Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) celebrated the foundation day of its global movement, which started in 1844 in London, according to Emanuel Sarfraz, the general secretary of youth organization.
In Lahore, the Young Men’s Christian Association organized a special function to highlight services of the association and its contribution in nation building. Besides office bearers, students, young person and leaders from different walks of life participated in event.
Bishop of Lahore Diocese Nadeem Kamran, Ashaknaz, Emanuel Sarfraz, Haroon Rehmat, John William and Prof Abdia Elvin joined the event. Speaking on the occasion, Bishop Nadeem Kamran praised the working of Young Men’s Christian Association for the benefit of local communities and creating socio-religious harmony in Pakistan.
“We must remember that role of the Young Men’s Christian Association in strengthening the body, mind and spirit is a role model for the future,” he said, adding that its contribution in the field of art, information technology and other disciplines was remarkable.
Emanuel Sarfraz said that Young Men’s Christian Association was the oldest organization in the region. He said that this association has a credit to introduce volleyball, basketball, table tennis and many other sports here in the region. He briefed the guests about the ongoing and future welfare projects.
“We have a plan to start a hostel for working women and female students,” he said, and dilated on the new courses being taught at the YMCA’s Lahore office during summer season, especially for school and college students.