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  • At Khapri Naka NH 7 - Marker Event on 7th April, World Health Day – Surakshit Samaj Project,
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  • At YMCA Mott Hostel New Wing - Workshop on HIV & Law and Dalit & Human Rights in collaboration with HRLN on 20th – 21st April 2007
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  • At YMCA Robertson Branch - Table Tennis Coaching – 1st May - 30th June 2007 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm & Badminton Coaching from 23rd April – 23rd June 2007 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am; 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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  • Family Club Day on 19th May 2007; Founder’s Day Celebration on June 6, 2007
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  • Security Services and Traffic Training – June End
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  • At Social Education Centre, Gaddigodam - Summer Vacation Courses from 16th – 16th June 2007; Also admissions open for 1) Pre-nursery and K. G. in English/Hindi; 2) Electronics; 3) Electrical and Motor Winding; 4) Beauty Culture; 5) Tailoring; 6) Welding Works ; 7) Screen Printing
  • News Letter
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  • Annual Report
 
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For over 150 years, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) has spread its wings across the world. Founded on June 6, 1844 in London, the Association is now one of the world's largest volunteer organizations, spreading the message of fellowship and brotherhood. Today, YMCA has more than 10,000 local associations in 130 countries, with thirty million members.

It was George Williams, a businessman, and a group of friends who initiated the YMCA to care for the spiritual and physical needs of young men who came from rural Britain to find a living in the oppressive conditions of London's urban society. The YMCA movement achieved a major breakthrough in 1851 when an industrial exhibition was held in London. Over sixty million people flocked from all over the globe to the Crystal Palace. They were given free literature about the YMCA by the central organization. They took the idea back to their own countries and formed similar associations there. The Americans were the first to set up a YMCA outside London. The first YMCA in the United States was set up in December 1851 at Boston. They were followed by Canada. It was from the North American YMCA movement that the first professional YMCA secretary came to India in 1889.

Sir George Williams and his group of friends were all committed to the Christian Faith. They wished to share their faith with the young men who were caught up in social problems of their day. George Williams was the youngest of a large family. His parents were farmers near Bridgewater in Somerset, England. He worked for some time as an apprentice with a small tailor in Dulverton. He experienced a 'conversion' on Ludgate Hill near St. Paul's Cathedral, London. It was here that the YMCA was founded. Today, the YMCA membership is open to men and women of all faiths and of none.

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Indian YMCA Movement :

 

The YMCA received a rather reluctant welcome in India, unlike in England and America. The concept of the YMCA appeared strange in the socio-religious and cultural milieu prevailing in India in those days, when there was hostility to anything alien. Initially, the Association started working among the educated urban middle class, identified as the most articulate and self-conscious in British India, which provided intellectual, social and political leadership to the country. It took nearly two decades, from 1881 to 1910, for the YMCA to acclimatize itself and find avenues for developing its programmes in India. With the passing of time and the ensuing changes, the YMCA came into its own in the service of Indian youth, making a permanent contribution to the building of modern India. The first Indian YMCA was set up in 1857 in Calcutta, followed by Bombay in 1875 and others in Calcutta, Madras and Trivandrum. Within 15 years, there were 35 associations in places like Shimla, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Nagpur and Pune. With the opening of Madras YMCA, membership was available to all Indians, irrespective of race, caste or creed. Today, membership also includes women.

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Nagpur YMCA

 
Nagpur YMCA was formed in 1895, with the launching of industrial welfare work in two centers. This was for the welfare of those employed by the Empress Mills run by the Tatas, considered to be the largest textile industry in those days. Providing leadership at this time were men like S.C Linair, H.H. Peterson and John L. Mott, all YMCA secretaries. From Nagpur YMCA emerged leaders of national caliber. M.G. Dharmaraj, a professor in Hislop College, took the lead in constructing the Mott Hostel in 1950. It provided boarding and lodging for 135 university students. Later, Dharmaraj went on to become the General Secretary of the National Council and the then Asia Alliance of YMCA's first General Secretary.
 
 
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