Mangaluru: 'Alwyns Driving School' enters its glorious golden jubilee year


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 15: Alwyns Driving School, one of the oldest in Mangaluru, is celebrating its golden jubilee this Independence Day on Saturday August 15. Alwyn D'Costa is the man behind the success of the organisation who carried it towards the glorious path from the past 50 years.

During the initial days at the driving school, Alwyn D'Costa was a one man army, handling every aspect - be it repair, instructor or getting documentation done. The sheer hard work, dedication and passion toward his work made 'Alwyns Driving School' one of the most successful driving schools in Mangaluru.

In his early days, Alwyn D'Costa worked with his father in a bicycle shop located at Falnir. He then pursued a motor mechanic course. "My father brought an auto rickshaw, at the same time former bank employee Vincent Lobo suggested that I start a driving school," Alwyn narrates what prompted him to start the organisation.

Fredrick D'Silva, his neighbour had a furniture shop at Valencia, had agreed to give him a space to start his new business. Later, the head office was inaugurated at Valencia by advocate S R Hegde in the year 1970 with two auto rickshaws.

"After the inception of driving school, it was found that there was no one to repair water meters in Mangaluru. So I had to go to Bengaluru to bring the parts required to repair meters. Later, I started getting the spare parts manufactured at Hebich institute at Balmatta," Alwyn said as he recalled his desire to provide services of need.

On his education front, Alwyn did his PU from St Aloysius Evening College but he could not complete his studies due to work pressure. Alwyn married Celine D'Costa in the year 1974, who also served as an instructor in the driving school for more than 20 years, and are happily married since then.

The quality service the driving school provides could be credited for its excellence in Mangaluru. In 1982, Alwyns Driving School opened its branch opposite Mandovi Motors, Hampankatta.

As years passed by, in 1977 Alwyns Driving School commenced additional classes for heavy goods vehicles, while heavy passenger vehicle classes were started in the year 1987.

Today Alwyns Driving School has nearly 10 vehicles, including vintage vehicles like 1977 model Badal car, 1967 model Lambretta scooter and 1970 model Jeep. The driving school has five dedicated staff including two instructors. Along with driving school, it provides meter service and sales, motor vehicle valuation and photocopying.

Alwyn D'Costa is also in the evaluation panel of banks like Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, MCC Bank, St Milagres Co-operative Society and Pragathi Co-operative Society for more than 25 years.

Alwyn D'Costa thanks his wife Celine D'Costa, the late Fredrick D'Silva, the late Vincent Lobo, Dolphy Saldanha, RTO officials and staffs, Canara bank officials and staffs, the driving school staff and general public for their constant support behind the success of Alwyns Driving School.


Address:

Head office:

Alwyn Driving School
Belvue building near Valencia circle

Branch office:

Opposite Mandovi Motors
Hampankatta

Ph: 9945727005 and 0824 - 4277246 / 2422846

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Tue, Aug 18 2020

    Hearty Congratulations to Mr. Alwyn D'Costa & Mrs. Celine D'Costa on the occasion of your legendary Alwyns Driving School entering its Golden Jubilee Year!
    Your hard work, professional approach, dedication, sincerity and friendly & helping nature have all contributed to this great achievement. I'm proud of having learnt driving in your school.

    Wishing you all the best in the coming years too.

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  • Adarsh, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Exceptional! Keep up the good work!

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  • Stephen Quadros Permude, Permude/ Kaikamba

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congratulations - Proud of you.

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  • Abdulla, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congratulations to 'Alwyns Driving School' entering the golden jubilee year.

    Its not easy to run a driving school institute, and continuing it for five decades is something exceptional and remarkable.

    I have seen Mr. Alwyn and his wife work hard with utmost dedication and honesty.
    He is a very quiet, humble and a great man.

    May God bless both of them with good health and happiness.

    Abdullah.

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  • Godfrey D'Souza, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congratulations to Alwyn and Celine D'Costa on the Golden Jubilee of their driving school.
    Was very pleased to see the old cars of yore with the old registration plates.
    Many of our people will have learnt driving skills from Alwyn.
    May the Almighty bless you all and grant you good health to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
    Wishing you all the best in the coming years and in all yuor endeavours.

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  • George Menezes, Farangipet/Dubai

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congratulations to Alwyn and Family for celebrating Golden Jubilee!!!/ I am also one of the student 1984 for heavy licence. God bless your entire team.

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  • Sylvester pereira, mangalore /muscat

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congratulations Mr.Alwyn Dcosta&Mrs Celine Dcosta.i really appreciate the work of Alwyn a great inspiration!!!!
    God bless Alwyn

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    These are pieces of our local History. Thank you for that and congratulations to the entire establishment of Mr Alwyn. Your continuous engagement in this task brings these great laurels.

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  • Loy/Sybil Misquith, Bendore

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Cobgratulations to Alwyn Dcosta & family for your great achievement of 50 years of dedicated service. God bless you and your family.

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  • Louis Carlo, Angelore/Mira Road

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Mr. Alwyn. Golden Jubilee is a great mile stone. May you have many more successful years. I remember visiting your place prior to 1973 along with your younger brother Francis (Franky). Well wishes and best of luck.

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  • Munna, Highland

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Dear Louis,

    Are you the brother of John and previously from Highlands?

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  • Dr. Zita Lobo, Managalore/Rak

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Mr Alwyn. Your persistent dedication and your wife's constant support has driven your business to the successful golden era. Wish you many more years of success.

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  • Elton Dsouza, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations!...This shop was my Grand mom's it was rented out to Alwyn in 1970's and it was very lucky to him.......!!!

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  • Eustace Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Dear Alwyn n Celine, congratulations on achieving a milestone in your entreprenual leadership for the past 50 years. We wish you good health always.... your ever smiling approach, humble, kind and sincere nature...am sure has brought you so far...all the best...stay fit and safe...

    Eustace n Felicia, Ashoknagar, Mangalore

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  • Santhosh d’costa & family, Bejai new road , sanman / Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations to Alwyn Dattu and family for completion of 50 yrs of your Alwyn driving school.
    May god bless your hard work. And wish you all the best for ur future.

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  • Benny's, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Mr. Alwyn D'Costa! We have appreciated your hard work and integrity since our childhood days. I was especially happy to see the pictures of the 'Badal' car which was a unique 3-wheeled car! God bless you and your family.

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  • Norbert Dsouza, Bantval/Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations to Alwyn and Family for celebrating Golden Jubilee!!!
    Gold Bless!

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  • Fr Roque DSa, Valencia

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Many Congratulations and Happy Golden Jubilee💐I am proud to be a student of Alwyns Motor Driving School✌

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    This gentleman to be nominated for the STATE AWARD as he contributed his life for a noble reason though its a commercial but should be recognized by the GOVERNMENT. People should come forward to encourage this kind of achievements !!

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations

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  • Shankar Shetty, Oman

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Dsojereg dever yedde sukha, santosha, ayuragoya korad.

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  • dk shetty, mangalore/Oman

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations to Alwyn driving school and its great owners, who selflessly rendered good service with love and care. Which we don't find these days in other industries.
    I am happy to say that I got my car driving license many decades ago from this illustrious driving school.
    And I appreciate Mr. Costas sincerity, care and the way he used to coach and mentor drivers.

    I am grateful to this school and its owners for their true, genuine service.
    I wish them another 100 years, may god bless them and their venture.

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  • Antony Dsouza, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Dear Mr. Alwyn,
    Congratulations to you on completion of 50 years of your driving school, indeed i am proud to be your student in 1986 and got my Driving licence both for 2 wheeler and 4 wheeler from your institute.
    I pray that May God Bless you and your Institute.

    Regards
    Dsouza Antony

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  • C.Paul Verghese, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Alwyn , on the occasion of achieving the coveted landmark of 50 years of unstinted service to Society. Your handwork , humility and sincerity ensured God's blessings on your endeavours.
    My wife Susan and I join hands to wish you , Celine , your daughter Geetha and your son on this memorable day.
    Paul Verghese

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  • Vsevolod nestor Dcosta, Kadri

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations uncle for completing 50 years of service. Many more good years to come and much more success.

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  • Gerald Dsouza, Hathill/Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Very famous driving school .God bless Alwyn .

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  • Save my India, India.

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    God bless you and grant you continuous success!!!!
    Wishing you Happy Independence Day as well.
    Jai Hind!!!!

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  • D M Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    “Congrats! This is not a new surprise for us to see your success.
    Success is all your right from day one when you started achieving.”

    “You worked hard, you deserve it, you have got it.
    Please accept my congratulations on this wonderful recognition of your merits.”

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  • mohan m, MANGALURU

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations to M/s Alwyn Driving School and your staff on the happy occassions...even I learned four wheeler thru you only, my experience was very good while learing the car....Mr.Lawrence like a coach was given me very good lesson as how to drive on road carefully....Best of Luck for your future and God gives you immunity to mark a diomond jubilee, platinum jubilee too....

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  • Roland Noronha, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    I know Alwyn from late 60's to early 70's. I left Mangalore in 1971 and have now settled down in Mumbai. He was operating Rikshaw in Kankanady. With his hardwork and humble background he has climbed the ladder success. In Mangalore we had Ronald Driving School. But this guy came up and could stand the competition.
    I feel happy to see his growth. CONGRATULATIONS.
    Keep growing strength to strength.

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  • Anthony H Crasta, Granville/Sydney

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    congratulations and best wishes to Alwyns Driving School on their Golden Jubilee.

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  • Christine Dsouza and Fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Dear Mr. & Mrs Alwyn Dcosta,

    Congratulations and God bless you for your hardwork.

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Alwyn Dcosta on being completing 50 years of Alwyn's Driving School. A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, commitment and hard work. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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  • Rovil Pinto, Valencia Mangalore/Muscat

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations for 'Alwyns Driving School' enters its glorious golden jubilee year. '

    My heartiest congratulations to you for this great success of yours. Keep bringing these little joys to us every year! My best wishes are for you always! "Alwyn uncle and Celine aunty".

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    God bless all those connected with Alwyn's driving school. It's a common sight since my childhood to see at least one vehicle of the school when you go towards Kankanady - Jeppu Road.

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  • Norbert D'Silva., Valencia,Mangalore,

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Congratulations Mr.Alwyn D'Costa & Mrs. Celine D'Costa great day great events.all the best. Golden jubilee year of Alwyn's Driving School happy events fill us with joy.
    Well wishes you and staffs. Best of luck.
    Norbert D Silva and family.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    What a wonderful news this morning from daijiworld, this story took me 15 min to read by going through all classic pictures of Alwyn, remember in those days how people were friendly to give space to start a business & how supporting really they were, I really appreciate the work of Alwyn a great inspiration to us all.
    God bless Alwyn and his family.

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