Mangalore diocese ICYM holds ‘PSTA’ online training programme

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Mangaluru, Aug 9: Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Central Council, Mangalore diocese on the occasion of National Youth Sunday hosted ‘PSTA- 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 8 through an online platform.

The PSTA programme started with a prayer song. Leon Loyd Saldanha, president of ICYM Mangalore diocese welcomed the guests and the gathering.

Walter Nandalike, managing director of Daijiworld, was the chief guest and the main speaker for the programme. Msgr Fr Maxim Noronha was the president of the programme. 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 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 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.

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 Fr Maxim Noronha and 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 programme.

There were breakout rooms created online for the president, secretary, treasurer and Amcho Yuvak/media representative. Leon Saldanha introduced Jackson Eric D’Costa, former president of ICYM, and he took the session for all the presidents and secretaries. Vishma D’Cunha introduced Anil Rupesh who took the session for all the treasurers. Rakshith Pinto introduced Manoj Fernandes, former PRO of ICYM, he was the trainer for all the media representatives.

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 programme ended with ICYM theme song.






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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Aug 09 2021

    God Bless ICYM ...

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 09 2021

    Congratulations to the ICYM of Mangalore Diocese. It is good to see Training happening online, which is the norm of the day. You are the Future of our Society and our community as well. We wish the new office bearers all the best and hope you will live up to the values expected from you. Your Program Chief Guest, Mr. Walter Nandalike is a living and leading example of Leadership and Achievement through hard work and dedication. Good Luck new team and do well.

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