Mangaluru, July 3: Jessica Santhumayor from Cordel parish, the new diocesan president for YCS, along with other office bearers took charge during the diocesan annual general body meeting held on July 3 in Bejai Church Hall here.
The ceremony was presided over and inaugurated by Fr Vincent Montiero, parish priest of St Sebastian Church, Bendoor. The concluding programme was held in the evening at 2 PM. The guests of the day were Msgr Maxim L Noronha, vicar general of the diocese of Mangaluru, Dr J B Saldanha, parish priest, Bejai, Fr Roopesh Madtha and Richard Alvares Kulshekar.
Fr Roopesh Madtha was felicitated by the vicar general along with the guests on the dais for the service rendered towards YCS/YSM.
The outgoing executive committee conducted the programme. Merel Dsouza and Ashton D’Souza shared their experiences on behalf of all the council members.
Josvita D’Souza, Gurpur welcomed the gathering and the director Fr Roshan D’Cunha proposed a vote of thanks. Jennica Cordeiro, Valencia presented the annual report.
Merel D’Souza and team rendered a prayer song, Ashton D’Souza and Idon Crasta were the MCs of the ceremony. The election commissioner of the year Fr Antony Clany D’Souza conducted the handing over ceremony and diocesan director Fr Roshan D’Cunha led the oath-taking ceremony.
The outgoing YCS diocesan executive committee was felicitated with certificates by the vicar general. Fr Dr J B Saldanha released the YCS annual magazine 'Yuvatare'. The programme was organized by the team consisting diocesan animator Prajwal Sequeira Derebail, diocesan coordinator Mervin J Vas Ferar along with the past council members Nevin D’Cunha Permude. Jeevan Bondel conducted a session for all the animators. The units which received cent percent results in PU examinations were felicitated with a memento.
Jessica Santhumayor was elected the president of Young Catholic Students (YCS) Mangalore Diocese for the year 2022-23. The other newly-elected office bearers of YCS Mangalore Diocese 2022-23:
Vice president-Reeshal Lewis, Gurpur
General secretary-Mevan Lewis, Madenthyar
Joint secretary-Avita D’Souza, Shirthady
Liturgical secretary-Clement Mascarenhas, Urwa
Public Relation Officer-Prajwal Monis , Vamanjoor
Treasurer-Jeethan D’Souza, Fajir
Cultural secretary-Sam D’Souza, Panir
Yuvatare Annual Magazine editor-Alisha Crasta, Kelarai
Yuvatare sub editor-Brinelle Fernandes, Bejai
Regional representatives-Briston Rodrigues Cordel and Ashton D’Souza, Neermarga.