BIS #6539 Youth Day at Don Bosco Chakan

by Father Xavier Bandya for BISMumbai

Pope Francis' clarion call to the young people for the World Youth Day, “Arise, bear witness to Jesus with your lives," was the reason for the young people of Chakan to come together on Sunday, 05 December 2021, to bear witness and to take steps to be influential people in the world.

The programme began with a thanksgiving song ‘Tumko dhanyawad karte Prabhu’ inviting the 26 youth from Don Bosco Technical Institute and from the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima to express their gratitude to God for choosing them as God’s privileged ambassadors.

The youth were guided by the Salesian priests Fathers Briston Britto, Xavier Bandya and Ivan Rodrigues, on the wholeness of life that is offered by God. Putting across the episode of St Paul’s conversion, the sessions challenged the youth to offer back the best things to the society in which they live.

  • Being virtuous and to uphold values among humanity

  • Four dimensions of human growth

  • Decision making

Besides development in their personal growth these 03 input sessions were directed to bring awareness among the youth towards a life of truth and integrity.