April 24th, 2014 Inter – Regional Meeting at Ranchi was inaugurated by Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Charles Soren at Diocesan Pastoral Centre of Archdiocese of Ranchi. Theme of the meet was ‘awakening to your identity and shine’. In his inaugural address Bishop told youth should build their life on the ‘Word of God’. Being Adivasi youth need courage and strength from the Lord to stand by the community. He also stressed that never ever be ashamed of your identity.
From CBCI Office for Youth its secretary Fr. Franklin D’Souza was present for the inaugural ceremony. He also took a session ‘Touched by Jesus – Walking His way’. He stressed that we should get motivated to motivate others. Catholic Church in India offers everything in training of the youth as leaders. He conducted a small activity to show that where their interest lies. He challenged the youth to make a difference. Swim against the current with the help of the Lord. To be truthful and holy is the call of the hour. Youth have got potentiality which they have to generate it positively. He asked the youth to participate in the program whole heartedly. He prayed over the youth. Regional Youth Director of BIJHAN Fr. Peter Barla welcomed Fr. Franklin D’Souza and Ms. Rajani thanked Fr. Franklin. Regional Youth Director of Orissa Fr. Birendra Ekka and RYD of CG Fr. Sunil Kerketta were present. There were 150 youth leaders from Chhattisgarh, Orissa and BIJHAN.