Dr Manmohan Singh is architect of rapid economic transformation : Ronald Colaco

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New Delhi, Feb 24: Ronald Colaco, Philanthropist, NRE entrepreneur and Chairman of the International Federation of Karnataka Christian Associations termed former Prime Minster Dr Manmohan Singh as the true architect of India’s economic growth and its emergence as liberal global economic leader.

He was addressing the invitees at the “Who is Bharat Mata” book release programme held in New Delhi on February 22, 2020. The book written by Prof Purushottam in English and translated to Kannada by Prof Radha Krishna was released by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Ronald Colaco hailed Dr Manmohan Singh saying the people of this country will remain indebted to him for ushering in the much needed economic reforms at a time when the country was on the brink of financial collapse.

“The bold steps you had taken in reversing major economic policies completely 180 degrees by implementing, introducing and implementing economic liberalization, globalization, modernization, electronization, computerization at a time when India had pledged its gold and borrowed from others, paved the way for India’s rapid economic development. You carried out these economic reversals s despite stiff opposition from almost all political parties then”, Colaco stated.

Colaco credited Dr Manmohan Singh of providing the country a modern automatic and well equipped ‘economic bakery’ so that cakes can be produced in the bakery and distributed. ”Whichever successive government is in power it can simply use this economic bakery and produce cakes and distribute. Of course, they can colour, shape, size or flavour. Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that you are the true architect of the rapid economic transformation that India has been able to achieve”, Colaco pointed out. .

Ronald Colaco congratulated Prof Purushotham Agrawal and said the book has been well accepted and admired by scholars across the world. He thanked Prof Purushotham for bringing out the book in English. He said “with this book you are instrumental in making us revisit Pt Nehru for sure. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister of our country who laid a strong foundation for India’s economic development, national integration, unity and tolerance”, he told Prof Purushotham.

Recalling his close bond spanning over 48 years with Prof Radhakrishna Colaco said that in 1972 Prof Radha was the first faculty in the English department in the college where Colaco had joined as a student. He said Prof Radhakrishna “is a fine dramatist, a writer, a poet, a novelist, a columnist and he is a scholar in Indian classics. He is also a multilingual scholar, well versed in English, Kannada, Sanskrit, and Tulu. He has written and published 34 books apart from the 7 volume 5000 page book on Jain Mahapurana, which is in the pipeline for publication. He said that Prof Radha Krishna has served the cause of higher education for about 40 years and has also represented our country in many international forums on diverse issues."

"Prof Radhakrishna represented the country in several international forums. He was one of the long-standing Principals of India. He is also very sensitized public intellectual who always takes up liberal and democratic views on public causes."

"Many universities of Karnataka has decorated him with honorary doctorates. The Government of Karnataka recognised him with prestigious Rajyotsava award."

"We are blessed and thankful to Prof Purushottam, Agarwal for his book in English, Prof Radhakrishna for taking the mission further in bringing it in Kannada and Dr Manmohan Singhji for releasing the Kannada version of 'Who is Bharat Mata?' which is great honour to the 60 million Kannadigas, not only living in Karnataka but across the globe"

He further said, “At a time when the country is injected with controversies, mistrust, fake news, high social tension leading to divisions of its people and the society, hope reading and understanding of this book will help reduce the social tension that we are in and would also help us to live in peace and dignity with mutual respect to one another irrespective of caste, creed language and religion”.

The book “Who is Bharat Mata” is a collection of articles of Nehru from his books, his speeches, essays, interviews and letters of pre and post-independence years that give a glimpse of the contributions of Nehru to the country as its first and longest-serving Prime Minister.

The event presided over by former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh.
Vimal Katariya president, All India Terapanti, Jain Youth Association, Nitin Sha, MD Sapna Book House, Dr Venkatachala Hegde, president Delhi Karnataka Sangha, Vasantha Shetty Bellare, president, Delhi Kannada Education Society, and others were also present.

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  • AnilDdsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 3 2020

    Mr MMS was an economist par excellence.He knows every pulse of the economy than anybody else.Modi is criminal and businessman.he is purely business minded and knows nothing about the economy.In 2014, MMS gave a call to the people saying All secular forces should join together to defeat modi".he is dangerous to the economy

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  • RON PATRAO, m,lore

    Mon, Mar 2 2020

    Mr. MAN- MOHAN SINGH deserves BHARTH RATHNA AWARD from government of INDIA .

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [4]

  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi / San Francisco

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Is it so? Great news to India!!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [1]


    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Modi is not invited Dr.Manmohan singh on Trumps visit,

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [8]

  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Manmohan Singh was best Finance Minister and worst Prime Minister, he was silent on all scams and scandals happening, He was YES Boss to Madam Sonia,

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [20]

  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Lets agree : MMS was best FM but worst PM because he did not respond to scams.

    Now, you tell me, what is NaMo ? Surely not best FM ? Since he is not commenting on scams, he is not best PM too ? Then, why is India having him for the second term ? Will just giving bhashans help in ruling a nation ?

    Mr. Saldanha, are you reading this ?

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [21]

  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Subject is MMS here not your Namo, Dont be biased with Congi as Namo supporters do, be logical and use your thinking mind, MMS is weak he has no guts to retaliate after Mumbai attack by Paki terrorists, I also call Atal Bihari Vajipaye also weak, Maximium attack on India happened during his tenure, he failed to respond. Also Be a MAN put your real name.... dont use fake name here.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [3]

  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    The BEST finance Minister then PM of India
    Because of him many Indians have migrated to USA Western countries and Ausrtalia New Zealand and Arab countries.
    Present politicians are only the showoff taking the advantages.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [25]

  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Best PM Indians can have ever.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [48]

  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    after 1947 he got real independence

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [21]

  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    @ Govinda, Dubai/ Udupi

    Interesting..., you put it aptly...,
    Let me add on to say that -

    Only REAL Chowkidaar must guard the wealth, else it will be a GOVINDA..,
    Only REAL Educated must talk about economy, else it will be a GOVINDA..,

    Only a REAL Players can WIN the match against their opponents even if some one wish & bless them by saying - GO WIN THE MATCH, else the OUTCOME will be GOVINDA.....!!!!

    Sometime now a days I feel Hindustan is sailing through the ERA OF GOVINDA.........!!!!!, though i may be wrong..., correction welcome...,

    jai hind...,

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [47]


    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    How many knows its PV Narismha Rao who took all blame for allowing MMS work free, and helping him to bring new economic plan..as pressure mount, PVN left to mend himself..SONIA & CO, hatched plan against him and his own party men tried to deafet his econimc plan..it was well documented that PVN appointed IB to check his own party men who planned to defeat his bill in parliamnt..now, all praise goes to MMS who nothing to loose politically at that time, but PVN was much to loose if new economic plan failed..

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Remote control, silent PM, what and all colour colour names !!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [19]

  • Mohammad/GCC, Mangalore/GCC

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Mr Singh was a good PM.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [54]

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    I wonder who is the World's most Uneducated Politician ...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [49]

  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    When did become a politician ??

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [9]

  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    look at the world from your position.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [7]

  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    There is a big difference between chaiwala and top doctorate in macro economics and its practical and proven knowledge! One performed without talking...another one managed only by talking...result is in the open for too see!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [63]

  • Mathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Yes, there is a lots of difference. The Chaiwala is an elected PM by a majority of Indians , and the doctorate is a selected PM by the Congs first family to turn a blind eye and deaf ear for all the scams in 10 year. If MMS was that great , The Cong president would not have been booted out of 50 year old fami ly basition Amethi and fled to Wayanad to win on Muslim votes,

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [11]

  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Mathan, that can be an excuse for toady's pathetic economics and unemployment! The one on driving seat is directionless and only blaming ...vehicle is making too much noise and not performing!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [36]

  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    And who is the architect of MMS, 10 years wasted in corruption and wealth accumulation for future 20 generations

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [19]

  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru — wealth accumulation has been happening now since May 2014 after feku chowkidar became PM and together with motu dakhoo they are looting the country. Ambani, Adani, Jah Sha, Doval are on a bullet train of looting the nation!!!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [62]


    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Where is scollar PHD holder an where is MA in all political science

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [28]

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    chaiwala destroyed India's economy strongly built by da congress.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [76]

  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Without doubt, Dr. Manmohan Singh is the architect of economic transformation and liberalisation in our country. When the whole world was going through economic recession in the 90's, we were fortunate to have Dr. Singh who rescued India from plummeting to the depths of despair. Unfortunately, though, what is the use of all this? All the good work done by Dr. Manmohan Singh has been brought to naught on account of the faulty policies undertaken by the current government. I feel sorry for Dr. Singh and all our countrymen. Dr. Singh's prophetic words still ring in my ears. Before the elections in May 2014, he had warned our country by saying "If Modi comes to power, it would be disastrous for the country." Not many people paid heed to his advice but just see how correct Dr. Singh was.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [73]

  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Very true. But we are caught between the "Devil

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [20]

  • Govinda, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Only a eonomist should run a country, otherwise it is govinda
    Only a qualified pilot should fly an airplane, otherwise it is a govinda
    Only a qualified surgeon should perform surgeries, otherwise it is a govinda
    Only a chaiwalla should run a teashop, otherwise it is a govinda...
    Am I right???

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [105]

  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    I Like it Govnida

    It is 100% True

    Now our country is Govinda

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [54]

  • ChrisP, managlore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    so you mean only qualified people should run/apply for job, sounds like you want to abolish reservation.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [2]

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Dr. Manmohan Singh has Genuine Education ...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [86]


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