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Mithuru Sulanga (මිතුරු සුළ​ඟ)

“The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.”

The definition of “Mithuru Sulanga” is mainly comprise with friendship, fellowship and entertainment.

Friendships can enrich your life in many ways. Good friends teach you about yourself and challenge you to be better. They encourage you to keep going when times get tough and celebrate your successes with you.

But friends do a lot more than give you a shoulder to cry on; they also have a positive impact on your health. Some research even says friendships are just as important to your well-being as eating right and exercising.

Well, how these kinds of friendships can build?

Mainly it’s from school or university or any other institute.

As most of us from university, we know that university is a great platform to build friendships. But we all were in a virtual environment for the past 2 years. The newbies of university have no idea about the physical existence about the zoom profile pictures because zoom has no ability to give feelings and emotions. That’s the main difference between physical gatherings and virtual gatherings.

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

-Kahlil Gibran

Listening to your favorite music may have more health benefits than you realize. Virtual environment for a life is so stressful as we all know. Without seeing each other, without enjoying it’s too difficult to reduce the stress.

Across time and space, music has had tremendous success as a tool for stress relief. While some types of music such as classical and ambient have long been studied for their calming effects, listening to your personal favorite music of any genre also has benefits.

Thanks for all the support to combine music and friendship to feel more better in lives through Mithuru Sulanga.

Penned by :

Kavinda Senarathne

Club Service

Nagenahirata Negam (නැගෙනහිරට නෑගම්)

Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.”

-Robert Alan

It’s a project with a different facet, different scope, different fun, and a different attitude.

Project ‘Neganahirata Negam’ is a brand-new joint project of Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa and Rotaract Club of Trincomalee that brought a novel experience to Rotaractors from both clubs through a fellowship visit to Trincomalee. The project was initiated as per an idea that came across from the Club Service team of Rotaract Alumni Mora and thereby came to life with all the collaborative planning with our fellow Rotaractors from
Rotaract Club of Trincomalee.

The first day of the visit is for Joint General Meeting and Food exchange session. This was the first physical Joint General Meeting of the year. I’m so glad to have it at this level. The most important part is their hospitality to us. Their support became a great factor in the success of the projects.

The food exchange session that was also conducted during the day added a splash of excitement for all Rotaractors. The excitement did not just stop there as we were guided by our fellow friends from Rotaract Club for Trincomalee
to visit famous places in the area; Koneshwaram Kovil, Nilawalee Beach, and Hot water springs in Kinniya.

Nagenahirata Nagam was a combination of service with fellowship and most importantly a milestone with a great bond of friendships

Penned by :

Kavinda Senarathne

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Memories from last Christmas – ‘Tis the Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly.., ‘Tis the season to be jolly…

Pentatonix

Is there anything more joyous on Christmas eve than its pre-seasonal Christmas decorations? Christmas decors bring creativity and life to the Christmas tide. Even more, the memories you would still cherish about last Christmas are the gatherings you had with your friends. In addition, when you had the chance to celebrate Christmas eve with your favorite friends even during the glooms of a pandemic isn’t it fascinating? This is all about our fun-filled Christmas gathering at Rotaract Alumni Mora. Of course, we adhered to safety measures and had a virtual celebration!

Virtual Decorations ?!!

Prior to the day, we all were curious about the event with its promotion campaign. “How can we decorate Christmas virtually!! Is it realistic?”. Finally, the day bloomed to thrill the most awaited Christmas event of our club, ‘Tis the Season’. It was another episode of the Let’s Meet project series and was held virtually on the 24th of December as a Christmas decoration competition.

The battle began…

Above all, we were all excited about meeting each other prior to Christmas night. There were a lot of friendly talks, jokes amid the laughter. After everyone joined, the organizers of the event Rtr. Charu Katuwawala and Rtr. Pasindu Nanayakkara guided us about the event. It was all about decorating the glorious Christmas.

some of our participants
Few of our people who added the colors of Christmas to the event

With our newly joined members, ‘Tis the Season event was filled with an enthusiastic crowd. Firstly, we were divided into groups and given four interesting and creative missions to complete. That is, we had to make and decorate a ginger house, a Christmas tree, and a snowman and then write a letter to Santa (we had a lot of wishes to ask for). Then we began our creative battle. Believe me, it was really an exhilarating experience to do online decorations with friends. 

We hurriedly finished our designs and creations and began to write our very own letter to Santa. For some of us, it was the first time that we wrote a letter to Santa. Therefore, we had interesting things to ask from Santa for being good Rotaractors throughout the year.

Here goes a glimpse of our creations…
The Winners and Gifts…

Next came the interesting part; presenting the creations of each group. Amid the hilarious comments and friendly critics, the judging panel worked on finding the winners of each category. Our panel of judges consisted of our President Rtr. Anju Cheran, our secretary Rtr. Amali Nimaya and Rtr. Dulaj Dilshan.

All the designs and the decorations were artistic and brought the colors and spirit of Christmas to that evening. But, as promised, the best decorators were crowned as the winners and they received tiny but valuable gifts from Santa (Reloads!!, one of the best gifts in an era of social distancing). You can see the beauty of all our Christmas decorations from the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/552482028132671/posts/3562420727138771/

Where there is lust and suffering, let us sow sharing, hope and love…

Indeed, everything was fun and we loved to read and cheer the letters we wrote to Santa. Among all the wishes we wrote, the first and foremost wish we desired is a World free from Covid-19. And still, we count on that hope by being good social workers who nurture the world.

By Rtr. Odatha Bandara.

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This time, Let’s Meet go digital – Guess It!, Game ON

We are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family

-Rick Warren

This year, we launched the signature club service project ‘Let’s Meet’ with the aim of strengthening the bond of our own members by allowing them to engage in fun and joyful activities. A good social service always starts with the fellowship of like-minded people. Therefore, ‘Let’s meet’ delivers a collection of events especially focusing on building up a team of Rotaractors who are well determined to carry on their service to the community.

An era of social distancing..

As the COVID -19 pandemic struck the country again, we all had to limit our physical gatherings. Consequently, strict adherence to safety measures becomes more important among all. Hence, we elevated the initially proposed ‘Let’s Meet’ sub-projects to a whole new setup as the safety of our nation always comes first.

Thanks to the technology the service is continued..

While keeping a healthy distance, we refactored and redesigned most of our projects to deliver an effective social service even during the pandemic. Similarly, we added a new color to our ‘Let’s meet’ project series to keep up the mental fitness of our members cherished and bonded. As such, projects ‘Guess It!’ and ‘Game ON’ unfolded virtually through a digital platform for our members to rejoin without violating the safety measures.

Guess It! Night of film buffs..

We, movie fanatics spend sleepless hours watching movies. Have we ever used that knowledge in a contest? . ‘Guess it!’ was a virtual fun quiz woven around the movies that we always love. This most awaited movie trivia happened on 23rd of October with the participation of an enthusiastic crowd. The game consisted of four rounds and failures were penalized by the hangman game. On each round, a team received three movie-related incidents where they had to guess the related movie.  At each time they failed, they got closer to their death penalty!. It was such a colorful night filled with laughter as we all dived into a pool of memories together.

Game ON! Night of challenging gamers…

The second virtual sub-project ‘Game ON’ was successfully held on 28th of November. All the enthusiastic gamers of the club were invited to participate in a virtual gaming session with COD4 and Among Us. While some of our members were jockeying in the virtual battlefield others gathered to support them cheeringly. Meanwhile, we saw the skills and strategies of our talented gamers throughout the session. It was such a blissful evening for all of us as we were able to meet each other heartedly even though we are physically apart.

An effort of spirited rotaractors…

The masterminds behind these two amazing projects were Rtr. Pasindu Nanayakkara and Rtr. Charu Katuwawala. We could not have witnessed an unforgettable memory without the help given by Rtr. Dulaj Dilshan to build the gaming platform for Guess It!.  Rtr. Rahal Hettiarchchi gave an immense contribution to ‘Game ON’ by coordinating our energetic gamers. Above all, our members who participated in the virtual sessions brought the true sense of fellowship which would build up a long-lasting Rotaract journey ahead. 

By Rtr. Odatha Bandara