Mangaluru: Businessman Gilbert D'Souza at road users' service once again


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Nov 19: A week after Gilbert D’Souza, a well-known businessman and philanthropist, closed potholes in the city roads to help road users, he again appeared with team members of Indian Service Club in the roads of city to repair potholes on Tuesday, November 19.

He started his mission from Ambedkar (Jyothi) Circle and then proceeded towards Milagres and State bank. Gilbert himself arranged a backhoe, a tipper lorry, sand and interlocks for undertaking repair of the potholes. Traffic police and Traffic wardens also have been helping him by regulating traffic as and when found necessary for the ongoing repair work on at road.

Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha also visited the spot and appreciated the leadership skills of Gilbert and hailed his concern towards the city. He instructed police to do all arrangements needed by the team.

The members of a civic group and traffic police personnel also joined him and appreciated the initiative he took to keep city roads in good condition.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Gilbert said “Last week we repaired a few roads of the city. After that many voluntarily came to me and expressed their desire to join me. By this I came to know there are so many people who have concern for their city. Today we all came together and started to repair roads."

"As active and responsible citizens, we are doing this. We know about the working style of our administration. So let’s focus on avoiding accidents and saving lives. We should take swift action. I think if citizens of the city take up the initiative, within a day, we can close all potholes on our city roads.

“I thank all members of Indian Service Club and Civic Group who joined with me voluntarily. Police department has also been helping us a lot. My special thanks to traffic police department and police commissioner of the city. There is no doubt in that when we all come together with to work collectively and think for the betterment of our city. There is no doubt that our city will become smart without any artificial branding,” he said.

Stany Suvaris, Lancy Menezes, Arjun, Aloysius Albuquerque, Vincent D'Silva and others actively participated for the success of the mission.

 

 



  

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  • Daniel Bright Shatananda, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Truly amazing. People shoild learn from him and not relay on the government to do everything, not because they cannot but they are hopeless. I truly appreciate such work done for humanitarian reasons and not monetary benefits. Now of rhe government decides to share or bear the cost of repairs, that would ve surprising and we as Samaritan's of the biggest democracy in the world are really eager to learn. Hats off to this Gentleman and the club along with its members.

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  • Christabel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Excellent Job done by Mr. Gilbert Dsouza, Mr Stanislaus Suares, Mr. Lancy Menezes, Mr. Arjun, Mr. Aloysius Albuquerque, Mr. Vincent D'Silva and others . A true example of good Samaritans. Rather than waiting for the MCC to do it and playing the blame game youll have shown us youngsters a very good lesson. This is True social service.

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  • Raju Sapalya, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Sir, can you please do something about Pumpwell flyover too. Thank you in advance.

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  • M D ACHARYA, MUMBAI

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Best wishes for effort , Our Mangalore builder are just building apartments and spoil the public road no worries , No contribution to society , Only just making money for self

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  • Sunil Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Someobe send this news article to Yeddi so that he realises that civic authorities are not doing their job.....please refund our tax money then.

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  • gayathri, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Great job. god will bless you and your team for the services done by you to the people.. you have a good heart..

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  • Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Kudoos to Mr. Gilbert and team. As we know there are so many organizations and associations in Manglore why can’t they adopt the area for to maintain road and cleanliness? As per this news repaired potholes near Ambedkar Circle. Likewise in a comment I read about Muller’s. There are some popular organizations that can come forward to support financially do this kind of work even school and college admins can participate with the help of parents. (Present generation parents don’t want their children to go for such kind of service.) Once in a month if everyone comes out from their house to do this kind of act will make our city clean and smart and everyone can be a leader to question to elected politicians. As of now politicians are more surrounded by photographers ... voters have to see them only on TV , newspaper.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Shame on our Government

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  • RDS, Bendur, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Gigantic pot hole in front of Fr Mullers Gate at the divider!!! Neither authorities, nor Fr Mullers administration is bothered. I think both are waiting for a respectable person like you to fill it up! pathetic.. Shame to MCC and Father Muller Charitable Institution (FMCI) Authorities!!

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Shame on MP & MLA also

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  • Sujith, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Massive Respect to Gilbert Sir.. great human being and soft spoken in nature..we need such more people like him to come forward to do these needy things..

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  • Pravin, MUMBAI

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    By the way, he is planning to join which party.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Pravin, all are not like you! Finding fault and negativity in everything is some peoples habits!

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Whether he joins any party or not is his choice. Appreciate his efforts. He is spending his time and money. Why the elected representative who tom-tom about development and patriotism are missing?

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    First of all I would like to say THANK YOU to Mr. Gilbert sir and his team. Today you people shown the concern over Mangaluru. This is called a real patriotism towards the country. Shame on MP and MLA of mangaluru.You people have zero value.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    In Mangaluru no need any development....People will blindly vote BJP.....reason is most of them are God fear people....Even educated and uneducated MP and MLA s are the same from both the parties...

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  • Naresh, MUMBAI

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Getting ready for next election.

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  • D Rao, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Hats off to you sir for the good work. You are inspiration to all the concerned.

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Gibba mamu don't hurry ....Nalin will start work from January 2020 on wards after pumpwell flyover inauguration...His own well experiences (10 years) workers are there to work....

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Before state blaming central and central blaming state and now both same BJP......MLA and MP s are just barking only and uneducated people are listening to their fake speech.....MODI will come and BJP MP and MLA will win....We want only MODI no development

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  • Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Tumbs up! Great mind set. hats off.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Indeed this is a very fruitful theme. It is reported by press now again about accidental deaths. These accidents are caused by rash driving but also because of bad roads. It is good to see Gilbert D'Souza taking keen interest in fulfilling the obligation to the people of Mangalore and to The City of Mangalore. While on the subject of reaching out to people and service to people I have no hesitation in mentioning the names to two more persons who try to reach out and they are Nisir and Arjun who seem to go all OUT to render service to THE PEOPLE OF MANGALORE AND THE CITY OF MANGALORE.

    I join scores of people in saying kudos to Gilbert, Nasir and Arjun.

    FINALLY THE PERSON BEHIND THE RELENTLESS SERVICE IS NO OTHER THAN MR. MICHAEL D'SOUZA. MAY HE BE BLESSED AND MAY HIS FAMILY BE BLESSED

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  • William Pais, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    It is indeed a great initiative. Alert and concerned mind cannot go on observing lacunae around. Gilbert's work is an apt reminder to the government. It is a wake up call to the powers that be. it takes so many months to repair a single pothole till a accident takes place and life is lost. Government should not fail its people in this way. Thanks Gilbert for taking up the initiative. May your efforts bear fruits.

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  • RAGHURAM PRABHU PRABHU, MANGALORE

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Very good job . Excellent. But seeing all this when our DC and MCC Commissioner are going open their eyes. Where are the funs ?? I think they are all waiting for the smart city funds. Now I don't feel that there is a DC in our District.

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  • victor ,, Mangalore/dubai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    what a wonderful job Mr. Gilbert , hats off for you

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  • ???????? ??????? ???????, Paladka

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳ ಮನೆ ಮುಂದೆ ರಸ್ತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಅಗೆದು ಹಾಕಾಬೇಕು

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಛಿ, ಛಿ ಥ್ಹೂ, ಥ್ಹೂ .....

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    His public service work needs to be applauded.
    May God bless him & his term member immensely.
    In the mean time, It's a shame on the part of Mangaluru, city corporation to neglecting all such
    important matters and putting public in grave danger.
    Stan Suares, you are doing a great job !

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Very Nice , Very Nice
    Good Job and bless all work and intentions

    Please consider working towards using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear.

    God Bless Once again

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  • James, Belman

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Great job sir but in my point of view you are spoiling our political leaders. Recently MCC elections took place and most 99% candidates wrote on their campaign handbills that their first priority is repairing roads and closing potholes.
    Since you are a well known business man and know the big people in m'lore why can't you make the concerned MCC candidates to take up their task?

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Exactly, my point of view is also same. Otherwise concerned authorities to pay for him.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    When MCC is going to it? Just before the next rain and few more lives lost by then??? If they had sense it would have been done already!! For MCC this job may cost many times more!! God bless Civic Team!

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    S.L Mathias road is a big mess . Please help !!!!!

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Concern towards the society by Gilbert is appreciable.
    But my opinion is that should not do anything for the public property, if Individuals do like this concerned authorities eat our tax money and enjoy. How the govt spending the money received Toll, High Fuel Rates other taxes? Any account? Life of the common public is like hell now.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Hi, you are right at some stage but

    Gilbert's purpose is different, due to these path holes, some families already lost their sole bread winner. Hence he is neglecting Government negligence and helping all of us. He should have stood for election to make a difference.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Mr. Gilbert and you, both are right. But we need to see other solutions and concerned authorities to do this job. Why don't we protest for this to get our rights?

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  • Asha Mangalore, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Great job. Hats off your sir. Shame on concerned authorities.

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  • Ramnath Kamath, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Gilbert sir, please visit Kulshekar side sometime. Thanks.

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  • Oliver, Chikmagalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Anna

    Where are your so called and selected Kaamaath and kaateel

    Please tell them to check around and inspect

    At the moment Gilbert is doing what he has to do (he is not no or mla just a good citizen of 🇮🇳)

    Thank you and love you too

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Instead of calling Gilbert Sir, why can't you follow in his footsteps and do your "Alila Seve" at Kulshekar.

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  • Antony, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Better to use gravel of 6mm or less instead of sand. Sand will not withstand pressure of heavy vehicles on these roads and will get damaged soon.

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  • Rebecca Parl, Manglore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Ache din aane wale hai!!!!!!!!!!

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  • prasanna, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    in hindi, there's a saying "Chullu bar pani mein dub maro". apt for MCC

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Kudos to your work sir, indeed a great service by you & your team

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