Udupi : Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) of Udupi Diocese organized “Shine – 2016”, the first Diocesan Youth Convention with the theme of Let your light shine before others (Mathew 5:16) at Trinity Central School Campus, Parampalli near here was inaugurated on Friday, 8th January, 2016.

During in her chief guest address Mrs. Priyanka Mary Francis CEO Zilla Panchayat, Udupi said that in the modern world we have lot of opportunities and options to face challenges in the life. We have to need proper guidance and orientation to approach and achieve goal in life. We have to select right path in the life, she said.








The life is like the challenge to climb mountain with success. So we can achieve the goal and aspiration in right direction. She gave her brief achievement prior to get degree of IAS. Her parents supported to select right path of career rather she having lot of opportunities and options. Even though she completed IAS in second attempt, she felt that public service examinations need tough to face public during their service. There are plenty of mountains but need to climb successfully. We have to climb mountains of life with determination, patient and so on. We should be succeed to achieve certain goal in life with success.

Very Rev. Msgr. Baptist Menezes Vicar General, Diocese of Udupi was presided the convention. Rev Fr. Charles Menezes Director of International organization of IYCS, France, Rev Fr. Anil D’Costa Principal of Trinity Central School, Parampally, Rev Fr. Romeo Francis Lewis Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fathima Church, Parampally, Vipin Paul President of Karnataka Pranth, Rev Fr. Edwin D’Souza Director of ICYM Diocese of Udupi, Derick Mascarenhas President of ICYM, Diocese of Udupi, Vivina Saldanha Secretary, Sr. Hilda FMA & Walter D’Souza Animators were present on the dais.










Rev Fr. Edwin D’Souza gave keynote address and gave some of the objects and need to organize youth convention in diocese level. He outlined the vision, mission, goal and objectives of youths of the diocese under Youth Pastoral Plan – Mission 2025. The mission to form catholic youth as value-based leaders in the society and to motivate catholic youth to work for the development of society with the goal that youth rooted in faith and filled with Christian spirit.

Rev Fr. Charles Menezes said that what you have done is not important than what you have been is important. He gave about the situation of spirituality of the youths in particular. We have several objects in life but we are called to feel the people better. He conveyed his best to success of the youth convention of the diocese.
Mrs. Priyanka Mary Francis was felicitated with shawl, garland and fresh fruits by dignitaries of the dais during the occasion.

Msgr Baptist Meneaes gave his presiding address and said we have to achieve something new. Youths should shine for the betterment of the life career. He praised the organizes to arrangement of youth convention of diocese.











Earlier after the invocation prayer led by Rev Fr. Paul Prakash D’Souza and Rev Fr. Herold Periera, Diocesan President Derrick Mascarenhas welcomed the gatherings. Viviana Saldanha secretary delivered vote of thanks. The inaugural programme was compered by Anthony Mendonca and Jovita Maria D’Souza.

The diocesan youth convention to be held from 8th to 10th January, 2016 which so many events life Magnificat – praise and woprship : Youth Band, Enigmatic – discussions and presentations, Taize Prayer : Jesus Youth Moments with the true friend, Kinetics – Group Dynamics, Glee and Gusto – loads of fun and frolit, Reconciliation –celebrating the year of Mercy and much more.

There will be panel sessions to be held. Is ICYM relevant today by Ivan D’Souza MLC, Mr Norbert Misquith, Suratkal and Mrs Jane Cynthia Crasta, Trasi which to moderated by Fr. Charles Menezes. The Panel – My Encounter with the Savior by Hemanth Michael, Mumbai, Mrs. Maria William Periera and Ronnie D’souza which to moderated by Fr. Herold Pereira, The Penal – Youth in Indian Civil Services and Politics by George Pinto Deputy Commissioner of Excise, Mrs Remedia D’Souza Ex-Zilla Panchayat President and Dr. Norbert Lobo HOD – SAC Mangalore which to moderated by Fr. Reginald Pinto. The Panel – I want to be an Entrepreneur by Walter Nandalike of Daijiworld Media, Jaison Bernard D’Souza, Engineer and Alwyn Quadros of Kota which to moderated by Rev Fr. Henry Masrarenhas. Lat Panel – Konkanni Literature & Culture by Rev Fr. Royson Fernandes, Udupi, Janet Barboza Mudarangady which to moderated by Prof. Vincent Alva, Pamboor.

The Validictory programme to be held on Sunday, 10th January to be presided by Bishop of Udupi Diocese.  Dr. Richard Vincent D’Souza CEO Zilla Panchayat Raichur will be chief guest.















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