Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro-Chancellor, Hindustan University and Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions, Chennai has been installed as the Area President of Y’s Men International (YMI) – India Area for the year 2021-22. The installation was performed in Chennai by the International President of Y’s Men International, Dr. Kim Sang-chae. Held at the Hilton, Chennai the ceremony saw the presence of National and International leaders of the Y’s Men International.
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese is a member of Y’s Men’s Club of Mylapore, South India Region, India Area and served as the Regional Director of South India Region for two years from 2016-2018. During his 2 year tenure, he achieved the Best Regional Director Award of India Area. He was also the Chairman of the 71st Y’s Men International Convention held in 2014.
The Area Presidents slogan for the year is “New Thinking New Possibilities” and his theme is “Do it Yourself”. Y’s Men International’s major project focus for this year is “Renal Care and Dialysis” and their Unified Global Project is “YMI Heal the World”. Additional projects that are planned include Care for the Aged, Medical aid and support for COVID victims, Shelter for homeless, Geriatric camps, etc.
The International Association of Y’s Men’s Clubs was founded in 1922 in Toledo, Ohio and will be celebrating its Centenary year in 2022. Y’s Men International has been serving communities worldwide by working in partnership with World YMCA, United Nations and Global Fund to fight diseases like Malaria in these communities.