National Catholic Youth Leaders’ Convention in Mangaluru to focus on leadership promotion

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Mangaluru: National Youth Convention of Catholic youth leaders from India which is being held from Jan 14 to 22 at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, will focus on promoting leadership among youth.

Over 3000 youth leaders across India will attend the convention. The theme of the convention is, “Touched by Jesus, Walking His way” and the focus would be on – preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.

Organized by the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) under the auspices of the Youth Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the tenth national convention will be hosted by the Karnataka Region and Mangalore Diocese in collaboration with the dioceses of Udupi, Belthangady and Puttur.

The convention will be inaugurated by Minister KJ George, Minister for Bangalore & Urban Development and presided over by Most Rev. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore. Local Member of Parliament Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA JR Lobo, MLC Ivan D’Souza and others will be guests of honour.

Noted educationist of Rayan Group of Institutions Madam Grace Pinto will deliver the keynote address.

President of CBCI Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam, Cardinal George Alencherry, and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) and Archbishop of Bombay Cardinal Oswald Gracias will address the youth.

Over eight thousand youth will hold a peace rally on Sunday, Jan. 22. The peace march will begin from Rosario Cathedral Church and culminate at St. Aloysius College grounds. There Justice Kurian Joseph, Supreme Court Justice will address the youth on Constitutional Rights and Duties – Youth Responsibility.

ICYM is the largest Premier Catholic Youth Movement. It is spread over 171 dioceses in India and across 627 districts in India.  Started in 1999, ICYM strives to promote integral development of youth through formation, fellowship and action.

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