Mangaluru: Rename Central railway station after Sri Narayana Guru, urge MCC opposition leaders


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Nov 22: Opposition leaders of Mangaluru City Corporation have appealed to the mayor to rename the Central railway station here after reformer and philosopher Sri Narayana Guru. A delegation led by opposition leader Abdul Rauf submitted a memorandum in this regard to mayor Diwakar.

In the memorandum, the opposition leaders stated that Sri Narayana Guru had set foot in Tulunadu after arriving here by train in 1908. "The Central railway station should thus be named in memory of Sri Narayana Guru who reformed the society," they stated, proposing that the new name should be 'Sri Narayana Gurudeva Railway Station'.

"At a time when Sri Narayana Guru was uplifting the underprivileged and backward classes in Kerala, a few Billawa leaders from Mangaluru went to Kerala and succeeded in bringing him to this city. He arrived by train at Central railway station in 1908 and touched the lives of people here. The year 1908 should therefore be written in golden letters in the annals of Mangaluru's history," the delegation said.

In the memorandum, the opposition leaders also recalled that when the Billawa leaders urged Sri Narayana Guru to build a temple for them, he chose a spot at Kudroli where divine flowers grew. He laid foundation for Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple at this site, which went on to become world famous. He also encouraged his disciples and followers to seek knowledge and get trained in occupational and agricultural skills. Hence the Central railway station should be named after Sri Naryana Guru in order to preserve and promote his principles and values, the delegation said.

Corporator Shashidhar Hegde, Lancelot Pinto, A C Vinayraj, Lathif Kandak, Naveen D'Souza and others were part of the delegation.

 

  

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 24 2020

    Good let people folow his preaching in deed

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO DNB(obst and Gynae), Kodyadka Karnataka

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Sri Narayana Guru a great social reformer

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  • vrk, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    is there any problem with any name, any institution and facilities with their existing names. i believe No. then what is the real issue focus on that . Simple as that.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    After so many years, Congress could come with Hindu names .........

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  • Jayant kadri, MANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Please show same enthusiasm for the ovarall development of mangalore, uninterrupted water, electricity, Roads with proper footpath, more industry and create more job for youth.
    Don't waste your time on politicizing trivial issue.

    Demand for Mangalore- Bangalore expressway, upgrade railway station, Mahakali padpu under bridge.

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  • Jayant kadri, MANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Please show same enthusiasm for the ovarall development of mangalore, uninterrupted water, electricity, Roads with proper footpath, more industry and create more job for youth.
    Don't waste your time on politicizing trivial issue.

    Demand for Mangalore- Bangalore expressway, upgrade railway station, Mahakali padpu under bridge.

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  • samantaray, orissa

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Renaming MAQ stn as MAHATOBAR SRI MANGALADEVI MANGALURU CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION will be the best choice.

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  • Namith Poojary, Kottara

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Daada manthundala enkulu billawere congress g vote paaduja. you cannot lure us with such petty gimmicks

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  • parvez hamad, mangalore/dxb

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    wavvvve what a great achivment

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  • R.krishna, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    The priority is to deploy Kannada/Tulu knowing staff at the Mangalore
    station. The station and the stalls have been overrun by Malayalees.
    Instead of going for cosmetic changes like renaming Congress would
    do well to take up real causes for the benefit of travellers .

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  • Raj Shetty, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    We can think of renaming later, first get rid of all those Keralites dominating the rail dept in our town.. The moment you step into the railway station, we get the Kerala feeling. Just wondering if we are really in Karnataka or Kerala.

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Dear congis, there is lot of drunkards sitting around Nehru maidan. Please change its name as kudi maidan.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    George Fernandez sounds a name good for the central railway station or Mangalore airport

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Along with that please also rename Hampankatte to “Hanuman Katte”

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Hallo,now renaming season has begun.Somehow I see everytime when a renaming is there,only one sided names are suggested and also named.No other names of other religion leaders ,or persons come up.Is it with intention or no persons eligiable are there ?can someone clear it and tell why?

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Renaming Airport, Railways, Roads are the smart cities new development. For Airport we have to depend Kannur and Bengalore. For Railways we have to depend Chennai and Palakkad. Jai ho

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/DXB

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    It appears that jokers are totally confused...!!!,

    I support this move...coz otherwise Marwari or Gujju's name will appear like M'lore international Airport...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    they are running from pillar to post to get back Billava votebank...

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  • Prabhu, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    This new found idea to get back billava votes might be designed by dear Lobo mam or Ivan d'souza....Both utterly rejected by Kudlaites...

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  • Premnath, Moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Season of Re - Naming. If this one celebrated every year after Deepawali with a date fixed for this we can have one more celebration.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    how lucky the ruling is when the opposition is only good in getting names changed😂

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Only you have the patent rights reserved for similar action and if others do its illegal. So, by your own words you too are good for only name change and a pioneer in it.
    Hum Kare Tho Nyay Thum Kare Tho Anyay.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    where did i say its illegal? i said they are good....very good.....only for that😂.

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  • Jayant kadri, MANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    All dirty politicians, fooling people

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Blowing the wind out of BJP sails!! Good idea. Strategies and counter strategies.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Let it be renamed after one who built the Mangalore railways in 1908.

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  • Kamath, India/canada

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    What purpose does this craze to rename places, historic names, or rewrite history. It is absurd. We may blame the British rulers for colonialism or say racism. It is understandable. But it was the British rulers who took steps to modernize administrative structures, court systems and introduce educational institutes along modern scientific lines and of course medical hospitals. So we should honour them and praise them!
    BTW, could you tell us who built the railway in 1908?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Mangalore railways was not built separately. Construction of railways was started by the British in the early 1950s. The first train was operated between Mumbai and Thane in 1853. Over the years the network reached Mangalore in 1907. While Konkan Railways between Mumbai and Mangalore was constructed separately. BTW I am not opposed to renaming, be it Congress or BJP. In Mumbai Shiv Sena too had changed names of railway stations, airport and even many localities in the city and none dared to oppose them.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    People who cannot achieve anything feel happy by renaming others Achievement ...

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  • Manoharan.P.J, Pandeshwar

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Guru's ideas should be made prevelent, instead of renaming the railway station

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