News of the Inauguration Ceremony

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Last Updated (Friday, 03 December 2021 20:52)

YMCA International House
A New project of Bangladesh YMCA


A grand celebration on the occasion of Inauguration Ceremony of YMCA International House took place on November 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm. This new project is located at B-2, Jaleshwar, PATC, Radio Colony, Savar, Dhaka-1343 (26 kilometer away from Dhaka Capital City). His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’ Rozario CSC attended as Chief Guest. Ms. Patricia Pelton, President of World Alliance of YMCAs attended virtually as Guest of Honor. Prof. Chen Chin-Seng, President of Asia & Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, Mr. Nam Boo Won, General Secretary of Asia & Pacific Alliance of YMCAs and Mr. Peter Ho, General Secretary of YMCA Hong Kong delivered their video speech as Special Guests at this auspicious ceremony.

Mr. Jewel Areng, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh National Assembly, Mr. Raymond Areng, Vice-President of Asia & Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, Bishop Samuel Sunil Mankhin, Moderator of Church of Bangladesh & President of National Council of Churches in Bangladesh, Mr. Nirmol Rozario, President of Bangladesh Christian Association, Mr. Pankaj Gilbert Costa, President of The Christian Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. Dhaka, Mr. Agustine Purification, Chairman of the Metropolitan Christian Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. and Engineer Md. Abdul Awal, Managing Director of Structural Engineering Ltd also attended as Special Guests and delivered their speech with full of appreciation for the successful implementation of this project. Many dignified guests from different organizations and youth delegates (participants of the National Youth Conference held on November 10-12, 2021) also attended at the Inauguration Ceremony.


The Inauguration Ceremony started with a devotion lead by Advocate Barnard Tamal Mandal, Vice-President of the National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh. After the devotion the Chief Guest His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’ Rozario CSC hoisted the National flag and Mr. Babu Markus Gomes the flag of the National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh and youth delegates from local YMCAs delivered national anthem during the hoisting ceremony. Then the Chief Guest unveiled the inauguration stone. In his welcome speech the President of the National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh Mr. Babu Markus Gomes mentioned the background and initial plan of this project, the entire processes of taking endorsement the plan at the Special General Meeting in presence of the delegates of Local YMCAs and the completion of the project. He has also added that the floors from 4th to 13th floors with the space capacity of 6,000 square feet each are provisioned to run a full pleaser hotel with the aim to ensure our guests to stay pleasant and happy. The floors from ground to 3rd are the commercial spaces which are almost occupied now. He concluded his welcome speech with the anticipation that the revenue of this project will strengthen the financial capacity of our national movement and will able to help the projects of Children, Youth and Women empowerment of existing Local YMCAs and in establishing new Local YMCA at new areas. Bangladesh YMCA will continue to undertake the projects and take necessary efforts for the fulfillment of the Mission of Bangladesh YMCA. Chief Guest has also unveiled the special publication that published on this auspicious occasion. Lay leaders and professionals of YMCAs in Bangladesh have received crests from the Chief Guest as an appreciation and acknowledgement for their faithful leadership in YMCA and other originations. The Inauguration Ceremony concluded with cultural event and fellowship dinner.


Nipun Sangma
National General Secretary