November 25, 2017 is the date to be written in the golden letters in the history of the CBCI Council for youth. It is the day the long cherished and awaited dream of having youth village in Padrithana, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra India was actualized by laying the foundations. This village will cater to build the skills, train, empower and prepare tomorrow's leaders today.







The foundation stones were laid by Rev. Dr. Abraham Viruthakukangra, Archbishop of Nagpur for Animation Centre, Rev. Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas SFX, CBCI General Secretary  for Boys and Girls Hostels and Rev. Bishop Henry D'Souza for the Administrative Block in the presence of former CBCI Commission for Youth Executive Secretary Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Souza, previous CBCI Office for Youth Executive Secretary Rev. Fr. Franklin D'Souza and Present CBCI Council for Youth Secretary Rev. Fr. Deepak Thomas KJ OCD, Rev. Fr. Alexander Yesudasan Regional Secretary for Youth Commission of MP Region, Priests from the Diocese of Nagpur, and various men and women religious congregations in around the Yuvagram, Ms. Neelima Lakra ICYM National Vice President I and Mr. Leon Pereira ICYM National Vice President II, Friends of ICYM and Alumni attended this historical events.









Archbishop Abraham officiated the foundation laying ceremony together with other two bishops. After the liturgical celebrations he unveiled the foundation stone inscription. Later on addressing the gathering Rev. Henry D'Souza said that this center will be for rural and marginalized youth to realize their dreams. He said through this center we plant seeds and not the fruits. Rev. Theodore in his address thanked the Archbishop for his generous contribution of land to the youth of India and said that it should be dynamic movement of future keeping in mind the changing needs of our society and our youth. He made an request that this venture should help the poor, marginalized and those that are not getting opportunity else were should be given the first preference. Rev. Abraham appreciated Bishop Theodore for his presence and the support for this project and also reechoed the message of Bishop Theodore that this center should work for the poor and marginalized youth of India. The program ended with Mr. Leon Pereira, ICYM Vice President II proposing the Vote of Thanks.
















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