Club in Chennai helps in developing sports

By R Chitra Published on Feb 13, 2017 06:51 AM IST

Chennai: Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) at Nandanam, Chennai, an age old institution, is an important landmark which provides sports related services amidst others to the locality.

Y's Men Club of Chennai North, a part of YMCA, does its part in providing welfare assistance and implementing society oriented programmes in the area and parts of the city.

In a chat with 'News Today', Ramesh, secretary of the club speaks out.

"YMCA, the largest non-governmental organisation, coordinates with the Y's Men International Club, which is based at USA. The club incepted in 1922, is spread across 72 nations," he said.

"We conduct medical camps for the needy people and work to enhance lives of poor children and extend support to elderly people," he explained.

About their activities, he said, "We members regularly meet in T Nagar and chart out programmes for the month ahead. We provide drinking water facility at schools and periodical assistance to elderly people inĀ  homes."

He added that anyone with intention to serve can join the club and that there are no eligibility criteria.

How do they implement welfare schemes?

"We will form exclusive committees for each project approved by the club and every member will be assigned with a task and will render feedback on the project at periodical meetings."

About other activities, he said, "As a member of Y's Men Club, each of us is committed to execute the project with dedication. As an individual member also, I am doing my mite to support homes like Kakkum Karagal in the neighbourhood. After the flash floods and cyclone that hit the city, many members joined hands and helped in rehabilitation of affected people."

"In meetings, each member will be given an opportunity to voice their views on the proposed projects and a unanimous decision will be taken about implementing the same, including its time frame and funding.

"The club welcomes more volunteers for their upcoming projects," he concluded.

Ramesh can be reached at 97909 04574.

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