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Mangaluru, Jan 16 : During Army Day Parade in New Delhi on 15th January 2022, Mangalurean Major Neil Silas Lobo received a distinguished Sena Medal Award.  

Neil was born on July 7, 1990, to his loving parents Leo Lobo and Matilda Fernandes. Neil is married to Shriya Sikchi and has a 11-month-old boy named Nathan Caleb Lobo.

Neil has only one sister, Chrisma Aquiline who got married to Astley Lobo, now in the US.  

Neil’s primary education was at St. Anthony School (Pre-school to 4th) Good Shepherd Convent, Secondary school (5th to ICSE) at St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School and he did his PUC at St. Joseph’s P U College (PCME) and completed his BBM at St. Joseph’s Commerce College.

Neil graduated from IMA Dehradun on 13th December 2014 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 8th Light Cavalry, Armoured Corps.  He was promoted to Captain in December 2016. In 2019 he was posted to Rashtriya Rifles in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.

On 15th August 2021 he was awarded the Sena Medal.

Throughout Neil’s student life, he was an active member both in college AICUF and Church Youth Club and was in choir too (St. Jude’s R T Nagar, till he joined Army in 2013).

He was extremely good in sports – Hockey, Football, Cricket and Track Events.  Even now he plays for his Army Unit.  He has a very cool personality.  Ever cheerful, kind to others especially for the aged, very humble in nature.  Neil believes in service more than just uttering prayers.

His father Prof. Leo Lobo is a native of Bajal parish, belonged to God the Holy Spirit church, Mangaluru and former professor of St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru (Head of Department, Electronics).  Currently, he is an NLP trainer and  practitioner.  His mother Matilda Fernandes, a native of Neermarga church, belonged to St.Joseph the Worker church, Mangaluru and currently working as a teacher (Maths & Science) at Gulabi Girls’ High School, Bengaluru.

We congratulate Major Neil Silas Lobo and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.  


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