FOILED: Attempt to Erase Blessed Mother Teresa’s Name;

This is the story of Municipal Ground, situated behind Infant Jesus Chapel, Kharodi; coming under jurisdiction of St. Anthony’s Church, Malwani. Parishioners of St. Anthony Church were disappointed, when a signage appeared with some other name and not Blessed Mother Teresa’s, which they expected.

Yours truly, felt something amiss in the whole episode, and through RTI found out the truth. BMC, in 2011, has passed the resolution, naming this ground as “MOTHER TERESA KRIDANGAN”.  We ask BMC, who has permitted this illegal signboard at the site? Get it removed and replace it with right one. Otherwise, we shall do it on our own.

Calling all the community members from Parish as well as Archdiocese, to be prepared for an agitation, if need arises, to liberate the name of BLESSED MOTHER TERESA, which we perceive, has been mortgaged.




from:  GREG PEREIRA <>

to:       BMC Commissioner <>,

“Asst. Commissioner P North” <>

cc:       Malwani Police Station Returned undelivered; hence forwarded to DCP ZONE XI, with request to forward to Malwani PS.

date:   Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:24 AM


from:  GREG PEREIRA <>

to:       DCP Office Zone XI <>,

DCPZoneXI Borivali <>

date:   Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:52 AM



A7 Rodrigues Compound, Malwani Village, Marve Rd.

Malad (W), Mumbai – 400095;

Contact: Cell: 9870719628; E Mail:


11th, April, 2016




  1. Shri Ajoy Mehta,

Commissioner MCGM,

BMC Headquarter,

Mumbai – 400001;

E Mail:



  1. Mrs. Sangita R. Hasnale

Asst. Commissioner,

BMC P / North, Liberty Garden,

Malad (W), Mumbai –  400064;

E Mail:



Respected Sir/Madam;


Sub:  Request for putting up signage at the ground, named after BLESSED MOTHER TERESA.


In the year 2011 on the day, 29th of June; Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has passed a resolution No. 229, to name the ground situated at Kharodi, bearing CTS No. 441 of Village Kharodi Taluka Borivali, as MOTHER TERESA KRIDANGAN.  This information was retrieved under Right to Information (RTI) vide your letter ref: ACPN/64798/HA dated 3rd, March 2016; Copy of the resolution is attached herewith for your reference.


It doesn’t surprise us that corporation has not put up any signage indicating that the place is known as MOTHER TERESA KRIDANGAN, but what surprises us is, there is another signboard indicating that the place is known as KESHAV VYAMSHALA. Is this a mistake by BMC or deliberate attempt by some unscrupulous elements attempting to erase the name of BLESSED MOTHER TERESA, and put up their own stamp on the ground, with connivances of BMC staff?


This has aggrieved the entire Christian community in general and members living around the area/vicinity, in particular.


We, SAVE OUR LAND (SOUL), MARVE ROAD RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (MRRA), KHARODI WELFARE ASSOCIATION, BALI RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AND WATCHDOG FOUNDATION;   on behalf of residents of Kharodi, Rathodi, Jankalyan Nagar, Malwani; call upon you to put up a signboard in the name of BLESSED MOTHER TERESA, and do justice. In case of your inability to do so, please let us know and we shall put it up at our cost.


However, the signage mentioned above needs to be removed or moved to its appropriate place where the structure bearing the name on the signage is situated, which otherwise gives impression that the entire ground is known as such; lest it creates the conflict, the situation we would wish to avoid.


Awaiting your positive response as early as possible;






Encl: As above,


Copy to: 1. Sr. Inspector; Malwani Police Station;




  1. April 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    MODI — YOU BIG BIG LIAR — STOP shouting from the roof tops that
    INDIA is a country tolerant of ALL FAITHS — OR was this on FADNYA’s


  2. Noel Corriea said,

    April 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Time and again I write this that, we catholics are fighting indiviual battles and many a time, seen left alone and no one to support your cause. The whole point is that we are without a leader in Mumbai or all over India. we do not know whom to follow.

    Mr Greg is fighting for various causes and issues, but the support with he gets can be counted on your fingers. And he has high expactation from the Arch Diocese, that he should least expect help from that corner. cause they dont have the time for your trival issues.

    Its a SAD situation for Catholics living in mumbai cause we can blame the goverment. But will the so called leaders sitting in the Arch Diocses lead from front and show visible efforts to change the situations in our areas.


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