Barikhajuri, India: A Claretian Regional Youth Meet in North India was organized at Barikhajuri mission under the banner of Prefecture of Youth and Vocation Ministry by the Province of Bangalore. It was jointly organised by Barwadih and Barikhajuri missions on 10 December 2022. Over 500 young people from Claretian Parishes and Schools of Barikhajuri and Barwadih along with students from Bargarh participated in the event.
Fr. Jaipaul Thumma, the Prefect of Youth and Vocation Ministry in the province was the chief guest for the programme. Reconstructing the story of the Titanic ship, he spoke on the need for the young people to be prompt in picking up signals from God. He exhorted the youth to be grateful to the parents and take care of them. Fr. George Mattathil spoke on the reasons behind organizing such a meeting in the season of Advent, which encourages and deepens our faith in God and hope for better future.
Fr. Deonis Kujur, the regional youth coordinator, along with other Claretians and parish youth leaders, helped in planning and organising the event. The activities of the day also included a Bible Quiz, Carol Singing and Dance Competition.