Venal Kuruvikal Summer Camp concluded
A Summer Camp was conducted for the children living abroad in UAE in Sharjah under the auspices of the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement of the UAE Zone. The camp was named Venal Kuruvikal. In the camp conducted at Sharjah St.Gregorious Church, various entertainment programs, seminars, classes and portrayal of different cultural and heritage of Kerala was conducted. The changes that occur in different seasons such as summer, winter and rainy season were new to the children. The class on martial arts of Kerala by Rev.Fr.Jacob George and class by Sreevidhya Santosh for parents and children, Vallamkali, Chendmelam, Paavakali and Naadan Paatu were all new experiences for the children.
In the camp, Zanal President Rev.Fr.Skariah Mathew, Rev.Fr.Yakoob Baby, Rev.Fr.Jacob George, Rev.Fr.Aji K.Chacko, Rev.Fr.Shajan Varghese, Rev.Fr.Shaji Daniel, Jerrry John. Jibu Kurien, Georgekutty John, Jose V.John, Anil Mathew, Liju K.Raj, Monu John Philip, members of OCYM Units of 7 churches of UAE, children and parents took part in the camp.
Zonal President Rev.Fr.Skariah Mathew and Jerry John said that the camp that had more than 1000 people was a grand success. This created a nostalgia in the minds of the parents and a picture of the Kerala Culture and Heritage in the minds of the children.