March 17-20, 2010
With the theme: “Move with Christ: Take the Challenge & Make the Difference”, Bangladesh SCM successfully conducted the ‘Pre Assembly Workshop and 21st Central Assembly’ on 17-20 March 2010 at Khulna, Bangladesh. The Pre-Assembly Workshop was scheduled for first one and half days and was followed by the Assembly business session. Forty-one delegates and two observers from eight local units (Dhaka, Savar, Faridpur, Barisal, Khulna, Jessore, Meherpur and Pabna) were present at the assembly.
This Workshop started with an opening ceremony and worship at the evening of the 17th March. Gracing the occasion were distinguished church priests and church leaders from different denominations and Christian organizations, and advisors and senior friends. Fr. James Romen Bairagi, Vicar General of the Catholic Church of Khulna Diocese gave the keynote address. Throughout his session, student delegates had the opportunity to learn about their role in the society as follower of Jesus Christ.
The Pre-Assembly Workshop was aimed to improve better understanding and knowledge about SCM in Global and National perspective and to renew the leadership spirit and commitment in the light of the above theme. The activities of the workshop were (i) Bible Study; (ii) WSCF history, mission, aims and mandates; (iii) Why Christian students involved in SCM? (iv) Bangladesh SCM aims and activities; and (v) Leadership concept and attributes in SCM perspective. All sessions were done through participatory discussions and group work where Bangladesh SCM Chairperson Mr. Alison Subrata Baroi and General Secretary Mr. Godfrey Rothin Sarker were the moderators. After the workshop, the business session of 21st Assembly began with agreed agenda and ended with renewed sprit and commitment: “Move with Christ; Take the challenge, Make the difference”.