🕓 February 19, 2006
Pics: Srikanth Bhat, Vision Digital Studio
Kanajar, Feb 19: ICYM Kanajar which took birth in 1981 under the guidance of the then spiritual director Fr Jose Menezes celebrated its silver jubilee on Sunday February 19. The celebrations began in the morning with a ceremonial mass offered by Rev.Fr. Lawrence D'Souza, Director of Fr. Mullers hospital along with Rev Fr. Francis Rodrigues, assistant Editor of "Raknno" and Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha. The entire liturgy was arranged by ICYM, whose 24 members and the Director (Parish Priest) lighted 25 candles in a thoughtful symbolic gesture to mark the occasion. After the mass, cake and soft drinks were distributed to all those took part in the holy mass.
The grand valedictory celebrations were held in the evening on the Kanajar
High School ground and was presided over by Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev.
Aloysius Paul D'Souza. Speaking on the occasion he called the youth to imbibe
virtuous leadership and be successful in life. The catholic youth must adorn the
role of soldiers in order to safe guard our Indian culture. Guest of honor at
the program Dr M Mohan Alva the chairman of Alva's Education Foundation lauded
the service to the society by the Christian community in spite of being small in
number. In his advice to the youth, Alva told them to face the challenges in
life boldly and to come out with flying colors.
ICYM president Praveen Lancy Mendonca welcomed the gathering. ICYM Udupi district director Fr Peter Pinto, Karkal varado director Fr Michael Lobo, Kanajar parish priest Fr Alwyn D'Cunha and parish council vice president Celestine D'Souza were present on the dais. All the chief guests were also honored with commemorative mementos. Mr Derrick D'Souza, secretary ICYM read out the report of ICYM.
Dr Mohan Alva released "Parzal", the silver jubilee souvenir of the unit. On the occasion "Lourdachi Zhar" the parish bulletin edited by R E Rebello was released by the Bishop. An honor was accorded to the previous presidents of the unit by Fr Michael Lobo.To mark the silver jubilee year, ICYM unit has planned to provide sanitation facility to 22 poor families of the parish, disclosed Fr Alwyn.
At the cultural program, 'Sang Maka' a music video album by Wilson Shirva was displayed. The entertainment session included dances and an enthralling Tulu drama "Kadalge Serandi Sudhe".
Pramila Pais proposed the vote of thanks. Anil Menezes, Edwin Mendonca and Veera D'Souza compered the program..