On the occasion of the 26th World Youth Day, Kerala Catholic Youth Movement conducted youth day celebrations and a pilgrimage to Elappara Kurishumala on 15th April 2011. The Youth Day celebrations were inaugurated by Bp. Dr. Philipose Mar Stephanos, Auxiliary Bishop of Thiruvalla Archdiocese.
In the meeting that was presided by Aji Daniel, KCYM State President, Fr. Jaison Kollannur, KCYM State director delivered the introductory address and Godfrey Henry, KCYM State General Secretary delivered the welcome note. ICYM National General Secretary Joice Mary Antony, KCYM Vijayapuram Diocesean Director Fr. Francis Kambolath felicitated the meeting. Sr. Ancy Antony, KCYM State assistant director and other state and diocesan leaders took part in the state action plan inauguration.
In the afternoon a more than 200 youth climbed the Kurishumala as a pilgrimage, commemorating the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.