The fourth ICYM Alumni meeting was held on March 2 to 3, 2018 at Navinta Retreat Centre, Delhi. 23 members participated from the 9 batches of ICYM Office bearers starting from the year 2000. Former Directors Rev. Fr. Joel D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Franklin D’Souza and Rev. Sr. Edleburgh and Rev. Fr. Deepak Thomas the present ICYM Director also participated.

Mr. Roshan Alexander the president of the Alumni Association welcomed all the members and initiated the alumni meeting. The main motto of the association is “time to give back” The main objectives of the Alumni meeting was to strengthen the ICYM and to assist the NEXCOs. There were fruitful discussions, deliberations and inputs from the members as to how the alumni could help the youth of India in various sectors.

In the evening,  Most Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas SFX,  Secretary General of CBCI celebrated the Holy Eucharist and in the Homily he congratulated the Alumni members for their dedication and commitment towards the Church and society. He began the homily with the theme “here is the dreamer come let us kill him” and explained the deeper meaning of it stating that each one of us has received a call and is entrustedwith a mission and while responding often has a price to pay. He also used the popular proverb saying“people throw stones at the fruit bearing tree” and invited the alumni to get ready to face the challenges of life.

On the second day the meeting was co-ordinated by Mr. Alison Pereira and the members were divided into smaller groups to discuss the action plan. At the end the meeting the following conclusions were made:
1.A Booklet would be released by March 2019. (Consisting the testimonies of past NEXCOS.)
2.Members decided to help the needful youth in various sectors such as education, career, legal aid etc.

It was decided that the next meeting would be held in Vasai on 2nd & 3rd March 2019. The meeting concluded withthe Alumni membersbeing convinced about the ideas and the action plan of the association.

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