Mangaluru, Jan 29, 2019: St Aloysius institution where Mr George Fernandes completed his high school education organized a prayer service along with a condolence meeting today.
Prof A.M.Narahari, the Registrar while speaking about Mr George Fernandes recalled that he was a proud alumnus of the institution by upholding the highest level of integrity, morality, simplicity and commitment. Mr George Fernandes was instrumental in making the two Presidents, Mr Neelam Sanjiv Reddy in 1980 and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 2003 visit the college. He was a trade unionist, committed social worker and a model politician.
The 1974 Railway Workers Strike and the fight against emergency under his leadership are the testimony for his concern for the workers and the marginalized. He set a model as a great parliamentarian while winning the election to the Parliament 9 times. He was a link between the right and left thinkers.
He donated his entire valuable library collections of more than 3500 books to St Aloysius College library.
Rev.Fr Praveen Martis, the Principal read the condolence message.