The continuing basis of the work and witness of the Young Men's Christian Association is expressed in the PARIS BASIS, as adopted by the delegates of the First World Conference in Paris in 1855, and reaffirmed by the 6th World Council of YMCA's in 1973.
The Young Men's Christian Associations seeks to unite those young men who,regarding the Lord Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour according to the Holy Scriptures,desire to be His Disciples in their doctrine and in their faith and in their life,and to associate their efforts for the extension of His Kingdom amongst young men.
YMCA Mission in India
The Young Men's Christian Association of India seeks to unite Men, Women, Youth and Children as Co - Worker with God to promote mutually caring, loving and humane communities, accordingly, the YMCA participates in God's mission of restoring abundant life to all with special concern for the most distressed and dehumanised in the country.
The Indian YMCA is committed to strive for a just society where oppression, exploitation and denial of life is confronted and transformed. It believes in the sanctity of all life and preservation of all God's creations. It tands for renewal and reconciliation in broken communities.