Outstanding Community Leaders of Mangaluru Award for Rev. Dr Praveen Martis

Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal has been nominated for the `Outstanding Community Leaders of Mangaluru’ Award (2021) in recognition for his dedicated service to humanity, especially in the field of higher education and administrative acumen, by the International Institute for Public Policy (IIPP), an international organization based in Mangaluru for the cause of policy implementation for public good.
The announcement of the award is made on the eve of Republic Day by Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Houston/Dallas, Texas, USA, the founders of International Orientation Centre and International Institute for Public Policy.

The International Institute for Public Policy, a fully sponsored family entity is proud to select Fr Praveen Martis, SJ, as ‘Outstanding Community Leader’ for the year 2020-2021. A chemistry professor and an enviable administrator, Fr Martis has been the chosen one this year for his outstanding contribution in his administrative roles in various institutions, thus mentoring thousands of students who have had the good fortune of being mentored by him.

Max and Jessie Rasquinha are keen followers of all the developments taking place in their beloved home town of Mangaluru. All the dignitaries who are dedicating their talents and efforts for the community and our society have always been noted and admired for future recognitions. Watching the greatness in others is a virtue of greatness in ourselves, says Max E Rasquinha. It is the society that gains as an ultimate bargain. Max and Jessie Rasquinha and family from Houston/Dallas, Texas are extremely proud of this unique selection this year.

This prestigious award is presented yearly and among the recipients include the late Fr Ronnie Prabhu SJ, Sachitha Nandagopal, Joe Gonzalves, Bishop Emeritus Dr Aloysius D'Souza, eminent singer and composer the late Wilfy Rebimbus, former lokayukta Santosh Hegde, founder of Daijiworld Walter Nandalike, Msgr Fred Pereira, social work educationist and activist the late Dr Olinda Pereira, former rector of St. Aloysius Institutions and Architect of Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Fr Denzil Lobo, and director of Ave Maria Palliative Care Centre, Dr Lavina Noronha.