Fr. Aleu, Ramdas Nayak

Some random thoughts:

Fr. Aleu was a GREAT principal. He was temperamental, but fair and imaginative. Some time in 1975, maybe 1974, he introduced a system by which the last Saturday of every month was simultaneously 'Mufti Day' and 'Hindi Day'. All students could wear coloured clothes (not the uniform), and all students had to speak Hindi that day. If possible, teachers had to use Hindi as a medium of instruction. I remember Fr. Aleu stating in Assembly one day that it was a matter of shame that he, a Spaniard by birth spoke better Hindi than many of the totally-Indian students!

"Hill Road" was renamed "Ramdas Nayak Marg" around 1995. Many people know that Ramdas Nayak was a popular social worker and a BJP leader, but few know that Ramdas Nayak was a Stanislite! Fr. Aleu was one of his teachers. I know this because Ramdas Nayak was my maternal uncle. Ramdas Nayak's sons, Srinivas Nayak and Srikant Nayak are St. Stanislaus alumni.

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Ramdas Nayak

Hi Devdas, nice to know that you are Ramdas's nephew and a Stanislite. Yes indeed, Ramdas was a Stanislite and very proud of the fact. I remember he took great interest in the activities of the St Stanislaus Ex-Students (SSESA)Association and did not miss a single SSESA AGM where he invariably had something interesting to express and always extended his support to SSESA.


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