Dubai: Viyon Robin Veigas elected president of Konkan Yuva

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Dubai, Apr 12: Konkan Yuva Dubai, the youth wing of St Mary’s Church, Dubai announced Viyon Robin Veigas as the president for the term 2021-2022 during the Annual General Body meeting held on April 9.

Viyon Robin was elected unanimously during the Annual General Body meeting and election. He hails from the Vittal parish from the diocese of Mangaluru. He will succeed Vivian Fernandes as the tenth president. He was active in YCS, ICYM serving at different levels in the parish, diocese and regional levels. Member of several social organisations and personality development organisation like JCI.

Viyon Robin Veigas

Speaking on the occasion the new president said, “Konkan Yuva is built on a strong rock by our founders with a vision and mission, it is our responsibility to take the legacy forward. I take this opportunity as a responsibility. Let us all give our best and take active participation in every event and meetings. Let us not only focus on a particular region. We need more Konkani speaking Catholics to join us from everywhere. Humanitarian works, spiritual developments are also needed of the hour which we need to focus on.”

Outgoing president Vivian Fernandes said, “I am happy that I have handed over the presidential responsibility to a safer hand and to a well-deserving committee. I thank all members especially executive committee members, former presidents, seniors for their guidance and support throughout the journey. I thank all our sponsors and well-wishers.”

About Konkan Yuva

Konkan Yuva is the youth wing of St Mary’s Church, Dubai which is a young and dynamic youth movement comprising of young individuals from the Konkan coastal belt and residing in UAE. The tagline of Konkan Yuva being ‘home away from home.' It has helped many individuals seeking comfort and assurance in the team, the main vision of the organisation is to help the newcomers from the Konkan belt in Dubai, to give them comfort and create a friendly atmosphere, to be reachable for them whenever they are in need.

Past and current activities

Konkan Yuva has been an active organisation in the St Mary's Church. KY has been involved in various activities like jobseekers' seminars, family fest, Khel Mhel, online and offline talent hunt events, blood donation drive, Christmas Crib competitions, helping poor students back in India. Involving themselves in helping labours in labour camps, cleaning of the cemetery, live musical concerts, youth Mass and many collaborative events along with SMMC and YAM.

For memberships contact
Denzil Ralph Moras
Vice president (0522447158)

Anisha D’Almeida
Gen secretary (058976650)






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