Monday, July 11, 2011

KCYM Diocese of Palghat Celebrates Youth Day

Kerala Catholic Youth Movement, Diocese of Palghat celebrated Youth day at Holy Spirit Church, Perimbadari, Mannarkkad. KCYM Mannarkkad forane hosted the event that was organized on July 10th.

The program that began with flag hoisting was followed by the Holy Mass for the Youth, which was offered by Fr. Tom G. Vadakkekara, KCYM Diocesan Director and Fr. Tony Kozhippadan, KCYM Mannarkkad Forane Director.

After the Holy Mass, Mrs. Anitt Joseh, Munsif Magistrate of Mannarkkad, inaugurated the Youth Day celebrations. Johnson Pallineerakkal, KCYM Perimbadari Unit President delivered the welcome address for the meeting which was presided by Prince Kalambukattil, KCYM Diocesan President. In the meeting in which Fr. Abraham Palathinkal, Mannarkkad Forane Vicar, delivered the benedictory address, KPS Payyenadam, a well known social activist delivered a talk on Youth and Drug abuse, which is the main focus of activity of KCYM for the year.

During the meeting, the youth assembled took oath to eradicate drugs and alcohol from their locality and life. The official handing over of the film Satheerthyar, a short film produced by Student Film Society of Kerala for display in schools, were handed over to Anto Thermadam, Diocesan General Secretary by Diocesan Director Fr. Tom.

Fr. Tony Kozhippadan, Sr. Catherine, Diocesan Youth Aimator and Alphonsa Joy, State Syndicate Member, delivered the felicitations. Variety entertainment programs followed the public meeting.

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