Mr. Joachim Alwa was born in South Kanara on January 21st 1907, he was educated at the Jesuit College, Bombay. He was expelled from the
St. Xaviers College for having moved a resolution at the Catholic Students Union urging to throw open its doors at its Annual Social Gatherings to students of other communities.
K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri Joachim Alwa
He is a rhetorician. He won the gold medal in the
All-India Rhetorical Contest held at Benaras. Mrs. Sarojini Naidu called him as Edmund Burke. He actively interested himself in organizing the Youth League and the "No-Tax" campaign at Bardoli. In 1930 he founded the National Christian Party. He was appointed the 6th Dictator of the
War Council. He was arrested and sentenced to two years and three months rigorous imprisonment.
He was elected the Secretary of the Bombay Students Brotherhood and was the first Indian Christian Secretary during its
fifty years existence.
In the Nasik prison he wrote two books "Men and Supermen of Hindustan" and "Indian Christian and Nationalism". The manuscripts of both were confiscated.
(1937) he married Miss Violet
Hari, M.A. L.L.B, who is a professor of English at the St .Xaviers Indian Women's University
College. She is assisting him in his Congress activities.
He inspires men by the
fervor of his spirit. His intellectual powers are as remarkable as his political instinct.