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Mangaluru: Thousands of Aloysians march in protest against renaming of road


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jul 1: Students, staff and the management of St Aloysius Institutions on Saturday July 1 gathered in huge numbers to register their strong protest against the renaming of St Aloysius College Road as Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty Road after the former chairman of Vijaya Bank.

Students of St Aloysius schools, PU, degree and post-graduate courses along with staff, management and even alumni joined the protest in thousands and marched through the St Aloysius College Road to Town Hall and back to the College premises.

Prior to the protest march, addressing the gathering at the College premises, principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Fr Praveen Martis said, "We are deeply hurt with the decision to rename St Aloysius College Road as Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty Road. This College has vast history of 137 years and is one of the heritage institutions of Mangaluru. This was St Aloysius College Road and it will forever be St Aloysius College Road.

"We have gathered here in large number for the protest march from St Aloysius College to Town Hall. This will be a peaceful and non-violent protest march demanding justice and retention of the name of St Aloysious College Road," he added.

Chief whip of Legislative Council MLC Ivan D'Souza said, "This College is 137 years old. St Aloysius College Road has existed from the past several years. We all know this road is named after St Aloysius. It is painful to see that scores of students need to gather here and demand retention of the road named after St Aloysius College which is known across the world. We belong to one family and being an ex-Aloysian, I will definitely raise my voice in the Legislative session regarding this."

Rector of St Aloysius College Fr Dionysius Vaz said, "This is not just a road but mark of a respect toward the institution. I want the city to give due respect to the institution for its service during the past 137 years. As you know, all roads in the city lead to St Aloysius. I thank each and every organisation for collabarating with us. This protest will be a peaceful one demanding the justice."

A pledge was taken by all those present in the protest to fight till justice is done.

Catholic Sabha Mangaluru president Anil Lobo, former president of Konkani Sahitya Academy Roy Castelino and many others were present.

In a press note, the college urged the authorities concerned not to allow the road renaming ceremony on July 2 and said, "St Aloysius College strongly condemns the private parties inaugurating the roads within Mangaluru City Corporation jurisdiction. Only Mangaluru City Corporation should officially organize road inauguration if any. Private party inauguration is illegal and unacceptable. We make an appeal to the district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai, legislators, corporators and other dignitaries not to legitimize an irregular programme by attending it."

The college also informed that as the police department has requested the college not to have human chain protest on Sunday as planned, the scheduled programme has been deferred. "The core committee will chalk out the future course of action after waiting for positive response from Mangaluru City Corporation and government of Karnataka," the release stated.

 

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  • Peddu, St Aloysius College Road. Light House Hill. 3

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    A clarification to some of the comments. In the whole process either Vijay Bank . or Late Mulky Sundarm Shetty or his family or the current employees of the bank have nothing to do as I understand. It is one very small group of retired workers who might not have done anything worth and productive job during their service now trying their best to seek some attention using the name of that great soul of MSRS. Request all to note this and continue to respect MSRS and the bank.

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  • India First, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    Another nail hit on Congress Coffin.

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  • Peter, KSA

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    NAIL ON CONGRESS COFFIN OR NOT IT IS NOT CLEAR. HOWEVER, NAIL IS HIT HARD ON POISONOUS HEARTS WHEN THE RENAMING OF ROAD IS CANCELLED.

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  • avinash, ksd/bluru

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    Its a protest by SAC or Congress ?

    When ABVP does any protest all the so called sickulars will cry. Where are they hiding now ?

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    They are visiting some of the ailing ABVP workers on humanitarian grounds

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  • JERALD FERNANDES, DUBAI

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    Dear MCC, Authorities, Team that is behind this move from Vijaya Bank, and our great Leaders,

    I am not talking here politically, not emotional while writing this statement, writing not just because I belong to a community of interest. I would like to mention here that, names that our city and city roads carried for many years, please do not change their identity. It is a mere common sense, that does not require a lot of explanation or protest. The thought of changing the road name itself is the root cause of such a disturbing situation of the city today.

    Please STOP this inauguration tomorrow.

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  • Nazeer husain, Jeddah Saudi arabia

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Almost chaddi mindsets getting nourishing glucose of majoritarianism to slowly change multicultural identity.See how while suffering and burning with high cost of living burden the modi voters trying to justify meaningless GST bill.SARVAVOO. CHADDIMAYA.An ordinary chaddi ready to pay 70 rupees for petrol when its cost is so low globally.No protest.NO banks attacked when rigid demonitization took place just because chaddi voters justified it. Minorities and dalits have to take extra care to protect our multicultural Indian society.

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  • Fr Maxim Rosario, Jeppu Seminary

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Let us be united with SAC in this moment of crisis. Money and influence can't do anything if we are all united. SAC has rendered yeomen service to the society. It is regrettable that even MCC has forgotten it. Let all roads lead to St Aloysius.

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  • Deepak Wilson, KUMBLA

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    We should support this peaceful protest against the change of the road name. This institution has played a wide role in many people and shaped good future to them. And we should support this protest.

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  • Deepak Wilson, KUMBLA

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    We should support this peaceful protest against the change of the road name. This institution has played a wide role in many people and shaped good future to them. And we should support this protest.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Vijaya Bank has nothing to do with this road. Their services to this is Zero. In fact their H.O. is shifted to Bangalore more than 2 decades ago. Also St. Aloysius Education institution is a 137 years old college that has produced great people. Students have walked up and down this road to study and achieve great heights and nobody has walked up and down this road to reach Vijaya Bank office for work which is at Jyothi Junction. Where does the issue of renaming road arise about a person from Mulki. It is surprising that this change of road name has not come to the knowledge of J.R.Lobo and Ivan Dsouza before hand and how come this issue was not taken up much earlier and why ID is in forefront in this picture to be in limelight or take credit at the last minute. How did the Govt in Bangalore took such a decision to name a road after a person who is from Mulki and that too without informing St. Aloysius Management. Why these two leaders JRL and ID did not raise this issue earlier or they were kept in the dark. I have feeling this road has been renamed in a very hasty manner back door entry through bribery without which it is not possible. Good the stay has come. Rightly said "All roads leads to St. Aloysius College". Kudos to the Students who have strongly supported the case.

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  • precilla, bendore, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Best way to protest is by closing the account with Vijaya Bank.

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  • Ads, Canada

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    My family so proud of this college due to its contributions towards so many lives of educating families and making us shine on this globe. Just keeping the road name intact will not cost anyone rather it is a pride of mangalore and it's citizens to call as st. Aloysius road rather something else. This college stood there 137 years and stand there end of this earth but this bank man has no place to name at St.ALOYSIUS Road. IF that shetty has contributed to society by all means name a road in mulky or other places rather removing st.aloysius name near the college. Politics and it's leader has no clue of thier mindset and feelings of people but they act like bullies and goons to stir the peace of peace lovers. St.ALOYSIUS pray for those evil minded to good towards society.

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  • Justin, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Bank’s Boomerang
    The move to rename St. Aloysius College Road after Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty , chief architect of Vijaya Bank’s expansion and consolidation, by some ex-employees of the bank is working as a boomerang and hurting the interests of the bank itself. What is meant to be private relations to boost the image of Mr. Shetty is spoiling the public relations of the bank he strived to build and hurting its public image and core interests. The tsunami of overwhelming protests against the renaming is having a negative impact on the bank’s image and wiping out the accumulated goodwill it enjoyed over the decades. Going by the reaction of readers in Daijiworld, there is talk of withdrawing the patronage of the bank by its depositors.
    The college has come upfront in opposing the renaming. Why is the bank management hiding behind the curtain and allowing some of its ex-employees to hurt its image and real interest in terms of potential withdrawal of deposits?
    The history of the bank says that it was founded at the Bunts Hostel complex. It is only proper and actionable, as one of the college alumni leader, Mr. NG Mohan, has suggested, to name the arterial road from Ambedkar Circle, also the site of the bank’s Regional Office building, to Bunts Hostel Circle after Mr. Shetty.
    Even now it is not too late to suspend the renaming function scheduled for July 2 and work out the modalities naming the road leading to Bunts Hostel. If the renaming goes through as planned, it would be a pyrrhic victory for the short-sighted promoters at the cost of the immediate and long-term interests of the bank. Therefore, the bank, in its own enlightened self interest should halt this misadventure and cut its losses pronto.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    ..MCC should demand non refundable deposit of Rs 5 lacs per annum (to maintain the stretch of Road) from the Individuals or Institutions who ever want to name the Road with their beloved..let us see how many want to name Road

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  • Prabhum, Mloreb

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Question to the C. Jesuits .
    If a child has not been christened ALOYSIOUS
    HOW DO YOU CHANGE ITS NAME TO SUNDER .?

    Please answer , MR Monteiro too,?

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  • SABESTIN, mangaluru-dubai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    ALL NRI'S EX-STUDENTS ,EMPLOYEES PLEASE CANCEL YOUR A/C FROM VIJAYA BANK,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    All roads lead to St Aloysius College.
    So where is the problem ...

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  • MILAN, LUCERNE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    IF THEY CHANGE THE NAME TO MULKI SUNDER RAM SHETTY. PEOPLE MIGHT END UP REACHING MULKI.

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  • S.P.D'SOUZA, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    There is no logic to rename already existing name.There are several other roads where the proposed name can be kept.But there is no other St.Aloysius College to name the road.Let it remain St.Aloysius College Road.Long live SAC.

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  • Amith, USA

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    To teach a SWEET and UNFORGETTABLE lesson to those hardcores , all St. Aloysians and like minded people should CLOSE their account in Vijaya Bank not only in Mangalore but all over India also all eligible VOTERS should remember those Invitees, while pressing the EVM button in 2018.

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  • J N Lobo, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    This bank will soon be merged with one of the larger North Indian banks and that is the reason its share value recently went up. Once it is merged the name " Vijaya Bank" will not exist.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Since Vijaya Bank is sick (financially) there are no banks willing to take over this bank.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    You lacking knowledge....many(il) literets here tooo...

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  • Srinivas, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Mr. Prabhu. your lone support will not help to recover from sickness and this initiative renaming with Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty by few intellectuals will worsen banks very small reputation as on of the D.K bank. Whether the name changed or not, Bank will feel the pain in coming days/months and years.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    Vijaya bank is chosen as best performing bank and has bagged 6 topper award in various parameters.enrich your knowledge.There us no harm in knowing new things.

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  • SAC, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    Awards are FOR SALE in India

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  • Kevin, Mangalore/Sydney

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    It's with utter disbelief I write as I expected the intelligent people of Mlore and famous banks to have the capacity to make sensible decisions. Obviously Vijaya Bank and its management have not taken into consideration its brand value dipping and potential loss if business from Aloysians and their family /friends. Less said about the city corporation as not much is expected from these short sighted politicians . Well meaning people of Mlore should put an end to this rubbish agendas and force their representatives to give good governance by improving the environment, traffic conditions, noise on the hill, water etc fir the area and city

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    vijaya bank is govt owned bank. they already shifted their head office to Bangalore long back..? why they want to rename road in mangalore on their founder?


    Further vijaya bank employees are govt employees...they have no right to engage in this kind of activity such as renaming of roads...somebody has to sue VBWO for engaging in activities which do not come under activities of worker's union? how can govt employees or their union fight for road names?

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  • Vikas, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    they have no right to engage in this kind of activity such as renaming of roads..... Of course they don't have the right to rename the road. NOR does SAC.

    The Bank union legally made this done by requesting/applying to the Responsible Govt Dept. Its just that you came to know now that's why making noise.

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  • Pinky, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Please don't bring these useless political leaders in between.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Did you see how ivan dsouza latched on to this protest?
    his name was there in the invitees for the renaming of the Road.
    we dont need politicans to use this for thier political gains.
    Good to see the students come out in protest.
    wonder what congress led MCC was thinking when they planned to change the name of the road?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Now Corporation Bank HO will demand to put their founders name to MANGALADEVI Temple road. Bank may close their office if the space in short for them. Or to keep old records. But Collage is permanent there.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Nyaya illa, Mannuu illa. Nale udgatane. Yenu madutheeri? Courtge hogi adeshawannu thade hidiyabahudithalve?

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    GST ROAD good name : go swami tikka road

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    ..Ronald, whats shawl people or backstabbing..it seems more than college name you people are influenced by something else...i didnt read they objected earlier or had any meeting Vijaya bank employee union withdraw..its 4 years since Congress Govt and MCC ruled by Congress..for purse snatching incident local MLA ran to Bangalore, then why not for this..Institution should leave its holier than cow attitude, there are many private/Govt colleges which is instrumental in DK...who cares which name for which road..as far is Road is clean without pothole people are happy..if still they have problem, then let them start a Helicopter service..

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    we dont mind shifting the bank itself, although it is in convicence for many.

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  • Peter, KSA

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    All NRIs and locals who are in support of St. Aloysisus Road should cancel their a/c with Vijaya Bank.

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  • J N Lobo, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    This bank will soon be merged with one of the larger North Indian banks and that is the reason its share value recently went up. Once it is merged the name " Vijaya Bank" may not exist.

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  • Charles, Belle

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Which bank is behind it. Just close all the accounts in that bank. They will learn a lesson. It's a way to protest. They will have a name for the road but not acciunts. That's fine

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Ivan it is question of respect and survival for you in mangalore.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    it should be named as charmuri or paanipuri road.. there are too many charmuri or bhelpuri stall van's.

    i don't have any problems, if u keep my name to roads.. jeevan road

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  • Ravan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Yes, it can be done. But you din't mention exact location of your house whether it Votte kani road, Motte maruva road or kudukara road, just saying Mangalore, tomorrow others will come asking for their name so MCC has to satisfy everyone you see !!

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  • SAC, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    change you name from Jeevan to Maran,

    then I will think about the re-naming

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    I am emotional about SAC..that was the best part of my life...the institution evokes awe and respect...

    renaming the road to Mulki Sundarram Ram Shetty Road is many steps backward for cosmopolitan Mangalore.

    why the general population is silent?

    Do we see the birth of local/tuluva chuavinism here?

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  • Adrian, Mangalore/Bendore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Dear Shankar,
    Do appreciate your positive thoughts on this matter, but let us not give it a religious flavor. Irrespective of your faith/religion St Aloysius is an Iconic institution which has molded hundreds and thousands of students over the past 137 years and there should be no second thoughts in naming this road as
    St. Aloysius College Road. As you have already expressed that you have not been associated with St. Aloysius College you would not be able to understand the magnanimity of this great institution and the difference it has made in the lives of hundreds of thousand students irrespective of caste or religion.
    This institutions is like the Light house hill Tower close by, it has shed light and knowledge on all the students who have passed through its corridors to become better citizens of our nation. May this institution grow from strength to strength and as mentioned let all the roads lead to "ST. ALOYSIUS COLLEGE ROAD".

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Sir,
    Except the students, all those present were Catholics.
    What colour i can give to this protest?
    I bet, the interest of this protest has now gone beyond the prestige of the institution to the prestige of the religion.
    Still, I am for 'St. Aloysius College Road' or Bavitagudde road.

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  • SAC, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    But, at present you are on DW (Not on SAC Road or your Bavuta Gudda Road)
    Most of the comments are here from Non-Christians!!!

    Still are you believe that, nobody understand your Mars imported mind?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    St Aloysius College Road name will not be changed ...

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  • Cherokee, Earth

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    A name hanging between two kinds of people here, one who believe they have authority in hand and other who believe you have to follow those with authority in hand.
    Those who are well settled in life start the name game, and in the end, look at all these students sucked into it, being fooled and having to go on a protest instead of being guided to lead a meaningful life.
    This world is such a joke, life seems to be a waste of time.

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  • Alwyn, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Standing up against injustice itself is value education for the children..
    Every child studying in any school or college feel they are part of the Institution.
    If there is discrimination within the school or college they should stand up against it as well.

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  • RSD, Bola

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Cherokee Earth, your fundas are more suitable to ABVP habitual protesters...SAC could be once a lifetime!!

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  • vikas, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Elllla Ok...aadhare Ivan DSouza illi Yaaake?

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  • dk shetty, Mangalore/Oman

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Out of so many roads why only SAC road being renamed? Was it a agenda laced with narrow mindedness,
    if this was in the offing since 2010, why no one work towards scuttling this foolish act?
    I totally disagree with some idiots hell bent on going ahead with renaming a street after their whims.
    Few pointers to Vijaya bank, your brand equity will be down through this insane act!
    Since you are a public/private entity people who loved having commercial ties with you will re-think!!! and you will reap what you sowed!!!

    I saw in one of the pictures, Vijaya bank officials appearing stone faced and subtly embarrassed, as it shows on your face, not all has gone well with your senior management in their brain-less pursuit of renaming a street that is endeared after a heritage educational entity

    I am sure true sense and truth will always prevail, you have lost lot of good will and respect in the public domain, when you walk along the street you will notice the difference, so brace for it and enjoy it. madidunno maharaya....

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    All the roads should be numbered instead giving names.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Not a bad idea.
    But the names like Light house hill road or bavuta gudde road or St. aloysius College road gives a clear identity to the road, recognized by all especially auto drivers!

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  • Prabhum, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    NAME IT AFTERNOON The rightful person is LOBO PRABHU

    WHO DONATED THE SAME ,

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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    One should condemn and should not vote in favour of leaders who attend, if the inaugural function held by the bank tomorrow.

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  • Rao G, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Let the government build grand new roads and name it according to their wishes.
    176Let the old roads continue in old names.

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  • RUDOLF, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    WHERE IS J R LOBO ? WAKE UP MCC

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  • G Pai, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Never knew that name was changed to SAC road .
    Most old timers still refer to that stretch as lighthouse hill road.
    Best solution is to rename the road back to its old original name of Lighthouse Hill Road.
    We cannot ignore contributions both by the institution as well as the bank. Question who existed first is absolutely kiddish by all.

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Like you, I never knew the name was changed to St. Aloysius College Road. When was this done? and who was behind it? Change of name whether it is after an institution such as SAC does not enhance the institution. It is already the world renowned institution of learning and its magnificent temple with paintings and frescoes are world treasures. That will remain the same whatever the road is called. Yet, Light House Hill Road had its day, and that monument is dead and gone. St. Aloysius College has been in existence even longer and is still strong and vibrant, and will live as long as Mangaloreans want to learn and study.. for ever, not like a bank which may close its doors and let all the depositors high and dry.
    To get out of this mess, I suggest that the solution offered by John Monteiro in his excellent article be accepted. Alternatively, a large sign be erected at the top of the hill near the present Tagore Park, saying "THIS WAY TO ST. ALOYSIUS COLLEGE" and another sign at the top of the road leading from Jyoti (Ambedkar) circle. I do not think the name of St. Aloysius to the road makes any difference. It is not honouring a saint butonly the institution named after him.

    It is too late to get a court injunction to stay the renaming.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 2 2017

    While I appreciated your views, I disagree. The government has reversed it's stance and status quo will remain. The road will remain as st.aloysius road. Simply amazed at the massive protests shown by old students and also by present ones.

    It is my conviction that the testimony of ex- Aloysians proves the quality education received and hence their staunch support.

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  • Rajesh D, Manglore, Dubai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Vijaya bankers association wants the road to be renamed at any cost just for their prestige. I will withdraw my deposit form Vijaya bank if they are playing with sentiments of Manglorians.
    Everyone will come to you when they start their business and talk to you nicely, that is fine, but a few show arrogance and feel proud when they have enough money.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    If they rename under the influce and favour to vijyabank i will cancel my bank account.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    If, really, a public declaration was done long ago of the
    renaming decision; then, such protests will prove futile!

    Best is to get an injunction from the court n take it from thereon; this is my personal opinion!!

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    ..exactly..this process starts at MCC(Congress ruling) then final approval by relevant authorities in state Govt(Congress ruling)..as per earlier DW reports, VIJAYA BANK union working towards this since 2010, then how come no one knows this..how come institution came to know just prior to the incident!!..its sad that Institution has given mic to a politician(who is part of the present Govt!) and parading students in rain.no school authority bothered when a girl student harassed in public(remember homestay)..

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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Do the BANK require 7 great years of preparation to stab SAC institution.

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Ramesh, it was a secret backstabbing for the last 7 years! Why SAC was not informed?? Why they are not finding a place in Mulky or other place??? SAC college Road is SAC College Road, Beach road will not be called as city road! Why not change the prestigious road of Bangalore as MSRS road? Why did at the feet of SAC in the name of MSRS? MSRS would have been ashamed by those fanatics attitude!!
    Shawl people should mind their own business...this time their own people are not supporting on SAC Road since most of them knows what SAC mean to them and the guidance and sacrifice of priests and faculty for generations!

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  • Alwyn, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Illogical, senseless and unethical move by MCC , that too with a grand ceremony to humiliate a great Institution like Aloysius College.
    Its not a American university. This College was built for Indians, run by Indians and served the Indians sine 137 years,

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    name st. aloysius college road immediately.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Why people (needless to say who they are!) are itching to change the name of Christian Institution Road?! Forget religion, at least pay respect to the college that has glorious 137 years of existence served and serving the proud educated mass and aspirants of good molding! This institution has the pride of producing value based humanity and human values! Shame on people pushing their ideology through the back door! Why they did not find any other temple road or institution served by temple or other religion! For me it looks like a systematic ploy of those fanatics!! People are insulting MSRS by pushing the name change! There are several institution and monuments named after MSRS, why they have to reach the gully of St. Aloysius College????

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Weldon students. This I Wanted from you. I request all old students must join and protest. Our council could have change the ammendment. This issue reated problem. Now also MCC can act.

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  • Alwyn, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Its sad to see hard working visionary Jesuits have to go through this kind of humiliation..
    This college is run by Karnataka Jesuit priests. Its not a foreign university.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    ..what a nonsense..IVAN should know that its his own Govt, there are 3 ministers, MCC under their rule..then how come they didnt know it!!..is these people purposely creating issues and defaming both 'the instituation & the late shetty'..Henceforth, whenever some one demands naming Road,they should be made to maintain that Road at their own cost..

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  • Ruchir Agarwal, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    A beautifull statue can be put up remmbering the founder of Vijay bank paying res[pects to him and retain the name of the road as SAC road. Even if the name changes , everybuddy will still call the road sac road or light house hill road. Whats in name and who remmbers new names? We all still call the hampankatta end point still as “clock tower” .

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    What a situvation in our country for naming and renaming of one road whether it is required president approval or supremecourt?
    Aloysinas we are with you,anycost do not allow any re naming on this.

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  • MILAN, LUCERNE

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    RENAME INDIA TO SAVDHAAN INDIA.

    ALOYSIOUS ROAD IS FAMOUS FOR THE CENTURY. WHAT IS THE NEED FOR RENAME...

    DISGUSTING...

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  • Theodore Alvares, Bondel

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Follow non-cooperation movement of Gandhi.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    What a joke. The person - Mr. Ivan D'Souza, MLC, who could have solved the issue even before it could crop up - is shedding crocodile's tears. He seems to have forgotten that it is his government that is ruling the state.

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  • Hilda pinto, Attavar/Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    I totally agree with you Mr Roshan .. These politicians simply shed tears after everything is over .. where was he when enitre drama of renaming was going on ? He could definitely do something. ..BTW as Mr Ruchir expressed what's in a name ?.. SAC will remain always mighty with it's virtues.. And the great man ..founder of Vijaya bank will be remembered for his great works

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Why Mr. Ivan D`Souza, MLC is a part of the protest ? He being in a responsible position in the Karnataka Govt. can easily avoid this situation.

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  • Raghavendra m k, mumbai maharastra..

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    spontaneous move by all. i am definite authority will cancel tomorrow's program of renaming the road.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    Honestly, I wanted the road name to be St. Aloysius College Road, though I am not associated with that college. It is just because, this college is one of the Prestigious landmarks of Mangalore.

    But, since 'St. Aloysius' may not go down well with hardcore Hindu groups, and 'Sundar Ram shetty' may not go well with hardcore Christians and Muslims, to settle it in a good way, Light house hill road or Bavutagudde road would be an acceptable name for the road.

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  • Adrian, Bendur / mangalore

    Sat, Jul 1 2017

    We need a stronger at a same time a peaceful protest joined by all the alumni. This institution has been a pillar in shaping the future of millions. The least we can do now is to standby this institution when it needs us.

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