YOUTH ASSOCIATION


"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity".
1Timothy 4:12

The activity of youth association started right from the establishment of church in 1959 as per the order of H.G Mor Yulius Elias. It was named St. Mary's Youth League with H.G Paulose Mor Pilaxinose Metrapolitan as Patron and Fr. Geevarghese Chalapuram as President. Unfortunately this association, which once took great efforts for the spiritual upliftment of church and society, ceased to function as time passes.

Later in 1986 November 16, the parish meeting conducted in the church realized the importance and necessity of youth association and decided to restart the activity. Thus St. Mary's Salem Youth Association Kottarakunnu was formed with Malankara Metrapolitan and Catholicose H.H Baselios Paulose Second as Patron and Ver. Rev. Kuriakose Cor-episcopa Kocheril and Ver. Rev. George Puthookattil Cor-episcopa as Presidents. From there onwards, the Youth Association plays an inevitable role in the spiritual development of the parish.