• National YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer observance at Vijaywada

  • YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer observance at National Headquarters

  • Global Sports Seminar at Melbourne

  • National Roundtable on Planning

  • NCYI Donated Ambulance

  • APAY 4th Leaders' Quadrennial Meeting

Welcome to YMCA India

The YMCA Movement originally began in post-Industrial England of 19th century in London in the drapery establishment of M/s Hitchcock and Rodgers in which a young apprentice of 21, George Williams, took the initiative in organizing Bible classes in his bedroom in the nature of a mutual edification of the society which brought in a cohesive group of 12 of his co-workers from equal number of denominations of the christian church to form the Young Men’s Christian Association on June 6, 1844. The National Council of YMCAs of India was formed in Madras on February 21, 1891 through the initiative of David McConaughy. The headquarters shifted to Calcutta in May, 1902. In 1964 it shifted to New Delhi, its present location.

YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer & World Fellowship

The YMCA/YWCA Week of Prayer on the theme Let there be hope was observed during November 8-14, 2015 across the country with the YWCA and YMCA fraternity attending in large numbers at various locations in the local YMCAs/YWCAs besides the National YWCA/YMCA.  At the National Headquarters Fr. Reji Tom Anthony sdb, Director,  Don Bosco Technical Institute, was the speaker for the day on the theme, When I am depressed and Hurt on Monday, November 9, 2015, with good participation of the YMCA and YWCA community who were later entertained over lunch in the sprawling lawns.  Earlier, for the first time the National YMCA on a national scale organized an inauguration of the YMCA/YWCA week of Prayer at Vijayawada on November 8, 2015, inaugurated by Most Rev. G. Dyvasirvadam, CSI Bishop.  Dr. Lebi Philip Mathew, National President was the Chief-Guest and attended by past-President, Dr. Rolland Williams and National Officers.

APAY 4th Leaders' Quadrennial Meeting

A five-member delegation included Mr. Ch. R.P. Manikumar, NGS, Mr. R.S. Shettian, Hony. Treasurer, Mrs. Kumari Kuriakose, Member Executive and Ms. Betsy Williams, Board Member, APAY, led by Dr. Lebi Philip Mathew, National President, attended the APAY 4th  Leaders Quadrennial Meeting during December 3-6, 2015 at Chiangmai, Thailand, where the APAY Quadrennial Report was discussed which was earlier adopted at the 19th General Assembly of APAY from September 6-11, 2015 at Daejeon, South Korea.  We have given our inputs on various issues from India to the APAY.