23 Students from 11 northeast towns get leadership training

DSC00821 DSC00872 DSC00912GUWAHATI ? Twenty three student leaders from 11 northeast India towns had 3 day leadership training at Kharguli, Guwhati. The Young Catholic Students/Young Students Movement (YCS/YSM) Training of Animators was organized by the YCS/YSM Regional Office, NERYC, Guwahati from 19th to 21st September, 2013. The program was held at NEDSF, Kharguli. The students came from Agartala, Aizawl, Bongaigaon, Diphu, Guwahati, Imphal, Kohima, Miao, Nongstoin, Shillong &Tura. The occasion provided an opportunity to fulfilling the aim of the movement ?Building a new society ? - a relationship of peace and harmony. ?We came as strangers to each other but now go back as friends and companions to make a better place through this young students movement,? said Miss Debbarma from Tripura. The main topics dealt with were: What is YCS/YSM Movement & Why YCS/YSM for teenagers, History & Structure, Aim, Vision, Objectives & Methodology ? SEE, JUDGE & ACT, Spirituality, Way of Life ? Cell Life, Cell Meeting and how to conduct cell meeting. Other topics like Tips for Leadership and Role of an Animator, Church History, ICYM ? Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Theme & Thrust of National Council YCS/YSM India i.e. Theme: ?Students? education in the modern era? and Thrust: Interculturality, Religious Pluralism and Universal culture of love & Life were included. The sessions were laced with motivational video clips, Team Building exercises, Logo designing, Cell meeting & Reporting demos, and a Study Exposure to Sankardev Kalakshetra and Regional Science Centre, animation songs and games, group wise quiz competition, and Self esteem. ?Each day began and ended with prayers and meditation, Holy Mass, Rosary made more meaningful and creating each one to realize the need for God in their daily life,? said resource person Sr Rosejolly MSMHC. Her co-trainer former YCS/YSM NEXCO and Coordinator of North East Educational and Development Society from Shillong Mr Edward Thma added, ?It was a packed program yet each one expressed a deep sense of joy and determined to do something in their own towns for a better society through YCS/YSM the movement for students from classes VII to XII.? YCS was founded by Cardinal Joseph Cardijn in 1930s, in Belgium. The first contact to YCS India was from Germany in 1961 and then by a visit of an extension worker from Sri Lanka and through the help of Miss Betty Kin from Australia, YCS units were formed in some schools in Madras city in 1962. The formal beginning was in 1966 and then spread wide to various regions including North East region in 1988 first to shillong. The Regional Office is based in Peace Centre, Ambari; National Office was in Chennai and recently shifted to New Delhi; Asian Office in Manila and the International office in Paris. By Sr. Agnes Sanihe,?YCS/YSM Coordinator, NERYC

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