Student Activist Christin Menezes of Derebail Elected President of ICYM City Deanery for 2024-2025

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Student Activist Christon Menezes of Derebail Elected Unopposed as President of Indian Catholic Youth Movement – City Deanery for 2024-2025: Student Community Celebrates

Mangaluru: The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) City Deanery held its annual meeting and elections on June 16, 2024, in the mini hall of Holy Cross Church, Cordel, Kulshekar. The meeting commenced promptly at 4:00 PM, with the election process starting at 4:45 PM.

The ICYM City Deanery includes 12 parishes, namely Angelore, Bajal, Bajjodi, Bondel, Cordel, Derebail, Fermai, Kelrai, Neermarga, Paldane, Shaktinagar, and Vamanjoor. The gathering was graced by the presence of several notable dignitaries, including Terrance Crasta, the deanery representative from the diocese; Rev Fr Paul Sebastin Dsouza, Director of ICYM City Deanery; V Rev Fr James Dsouza, Vicar Forane; Rev Fr Vijay Monteiro, Assistant Parish Priest of Cordel; Fr Clifford Fernandes, Parish Priest of Cordel; Ashton Dsouza, past president of ICYM City Deanery; and Ashlin Dsouza, past secretary of ICYM City Deanery.

Mr. Terrance Crasta led the election procedure, overseeing the selection of candidates for 12 key positions. The election saw enthusiastic participation, with 12 candidates vying for various posts.

The newly elected office bearers for the ICYM City Deanery are:

– *President*: Christon Menezes
– *Vice President*: Shannon Pinto
– *Lady Vice President*: Payal Lobo
– *Secretary*: Rishal Monteiro
– *Joint Secretary*: Lishon Pinto
– *Treasurer*: Joel Dsouza
– *Social Cause Secretary*: Veron Pinto
– *Liturgy Secretary*: Sweedal Pinto
– *Cultural Secretary*: Ashton Mascarenhas
– *Red Drop Representative*: Vileesha Braggs
– *PRO*: Stan Dsouza

These newly elected members will represent the City Deanery at the diocesan level. Each of the dignitaries extended their congratulations to the new office bearers, wishing them success in their upcoming term.

The program concluded with a victory speech by Christon Menezes, the newly elected President, who expressed his gratitude and outlined his vision for the future activities of ICYM City Deanery.

The event marked a significant step forward for the youth movement, promising dynamic leadership and dedicated service in the year ahead.

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