July 09 : ICYM Central Council Annual Elections of Mangalore Diocese for the year 2019 -20 was held during the 72nd Annual General Body Meeting at Milagres PU College Hall on Sunday, 7th July 2019. The 72nd Annual General Body Meeting and Elections commenced with the Holy Eucharistic Celebration at 9:45AM. The main celebrant of the Holy Eucharistic celebration was Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash Dsouza - Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese along with Rev. Fr. Ashwin Lohith Cardoza – Designated Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese followed by the 72nd Annual General Body Meeting of ICYM Central Council Mangalore Diocese which commenced at 11:00 am.

Jaison Periera, Shirthday – President, ICYM Mangalore Diocese welcomed the guests and the gathering. Rev Fr Micheal Santhumayor – Principal, Milagres PU College was florally welcomed with a bouquet by Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza during the occasion. Fevisha Monteiro, Ranipura - Diocesan General Secretary, ICYM Mangalore Diocese read out the report of 71st Annual General Body Meeting and Elections.

ICYM Central Council Diocesan Election was held from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm under the guidance of Diocesan Chief Election Commissioner Rev. Fr. Vijay Victor Lobo, Procurator of Mangalore Diocese who briefed out the rules and regulations pertaining to election process along with the Election committee members and the election was carried out smoothly, followed by the lunch. The Annual General Body Meeting was compered by Roshan Rocco – Secretary, ICYM City Deanery (2018-19).

After the post lunch session, the youths exhibited their talents with a cultural programme. The much awaited election with huge expectations, provided nail biting results which was announced by the Diocesan Chief Election Commissioner Rev. Fr. Vijay Victor Lobo. The Elected members are as follows Leon Loyd Saldanha, Bendur as President, Francis Monteiro, Siddakatte as Vice - President, Blairil Vishma Dcunha, Cascia as Lady Vice - President, Veena Vas, Shakthinagar as General Secretary, Ajith Pinto, Permude as Joint Secretary, Vivan S Fernandes, Madanthyar as Treasurer and Vijay Crasta Bela as Auditor.

The concluding ceremony of 72nd Annual General Body Meeting and Elections commenced at 4:00 pm. Jaison Periera, Shirthday – President, ICYM Mangalore Diocese welcomed the guests and the gathering. Fevisha Monteiro, Ranipura - Diocesan General Secretary, ICYM Mangalore Diocese read out the Annual report of the year 2018 -19.

The concluding ceremony was presided by Most. Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese. He appreciated the youth for their collective work and service to the society and addressed the gathering about Bandutva, Laudato Si Campaign and Environmental protection, Water Resource Mangament. He applauded the youths for accomplishing K2K mission with a great success and said, "it still gives me goosebumps looking at the hardwork of the youths".

Lancy Dcunha – National President, AICU along with Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash Dsouza - Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese and Rev. Fr. Ashwin Lohith Cardoza - Designated Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese were present as the guests of honour. The oath taking ceremony was administered by the Diocesan ICYM Director Yuvaspoorthi Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash Dsouza.

Jesvita Quadras, Angelore – Former National President, YCS/YSM India (2016-19) was honoured during the occasion for representing India at the International Youth Forum (Post Syndol Forum Meeting), Rome and Denzil Jerome Periera, Kelerai for securing Government job. Executive and Council Members of ICYM Central Council were felicitated for their selfless service during the year 2018- 2019. Meanwhile 5 wedded couples were felicitated for their selfless service in the past years as a Diocesan Executive Members. 7 outstanding youth achievers were honoured with “ICYM Awards - 2019” for their achievements in various fields, the youth achievers are as follows:

Mr. Joyson Sandesh Lobo, Kirem in the field of Water Resource Management, Mr. Jaison Jeevan Sequeira - Gurpur in the field of Music, Mr. Rayan Pinto - Moodbidri in the field of Business, Ms. Neha Supreetha Suvares - Surathkal in the field of Education, Ms. Flavia Jyothi Dsouza - Surthakal in the field of Science and Innovation, Ms. Neetha Braggs - Omzoor in the field of Sports, Mr. Steven Wilson Goveas - Bondel in the field of Self Employment.

Top 10 Best ICYM Units were awarded with Best Unit Awards, the units are as follows: 1st place ICYM Madanthyar Unit, 2nd place ICYM Narampady Unit, 3rd place ICYM Venur Unit, 4th place ICYM Moodbidri Unit, 5th place ICYM Shirthady Unit, 6th ICYM Bela Unit, 7th place ICYM Maniyampare Unit, 8th place ICYM Manjotti Unit, 9th place ICYM Mulki Unit, 10th place was secured by ICYM Ujire Unit and ICYM Kirem Unit.

On this auspicious day, Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha inaugurated One to one and Job opportunity programme and also the Fund raising campaign as a project for building houses to the poor families by releasing CD which includes Konkani devotional songs. Bishop felicitated the participants of Selfie with Soldier, Red Drop Campaign and awarded prizes to the awardees of Poster painting competition organised by AICU in collaboration with ICYM and Mangala Jyothi. A portrait sketch of the Bishop was handed over to him as a gift on behalf of the youths of Mangalore Diocese.

Yuva spoorthi Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza and Rev. Fr Ashwin Lohith Cardoza were honoured on this occasion for their marvelous service as the directors of ICYM Mangalore Diocese. Fevisha Monteiro, Ranipura - Diocesan General Secretary, ICYM Mangalore Diocese rendered the Vote of Thanks. Mr. Rohan Lewis, Madanthyar compered the programme. Total of more than 400 youth were present for the programme. The programme concluded with ICYM Anthem.

The New ICYM Central Council Executive Committee for the year 2019 -20 is as follows:

President: Leon Loyd Saldanha, Bendur
Vice - President: Francis Monteiro, Siddakatte
Lady Vice – President: Blairil Vishma Dcunha, Cascia
Secretary: Veena Vas, Shakthinagar
Joint Secretary: Ajith Pinto, Permude
Treasurer: Vivian S Fernandes, Madanthyar
Auditor: Vijay Crasta, Bela
Regional Representative Male: Sheldon Alvares, Derebail
Regional Representative Female: Ancita Dsouza, Cordel
MIJARC Representative: Cleeta Dsouza, Suratkal
Immediate Past President: Jaison Periera, Shirthady.

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