by Rohan D'souza sdb
KAPADVANJ-GUJARAT, OCTOBER 27, 2014: Don Bosco, Kapadvanj inaugurated the youth camp organized for eighty-six youngsters, who came from the various parts of the Deanery of Umreth in Ahemdabad on October 24, 2014. The inauguration took place as a part of the Eucharistic celebration in Don Bosco Kapadvanj. Present for the Eucharistic celebration were the Rector of the institute, Fr. Ivan DeSouza, the Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Fr. Mayank Parmar SDB and the Parish Priest of the nearby Karamsad Parish, Fr. Sandeep Parmar.
The four day youth camp, kick started with the Eucharistic celebration in Gujarati and the symbolic lighting of the lamp. Different Youth representatives from the various regions were called upon for the lighting of the lamp. The theme of the Youth Camp, 'Youth and Family Life' was highlighted in the homily and in the backdrop. All the talks and activities would be centred towards it.
"We are happy to have a Youth Camp that has us in mind" asserted Swapnil Pateli, a youngster from the diocese of Umreth, "we look forward towards fun-filled four days in Kapadvanj." "This is our contribution towards the catechesis of youth in the diocese" said Br Jerome Edison, a Salesian, "this forms a part of the vocation promotion in the region." The Camp also formed a part of the Bi- centenary project of the Gujrat region.