Mangalore, Feb 15: Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) of Holy Cross parish, Cordel celebrated its diamond Jublee function at their school grounds here on Sunday February 14.
Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza presided over the programme. Western range inspector general of police, Gopal B Hosur, Bangalore Christ University International office director J R Lobo, Bangalore-based Claratia Publications executive editor Gabriel Vaz, and ICYM - Cordel parish unit former president Joachim D’Silva, were the chief guests on the occasion.
Bishop said that the community youth should be equipped with leadership quality to strengthen the community in every place and urged the youth to follow the same. He memorized his close association with Catholic Youth Movement (CYM) and then he served as spiritual director for many parish units of ICYM.
Speaking on the occasion, J R Lobo said about how the weaker section of the society avoided by the society. He also gave a solution to strengthen their position in the society by empowering themselves economically and educationally.
Gabriel Vaz suggested the community youth to be honest, truthful and committed in their chosen career. By following this youth can lead a successive life. He urged them to develop wide interest by traveling and interacting with the locals, in order to get an insight into various issues of that region and people.
Cordel parish priest and ICYM parish unit director Fr Valerian Pinto, assistant directors and assistant parish priests Fr Arun Lobo and Fr Rajesh Rosario, animator Susheel Noronha, associate animators Noel D’Souza and Leena Lobo, president Alwyn Tauro, secretary Precilla Sequeira, treasurer Sheldon D’Silva, and conveners Civilson Menezes and Zeena D’Costa, were present on the dais.