Udupi/M’Belle: Edward Larsen DSouza Takes Charge as Principal of St. Lawrence PU College

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By Dr. Eugene DSouza
Bellevision Media Network

Udupi/M’Belle, 01 Dec 2020: Following the retirement of Principal Devaraya Shanbhogue, one of the senior staff members, Edward Larsen DSouza took charge as the new Principal of St. Lawrence Pre University College, Moodubelle during a brief programme organized in St. Lawrence PU College hall on 1 December 2020 at 10 am. The programme was presided over by Fr. Clement Mascarenhas-Correspondent of St. Lawrence Educational Institution. Other dignitaries included Rev. Dr. Lawrence D’Souza-former Secretary of CESU and resident priest at St. Lawrence Church, Fr. Jithesh Castelino-Assistant Parish Priest and Gerald Fernandes-Vice President of Parish Pastoral Council and President of PTA. Mrs. Sunitha Kamath-Headmistress of St. Lawrence Kannada Medium High School as well as teaching and non-teaching staff of St. Lawrence Composite PU College were also present.


Fr. Clement Mascarenhas read the letter from the Catholic Board of Education (CBE) appointing Edward Larsen D’Souza as the new Principal of St. Lawrence PU College and formally handed over the charge to him as the new Principal. In his message, Fr. Clement Mascarenhas wished success to Edward Larsen D’Souza amd assured full cooperation and support in discharging his responsibilities as the Principal of the institution.


Gerald Fernandes congratulated Edward Larsen D’Souza on taking charge as the new Principal of St. Lawrence PU College and promised support and cooperation on behalf of the parents of the students and teachers of the institution.


Naveen Correa welcomed the gathering and Mrs. Sunitha Kamath proposed the vote of thanks.



About Principal Edward Larsen DSouza:

Edward Larsen D’Souza, a native of Petri near Brahmavar had his primary education in the Government Primary School, Cherkady, Petri and continued high school studies at Sharada High School, Cherkady. Edward completed both PUC and Graduation courses at St. Mary’s PU and Degree Colleges at Shirva. He secured first place in Second PUC Arts Section in Udupi Taluk and distinction marks in B.A. He acquired M.A. degree in Political Science from the Mangalore University with first rank and Gold Medal. Edward Larsen D’Souza also completed K. SET(Karnataka State Eligibility Test). Presently he is pursuing M.A. in Public Administration from IGNOU, New Delhi. Besides these qualifications, Edward also possesses Certificates in Yoga and Computer Science.


Having an interest in teaching profession, Edward Larsen D’Souza started his career as a lecturer, first at St. Cicely’s PU College, Udupi and St. Agnes College, Mangalore from June 2002 to October 2003. Thereafter he joined St. Lawrence PU College as lecturer in Political Science.



Other achievements of Principal Edward Larsen D’Souza as a student and lecturer have been quite impressive. He was member and leader of Bharat Seva Dal and attended camps at Bangalore and Shimoga. He was SPL at primary and high school, President of Interact Club, member of AICUF, NSS volunteer, Secretary of Students Union Council while in College, as NCC Cadet he attended National Integration Camp at Ranchi and attended National level Leadership Training programme organized by AIACHE at Bangalore, Vice President of Mangalore University Political Science Students Association.


While serving as lecturer Edward Larsen D’Souza worked as Assistant NSS Officer and was NSS Programme Officer for 5 years and conducted five college level camps and first state level NSS camp for girls in Udupi District in St. Lawrence PU College.


Edward Larsen D’Souza has  authored two books- Indian Constitution, published by the Department of Political Science, St Agnes College, Mangalore and Amche Samvidanamchim Hakka in Konkani published by the Catholic Sabha Udupi Diocese. He has also written articles in Kannada, Konkani and English in various newspapers and magazines. Presently he conducts Quiz competition in quiz column in leading Konkani magazine ‘Amcho Sandesh’.


Besides academics Principal Edward Larsen D’Souza has contributed in Leadership Development Programmes. He has been a member of Karnataka State Political Science Lecturers Association; Secretary of Udupi District Political Science Lecturers Association; conducted leadership training programmes for teachers and students at Shirva, Ajekar, Brahmavara and Kodi; resource  person at Udupi District Political Science Lecturers Training programme; resource person on Indian Constitution; co-ordinator of School Parliament and Voters Literacy Club; Vice President of Parish Council of St Peter’s Church, Petri; co-ordinator of Catechism Commission at St Peter’s Church, Petri and resource person of Udupi Diocese Catechism Commission; President of  Catholic Sabha Petri Unit; President designate of Catholic Sabha, Kallianpur Deanery and Internal Auditor of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh(R); former animator ICYM Petri unit; former animator of YCS Petri unit and Kallianpur Deanery; resource person at Jeevan Jyothi camps; organizer of Summer Camps for children; and took part in DARPANA-an awareness programme conducted by Daijiworld TV.


Edward Larsen D’Souza married to Suja D’Souza, lecturer in English at Nirmala PU College Brahmavar and  is a resource person of ‘ Santwana’–teleconference Counselling Center of Udupi Diocese. The couple has two daughters-elder, Pearl Andrea studying in class 9 at the Little Rock Indian School ,Brahmavar and younger-Priyal Anne studying in class 4 at the same school.



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Joy Lobo, Moodubelle/Bangalore Wed, December-9-2020, 3:24
Congratulations Sir Edward, May God bless you
Melwyn, Dubai Sun, December-6-2020, 6:57
One of my favorite and best lecturer in my life. He deserve it. Congratulations! And all the very best
Philip Mudartha, Nerul Wed, December-2-2020, 4:57
Congratulations! I wish Edward Sir all the success in his new position.
Theresa lobo, Mumbai/Moodubelle Tue, December-1-2020, 6:55
Congratulations and God bless you for your future endeavours.
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