The ICYM of the Diocese of Mangalore organizes the online training program “PSTA”


Press release

Mangaluru, August 9: The Central Council of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM), the Diocese of Mangalore on the occasion of National Youth Sunday organized ‘PSTA-2021’, an online training program for presidents, secretaries, treasurers and Amcho Yuvak / media representatives from all units and deaneries of ICYM Mangalore Diocese on Sunday August 8 via an online platform.

The PSTA program began with a song of prayer. Leon Loyd Saldanha, President of the Diocese of ICYM Mangalore welcomed the guests and the gathering.

Walter Nandalike, Managing Director of Daijiworld, was the main guest and keynote speaker for the program. Bishop Father Maxim Noronha was the president of the program. Father Ashwin Lohith Cardoza, Diocesan Director of ICYM, Leon Loyd Saldanha, Diocesan Youth President, Veena Vas, Diocesan General Secretary were the dignitaries of the program. Dr Meena Pereira, Dean of PG Studies at Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work, was the guest, who was present online.

Dr Meena Pereira briefly explained how young people suffer mentally and physically and how counseling would help them overcome many problems.

Bishop Father Maxim Noronha launched the ROSHNI counseling logo – Recover, Regain, Relive, an initiative of the ICYM Diocese of Mangalore, in collaboration with Roshni Nilaya-School of Social Work and Shanthi Kiran Counseling center Bajjodi.

Bishop Father Maxim Noronha addressed the assembly on the importance of young leaders in the current scenario and congratulated the entire council team for their active participation during this pandemic.

Walter Nandalike, in his speech, spoke about his life experience and how to face life’s challenges. He underlined the importance of the media in the current situation. Bishop Fr Maxim Noronha and Walter Nandalike were honored with a memory as a sign of gratitude. Veena Vas returned the vote of thanks. Minol Braggs, Diocesan Youth PRO animated the inaugural program.

Online sub-committee rooms have been created for the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Amcho Yuvak / media representative. Leon Saldanha introduced Jackson Eric D’Costa, former ICYM president, and he took the session for all presidents and secretaries. Vishma D’Cunha introduced Anil Rupesh who moderated the session for all treasurers. Rakshith Pinto introduced Manoj Fernandes, former PRO of ICYM, he was the trainer of all media representatives.

Father Ashwin Cardoza addressed the participants about the important announcements regarding the AGM and the elections. He announced that elections would be scheduled for next Sunday. He also congratulated all DEXCO and board members for their selfless service over the past two years.

The PSTA training program ended with the ICYM theme song.


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