Pauline Shrabani Baroi: Students – Parents Conference 2018 organized by Tejgaon BCSM was held on 20th July, in Bottomley home Girls High School. The main theme of the conference was ‘Christ is the Source of Christian Leadership’.
Objectives of Students Parents Conference was –
Through Holy Mass, the program started at 9: 20 AM. Fr Nayon Goshal and Fr Sony Martin Rodrigues offered the Holy Mass. Fr Nayon said that youth can bring positive changes and movements like BCSM teaches us to overcome the difficulties of different kinds of challenges and move forward confidently.
With the ending of Holy Mass the opening ceremony began. Our chief guest Fr. Kamal Corraya, followed by our special guests Fr Sony Martin, Fr Nayon Goshal, Fr Sushanta A. Gomes CSC, Mr. Sebastian Rozario, Mr. Shoshi Sylvester Peris and Mr. Swopnil Louis Cruze took their respective seat on stage. Mr. Swopnil said, we have some responsibilities towards our society besides our studies. By the activities of BCSM we can serve our society. Mr. Shoshi said, the reason for organizing the student parents conference is to give a clear impression about our movement to the parents and students. Then our former President, Mr. Sebastian Rozario said BCSM exists for serve others not gaining anything from others. He also said the movements like BCSM help us to grow as a better human. Afterwards a documentary was shown in the conference. After 20 minutes of break, Fr. Kamal Corraya gave a session on the main theme “Christ is the Source of Christian Leadership.” He said leadership of Christ is to follow Jesus and uphold ideal of Him. He also said justice, bravery and forgiveness are the virtues of Christian leadership. After the theme based session our former President Mr. Stephen Don Sarker gave a session on “Youth activities.” He said youth activities teaches us to build our self and fulfill the enlargement of knowledge. Referred to the students who were present in the event, he advised that with the proper balance of studies, we should be involved in student movements to enrich our talent.
Shortly after, Fr. Sushanta A. Gomes CSC gave our third session on “Students Parents Co-operation.” He said honesty between the students and parents will result in a healthy and helpful relation between them. Following the event a parent and two students among the audience shared their thought about BCSM. Mr. Shimano Sylvester Costa compared BCSM with a city where development, welfare and values exists. Ms. Marian Tithi Gomez said BCSM is a platform of self-improvement.
After their speech over panel discussion started which was conducted by Mr. Alfred D Costa. In the panel discussion Mr. Shoshi Sylvester Peris, Ms. Disha Mary Gomes, Mr. Dipon Peter Gomes, Mr. Pronoy Anthony Costa, Mr. Suman Falia, Mr. Shawon Alfred Cruze, Mr. Suhrid Peter Rozario, Mr. Lintas Philip Corraya, Mr. Timothy Amol Falia and Mr. Alex Stanley Gomes answered the questions. Many parents said that activities of BCSM often seems to be held till night. They furthermore suggested this work and activities should be done at proper time rather than late and have a proper timing schedule. Seniors said that parents should have proper knowledge about BCSM and the members should not lie about BCSM and do other activities with the name of it.
As the ending game closer at 2:20 PM the panel discussion ended nicely. Therefore Mr. Sumic Maclean Gomes thanked everyone and announced the ending of the conference.
The whole conference was conducted by Ms. Upasana Ruth Gomes, Mr. Partho Nicholas Rozario and me. The total number of participants in the conference was 161 people. From the respected speakers and their wonderful speech, we were able to learn new and different things. The whole purpose of “Students Parents Conference” was achieved and it was truly full of learning.
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