Moodabidri , Oct 15: ICYM Shirthady Unit along with the parishioners celebrated World Teachers Day on the feast of St.Thérèse of Lisieux on Sunday 7th October 2018 under the guidance of Parish Priest Fr Francis Crasta.
World Teachers day, also known as International Teachers Day is celebrated annually on 5th of October in commemoration of the great step made for teachers in 1966 when UNESCO in cooperation with the ILO adopted the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers.
All the teachers of the parish celebrated Teachers Day by taking part in the Holy Eucharistic Celebration as well by conducting the Sunday Liturgy.
The main celebrant of the Holy Eurcharistic Celebration was Fr Nelson D’Almeida, Director Sandesha Mangalore and co-celebrants were Fr Joe Mary Lobo , Director Sri Christa Sharan Ashram Birur and Fr Francis Crasta - Parish Priest Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Shirthady. For their selfless service, the teachers were honoured with bouquets along with a mementoas a token of appreciation.
Fr Francis Crasta presided over the function after the mass along with Wilfred Pinto - Vice President and Lita Pereira - Secretary Parish Pastoral Council, Jaison Pereira - President ICYM Central Council Mangalore Diocese, Herald D’Silva - Animator ICYM Shirthady Unit.
Chintan Lobo - President ICYM Shirthady Unit welcomed the gathering. Fr Francis Crasta delivered his presidential message and stressed the importance of teachers and their service to the Church and society and wished them all well and success in their profession of teaching.
ICYM unit members conducted games and entertained the gathering. On behalf of all the teachers, Edward D’Sa appreciated the efforts of all the unit members in conducting this programme. Preemal D’Sa- Secretary ICYM Shirthady Unit proposed the vote of thanks. Breakfast was served to thegathering.
A total of 24 teachers were part of this programme.