Bellary Diocese

Orientation Programme for ICYM at Bellary Deanery

13 August, 2017: Indian catholic youth movement (ICYM) Bellary deanery, Bellary organised an orientation programme for the youth of Bellary deanery on 13th August at St. Joseph’s boy’s school, Bellary. Rev. Dr. Henry D’Souza, bishop of Ballary diocese was the chief guest for the programme. Rev. Fr. Paul raj (Vicar Genera), Mr. Rayalu Reddy (DDPI development, Bellary), Rev Fr. Bhagavanth raj (manager St. Joseph’s boys), Rev. Fr. Prem D’Souza, OFM, (Diocesan Youth Director) ICYM Diocesan Youth President Mr. Augustine were the other dignitaries for the programme. There were 88 youth’s present for the programme.

The Programme started with a prayer and lighting of the lamp at 10am. Miss Ancy, MC of the programme welcomed the gathering. Dignitaries who were present in the Dais spoke few words addressing the gathering. After the inaugural function the sessions began. There were 3 sessions. The first session was taken by Mr. Rayalu ready, DDPI development, Bellary. He spoke on the importance of team building in the youth group for effective functioning of the group. There after Rev. Fr. Gnanapragasam, former youth director of Bellary spoke on “Positive Attitude”. He motivated the youth to be positive and serve the society for the better. In the afternoon there was another session by Mr. Anthony John, former ICYM member (Alumini). He spoke on four aspects of life; Psychological, Social, Physical, and Spiritual. He told the youth that all these 4 aspects of life are equally important in one’s life. Also he explained them what ICYM is. This was followed by the zonal level election. The elected members for Bellary zone are;

1. Williams- President
2. Jessy - Vice President
3. Monica - Secretary
4. Stephan - Boy rep.
5. Pavitra - Girl rep.

After each session there was animation by different parish youth. The orientation programme ended with the solemn holy Eucharist presided by Most Rev. Dr. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary. The diocesan youth director thanked all for the success of the programme

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