ICYM Valencia Unit organises Red Drop Valencia 2018
Pics and Report by Gordon D Almeida
Mangaluru: “If you donate money you give food, But if you donate blood you save life” Taking this quote as an inspiration, the members of ICYM Valencia Unit in association with Wenlock Hospital Blood Bank, Mangalore organised a blood donation camp with the name “Red Drop Valencia 2018” on account of 72nd Indian Independence Day on August 12 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Ferrer Hall, Valencia.
Fr James D’Souza Parish Priest, Fr Joswin D’Souza Assistant parish priest, Fr Arun Lobo Resident priest, Parish pastoral council, secretary Lizzie Pinto, Dr Geetika Doctor In-charge Wenlock Hospital and Shree Latha Blood Bank in-charge Wenlock hospital presided over the inaugural programme. Leslita D’Souza Joint Secretary ICYM Valencia Unit welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp.
Fr James D’Souza in his presidential speech spoke on the importance of blood donation and stressed the parishioners to donate blood. Shree Latha Blood Bank in-charge encouraged the gathering to donate blood and pointed out the benefits of donating blood. Venessa Lee thanked all the guests and those who helped in conducting the event successfully and compered the formal programme.
The event concluded successfully with a total of 65 units of blood which were collected at the camp. The entire event was arranged and managed by the members of ICYM Valencia Unit and Wenlock Hospital Blood Bank.
ICYM Madanthyar unit organizes Friendship Day Celebrations
ICYM Madanthyar unit organized Friendship Day Celebrations on Sunday 12 August 2018 at the Sacred Heart Community Hall soon after the second mass.
The youth had to tie the friendship bands by picking their friends through lots. Fr Alwin D’Souza Assistant Director ICYM Madanthyar unit delivered a message on friendship day to the youth. Fr Jerome D’Souza Principal Sacred Heart PU College, Deacon Br. Alwin were present on the occasion. A total of 30 youth had participated in the celebrations.