Mangaluru, Nov 27: A three-day event, SURATHKAL DHAMAKA 2023-Fancy fete was organised by the Golden Jubilee Committee on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Youth Movement (Yuvak Sangh now affiliated to ICYM Surathkal) at Surathkal church premises from November 24 to 26.
The event was inaugurated on the first day November 24 by Fr Austin Peter Peris, parish priest, Sacred Heart Church, Surathkal, Fr Richard D'Souza, assistant director of ICYM, Russel Roche, vice president, PPC, Asha Pinto, secretary, PPC, Lloyd Denzil, owner of Urban Edge, Oswald D'Souza, Rony Fernandes, Alfred D'Souza, members of Golden Jubilee Committee, Joyvin D'Souza, president, ICYM, Maria D'Silva, secretary ICYM, Sandeep D'Souza, youth convenor by raising a flag tied to the helium balloons.
The ICYM has revived the Fancy Fete after a 20-year break, bringing back memories and excitement to the community. The overwhelming response from both parishioners and the public created a profound impact.
The fete consisted stalls at church ground, where the consumer items are exhibited such has food items, traditional food, street food, toys, dresses,mocktail, daily use items and many more items .These stalls helped in promoting their brands.The organizing committee decided to make this event completely entertaining by holding housie-housie, spot games ,special cultural performances by students as well as artistes , singers, dancing groups. The cultural stage was open to all and the children’s exhibited their talents. Special attractions were arranged for kids.
Santhosh Pai, HR Head, BASF was felicitated by the Golden Jubilee Committee for sponsoring the expense of the cultural event on the third day.
ICYM Surathkal arranged games for the public and Scary house was most demanded by the public.
In a much-anticipated event, the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) is poised to celebrate its golden jubilee with a grand finale at Surathkal Church on December 17. This milestone marks 50 years of empowering youth and fostering community engagement.