Participation of CMC sisters in the Youth convention conducted in Jalandhar



 The IX ICYM National Youth Convention was held at Holy Trinity College Jalandhar, Punjab from 5- 12 October 2013.  The delegates were sent to the Dioceses of Delhi, Shimla-Chandigarh, Jammu -Srinagar   and Jalandhar to have culture exchange experiences. They stayed n the catholic families for three days.

The Official Inauguration of the NYC was on 9th Oct 2013, the second day of National Convention. Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, inaugurated the convention along with national chairman Rev. Dr. Leo Cornelio- Arch bishop of Arch Diocese Bhopal, Rev. Dr. Anil Couto, Arch Bishop of Arch Diocese of Delhi, Rev. Dr. Franco Bishop of host diocese Jalandhar and also regional chairman of  ICYM , Rev. Fr. Franklin Dsouza  National Director ICYM Miss Olima Minj National Youth President Fr Peter Kavumpuram Regional youth president and many more distinguished guests were present to grace the occasion. There were Inter Religious meet and Women empowerment programme  during the convention days. The Convention concluded with the Holy Eucharist presided over by s Salvatore Pennacio  the Apostolic Nuncio to India.

 The  youth delegates representing the ever so ancient and ever so young and vibrant India, in its varied cultures, ethnic and linguistic expressions, gathered in Jalandhar for the IX ICYM National Youth Convention, from 5 to 12 October 2013. 

They were enriched by the simplicity, generous hospitality, vibrant faith and warm community fellowship that they witnessed and experienced in the Catholic families of the Diocese of the Northern Region.  The youth were inspired by their habit of hard work, the zest for life and the joyful energy that is so visible in the community.  The National Youth members thanked the Catholic Community and its leaders in the northern region, for making room for them in their homes and hearts.

 We the CMC community were also a part of this great event.

 Sr. Sayujya ,Jalandhar

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