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On the 10th of July 2022 the parish youth president (PYP) and YCS/YSM (Young Catholic Students/Young Students Movement) unit students’ presidents (USP) meet was organized by Youth Commission, Diocese of Shimoga at ‘Sannidhi’ centre for pastoral renewal. The programme began with the Eucharistic celebration by Rev Fr Pius D’Souza, the youth Director of the diocese of Shimoga.

There were 65 youth leaders and YCS/YSM unit presidents from 22 parishes were present for the meeting. All of them systematically presented their parish level activity reports. Most of the parish youth have tried their level best to reach out the people in various ways, in spite of pandemic for two years. Many youth leaders thanked their parish priest for their encouragement and support.

The parish level action plan was presented by parish youth presidents and YCS/YSM unit presidents. It was very much enriching and motivating discussion. All the participants had a wonderful opportunity to share their views. Many doubts were clarified and suggestions were welcomed. Youth had an informative and interactive day. The day brought so much joy and gladness, to appreciate and encourage each other to continue the good work of youth in their respective parishes.

Miss Supriya Varghese the president of Indian Catholic Youth Movement-I.C.Y.M, Shimoga welcomed the delegates. Miss Anethra Angeline the girl representative of I.C.Y.M, Shimoga initiated the day’s program. Enthusiastic and creative central team members conducted the animation. 

The day ended with a vote of thanks by Mr Joshua D’Costa the president YCS/YSM, Diocese of Shimoga.