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Junior Chamber International stands for a better future
Daya Nath Singh | 29 Aug 2017

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a century-old international organisation of young active citizens whose international network connects around two lakh active citizens in more than hundred countries with JCI alumni spread across the world.

JCI India is an affiliated national organisation for India which is a society registered under the Indian Societies Act. Jaycees is unique commitment and slogan 'Be better' under which it offers personal development opportunities through seminars and training programmes in leadership skills, public speaking, goal setting management etc. It provides them an opportunity to become JCI certified soft skill trainers. Members open up to collaborate with other members and take up mission at local level to solve social and community problem. Under the community development scheme JCI India has launched various national flagship programme in the past like Samadhan in 2015 where more than30 toilets were constructed in the northeast. In 2016 55 sanitary napkin disposal and vending machines were installed in needy places.

The north-eastern part of India is marked as 25 part of JCI India and Zone president is Rashmi Khatuwala, who is a qualified interior decorator and a leading social worker of Assam. JCI has already opened 18 chapters in Assam and Meghalaya where around 550 members are already working in northeast. The national chief of JCI Ram Kumar is visiting Guwahati and Shillong to showcase the JCI through its slogan 'Build a better future and to establish public relations. He would be motivating youths to take the movement to suburban areas also by opening more chapters of this organization.

JCI provides financial help to install water filters in needy schools and also provide scholarships to needy students through its JCI India Foundation. The Foundation has adopted a village in Panikhaiti where toilets, suraksha machine, water filter have been installed. It has also started flood relief operation at various places. JCI does talk about problems but talk about their solution.