The 97th annual celebration of the Kerala Catholic Students League is all set to move to newer heights this year. The highlight is a rally in which more than one thousand students from the Ernakulam-Angamaly diocese will take part.
The rally will be inaugurated on January 11 by Union Minister K V Thomas and will begin from St Thomas Girls High school, Perumanoor, and conclude at Thevara S H Higher secondary school. Later there will be a cultural fest.
“More than 2500 students from around 26 dioceses will participate in the different cultural competitions this year,” said the Archdiocesan Director, Fr. Joyson Puthussery. The events include margam kali, chavittu nadakam, parichamuttu,puthan pattu, and folk dances.
The dioceses include Changanacherry,Ernakulam,Idukki,Irinjalakuda, Kanjirapilly,Kochi,Kollam,Kothamangalam, Kottapuram,Kottayam,Kozhikode,Neyyatinkara,Pala, Pallakad,Thiruvananthapuram,Thrissur,Varapuzha and Vijayapuram.
“A pledge will be taken this year and will include an announcement against the crimes faced by women,” says Fr. Puthussery. “There will also be an organ donation pledge.”
On Saturday, the concluding session will be inaugurated by Ernakulam Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath. MLA Hibi Eden will be the honourable guest.