Mar 1 : Indian Catholic Youth Movement Central Council, Diocese of Mangalore in association with Toastmasters Club, Mangalore organised "Eloquence" - an interactive workshop on enhancing public speaking skills on Sunday 28th February 2021 at 10.00 am at St Aloysius College, Mangalore.
The program began with a prayer song led by members of ICYM Central Council. Rev Dr Praveen Martis - Principal St Aloysius College , Mr Roy Castelino- PRO Mangalore Diocese, Fr Ashwin Cardoza Director ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Mrs Shraddha Pai - President Toastmasters Club Mangalore, Mrs Sapna Shenoy - Area Director Toastmasters Club Mangalore, Mr Oliver Lobo - Coordinator, Mr Leon Loyd Saldanha - President of ICYM, Ms Veena Shalet Vas- General Secretary of ICYM were the dignitaries on the dais.
Mr Leon Loyd Saldanha welcomed the guests and the gathering. The dignitaries inaugurated the program symbolically by unboxing the Mike.
Mrs Shraddha Pai in her introductory speech gave a brief introduction about the working of the Toastmasters Club.
Mr Roy Castelino spoke about how youth need to communicate effectively in society and be a good example for others. He also appreciated the ICYM team for hosting such a program.
Rev Dr Praveen Martis in his presidential speech spoke about the three C's for public speaking i.e. Competence, Confidence and Connect and also shared his experience. He also mentioned that if we have passion , we can achieve anything in life.
There were 3 sessions in total which were conducted by Mr M.N. Pai - distinguished Toastmaster, Mr Preeval and Ms Fiona, members of Toastmasters Club Mangalore.
Ms Veena Vas proposed the vote of thanks. Sujay Lobo and Sheldon Alvares compèred the inaugural and valedictory ceremony.
Fr Ashwin Cardoza- Director ICYM Mangalore Diocese congratulated the delegates for their active participation and thanked each and every one for being the backbone of the event. The program concluded at 4.30pm with the ICYM theme song.
A total of 73 delegates participated in this event and made it a successful one.