The annual Scouts, Parents and Old Scouts Day of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts Group was held at Dharmaraja College Auditorium on 12th November 2005 at 3.00pm.
Mr Vijith Malalgoda, The Assistant Solicitor General Of Sri Lanka, a old Boy and a Old Scout Of Dharmaraja college was the Chief Guest. Mr Bandara Weerasekera – Former Group Scout Leader and Kandy District Scout Leader, Mr S M Keerthirathne – The Principal of Dharmaraja College, Mr Shantha Madurawa – Asst Chief Scout Commissioner Sri Lanka and District Scout Commissioner – Kandy. Mr Sarath Matharaarachchi – Group Scout Leader, Mr Sadara Thennakoon – President of Old Rajans Scout Association and many other Scouts and Girl Guide leaders, Old Scouts, Parents and Scouts were present at the event.
The event was more colorful by the Computer Graphics and multimedia content projected to the large screen by the senior Scouts. The Principal, The Group Scout Leader, The Asst Chief Scout Commissioner, The President Of Old Rajans Scout Association and The Chief Guest addressed the audience.
Mr Vijith Mallagoda – The Chief Guest emphasized the training which he obtained from Scouting and from Dharmaraja college as a whole was the key for his success, for him to climb up his career ladder.
The scouts who have won the Gold Star, The District Scout Commissioner’s Award, The Presedent’s Scout Award were presented with their respective badges and cords at the evening. Further the winning troops on the Annual Troop competitions were awarded with their pennants and trophies.
Mr Asiri Samarakoon a Scout Leader from the Dharmaraja Scout group was awarded the Wood Badge the highest award which could be obtained by a Scout Leader.
The Scout’o Rajans the official band of The Dharmaraja Scout Group performed several musical items, and the winning performances on the Song competition of the annual inter troop scout competitions were performed which were highly appreciated by the audience. The Girl Guides of The St Anthony’s Girls College – Katugastota performed a dance item.
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(Await more news, photos and name lists of awards winners will follow in the next post.)