Mangaluru, July 6, 2015 : Alwyn D’Souza of Agrar Parish was elected the new President of the Central Committee of the ICYM of the Diocese of Mangaluru on the occasion of the 68th annual general meeting of the organisation.
In the elections held on the occasion, Alwyn defeated Viyon Vegas of Vittal Parish by 6 votes. Members from 85 affiliated units of Mangaluru Diocese participated in the election.
Earlier the programme began with Holy Eucharistic celebrations with National Youth Director of ICYM Fr Franklin D’Souza as the main celebrant. In his homily, Fr D’Souza underlined the need for the members of the society to be service minded.
The meeting was chaired by outgoing president Melreeda Rodrigues. All other posts of ICYCM Central Committee were elected unopposed.
Fr Ronald D’Souza, Director of ICYM, Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, Vicar General of Mangaluru Diocese, Jacintha Alfred, Mayor of Mangaluru, Raymond D’Souza, national advisor of ICYM, Fr Wilson D’Souza, Parish Priest of Bejai and many others were present.
ICYM achievers were honoured on the occasion. The annual report was presented by Venassia Rodrigues, Secretary.
A few achievers of ICYM were felicitated on the occasion. Venassia Rodrigues, secretary, presented the annual report. Ten best units of the diocese namely Bajpe, Cordel, Paneer, Permannur, Paladka, Moodbidri, Taccode, Madanthyar, Maril, Loretto units were honoured on the occasion.
The other new office bearers are :
Vice-president : Vishwas Lobo, Bannur
Lady Vice-president : Nishita D’Souza, Manjeshwar
Secretary : Jackson D’Costa, Vamadapadav
Joint Secretary : Roshel Mascarenus, Puttur
Treasurer : Wilson D’Souza, Allipade
Auditor : Anish D’Souza, Suratkal
Regional executive : Jonita D’Souza, Bijai and Viyon Viegas, Vitla
IPP : Melreeda Rodrigues, Balkunje