Daijiworld News Network - Mumabi [Rons Bantwal]
Mumbai, April 23: As announced in daijiworld.com columns earlier, a dream of starting a P U College has received confirmed assurance of a huge support from fellow-Pangalites and leading Mangalorean entrepreneurs and well-wishers in Mumbai.
A get-together was organized in Bandra (W) M I G Cricket Club in Mumbai on Saturday, April 22 under the able leadership entrepreneur, philanthropist and social leader Albert W. D`Souza, a Pangalite settled in Mumbai. A good number of Pangalites and well-wishers were present at the gathering.
Fr Alexander Lobo, an award-winning teacher himself and parish priest of Pangla, along with former vice president of Pangla parish council, former CYM central council leader, ex- Amcho Yuvak editor, and a well known businessman H R Alva, present vice president of Pangla parish and the present headmistress of St John's Evangelist High school Pangla Clara Mendonca were specially invited from Pangla.
Addressing the gathering, Fr Lobo said 'Education should not be a burden either to students or to even parents. No one should force children to take up the education, instead, students should take upon themselves the responsibility of educating themselves for a better future."
There is a strong need of a college in Pangla, which has remained need that has remained pending for long. Pangla-Shankerpura students and the students from surrounding areas have to go to Udupi or Shirva for higher education.
Many well-wishers and entrepreneurs offered support to the college dream. Fr Lobo said the P U College will start with the immediate educational year.
Other prominent persons present on the occasion were Mumbai (East) BJP leaader L Amin, Trade Union and congress leader Felix A D`Souza, John Rebello, John D`Silva, Vincent mathias, Rony Mendonca, William Sequeira, Maxim Mathias, Conrad Baptist, Walter D`Souza, Leo Fernandes, Richard W Moras, advocate Pius Vaz, Harry Sequeira and others.
Charles D`Cunha compered the event and Henry Lobo proposed a vote of thanks.