January 16th Fr. Franklin D’Souza, ICYM National Youth Director participated in the Andra Pradesh ICYM Regional Council. This took place at St. John’s seminary, Hyderabad. A.P. Regional Chairman for youth His Excellency Rev. Anthony Poola - Bishop of Kurnool, inaugurated the council. Fr. Franklin led the prayer and Regional Youth Director Fr. Dumpala Balaswamy welcomed and explained the necessity of such council. YCS National Chaplain Fr. Charles Menezes as well as ICYM National Director Fr. Franklin D’Souza took interactive sessions. Fr. Charles Menezes spoke on YCS/YSM and its role in the youth ministry. Fr. Franklin D’Souza spoke on leadership and motivation. He invited the directors and youth to build the youth ministry positively. ICYM National Treasurer as well as full time volunteer Mr. Philiph M. shared his testimony of volunteerism. Regional Youth President Mr. Suresh compeered the program. He also thanked Fr. Franklin for his presence.