YUVAGRAM FOUNDATION STONES BLESSED AT PADRITHANA IN NAGPUR ARCHDIOCESE
CBCI  27 November,2017(CBCI)

A step towards fulfilling the dreams of the youth

 

 

YUVAGRAM -

November 25, 2017 is the date to be written in the golden letters in the history of the CBCI Council for youth. It is the day the long cherished and awaited dream of having a youth village in Padrithana, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra India was actualized by laying the foundation stones for three projects. This village will cater to build the skills, train, empower and prepare tomorrow's leaders today.

The foundation stones were laid by Rev. Dr. Abraham Viruthakukangra, Archbishop of Nagpur for Animation Centre, Rev. Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas SFX, CBCI General Secretary  for Boys and Girls Hostels and Rev. Bishop Henry D'Souza for the Administrative Block. Very conspicuously present for the occasion were the former CBCI Council for Youth Executive Secretaries Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Souza, and Rev. Fr. Franklin D'Souza and the Present CBCI Council for Youth Secretary Rev. Fr. Deepak Thomas KJ OC.  Rev. Fr. Alexander Yesudasan, Regional Secretary for Youth Commission of MP Region, Priests from the Archdiocese of Nagpur, and various men and women religious congregations in around the Yuvagram, Ms. Neelima Lakra ICYM National Vice President I and Mr. Leon Pereira ICYM National Vice President II, Mr. Jose Jacob from Bangalore (Enterprenuer) and Friends of ICYM and Alumni attended this historical event.

Archbishop Abraham officiated the foundation laying ceremony together with the other two bishops. After the liturgical celebrations he unveiled the foundation stone inscription. Later on addressing the gathering Most. Rev. Henry D'Souza said that this center will be for rural and marginalized youth to realize their dreams. He said through this center we plant seeds fruits from which will come later. Bishop Theodore in his address thanked the Archbishop for his generous contribution of land to the youth of India and said that according to him a dynamic movement has been started which with time and circumstances will develop for the future keeping in mind the changing needs of our society and our youth. He made a request that this venture should help the poor, the marginalized and those who do not get opportunities else were to get the first preference. Rev. Abraham appreciated Bishop Theodore for his presence and the support for this project and also reechoed the message of Bishop Theodore that this center should work for the poor and marginalized youth of India. The program ended with Mr. Leon Pereira, ICYM Vice President II proposing the Vote of Thanks.

Catholic Bishop's Conference India, CBCI Youth Council & Youth ACTIV8 Foundation dedicate YUVAGRAMA, Padrithana, Butibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra, to the youth of India.