Mangaluru: St Aloysius College student attracts railway ministry’s attention through photography

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Oct 2: Ronak D’Sa, a third year BBA student of St Aloysius College (SAC) in the city, has attracted the attention of the union railway ministry through exquisite photography of trains that he took in various picturesque places of the country.

Ronak was attracted towards trains right from his childhood days, when he used to travel along with his grandfather. After he got a still camera while studying in first PU, his interest turned into hobby. From that day onwards, he began clicking photos of trains passing through forests, waterfalls, clouds, mountains, tunnels and bridges.

Ronak D’Sa

Ronak D’Sa with minister of state for parliamentary affairs V Muraleedharan

One of Ronak's photographs used by the union railway ministry

In the last four years, Ronak has clicked hundreds of photos in various climatic conditions. He has also taken photographs of local culture, tradition, cuisine and community.

Ronak has captured some thrilling rail photos in places like Western Ghats of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jaisalmer on Indo-Pak border, Pokhran and Bikaner Thar desert. He posts his clicks on his Facebook account and Instagram account ‘railboyron’.

The officials of union railway ministry have approached Ronak as they saw the photographs of trains clicked by Ronak and wanted to know more details.

Ronak says, “The union railway ministry has shared 12-15 train photographs clicked by me on their social media account. Current and former railway ministers also shared my clicks on trains on their Twitter accounts. My photographs have appeared on railway periodicals and websites. In addition, education and tourism ministries have used my clicks.”

The railway department recognized Ronak’s service and invited him for the flagging off ceremony of Vande Bharat trains between Dharwad-Bengaluru and Kasargod-Thiruvananthapuram. Ronak thinks that style of Vande Bharat express is inspired by his designs.

Ronak said that he has sent 30 to 35 designs to railway department and feels that his thoughts are considered. He is also trying to contact railway officials to get recognition of the same.





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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Absolutely brilliant. Keep it up Ronak.

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  • Ronald Vaz, Omzur Derebail

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Hat's off Ronak... Proud of you.. Wishing you greater heights... u made my Alma mater SAC proud...

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  • Ashfaq, Vittal

    Mon, Oct 02 2023


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  • Dion Patrao, Urwa

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Amazing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Antony, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Congrats on your work here with showcasing the Railways efforts in keeping a very crucial lifeline for the Nation running. But I have one grouse not against you. Let me explain. In the auspicies of the Swaatch Bharat Abhiyaan nobody has bothered to showcased the cleanliness of the Railways property in the Ghats between Subrahmanya and Sakleshpur. I was chagrined by the filth littering the tracks as there are nobody to collect the garbage thrown by our passengers who ride this route. It has completely covered the two sides and soon we may not see any plant life there . Can you please show the state of this area by your pictures. The Railways need to be alerted

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  • Nagesh Shetty, Surathkal

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Well done Ronak.... Beautifully captured.... Brings back Fond memories of My Train travels across the Length n breadth of Our Vast mesmerising Countryside... Keep going......Recognitions will surely follow...

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Your talent is great and it is good that your photographs are recognised. Through this i wish you more success abd recognition. Kodyalche naavn anikee voyr hadh.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Offereing free tea would be a better Solution ...

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  • Llewllyn Sumantha, Valencia,Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Keep it up Ronak.Great job.Looking forward to see many more photgrphs of Indian Railways. Very good hobby but very rare cases.I wish you all the best and looking forward many more.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    The hint is understood. Serving tea and snacks in trains during odd hours should be stopped. Lazy passengers just throw disposable containers out of the windows in running trains instead of using the dustbin nearby. Better find a solution for maintaining cleanliness inside trains and along the railway tracks.

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