The ICYM Central Council Annual Elections of Mangalore Diocese for the year 2017-18 was held during the 70th Annual General Body Meeting at the Rosario Cathedral Church Hall on July 2 2017.
The much awaited elections provided nail biting results as Elroy Saldanha, Omzoor was elected as the new President of ICYM Central Council for term 2017-18 defeating Viyon Veigas Vittla by a margin of 19 votes. Other elected members were Ashwin Sequiera, Borimar for Vice President, Ivy Melisha Dsouza, Derebail for Lady Vice President, Joel Concessao, Milagres for Secretary, Vandana Dsouza, Vorkady as Joint Secretary, Jaison Pereira, Shirthady for Treasurer and Jovel Fernandes, Naravi as Auditor.
Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese presided over the programme and appreciated the youth for their collective work and service to the society.
Rev. Fr. J.B. Crasta, the Rector of Rosario Cathedral and Raymond Dsouza, Governing Council Member of ICYM India were present as the guests of honour. The oath taking ceremony was administered by the Diocesan ICYM Director Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash D'Souza.
Meanwhile 8 outstanding youth achievers were honored with “ICYM Youth Achiever Awards” for their achievements in various fields. The best ICYM units and deaneries were also awarded “Annual Cup Awards” for their unique programmes conducted during previous year.
Avil Nainad compered the programme.
The new ICYM Central Council Executive Committee is as follows:
President: Elroy Saldanha, Omzoor
Vice-President: Ashwin Sequiera, Borimar
Lady Vice-President: Ivy Melisha Dsouza, Derebail
Secretary: Joel Concessao, Milagres
Joint Secretary: Vandana Dsouza, Vorkady
Treasurer: Jaison Pereira, Shirthady
Auditor: Jovel Fernandes, Naravi