Retain and Restore St Aloysius College Road Name
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St Aloysius Institutions made an open appeal to the MCC and the government of Karnataka to re-validate the name 'St Aloysius College Road', as a recognition for the many services rendered by the institution.
"One of the major landmarks in the said road is St Aloysius College. This road was earlier known as Light House Hill Road and later it was named as St Aloysius College Road on the request of the college. The name board still exists. We earnestly feel that there is no need of changing the name of the road at this juncture," said Fr Dionysius Vaz, rector of the college.
"St Aloysius College has no intention of creating a controversy about the services rendered by Mulky Sundararama Shetty. The college has high regards towards him. However, there have been several roads and buildings named after him in the state," the rector clarified.
"The contribution of the college to the society and the nation is very unique. Apart from maintaining high academic standards, the college has been striving after value based education and training to prepare the students as responsible citizens. St Aloysius College has immensely contributed for making Dakshina Kannada an educational hub. St Aloysius College is the pride of Mangaluru. The college, having a glorious history of 137 years of its existence, has rendered outstanding service to the society," the rector said.
"Needless to say that the institution is established and managed by Jesuit Fathers who are known all over the world for their selfless services in education, healthcare and social services," he said.
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