The Coordinators and the office bearers of All Youth Associations (AYA) of Bangalore came together on Sunday 20th March 2022 under the banner of Yuva Chethana the youth commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.
The Archbishop, Most. Rev. Peter Machado presided over the function and exhorted all the youth associations to network and collaborate with each other in serving the youth of the archdiocese. He appreciated the service rendered by all the youth associations with competence and expertise in their particular charism. Nine Youth Associations functioning independently in the archdiocese came together to share and know each other. Every Youth Association introduced themselves and presented the structure and functioning of the movement with special reference to the archdiocese of Bangalore. Fr Anil Dsa the Youth commission secretary welcomed the gathering along with the joint secretaries Fr Vivian Richards and Fr Arul Sampath.
Team of AYA Youth Coordinators was formed taking two youth from every youth associations. Mr Infant Kevin of ICYM nominated himself as the Chief coordinator to AYA and Mr Akash of Bosco Youth nominated himself as the secretary to AYA. ICYM (Indian Catholic Youth Movement), YCS/YSM (Young Catholic Students/ Young Students Movement), AICUF (All India Catholic University Federation), Bosco Youth, Jesus Youth, Hosanna Youth, Auxilium Youth, YUBW (Youth United for a Better World – Foculare Movement) and Schoenstatt Youth were present for the function and took active part in the gathering.
Youth activities to energise the gathering and to get to know each other were conducted by the ICYM which made everyone enthusiastic and involved in the programme. It was decided to meet at the earliest as AYA and come out with common minimum programme and strategies of networking and collaboration.