Karkala: Yuva Catholic Vidyarthi Sanchalan Udupi holds 'YCS Zoom'

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Karkala, Oct 23: Yuva Catholic Vidyarthi Sanchalan (YCS) of Udupi Diocese, on Friday, October 20, organised 'YCS – Zoom' at St Joseph’s Church premises, Belman.

Msgr Dr Baptist Menezes inaugurated the programme and addressed the gathering. The stage programme was presided over by Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop of Udupi diocese.

In his presiding address, bishop Dr Gerald spoke about courses for IPS, IAS, top governmental jobs like in railways, defence and others, teachers and lecturers posts, among others. He said, "Firstly, we should have a certain aim in life to succeed. Secondly, the aim should have power to succeed. God has given power to succeed and we should use it in our life. Thirdly, we should work hard to succeed. Without hard work in our studies, we can never expect better in life.


"Out of 14 dioceses of Karnataka, youth of Udupi Diocese are first in overall achievements. As many as 357 SSLC students secured a distinction. We have extremely talented youths. We have a target from 2015 to 2025 of at least 25 securing IAS or IPS posts. Already, in the last two years, two youths have secured the posts," he said.

Fr Michael Santhumayar, principal of Milagres College, Mangaluru, spoke on professional courses including Hotel Management and gave a brief on their scope.

Fr Anil Jacob D’Souza, Karnataka State YCS director felicitated the YCS conveners of various parish units. In his address, he appreciated the youth of the diocese for their activities, the first in Karnataka State dioceses. "The youth should have commitment, competence and compassion; then, they can succeed in life."

Fr Roshan Santhumayar, Belgaum diocese YCS director,  Fr Edwin D’Souza, director of Youth Commission, Udupi diocese and director of YCS, Fr Roy Lobo, assist parish priest of Belman church, Sr Usha Stella local convent superior, Alwyn Ageira, vice president, and Paustine D’Souza, secretary of Belman church parish pastoral council, Lydia Aranha, Melwyn Castelino, Mervin Rodrigues were among those on the dais.

On the occasion, Fr Roshan Santhumayar felicitated YCS members who participated in the national level camp. He said that YCS had many advantages."It gives a sense of belonging, chance to be oneself, creates an atmosphere where one feels accepted and respected, gives an opportunity to discover one's talents and weaknesses, and gives an opportunity to search together and deepen one's insight."

There were five competitions in all. Quiz zoom competition for IPS and IAS aspirants, traditional games, Bible model, Konkani cultural songs and Konkani traditional dances were organised.

Meyril D’Cruz of Belman Church and Elton Simon Alva of Udupi Church units won the YCS Quiz Zoom prizes. Roshan and Rayan of Byndoor Parish won the first prize, and Nisha Rebiero and Augustine Mendonca of Tallur Church, won the second, in the Bible Model competition. Shirva parish won the first place and Miyar church won the second place in Konkani songs. Shirva unit won the first place and Udupi won the second, in dance. Byndoor unit won the first place and Pangla, Shankerpura placed second in the traditional games. As many as 35 YCS units of the diocese participated in 'YCS Zoom' and a larger number of YCS students participated actively in various competitions and the programme.

Fr Edwin D’Souza, director of YCS, Udupi diocese, delivered the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted successfully and concluded with YCS hymn.

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