The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was organized with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their saviour and Lord, and bear witness to His saving power. It was organized in 1933 by a resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam. The first president of the Sakhyam was Rev. V. P. Mammen and the Vice- Presidents were Rev. K. E. Oommen and Rev. C. M. John (later Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan) and the first Secretary was Mr. V. E. Thomas (later Rev. V. E. Thomas, Singapore). Branches of the Sakhyam were set up in the Parishes with a four-fold programme of worship, study, witness and service.