25th ICYM Council
Quoting the example of Geethanjali Rao the Indian-American inventor, author and young scientist who invented water lead-level measurement device, Bp Henry D’Souza, the chairman of Commission for Youth in his Keynote address exhorted the 52 youth leaders to be problem solvers. It was the 25th KRYC Council hosted by the Diocese of Mysore held at Catholic Centre, Bannimantap Mysore on 21st February 2021. Recalling the Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti of Pope Francis Bp Henry called on the youth to love all as brothers and Sisters, with a dream in the mind, compassion in the eyes, joy on the face, truth in the mouth, love in the heart and service in the limbs and relationships in life. Rev Fr John Sequiera OCD, Director of Pushpashram Mysore, gave the youth a ‘Christian vision of life’. How big was their vision, he asked the youth. He gave them various skills of life, smart thinking and building great attitudes and adorable relationships to develop the Christian vision of life and to become someone who can be trusted.
A think tank was organised after the tea break regarding the forthcoming Youth Convention if it could be hosted by Mandya Diocese with probable dates during Deepavali holidays 2021 with the theme Universal human solidarity and fraternity based on Fratelli Tutti.
After the lunch break, all the diocesan youth presidents reported the activities of the youth in their respective dioceses between 2020 January to February 2021.