Udupi, Feb 26: CYM Barkur successfully completed its first project of renovating the house of Dorothy D'almeida. The project was conducted by CYM Barkur Charity group, a group of ex-members of CYM.
Fr Philip Nery Aranha inaugurated and blessed the new house. Speaking on the occasion he said, “It is like the real Holy Mass to wipe the tears of the most deserved family in my parish." Fr Aranha then thanked the ICYM former members, the Catholic Sabha, Barkur unit, and people who worked hard to execute it in a professional manner led by Divyanand Gonsalves.
CM Barkur repaired and renovated the almost dilapidated house, belonging to Dorothy D'Almeida, Halekody spending almost Rs 1.80 lac, exclusively contributed by members and kind-hearted donors approached through via online. CYM Barkur is an organization that helps locals with its unique projects. Many offshoots were flourished and earned a place of goodwill and reputation in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gulf countries. The latest addition to this elite list is – Former CYM Barkur Charity Fund, envisaged by a visionary Vincent D'Almeida and a few of his associates and like-minded companions in November 2020.
Sharing his experience in CYM Kishore Gonsalves, proprietor, Kishoo Enterprises outlined how CYM spirit encouraged to envisage the concept of reaching to the poorest and the needy and informed the gathering that all the 16 members, other well-wishers and donors feel contented to see its first-ever project completed and handed over to the most deserved recipients.
Divyanand Gonsalves, who was entrusted with responsibilities of project co-coordinator, Charles D'Almeida, president of Catholic Sabha, Barkur and Jossie Fernandes, a well known social worker were felicitated on the occasion.
Ward members also voluntarily participated in the projects.
Archibald Furtado explained the objectives and plans of the organization. Charles D'Almeida welcomed the gathering.
Rolita D'Almeida, eldest daughter of Dorothy D'Almeida, in her emotionally packed brief vote of thanks, called out each and everyone's contribution, sacrifices and goodwill towards her family and admitted that their family will remain always indebted to all concerned for a lifetime. She assured to keep all generous CYM Charity Fund members and others in their daily prayers.
Sisters of IHM Convent, office bearers of Pastoral Council, Members of CS, former members CYM Barkur, various representatives of other pious organizations of the church, the ward members, neighbours and well-wishers were present on the occasion.