ICYM Mangalore Diocese

"P.S.T.A - 2021"

Indian Catholic Youth Movement (I.C.Y.M) Central Council, Mangalore Diocese on the occasion of National Youth Sunday hosted "P.S.T.A - 2021", an online training programme for the Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Amcho Yuvak/Media Representatives of all the Units and Deaneries of ICYM Mangalore Diocese on Sunday, August 8th 2021 at 9.45am through an online platform.

The PSTA program started with a Prayer song. Leon Loyd Saldanha, President of ICYM Mangalore Diocese welcomed the guests and the gathering.

Mr Walter Nandalike Managing Director of Daijiworld, was the Chief Guest and the main speaker for the programme. Msgr Rev Fr Maxim Noronha was the president of the programme.

Rev. Fr. Ashwin Lohith Cardoza - ICYM Diocesan Director, Leon Loyd Saldanha - Diocesan Youth President, Veena Vas - Diocesan General Secretary were the dignitaries for the programme. Dr Meena Pereira, Dean of PG studies at Roshni Nilaya School of social work were the guest, who were present online.

Dr Meena Pereira gave a brief introduction about how youth are suffering mentally and physically and how counselling would help them to overcome many problems.

Msgr Rev Fr Maxim Noronha launched the counselling Logo ROSHNI - Recover, Regain, Relive, an initiative by ICYM Diocese of Mangalore in collaboration with Roshni Nilaya- School of Social Work and Shanthi Kiran Counselling centre Bajjodi.

Msgr Rev. Fr Maxim Noronha addressed the gathering on the importance of youth leaders in the present scenario and congratulated the entire council team for their active participation during this pandemic .

Mr Walter Nandalike in his address briefed about his life experience and how to face challenges in life. He highlighted the importance of media in the present situation. Msgr Rev Fr Maxim Noronha and Mr Walter Nandalike were honoured with a memento as a token of gratitude. Veena Vas rendered the vote of thanks. Minol Braggs - Diocesan youth PRO compered the inaugural program.

There were breakout rooms created online for the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Amcho yuvak/Media representative. Leon Saldanha introduced Mr Jackson Eric Dcosta - Ex President of ICYM, and he took the session for all the Presidents and Secretaries. Vishma D’ Cunha introduced Mr Anil Rupesh who took the session for all the treasurers. Rakshith Pinto - introduced Mr Manoj Fernandes -Ex PRO of ICYM, he was the trainer for all the Media representatives.

Rev. Fr Ashwin Cardoza addressed the attendees about the important announcements pertaining to Annual General Body Meeting and the elections. He announced that elections will be scheduled next Sunday. He also congratulated all the DEXCO and Council members for their selfless service for the past two years. The PSTA training program ended with ICYM theme song.