YMCA of Bangladesh celebrated its Golden Jubilee Logo Unveiling Ceremony & conducted a Property Management Workshop

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The National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh (NCYB) celebrated its 50 Years Golden Jubilee Logo Unveiling Ceremony (1974-2024) on 26th January, 2024 at 05:00pm.  Mr. Farhad Hossain MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Public Administration, People's Republic of Bangladesh and Mr. Saiful Islam MP, Dhaka-19, Bangladesh National Assembly were invited as the Chief Guest and a special guest. The event was attended by Mr. Raymond Areng former Vice President of APAY, Fr. Joyanto S. Gomes, Parish Priest St. Joseph Church, Dharendha Savar, and Mr. Nirmol Rozario, President, Bangladesh Christian Association. The Local YMCA's honorable President, General Secretary, Women and Youth Representatives and other distinguished guests were also present. All dais guests delivered their speeches in this grant celebration.

Respective all guests warm received by Sashes and Flower Bouquets

The program started with the National Anthem and devotion. Later, National General Secretary Mr. Nipun Sangma requested to lead prayer Fr. Joyanto S. Gomes, Parish Priest St. Joseph Church, Dharendha Savar. The Youth Forum Member of Savar YMCA performed a wonderful welcome and closing dance in honor of guests. To enhance the celebration, staff and youth representatives from the National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh presented Bouquets of flowers and Uttorio/Sashes as tokens of love and respect to all honorable guests.

National General Secretary requested all Chief Guests, Special guests to unveil Golden Jubilee Logo as well as request to all NCYB President (current and former), National Executive Committee Members, Local YMCA’s President, Local YMCA’s General Secretary, Women and Youth delegates to ignite 50 candles with Chief and Special Guest on the corner of the dais. After the logo unveiling, stickers and logo coat pins were distributed to the audience, followed by the screening of a documentary (Audio Video).Online wishes and greetings were delivered by Mr. Carlos Sanvee, Secretary-General, World YMCA, Mr. Bartholomew Shaha Ph.D., former Secretary-General of the World YMCAs, Mr. Duncan Chowdhury, Governance Manager of the World YMCAs, and Mr. Nam Boo Won, General Secretary of Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs.

Enlighten Golden Jubilee Candle by Respective Guests

The Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee Convener Mr. Babu Markus Gomes and Mr. Jony Hubert Rozario, President, NCYB express their sincere gratitude and thanks to all the guests and audiences. The meeting was conducted by Mr. Nipun Sangma, National General Secretary, and concluded with a thanksgiving speech by Mr. Romun Rangsa, Vice President, NCYB.

The National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh arranged an effective Property Management Workshop

The National Council of YMCAs of Bangladesh (NCYB) organized a Property Management Workshop for the lay leader and staff of the Y movement. The Workshop took place on 26th January, 2024 at the Conference Hall of the YMCA Training Center and Guest House, Savar, Dhaka-1343.

The NCYB invited special guest speaker Mr. Liton Thomas Rozario, CEO of Dhaka Credit, played a leading role in the workshop. He provided insights into property and assets, covering economic values, risk assessment, property management plans, and actions. Additionally, he discussed property goodwill and structure, emphasizing their future benefits for the organization. Mr. Rozario also described the property management process, addressing both structural and day-to-day operational aspects, methodology, and related physical maintenance aspects, such as scope, scale, financial analysis, investment goals, Goods Receiving Note (GRN) systems, legal entities, and asset registers. The participants gained a fundamental understanding of property management basics, including managing assets, operations, addressing delinquencies, and securing deposits through these discussions.

Guest speaker and audience sharing their experience in the workshop

Subsequently, the Honorable Treasurer, Mr. Edword Robin Bollove briefly shared financial documents, stock registers, different accounts bookkeeping, organizational charts, purchase and finance policies, directories of the building and land furnishings services, etc. He recommended account software for manage the organization’s income, expenses, and assets register. He added that financial software will help to ensure long-term records which provide to organization’s sustainability.

Following this, NCYB’s Honorable President Mr. Jony Hubert Rozario, addressed crucial topics related to the YMCA's asset management system. He emphasized that effective asset management is crucial to the sustained success and impact of the YMCA's mission. Managing our assets effectively is paramount to ensuring the sustained success and impact of our mission”. He also emphasizes recognizing YMCA’s assets extend beyond mere monetary value.

National General Secretary Mr. Nipun Sangma, Hony. Treasurer Mr. Edward Robing Bollove and Mr. Jony Hubert Rozario leading the session

He also added that despite financial resources, the YMCA needs to address the most valuable assets including dedicated staff, community relationships, and the facilities that enable the organization’s mission to serve. He also encourages optimizing asset management by following a comprehensive strategy plan and action, identifying areas for improvement, and aligning investment with organizational goals. He requests all to acknowledge the importance of investing in human capital by providing training, support, and opportunities for staff growth. He also remarks that community engagement is a valuable asset for the YMCA movement, as strengthening ties with the local community ensures sustained support, both in terms of resources and goodwill which makes it more efficient for the YMCA. Finally, he concludes his sharing by requesting all to play a pivotal role in the YMCA following regular maintenance, upgrades, and strategic planning for facility usage to contribute to organization longevity and efficiency. The workshop concluded with various questions and answers from both the speaker and participants.

Prepared by, Biplob Rangsa, Executive Secretary for Programme, NCYB