Christmas was celebrated at YMCA International Programme Centre.
Inaugural Worship - 12th November, 2017
The World Week of Prayer was successfully observed by YMCA Bangalore from 12th November to 18th November 2017.
The Programmes took off commencing from the Inaugural worship service held at St.Mark's Cathedral on Sunday at 6.15 pm. Rev.Prema Mitra, Presbyter-in-charge, St.Mark's Cathedral, brought out the message on the occasion. The programme was well attended by the Officers and Representatives of YMCA, YWCA, SCMI & Y's Men's Club, Bangalore.
On this occasion Dr.M.Antony Isaac, Gen.Secretary, YMCA Bangalore, brought the greetings. Mrs.Elizabeth Rani Koshy, President, YWCA Bangalore, highlighted about the World YMCA/YWCA Message on the theme and sub-themes. The worship service was assisted by Mr.Canon Robinson.
Mr.R.Prasanna Kumar, Asst.Gen.Secretary, YMCA Bangalore, co-ordinated the programme and presented Vote of Thanks to all those who participated in the worship service.
This was followed by fellowship Tea in the premises.
15th November 2017 - Children in Crisis Programme
The Programme was successfully organized at YMCA Dream Home at Kadugondanahally, Bangalore. Rev.Prema Mitra, Presbyter-in-charge & Chairman, Organising Committee - WOP, brought the message along with three other pastors present there. Pastor Samuel & Bro.Vincent from AG church, KG Halli, gave Christmas message to the children through short story. The programme followed with fellowship lunch. Mr.Daniel Rathnakar J, Related Secretary, YMCA Bangalore co-ordinated the programme and presented Vote of Thanks.
Dr.M.Antony Isaac, Gen.Secretary, YMCA Bangalore, and Mr.Inbaraj, Gen.Secretary, SCMI, Bangalore graced the occasion and brought greetings to the participated inmates.
14th November 2017 -Children's Day Sports Meet - YMCA Kumbalgodu The YMCA centre at Kumbalgodu organized a sports meet and cultural programme on 14th November 2017 at the YMCA school grounds as part of the world YMCA/YWCA week of prayer and fellowship . Mr.S.Bhaskar, the Sub Inspector of police at Kumbalgodu station was the Chief Guest. Father Gideon, Director and Principal at St.Benedicts school was the guest of honour. The chief guest inaugurated the sports meet and addressed the gathering. He called upon the students to make use of the opportunities provided by the YMCA and become useful citizens of this country. Dr.Antony Isaac, General Secretary, Mr.R.Prasanna Kumar, Asst.General Secretary, Mr.Daniel Rathnakar, Senior Secretary participated in the programme.
In the evening a cultural programme was organized and prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions. Mr.John J.Kennedy, Senior Secretary, School teachers and the staff from St. Benedicts school participated in the programme. Lunch was provided to all the children and other participants
Workshop: YMCA College of Physical Education organized one day workshop on Mind Education to all the B.P.Ed and D.P.Ed students on 22nd August 2017, workshop was conducted by International Youth fellowship, the team of resources people lead by Mr. Thomas Henderson, IYF Director of Karnataka.