KOTTAYAM: Fifth regional conference of the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM), The Gulf Orthodox Youth Conference (GOYC) will take place at St. Thomas Nagar, Abu Dhabi. The conference is scheduled from September 9 through 11, 2010, said Metropolitan Youhanon Mar Polycarpos, President of OCYM at a press conference at Kottayam. Participants from all Gulf countries are expected to attend the conference.
There will be a letter writing competition as part of the conference on the topic “Awake to Exist, We Have Only One Earth”. A short-film production competition will also take place on the same topic.
Trophy and cash award for the winners of ‘All Malankara Quiz Competition’ will be distributed during the conference.
Ambassador of India to UAE MK Lokesh will be the chief guest at the inaugural session at 7.30 pm on September 9.
At the valedictory function on September 11 at 3.30 pm Dr. Abdul Samad Samadani MP will be the main speaker. President of OCYM, Metropolitan Youhanon Mar Polycarpos, Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian, Fr. Jacob Mathew Chandrathil, Fr. Stephen Varghese, and Church Secretary Dr. George Joseph will attend the meeting.
A 125 member committee is formed with the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Didymus I as Chief Patron, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Delhi Job Mar Philoxenos as Patron, and President of OCYM Metropolitan Youhanon Mar Polycarpos as President to run the show.
Metropolitan Youhanon Mar Polycarpos, Fr. Stephen Varghese, Fr. Jacob Mathew Chandrathil, Jose Kurian Puliyeril, Oommen John and Reji Mathew attended the press conference.
Mar Polycarpos has already arrived at Abu Dhabi for the GOYC.