The 8th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa was held successfully on the 18th July 2020 at the Royal College Union Skills Center, Colombo 07. The event was organized in compliance with COVID-19 health regulations put forward by the Government of Sri Lanka. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Rtn. Paul Harris Fellow, Brian Selvanayagam , the President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West. Following the traditions of lighting up the oil lamp, installation ceremony officially started with the Rotaract formalities. Co-project Chairperson, Rtr. Charupaba Katuwawela welcomed the gathering on behalf of Co-project Chairperson Rtr. Gevindu Wickramarachchi and encouraged the participants to following all health regulations during the event.
The Secretary’s Report for the year 2019/20 was presented by outgoing secretary of Rotaractor Alumni Mora, Rtr. Shenali Welikala. The service rendered by the club towards the community and it’s members were reminisced in her report. Afterwards,the Immediate Past President, Rtr.Hasitha Prashan was given a heart-warming send off for the immense service rendered to the club during his term, where Rotaract Alumni Mora was awarded with 4 awards at the District Rotaract Assembly 2020. He awarded Certificates of Appreciation to his outgoing Board of Directors for year 2019/20 and thanked them for their commitment.
The passing down of President collar to the newly appointed President Rtr. Anju Cheran marked a new era at Rotaract Alumni Mora. The new President promised to continue and enrich the club’s endeavor by introducing the new theme for year “Embracing Change with Courage”. Afterwards, the new Board of Directors for the year 2020/21 was introduced by the President.
The event was graced by inspiring congratulatory speeches from, District Rotaract Chair – Past DRR Rtn. Rtr. Amjath Yoosuf , District Rotaract Representative – Rtn. Rtr. PP Kasun Sigera and Rtn. Paul Harris Fellow, Brian Selvanayagam , the President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West.
The installation ceremony concluded with felicitations from Rotaract district members, past members from Rotaract Alumni Mora and President from Rotaract Mora.
We sincerely thank you all for the well-wishes and encouragement. We look forward to strive together as one while embracing change with courage!
By Rtr. Amali Herath