Catholic Sabha demands M'luru Junction railway station to be named after late George Fernandes


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Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (SB)

Mangalur, Feb 5: In a condolence meet held over the death of former union minister George Fernandes at Bejai Church Hall on Tuesday, February 5, Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh (R) passed a unanimous resolution on renaming the Mangaluru Junction railway station as George Fernandes Railway Station and install George Fernandes statue at Bejai Circle.

Mangaluru bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha who attended the condolence meet said, “George Fernandes was born in Mangaluru, ruled in Delhi and has stayed in the hearts of Indians. He loved his native and kept close relationship with the people of Mangaluru. He was a true fighter. Being a leader of labourers he served poor and became their voice. He is the great son of India. He kept open his doors for poor and exploited. Now he will be remembered as a role model.”



In his condolence speech Anantha Asranna, priest of Kateel temple said, “Now George Fernandes has become a saint. The good deeds he did in his life have given him a holy place in hearts of people. He lived simple life and taught the same to others also. He will be an inspiration for us all.”

Remembering George Fernandes, Felix D'Souza, Mumbai based labour leader said "George Fernandes loved the language Tulu and he used it wherever a native met him. Being a simple person he won the hearts of the labourers of Mumbai, Bihar and other parts of the nation. He was the real fighter and genuine politician. Now he is no more with us. But still he leads us by his thoughts."

Ivan D Souza, MLC, Stanly Lobo, president Catholic Sabha, Bantwal, Susheel Noronha , leader, JD(S), Stany Alvares, president, Rachana, Michael Fernandes, brother of George Fernandes, Franklin Monteiro, leader, BJP minority cell, Thonse Jayakrishna, labour leader, Mumbai, MP Noronha, secretary, Diocesan Parish Council, Lancelot Pinto, corporator, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Harikrishna Punaroor and many representatives of various organisations were present.

Earlier the bishop, office bearers, members, relatives and followers of late George Fernandes visited the cemetery where the ash of his mortal remains are buried and conducted a short prayer service.

Rolphy D’Costa, president, Catholic Sabha welcomed the dignitaries and gathering.

  

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/ Kwt

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    There’s greater need to develop Mangalore Junction than renaming it. The station should be converted into a virtual terminal before renaming it as GF Terminus. All south or Kerala bound trains should be diverted to this new terminal in order to avoid crowd and congestion at M’lore Central, which should be reserved for north and east bound trains only.

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  • ravi, israel

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    yes i agree, but mangalore is become now greater mangalore means there is also new mangalore, jokatte railway station should developed into terminus which is point where souther railway terns towards to port and konkanrailway beging. south bound trains should give double stops one at jokatte railway station other at mangalore junction railway station.

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  • Lakan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    ಒಲ್ಪ ಬೋಡು ಆಂಡಲ ಪುದರ್ ದಿಲೆ ..ಆರೆನ ಪುದರ್ ಎಂಕುಲೆನ ಹೃದಯಡ್ ಶಾಶ್ವತ ಅತುಂಡು

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  • Mallar, Mallar

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Name the Konkan Railway Institue for railway staff in Late Mr.Fernande's name and provide additional budget, so that institute can be of International standard.

    Although Mr.George was from Mangalore, his served the entire country and just naming an airport of a station is not enough, but the future railway staff and the generations would remember him along with the locals of Mangalore.

    Like Pranabda and Kalamji, the government would honor him aptly.

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  • Irshad, UAE

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Please don't change any name instead build one school in the name of Sir George Fernandes.

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    This can be done only by yogi adityanath he is the only one CM who is famous in changing names

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Mangalore International Airport should be named after George sir ....

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  • Alban D'Souza, Udyavar - Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    George Fernandes is a real Hero. He fought alone life long. Man of Great courage, valour, faught for equality, love for the poor and neglected, brave man, a brilliant politician, great Orator , Union leader, Gentleman, Man of words, Dreamer, at the same time lead a simple exemplary life . Hardworker, Some of his qualities to be nourished for the present generation as role model.

    We are lucky to have such leader among us specially from Mangalore. It is a respect and honour for him to have the Railway and Airport in his name as he stood behind for thousand of labours of Railways and for the Airport as he helped the Mangalore Airport. Long live Late George Fernandes. It is very rare to have such a leader .

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Fernandes worked to create Konkan Railways to develop the coastline and link Mumbai. Instead of naming Mangalore Railway Station after him, a separate zone with HQ as Mangalore in his name is surely welcome. At least his dream to develop coastline will turn true.

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Also change Mangalore Central to Lokamanya Tilak station (Kurla) Matsyaghanda Express train name to GEORGE FERNANDES EXPRESS...because he was a main pillar of Konkan Railway line.

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  • Harish Bhat, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    Name any one Contribution he did for Mangalore? ... He was good person no doubt.. Let us pray for his soul that's it. More than that not required.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    George Fernandes is known Internationally so by naming Mangalore International Airport as George Fernandes Internatioanal Airport will be good ?

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    George Fernandes was a great statesman and above caste religion politics.Though he was a DK born his activities were confined to Mumbai and elsewhere but he was living his home dist very much. Indore of being a leader of par excellence his last few years were agony painful . Unfortunately our people didn't stood by him openly in n loud voice for the only reason they he was arch hater of Nehru family in general and India ,Sonia Gandhi in particular.
    George was a man conviction.
    Let us think and work for a befitting tribute for this son of the soil in a great way.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    It is a good move to name Bajpe international airport as George Fernandes International Airport as well as Mangalore Railway station as George Fernandes railway terminal.

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  • Vaishak, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    It will be a well deserved honour for George Sir. Future generations will remember if Mangalore train station will be named after his name and Bejai where he was born. Long live George Sir.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    A good idea .He was more bound to railway and fought for the rights of railways and their labourers in Mumbai.So one should honour him for his deeds.

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  • Faustine Correia, Shirva Bahrain .

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    George sab was areal honest workers leader.his so soul rest in peace. My reply to jossey Saladhna Mumbai I agree his suggestion George Fernnades intrenational airport. U know jossey when Bajepe intrenational airport George Fernnades sunctioned 60 percent fund to get international airport.when the international airport inaugurated under Congress govt.they are not invited George Fernnades for iinnaguration ceremony. This is the sad part our political party's polices.our mangolerians knows only other frennades for nothing.

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  • ravi, israel

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    mangalore juction railway station comes under souther railway. konkan railway line starts from new railway station at jokatte. if state goverment extend kana thokur road via jokatte upto kenjar airport road name this road George fernandes road is better.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Whether one believes or not, if not for George Fernandes and his idea to establish Konkan Railway Corporation, we would not be seeing Konkan Railway today. Just like BARC, which is in the name of Homi Bhabha, the father of atomic energy, it is very pertinent to name MAJN in the name as demanded.

    Let us look at other names. Airports, Railway stations are given Shivaji name, who had never seen or heard of railway or airline in his life time. His mother was not educated much. But, the most famous Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute is named after her. I have respect for Shivaji, but to give their names where it is impertinent, does not look reasonable.

    This present demand is justified and very relevant.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Without any hesitation or second thought I will support this suggestion of naming Mangaluru junction railway station to be named as George Fernandez Railway Station.Good move.Appreciate it. As somebody mentioned in the condolence meeting “George Fernandes was born in Mangaluru, ruled in Delhi and has stayed in the hearts of Indians. He loved his native and kept close relationship with the people of Mangaluru. He was a true fighter,down to earth simple living personality. Being a leader of labourers he served poor and became their voice. He is the great son of India. He kept open his doors for poor and exploited. Now he will be remembered as a role model.”He was a real hero,politician ,fighter and will b remembered for ever.In Bombay (now Mumbai) he only fought for the rights,protection of many hotel labourours,who had been migrated to Bombay from the coastal region for their livelihood and Fernandez started union for the hotel workers and gave freedom to them to work freely under the torture of hotel owners and live respectably.Apart from this,he was holding many other unions safeguarding the interest of labors.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Good move and I am ready to contribute some amount.

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  • neil, UK

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Dear George Fernanades, RIP.

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  • Ina DSouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    A noble cause that should be unanimously seconded by the authorities in his honor.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Valid demand .

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Definitely.Big salute to Catholic Sabhha for arranging this meet & suggesting his name for Mangalore Railway Junction. Hats off Sir,may your soul rest in peace.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    We also want a new George Fernandes International Airport in our District's ...

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Wed, Feb 6 2019

    I would like people of Mangalore to submit memorandum to Central Government through MP Nalin Kumar Katel to name Mangalore Airport as George Fernandes International Airport

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Absolutely

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 5 2019

    Agree totally. He is the only worthy Mangalorean we can remember for generations! Hats off to him and RIP Sir!!!

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