Indian Catholic Youth Movement chapter at Kanajar was formed in the year 1981, with the motto:’Leadership through Service’. Inaugurated by central director Fr. John A Barboza and directed by then parish priest Fr. Jose M Menezes. Since then ICYM has organized a number of welfare programs. It has been conducting sports, literary and cultural programs. Provided aid for poor parishioners in building their houses.Provided financial aid while building the stage of the school. Been organizing various entertainment stalls during parish feast. Arranged excursions and picnics to the members. Organized a pilgrimage to St. Francis Xavier’s shrine at Goa. Organized Sangeeth Sangam (1994) to entertain the parishioners and to raise fund for the education of poor children. Presented a tulu drama ‘Yer Tuyini'(1995). In the same year organized a leadership camp with resource personals Mr. Albun Rodrigues (Principal, St. Mary’s College, Shirva) and Mrs Ida Carnelio. Organized Christmas carols to convey the message of Christmas. Grandly celebrated the 15th aniversary of the formation of ICYM Kanajar on February 11, 1996. Arranged for a yakshagana play ‘Atma Sakshi Santha Anthony’, bible quiz, and a film on Jesus Christ during Passion Week. A tulu drama ‘Dise Tirgnaga’ written and played by ICYM members. Guitar and poetry classes were held. Offered physical effort in cleaning the church yard and cemetery. Organized Varado level cricket tournament for Fr. Agnello trophy(1999) and won the runner up prize in the same. Also won the cricket tournament held at Attur in the subsequent year. Attended computer-training camp organized by varado council. Observed teachers day and respected them. Organized a camp on facing the interviews with the resource personnel Rev. Fr. Bonifes D’Souza. Conducted a youth camp with resource personals Mr. Simon Pereira and Santhosh Gurpur. Visited ‘Christa Sevaki’ orphanage along with Varado members to boost the morale of destitute children. Organized an effort offering camp for Varado members on the Kanajar playground. Grandly celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of ICYM Kanajar on February 11, 2001. Parzal a souvenir was published on this occasion
On January 1st 2016. ICYM Kanajar has organized ‘Sumadhur Survaath’ a mesmerizing musical night show, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church premises, Kanajar.Young and dashing Konkani singer Kevin Misquith, along with his band ‘Milestones’ was the limelight of the event. ‘Yeya Hasuya’ winner ‘Kushali Kinnigoli’ showered a rain of laughter with their jokes. Scintillating dances by Gavin Rodrigues and his crew enthralled the gathering.