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DateLine Sunday, 25 May 2008





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Government Gazette

[Youth Club]

‘Cure 4 Life’

President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of The Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Ayoma Rajapaksa handing over a gift.

In a society where people are getting self-centered the younger generation is attempting to show us an example by being generous and facilitating, believing that it is the duty of mankind to serve its own kind.

Taking the wheel of a journey where the destination would be a place full of peace and prosperity, the members of the Interact Club of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo launched their main community service project under the theme ‘Cure 4 life’ recently at the Public Library auditorium. Wife of the Secretary to Defence Ayoma Rajapaksa graced the occasion.

The President of the Interact Club, Visakha Vidyalaya, Nadeesha Samarasinghe while addressing the audience, on behalf of her team said, “With the dawn of the new year we drew our attention to find out away to contribute our potentials to serve the country realising the responsibility as the youth of mother Lanka.

As a result we have decided to project the ‘cure 4 life’ by helping some of the children of the Army families by providing stationery equipment, school bags, shoes, uniform material etc.

Interact Club commitee members of Visakha Vidyalaya,
Top row (from left) - Sonali Jayathilaka, Vinuri Goonathilaka, Sukitha Cooray, Sonali Perera, Ayendra Bulathsinghala,
Vishmi Dias, Hiruni Senarathne, Shashikala Wanugasekara and Eshani Dabare. Bottom row (from left) - Charindi Ranasinghe (Treasurer), Nadeesha Samarasinghe (President) and Aseka Kandegedara (Secretary).

“We have realised that it isn’t necessary for us to be adults to change the world, and that a project of this sort can make a big difference to another’s life”. She thanked the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Defence Ministry for making this innocent dream a reality”.

Doing what is possible is always possible there is nothing new in it. Doing what is possible but doing it wrong is very easy.

Doing what is impossible is also possible. Doing what is impossible and right is also possible but it’s not easy as one would think of.

This is what I had figured out while witnessing the attempt made by the young Visakhians and did what is needed and the right to the country.

Before ending this short note let me share the Interact Club invocation that I had jotted down in a hurry and hope with that I would leave something for all to think of, “Let us know that we have not lived in vain” .

It was not ‘A Cakewalk’ for him

When young people face hardship or obstacles sometimes in their efforts to progress, they are likely to become disheartened. On such occasions, it would help to recall that even great men and women never had smooth sailing all the time.

But they faced the crises boldly and ascended to pinnacles of glory. Let me cite a few instances.

The man of the millennium, our very own Mahatma Gandhi, did not show great promise in the beginning. The following facts are culled from his autobiography and therefore authentic.

Gandhiji was extremely shy as a youngster. He lacked self-confidence and could hardly speak a few sentences in English at the time he passed out of high school. He never took part in sports or games.

He was a coward, used to be haunted by fear of thieves, ghosts and serpents. Darkness was terror to him.

He even stole a bit of gold from his brother’s armlet (for which he later made a confession to his father and sought not only pardon, but punishment too). Once during that period, in desperation, his comrade and he decided to commit suicide, but escaped again due to lack of courage to take the extreme step.



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