Mangaluru, September 5, 2015: R. S. Shettian, the Chairman and Managing Director of Athena Hospital and Athena Group of Institutions, Mangalore has been elected as the National Treasurer of the Indian YMCA Movement (National Council of YMCAs of India) for three year term (2015-18) and the Trustee of YMCA, Indian Student Hostel (ISH), London during the election of of 34th National Triennial Convention held on 4th September 2015 at Al-Saj Convention Centre, Trivendrum, Kerala.
Mr. Shettian is the first person to be elected to the above post from Karnataka in 158 years history of Indian YMCA Movement.
YMCA is one of the oldest and largest (7th largest) NGOs in the world aims at the overall welfare and development of spiritual, mental and physical faculties of the youth without any distinction of caste, colour, sex or race. The movement has rendered pioneering service in the spheres of Education, Sports, Relief and Rehabilitation of Refugees, Physical Education, Youth Work and Camping, Hostels, Co-operative endeavors and Rural Reconstruction work. Its members from different countries form the World Alliance of YMCAs, an organization that has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.