A freedom fighter fights for his own people. Carlos da Cruz fights for his own people, but they sent him to Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
He was only 17 years old when he was voted for the membership of the Executive Committee and later for the presidentship of the Central Lyceum Students’ Association of Goa. As a member of the Association he felt unhappy that it had been doing nothing to promote civic education of the students. He deplored that they should be used as has select pawns in the political game of official mentors, namely the professors (Government servants). He wanted them to behave and act as the dignity of the higher student class or the interests of her motherland required of them. He chalked out an ambitious programme for their mental emancipation and desired it to be implemented in all seriousness, but the professors intimidated the students and sabotaged his laudable efforts.
I admire him. Carlos was constrained to resign from the Executive Committee.