MUSCAT : Asatoma Sat Gamaya / Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya / Mrityor ma amritam gamaya …As this Sanksrit song rent the air, His Grace Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, lighted the traditional lamp to inaugurate the Talent Scan 2010 for kids of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church.
In his presidential address, His Grace recalled how his public speaking skills were fine tuned when he was an active participant in competitions organised by Lions Club International and the church’s Youth Movement. “These are small occasions were the young ones get an opportunity to exhibit their talents and they must make the best use of it,” he advised the children gathered on the occasion.
Also present were Rev Fr James Geevarghese, Vicar and President of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (MGOCYM) and P C Cherian, Honorary Trustee, MGOC.
MGOC Muscat started Talent Scan in 2003–2004 and it is now into its 5thyear.
It provides an excellent platform for the parish members and their dependants to exhibit and sharpen their talents in a wide variety of area.
During the next couple of months, there will be events in solo song (Christian devotional), Elocution, Quiz, Bible Reading/Bible Verse Writing, Group Song – Liturgical and Sacramental songs for all the age groups.
There will also be Drawing and Painting, Variety Dress for Tiny Tots, various indoor and outdoor sports events like Football, Cricket, Chess, Carroms, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Badminton to name a few.
The event is coordinated together as a team by youth movement members led by Suni Mathew, Baiju Babu John, Vineeth John Varghese along with the help of MGOCYM managing committee, Church Managing Committee, Sunday School teachers and well wishers.