Archdiocesan Youth Training Programme for the candidates who applied for Clerical officers, Deputy Section Officers, Deputy Block Officers in Gujarat State was held at Pethapur, Gandhinagar from 26thto 28th August 2016. His Grace Archbishop Thomas Macwan inaugurated the training programme with lighting of the lamp, prayer and with his discourse along with Priests from Pethapur and Rajulbhai Azad. Mr. Nirmal Vorha dealt with Public Administration, Mr. Bhavin Parmar dealt with the history of the Constitution of India and history of Gujarat and India and General Knowledge, Mr. Kailashbhai dealt with Maths and Reasoning and Mr. Rajul Azad dealt with Gujarati language.
Mr. Victor Mecwan, IAS who is the Joint Secretary of Revenue in Gujarat State and who encourages such programmes came over and encouraged the Youth with his life example and made the participants to focus on life with SWOT analysis. Ms. Rosily Victor, who is always willing to encourage our Youth conducted a group dynamic session which made the participants energetic. There were 26 Catholic Youth from Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad dioceses. Fr. Xavier James celebrated the Holy Eucharist both days in which all the Youth participated devotedly. We are grateful to His Grace Archbishop Thomas, all the fathers of Pethapur and Rajulbhai Azad who have helped directly for such programme. We are glad to note a success story that one candidate who participated last year’s Talati programme is now Talati (Village Officer). (Xavier James)