Shilpatharana - Phase 03

The third phases of “ShilpaTharana”, an eminent effort made by UoM Leos with the focus of improving educational level of younger generations, was successfully held on month of September at G/Sri Rathanasara Maha Vidyalaya, Ka/Dehi/Ruwa Mudugamuwa Vidyalaya, and Maramba Maha Vidyalaya, Akuressa.

In this seminar series we would aid in sharpening mathematics knowledge of the students and they would be exposed to a good mathematical environment. This Seminar series varies from our usual seminar projects because we will be doing this throughout the year for those four schools. So, it won’t just be another seminar. Other than a seminar, there was a motivational program also to uplift their educational works and build the mindset of the students who are facing for the O/L examination this year.

In this program, we individually support every student and additionally, we wish to do difficult units in mathematics with the requests from students. Not only educational, but also sharing our experiences in university life was appreciated by students and teachers of those schools. Those days remarked a successful and a happy ending along with the emotional, heartwarming feedback of the students.

Heal the Burns

Can you ever imagine a world without plants? It would not survive as life is generated within plants and distributed to all living beings. It is only several months from when the world underwent through the hardest experience of the burn of Amazon. In parallel, the Ella reservation in Sri Lanka also kindled and got destroyed.

To blow life into the barren reservation, UoM Leos organized a plantation campaign, “Heal the Burns”, at Ella with the participation of a huge number of Leos and prospects of the club on 20th September 2019. 100 plants in various species that would add specific environmental values were planted and nurtured adding novel initiation to the blooming of hope of Ella.

Ella Regional Secretariat Office and Regional Forest Office gave a valuable helping hand to succeed the project.  Ella Flower Garden Resort and Uva Capital Lions Club generously sponsored to transform the tiresome day of the participants into a joyous experience. With the inspired minds of Leos and prospects of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa, the programme met the climax of success.

දහම් ප්‍රදීපා

වෙහෙර විහාර නමස්කාරය මෙන්ම පිරිසිදු කිරීම හා පිළිසකර කිරීමද උතුම් පුණ්‍ය කර්මයන් වේ. ඈත් අතීතයේ පටන් පැවත එන මෙම පුණ්‍යක්‍රියා රැක ගැනීම සමාජ වගකීමක් කර ගනිමින්, මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ලියෝ සමාජයද ඉකුත් සැප්තැම්බර් මස 16 වන දින, කෑගල්ල මොලගොඩ ශ්‍රී පොකුණුගල පුරාණ විහාරයේදී උතුම් මෙහෙවරක් සිදු කරන ලදී.

මෙහිදී විහාර භූමිය අවට පිරිසිදු කිරිමේ නිරත වුනු අප ලියෝ වරු, ඉන් අනතුරුව රුක් රෝපණය කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක්ද දියත් කළහ. වෙහෙස නොතකා ශ්‍රම දායකත්වය ලබාදුන් සැමගේ සහයෝගයෙන් මෙම කර්තව්‍යය සාර්තකව අවසන් කිරීමට හැකි විණි. කෙමෙන් බුදු දහම පිරිහී යන මෙවන් වකවානුවක, මෙවන් සිද්ධස්ථාන රැක ගැනීම හා සංරක්ෂනය කිරීම සැබවින්ම අගයක කල යුතු කටයුත්තකි.

Shilpadhi - Phase 03

Image may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people sittingUoM Leos know that it is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the world than to rule a state. That’s why we are conducting seminar series in selected schools island wide. Already we have successfully finished several phases of Sipmansala. We changed this event name as ‘Shilpadhi’ since our last phase conducted at Saliyapura Vidya Pradeepa monastic college, Thissamaharama.

Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingShilphadhi at Thissamaharama was successfully conducted on 7th and 8th September 2019. This phase was special and became more valuable because there were so many monks who were eager to learn. But they were left strangled because of not having a proper teacher. So, it was nice experience to teach not for older monks but also for little monks. Since it was essential to give as much as we could give, Leos conducted a night teaching session also. The dedication of the participated UoM Leos and prospects was highly appreciated. Leos are always capable to move with the situation, therefore they used their night time to explain some complex parts in mathematics.

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Though there was a long journey and many working hours, Leos and prospects did not feel tired since they were offered with a new spiritual living two days with monks. Shilpadhi phase 3 ended by adding extra value to the UoM Leos’ chapter.

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Fly for Green

It's always better to start with children. Those pure souls always make sure to effect a difference in the society with the values they gain.

'Fly for Green' a kite festival with the theme ‘Save Green to Save Life’ organized by UoM Leos in cooperation with the Lions’ Club of Matara Nilwala was successfully held on 30th of August at Kaduruwana Public Ground, Matara. The main expectation of the program was to promote polythene-free recreation among children. Members of Kaduruwana Children's society together with their parents joined hands with UoM Leos in making this event a success.A Plastic and Polythene abatement programme was also conducted along with the kite competition.

After the awareness programme in the morning, children were grouped and they were given some time to make their kites. All the kites were made with eco-friendly raw materials provided by Leos. Necessary guidance was given by the Leos and Prospects for their creations. The program was impactful in developing hand skills, creativity and teamwork among children. Many of the children were delighted to see their kites flying up in the sky while some learned to correct their mistakes and struggle until the end. Winners of the competition were awarded valuable gifts in the evening. Lions’ Club of Matara Nilwala sponsored us with the gifts and refreshments.