( National Students Union of India ) Goa- State President. Sanjay R.S. Like his father, Sanjay Roque Santan started his public life at an early age while in high school by participate in the 1979, 50% concession struggle of Goan students, Public transport on strike he is known to have walked the whole distance from Velim to Panjim to participate in the struggle. He was the front leader in the HSSC marks scandal which rocked the Government of Goa in the early 80’s. Together they won free education for all in Goa up to degree level. People close to Sanjay say that he has worked closely with AICC(I) leaders namely Ramesh Chennithala of Kerala, Mukul Wasnik, Farid Arrifudin, Manish Tewari and Oscar Fernades for Congress President Rajiv Gandhi, He was Goan student representative to Bombay University student council in 1985. He was appointed as State president in 1988(1988-1995). As the State President of National Students Union of India(NSUI), frontal organization and the student wing of the Congress party, under his leadership Goa- NSUI won several University students councils for the Congress party. Names of his office bearers from the Congress house, Panjim files are Vice-President Daniel Britto, Sandesh Padiyar, Orlando Menezes, General Secretaries , Uttam Raut Dessai, Chitra Shriwaikar, Clemente Desouza, Treasurer Agnelo Fernandes, South Goa District President Amresh Ramesh Naik, Joint secretaries, Merwyn Fernandes, Amul Dessai, Legal cell, Eddison D’Cruz. Medical Cell Zelio Dmel Sanjay is known by his associates for his aggressive work ethics, basically warrier at the core, after the 1989 All India Congress, AICC(I) session in New Delhi he got into open confrontation with the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, GPCC(I) top brass for not implementation the party aims and objectives of grass root level party building putting up a bold face that nobody was spared. As the member of the Congress Pradesh candidate selection committee for All India General election of 1989 and 1991 a state apex body for the selection of wining candidates for the Congress party he stood for Rajiv Gandhi’s intention to deny part tickets for economic offenders. In1989 Sanjay was under age to contest Assembly Elections. All his state office bearers say Sanjay had a clear vision, wanted to eradicate corrupt elements within the party and was campaigning for a law to keep economic offenders and criminal convicts out of the Democratic process. He wanted to review all Goan land sale transaction and suspicious power of attorney under Congress rule in Goa in the interest of public. We here in Panjim are waiting for his reaction to Lokpal law. Having seen his classmates suffered and his academic life disturbed by ‘always absent teacher’ who was a politician he also wanted teachers out of active politics. Sanjay was the Chairman, All Goa Anti-Smoking and Anti-Drugs Campaign and submitted recommendations to Goa Government to end smoking and drugs in and around college campuses. He was part of the NSUI delegation to the 1989 International Youth Conference held in Korea , 1991 he was part of 11 member South Asian United Nation delegation to Manila , Philippines to study urban and rural poverty. In 1993 he submitted case studies to United nations with regards to Safat , Kuwait , Dubai and Manama , Bahrain labour conditions to press for minimum wage and dignity of domestic/commercial labour in oil rich countries. In 1994 he was part of a 6 member Capitalist Economics Forum to study Presidential form of Democracy in Washington DC , USA and Parliamentary form of Democracy in London , UK . At a press briefing in Panjim on 22-23st May 1991 following the tragic assassination of AICC(I) President Rajiv Gandhi at the hands of LTTE, himself physically shaken and choked he expressed shock and sorrow at the life cut short of a leader who had all good intentions for the people of India, there on in the absence of genuine leadership Sanjay is said to have found himself in a vacuum, his work grind to a halt. Despite several requests from his side of stepping down he was told to continue and tried to work under the leadership of Narasimha Rao AICC(I) President and Prime Minister. In 1991 he lead the Goa NSUI delegation demanding to erect a life size statue of Rajiv Gandhi in the Goa Medical College Complex, Bambolim, Goa . A copy of a resignation letter from Congress house Panjim, NSUI files, dated 21st Dec 1995 addressed to All India NSUI President, Salem Ahmed the whole state committee signed and resigned ‘to make way for the new committee’ , some time there after he left this country and is heard to have settled in USA, is married and has a son. Sanjay’s well wishers are waiting for his return to Goa the place he and his family loves. Descending from the ancient royal family which ruled south Indian mainlands for over a thousand years, Sanjay’s family still occupies and live in one of their royal premises by the beautiful foothills and in the grandeur of the 12th century Kadamba Jayakeshi I Southern Capital site Velliapura in present day Velim, South Goa and according to the Kadamba Coterie resource he is the 42nd successor to the founder of reign of Hangal. ______________________________________
…ref:/ Kadambas the royals of South India, Our proud heritage. The secrets of Velim. Kd/PhD.pap. …:-mater permitted by the original research author for research purpose.