS, Valencia, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Mr.Ronald Colaco. It's a great honour the Indian Community in general and Mangalorean Konkani Cathoilic Community in particular. Three cheers to Mr.Donald Trump and Mr.Ronald Colaco!

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Nice Gesture. I feel I am invited. Let Colaco gain more hands there so that we may get benefit out of it.

    PM also may become a good friend of Trump so that Indian economy and progress may go in proper track.

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  • Christopher Mendonca, Chikmaglur

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    We have something to cheer whenever you are in news. I feel, we are fortunate to have you in entire Mangalurean community. You are not a person to single caste or community. Universal man you are...and now Universal honour. May almighty bless you forever...proud of you Ron.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Frazer Town,Bangaluru

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulation Ronald Colaco.We are really proud of you since you hail form our coastal Karnataka.All the best

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  • Norman, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Very congratulations to you sir. Truly well deserved. one of those very rare moments when it actually feels proud to be a Christian. thank u.

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  • Eric Mendonca, Puttur

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    This is rare honour, very few among Indians, we all are honoured sir

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  • V Kamath, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Mr Ronald Colaco ! You make Mangaloreans/ Indians proud. It's a great achievement to get an invite from the President of a country . I wish there were more like minded people like you, who would work selflessly for the betterment and recognition of India.

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  • Abdul Hameed, Jeddah / Kudupu

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations sir

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  • Rakeshsalian, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Good news for Mangaloreans

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  • Juliet dsilva, Brahamavar/mumbai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    God bless you abundantly with good health

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [16]

  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations. Its a great honor to all of us Mangaluries.

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  • Ansuya Gomes, Belthangady/Bristol UK

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Mr Colaco. It's a great honour . We are proud of you . Stay blessed .

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  • M DSouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Wishing Mr Colaco, good health and let us see more projects from you to help the needy irrespective of religion .

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  • Oswald Fernandes, Bendur/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Ronald.

    We are delighted to read this. You made us Mangaloreans honoured and proud.

    Wishing many many more such accomplishments.

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  • JOHN MARIAN MONTEIRO, MANGALORE/JEBEL ALI, UAE

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear Mr. Ron Colaco, Congrats, we are really proud to see you are being recognized by the US President. You deserve it sir.

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  • Leo Monteiro, Mangalore/Frankfurt

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Wonderful, hope this gesture benefits Indians there, as well as back home.

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  • Lancy Pinto, Mangalore/Muscat

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations. It's a greatest moment for our community. We are really proud of this moment. May God bless you for all your good works.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, texas

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations to you, Mr. Ronald Colaco for taking part in the Breakfast meeting with President Donald Trump. Your positive support to our beloved President is very important and valuable. Our new President will undoubtedly try his level best to make America "Great Again". We have to give him chance to prove himself, and we have to have patience in ourselves in order to witness the progress and prosperity of this nation. Thank you for all your good work and may God bless you and your family immensely.

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  • Chetan Kamath, Chicago / Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Honor for all of us...not easy to get Trump's attention. You are lucky and blessed

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  • Ranwill & Family, Washington

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Waw, great to know that you are in Washington, are you still there? Though we never met before, we have been following your achievement through daijiworld. Would love to invite our house for breakfast or lunch or dinner if you are free. Would look forward to meet you sir.

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  • Arvind Bolar, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Oh yes, moment of pride..

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  • Ronald, Ajman / UAE

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Indeed a honour for entire Indians...Thank you sir

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  • Apoline Dsouza, Bahrain

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Sir, you are the role model for today's youth. I am very proud of your achievements. Great news for entire Mangalorean community

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  • Clippi Shirva, Mumbai/Doha

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Congratulations Sir.its a Great Honour.
    May God bless you always.

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  • Lydia Mendonca, Bengaluru/ Kemmannu

    Fri, Feb 3 2017

    I think we all should be proud of this moment. Mr Colaco, you and family always blessed for what you have done for the downtrodden...may God bless you always. I had opportunity to listen to you during FKCA programmes 3-4 years back

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  • Johnson, Pangla / Saudi Arabi

    Fri, Feb 3 2017

    We need more Colacos in our community, its a great thing to be invited by Trump who is most powerful leader in this world

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  • Titus Dsouza, Shirva / Israel

    Fri, Feb 3 2017

    You deserve sir...no better person in our community have this honour

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  • Saritha Demallo, Kuwait

    Fri, Feb 3 2017

    Greatest moment for Konkani speaking community.....proud of you sir

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  • Usha Fernandes, Neermarga/Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 3 2017

    Congratulations sir

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  • mohan.chikmaglur, chikmaglur

    Sat, Feb 4 2017

    Dear.ronadsir. Congratulations...We all proud about your achievement......God bless you....Iam very happy. Thank you...

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