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Bosco Youth Bengaluru Zonal Convention 2016

A weekend for, of and by young people with theme "Choice for Peace and Harmony," the Bosco Youth Bengaluru Zonal Convention was held in Nancy memorial hall, Salesian Sisters Campus, Avalahlli on 23rd October 2016. Around 200 young people from the different communities of SDBs and FMAs under the Bengaluru Zonal arrived with much enthusiasm and joy around 8.30 a.m.

Sri. Kempraj, Zilla Panchayath Member, Avalahalli Constituency Bengaluru Urban Zilla panchayat, Sri. K.V. Jayarama, Zilla Panchayat Member, Avalahalli Constituency, Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat and Sri. K.V. Nagaraj, Member, Kithaganoor Panchayat Member Ward No.3 were present for the inaugural function of the Bosco Youth Bengaluru Zonal Convention. Fr. Jose Koyikkal sdb, vice-provincial of Bengaluru Province, Fr. Anil D'Sa sdb, the Regional Youth Animator of Bengaluru Province, Sr. Diana Rodrigues fma, the Regional Youth Animator of Bengaluru Province together with the dignitaries lighted the Kuttuvillaku and inaugurated the Zonal Convention. Fr. Domenic Sequela sdb, animated the morning session highlighting the "Importance of CHOICE in One's Life".

The Taize prayer moments enabled the young to have a touch with God of peace and harmony. "The moments of silence and continuous chanting brought a heavenly atmosphere," said one among them while sharing her experience. The delicious lunch was followed by group activities.

Sharing on different themes like importance of prayer, advantages and disadvantages of social communication and involvement in uplifting the society in groups was an enriching experience for all of them. Bosco Youth Bengaluru Zonal Convention was concluded around 4.00 p.m. expressing the great attitude of gratitude to one another, to the coordinators, to the organizers and above all to God of peace and harmony.