ICYM -NEERMARGA ORGANIZE INTRA PARISH CONTESTS…..
Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Neermarga unit organised an inter-ward cricket tournament for Men and Lagori for women on 26th February, 2023 at St Joseph The Worker Church ground.
The inaugural programme commenced by seeking God’s blessings through a Prayer Song that allowed the audience to open their hearts and minds in conversation with God. The words of welcome by Jelroy Vas-President of ICYM filled the occasion with warmth and hospitality. Rev Fr Anil D’Mello Parish Priest, Rev Fr Prakash Lobo, Brother Rakesh Francis, Mr. Francis Gonsalves and Mrs. Zita Usha Fernandes -Vice President and Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council, Mr. Sunil – ICYM Animator and Jelroy Vas were the dignitaries on the dais. Rev Fr Anil D Mello in his motivating Presidential Address said, “I just want to say that give it your best and compete with integrity as well as keep it a fair play. Sports make us healthy and strong and not only teach us to celebrate victory, but also accept defeat with grace”. The participants raised their hands and voiced in unison the oath administered by Rovin the sports secretary, promising to take part in different events honestly and in a spirit of sportsmanship. The Cricket and Lagori matches then started with 15 and 11 teams and a terrific battle was shown between teams with discipline and enthusiasm. It was really good to see the exuberance in the audience, which really helped the players to perform well on the ground. The confidence that the audience showed in their teams and love that they showered gave a huge motivation to the players. In Cricket Tournament, Man of the series was won by Roshan, Best batsman and best bowler by Anil and Prajwal and Player of the Match by Praveen. Lourdes Ward won the Cricket Cup and Runner up trophy was secured by Fathima Ward.
In Lagori contest-Rovita won the All-Rounder trophy, Best Shooter and Best Fielder awards were bagged by Ancita and Melvita respectively. Lourdes Ward emerged to be victors and Christ the King Ward claimed to be Runner up .
On the whole Cricket and Lagori Tournaments enhanced team coordination, increased concentration and alertness.