The sprawling campus of the National YMCA in upmarket Jai Singh Road now boasts a Hostel, inaugurated on August 30, 2014, which can accommodate 50 persons in 25 well-appointed Double-Rooms with all modern amenities at affordable rates though, principally for its YMCA clientele from across India and abroad. The Hostel has spacious rooms with shower attached and is well complemented with a multi-cuisine restaurant overlooking the foyer besides car-parking space for its clientele. The proximity of the Hostel to the shopping hub of Connaught Place and other places of attraction makes it the obvious choice of the discerning traveler, especially the budget-conscious. A Conference Hall is soon to open in the premises and would be yet another value addition to the facilities provided.
The Planning Forum was organized during November 28-29, 2015 in Alwaye as a Roundtable to elicit views of a large cross-section of the YMCA community in visualizing the plans and programmes for the triennium 2015-18. This was the first time in many years that over 200 active participants across YMCAs and Regions discussed and deliberated in the finer points of the Action Plan 2015-18, which will be circulated among all the YMCAs for the adoption.
The newly set-up Gymnasium on the third floor of the KT Paul Memorial Block was inaugurated by the National President, Dr. Lebi Philip Mathew, in the company of the National Officers on November 3, 2015. The Gym offers a wide scope for physical exercises and calisthenics in generals besides physic-conscious people the perfect environment for trimming and shaping their bodies. The National President took time out to try out on some of the equipments that were on display at the gym that evening when the gym was inaugurated in the presence of national staff at the headquarters besides the myself and my colleagues.
A special thanks to YMCA College of Physical Education, Chennai, for sponsoring the equipments.