The Synod Youth board met on the 14th June 2017 at the synod centre under the leadership of its chairperson Rt. Rev. Dr. Royce Manoj Victor, The Moderator of CSI Rt. Rev. Thomas. K. Oommen, while addressing the youth board spoke about the responsibility of the church in shaping the youth with realistic goals in life, he spoke on the importance of youth ministry in every diocese and said that space and opportunity has to be created in catering to the needs of the young people of our church referring back to the Synod Youth Festival in the last triennium he said that the Church was able to bring together the young people after a long time as indeed paved way for more youth activities and youth vibrancy all over CSI. As a part of sharing his vision for the youth he opined that “youth should be directed towards a definite goal and follows the Jesus’ model of willing to sacrifice and serve the others”. General secretary of CSI Rev. Dr. D. Rathnakar Sadananda while addressing the board members said that the Church should always be youth in the state of mind he also referring back to the Jathrothsava which was held last year said that these celebrations should not just be celebrations but move forward in positive energy he spoke on how the youth should become missional in their thinking always moving forward but also remembering to be deep-rooted to the values and traditions of Church of South India. He encouraged the youth Board members to think and conceptualize various programs that would invest in youth for positive change.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Royce Manoj Victor, chairperson of Synod Youth Department, lead the formal proceedings of the meeting were crucial issues on the life and ministry of youth were discussed and thought about. The board unanimously decided that regional networks should be strengthened through the synod and also a policy for the youth of CSi Should be framed. 19 representatives from the various dioceses attended this board meeting and they all appreciated the work of youth dept and also have pledged their support for the cause of Youth Ministry at their diocesan and the Synod level respectively The budget was presented which was also unanimously approved and the meeting came to a close with prayer and benediction from the Chairperson.