Mangalore: In a condolence meet over the death of George Fernandes, Former Union Minister held at Bejai Church hall on Tuesday, February 5, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) passed a unanimous resolution on renaming the Mangalore Junction Railway Station as George Fernandes Railway station and Install George Fernades’s statue at Bejai Circle.
Dr Peter Paul D Souza, Bishop of Mangalore who attended the condolence meet said "George Fernandez born in Mangalore, ruled in Delhi and stayed in the hearts of Indians . He loved his native and kept close relationship with the people of Mangalore. He was the true fighter. Being a leader of labour's he served poor and become their voice. He is the great son of India. He kept open his doors for poor and exploited. Now he will be remembered as a role model.”.
In his condolence speech Anantha Asranna , Priest of Kateel temple said " “Now George Fernandes has become a saint. The good deeds he did in his life have given him a holy place in hearts of people. He lived simple life and taught the same to others also. He will be an inspiration for us all.”
Remembering George Fernandes, Felix D Souza, Mumbai based labour leader said " George Fernades loved the language of Tulu and he used it wherever a native met him. Being a simple person he won the hearts of the laborers of Mumbai, Bihar and other parts of the country. He was the real fighter and genuine politician. Now he is no more with us, but still he leads us by his thoughts."
Ivan D Souza , MLC, Stanly Lobo, President Catholic Sabha, Bantwal, Susheel Noronha , Leader, JDS, Stany Alvares , President , Rachana, Michael Fernandez, Brother of George Fernades , Frankline Montheiro, Leader ,BJP minority cell, Thonse, Jayakrishna, labour leader, Mumbai, M.P. Noronha , Secretory , Diocesan Parish Council, Lancelot Pinto, Corporator , Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Kannada Sahitya Parishath, H Arikrishna Punaroor, and many representatives of various organizations were present.
Earlier the Bishop, office bearers, members, relatives and followers of late George Fernandez visited the cemetery where the ash of his mortal cremated and conducted prayer service.
Rolphy D Costa, President, Catholic Sabha, Welcomed the dignitaries and gathering