Nov. 8: “ Ingenium 2018”- a Talents exposition event was organized by the YCS ( Young Catholic Students) Central Council for all the YCS units in all Mangalore Diocese on November 4th 2018 at St Agnes PU College, Mangaluru.
The event began with the Inauguration at 9:30 AM by invoking God’s blessings. Ms Ashvia Lasrado the diocesan president welcomed the gathering. Mr Aravind Bolar, famous Tulu Actor and popularly known as “Tuluvera Manikya” , was the chief guest for the inauguration. He inaugurated the event with other dignitaries by spraying colors on the logo of the event. The chief guest was then felicitated on behalf of YCS for his achievements in the Film Industry.
The new Konkani anthem for YCS was also released during this occasion. The lyrics for the new anthem has been composed by Fr Cyril Lobo and sung by Fr Cyril Lobo and Ms Ashvia Lasrado. Music has been composed by Mr Rynel Sequeira.
Mr Aravind Bolar in his message spoke enthusiastically in Konkani as well as Tulu and encouraged the students to keep smiling in victory and defeat alike. He also entertained the audience with some of his most popular dialogues and the young audience was thoroughly entertained with his comical timing. The General Secretary Ms Jean Lobo proposed the vote of thanks.
The most awaited valedictory was held at 3:30 PM. Mr Walter Nandalike, proprietor of Daijiworld was the chief guest. Mr Joshwa DSouza welcomed the gathering. The chief guest in his message motivated the young students to face failures and criticism bravely and use that as a stepping stone to success in their life. A collection of “Action Songs” by the YCS Central Council and videographed/ music arranged by Royston Bajpe was released by the chief guest. Mr Nandalike was felicitated by the YCS for the service he renders to the society. He gave away the prizes to the winners. Fr Rupesh Madtha proposed the Vote of Thanks and announced the winners of various events. Bajjodi Parish was declared as the Champions of “Ingenium 2018” and the Runner up trophy was shared by Bejai and Shaktinagar Parishes. Ms Jane and Ms Deoina compered the ceremonies. The program concluded at 4:00 PM.
7 competitions were held on the day. Mad Ads, Thematic Group Dance, Devotional Group Singing, Face Painting, Soap Carving, Photography and Pencil Sketching events were held where over 650 participants from 42 teams took part.
Director YCS Mangalore Diocese Fr Rupesh Madtha, , YCS Diocesan Animator Mr Prajwal Sequeira, YCS Diocesan Coordinator Mr Mervin Vas, National YCS President Ms Jesvita Quadras, Regional YCS office bearers Mr Royden Colaco and Ms Vidya Veigas, Diocesan YCS President Ms Ashvia Lasrado , General Secretary Ms Jean Lobo were the others who present on the dais.