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Civic honour for businessman and philanthropist Dr. Ronald Colaco: J. R. Lobo

February 21, 2023

Mangaluru: A civic honour will be bestowed on behalf of the citizens of Mangaluru on well-known NRI businessman and philanthropist Ronald Colaco. He was recently conferred the Certificate of Excellence by the World Book of Records, London.

The felicitation ceremony will be held on Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. in Father Muller Convention Hall, Mangaluru, according to J. R. Lobo, president of the Ronald Colaco Felicitation Committee.

Addressing the media here on Tuesday, February 21, J. R. Lobo said, “Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bengaluru, will preside over the civic honor.” Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggde, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and Rajya Sabha MP, will grace the event as the chief guest.

Other guests include Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha, Swami Jitakamanandaji Maharaj, Dr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, chancellor, Yenepoya University, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop, Udupi Diocese, Hemachandra Kumar, bishop, CSI Southern Karnataka Diocese, Lawrence Mukkuzhy, bishop, Beltangady Diocese, Dr Francis Serrao, bishop, Shimoga Diocese, Henry D’Souza, bishop, Bellary Diocese, U T Khader, MLA and deputy leader of the opposition, Karnataka Assembly, Dr Vinay Hegde, president, NITTE Education Trust, Dr Mohan Alva, president, Alva’s Education Foundation, Rajayogi B K Vishveshwari, Brahma Kumari Center, Mangaluru, Maladi Ajith Kumar Rai, president, Bantara Yane Nadavara Mathr Sangha, and Rajashekar Kotian, president, Rashtriya Billawara Maha Mandala.

Dr. Ronald Colaco was awarded the Certificate of Excellence UID 00318 on September 28, 2022, in the House of Commons of the British Parliament, London, during the Indo-UK Leadership Summit.

He has contributed to the development of the health sector, education sector, churches, temples, masjids, police department, judiciary department, panchayat raj, house construction, sports, art, culture, and other sectors. His philanthropic and charitable activities transcend all barriers of religion, language, caste, creed, and gender. He has provided support and comfort to the poor and the needy, and his silent deeds of financial support without seeking much publicity have been like a soothing balm to the aggrieved hearts and minds.

Dr. Ronald Colaco has demonstrated that humanity is the best religion for mankind through his humanitarian deeds and social concerns. He has been honoured by the late former President Dr. Abdul Kalam, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and chief ministers from many Indian states, and The World Book of Records has bestowed the Certificate of Excellence on him.

For his noble deeds, The World Book of Records, London, has bestowed upon Dr. Ronald Colaco the Certificate of Excellence, as announced under UID 00318 on September 28, 2022, in the House of Commons British Parliament, London, U.K. Let us all join hands in honouring and congratulating the true son of the soil, Dr. Ronald Colaco.

Ronald Colaco’s felicitation committee members, Vice President U. T. Ifthikar Ali, Louis J. Pinto, Suresh Ballal, convenor Denis D’Silva, and co-convenor Santhosh D’Costa, were present.

Photos by: Pachhu Perar