ICYM Bejai Unit celebrates Environment day in unique way
Mangaluru: “Just say no to plastic bags” this was the motto as ICYM unit of St Francis Xavier Church, Bejai organised “Parisar Divas” on the occasion of the environment day on Sunday 8th July 2018, in order to create awareness about the use of plastic which pollutes the environment.
After each mass on Saturday and Sunday, nearly 2,500 cloth bags were bought and distributed to the faithful of Bejai parish free of cost. People were also happy to receive these bags which can be reused. This unique idea of distributing cloth bags came up since previously ICYM association used to distribute saplings which were not practical as many people live in flats and don’t have the land to plant these saplings. But if we use cloth bags instead of plastic bags we are going to save the environment. in another way.
The “Parisar Divas” was inaugurated after the Eucharistic Celebration by the Parish Priest Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza, along with Asst. Parish priest Fr Rohan Lobo, Principal of Lourdes Central School Fr Robert D’Souza, Fr Norbert Lobo, Vice president of Parish pastoral Parishad Stany Vas, President of ICYM Lionel Pinto and Secretary Jisel D’cunha.
On this occasion, the Parish priest called upon the parishioners to avoid the use of plastic bags in order to save Mother Nature and start using eco- friendly bags. These bags were also distributed to nearby schools and shops. The programme was successful because of the ICYM members and the Asst. Parish Priest Fr Rohan Lobo the person behind it.