by Father Xavier bandya for BISMumbai

Due to the COVID-19 and keeping in mind the various norms and regulations expected to be followed during this pandemic time, young people of the St Michael Parish Church Suket, took the initiative to create a YouTube channel for their online activities. The1st idea was to have an online dance competition from 22-30 July 2020 for the catechism students of the parish.

These Online Dances were performed in solo and duet. Many of the catechism students lack space and facility (smartphones) and had to overcome many other disturbances around to record their dances. The youth provided the space in one of the school classrooms and recorded the dances, ensuring the safety of the students. The students were asked to report on a specific given date, at a particular time, between 22-26 July with proper precautions.The final recording and editing for the YouTube upload was done in the remaining 04 days.

The Youthub Mikhelpura Channel has all the dance performances The winners were given prizes by the parish team. The YouTube link is shared to all the parishioners. This was the 1st time that such a collaborative online effort has taken place, thanks to the pandemic.