Yuva Spandan Derebail observes Vanamahotsava Day
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Mangaluru: Yuva Spandan Derebail, a formal youth group of the parish of Most Holy Redeemer Church, Derebail, which is affiliated to Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Mangalore Diocese observed the Vanamahotsava day, on Sunday, 18 June, 2017.
The programme commenced after the Sunday mass, at 10:30 am in the premises of the church. Fr Austin Peter Peres, the Parish Priest was the chief guest, along with Fr Gratian Alvares, the resident priest, Lizzie Fernandes, the Secretary of Pastoral Council, and Preston Russel Sequeira, the President of YSD – ICYM.
The event began with welcoming the gathering by Jenifer Pinto, the liturgy secretary of YSD. Followed by a short message by the parish priest, Fr Austin highlighted on the three ‘R’s’ the citizens must look upon, Renew – Re-use – Recycle. He also stressed on how the parishioners can grow vegetation in and around their house and make the change in the society.
Later, Joylin D’Cunha, the cultural and sports secretary of YSD delivered the vote of thanks. The guests and parishioners moved towards the cemetery where the plants were planted. A total of 20 plants were planted in the vicinity of the church.
Report by: Sheldon Alvares, Derebail
Pictures: Prajwal Sequeira, Derebail