The newly constructed Multipurpose Hall at SOS Vocational Training Centre in Monaragala was declared open by Ms. Shuba Muhurthy, the SOS International Director Region-Asia, and dedicated to Public Service on June 27, 2015, amidst a large gathering of many distinguished guests, government officials, past and present trainees together with their parents and well-wishers of SOS Vocational Training Centre in Monaragala.
Ms. Shuba Muhurthy, the Chief Guest of the day, together with other distinguished guests, Mr. Upali Jayasekara, Divisional Secretary of Monaragala, Ms. Chandarani Premarathne, Deputy Director, Standard and Accreditation TVEC, Mr. Priyalal Dassanayake SSP Monaragala, and other honorable guests, Mr. Ananda Karunarathne, National Director, SOS Children's Villages Sri Lanka, and Mr. Divakar Ratnadurai, Deputy National Director, SOS Children's Villages Sri Lanka, and Mr. Sumangala Jayathilake, the Consultant Architect, were welcomed by the SOS VTC Co-workers and were accompanied to the Opening Ceremony of the newly built Multipurpose Hall.
The Ceremony began with chanting of Pirith, which followed the occasion of the solemn opening of the Multipurpose Hall. The welcome address was delivered by Miss. Subani Liyanage, an active member of the Past Pupils’ Forum of SOS VTC.
The event was colored by two dance items presented by children of Monaragala and Nuwara Eliya SOS Children’s Villages. Also the gathering was entertained with a melodious song, presented by Sumithra Madurangani, one of the past promising pupils of SOS VTC, a vocalist and an instrumentalist, and also an active member of the Past Pupils’ Forum of SOS VTC, presently pursuing in studies in the field of music at the Faculty of Aesthetics at the University of Colombo.
Ms. Shuba Muhurthy, the Chief Guest, in her speech highlighted the significance of SOS Vocational Training Centre in Monaragala. Deputy Director Standard and Accreditation, Mrs. Chandrani Premarathne of Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, and Mr. Upali Jayasekara, Divisional Secretary of Monaragala, also addressed the gathering.
Along with the agenda a special event was held to donate a Stethoscope, to Vikum Priyadarshana, a past pupil of Royal College in Monaragala who had been a promising student during his academic years in school and who was privileged to enter University for higher studies in the stream of medicine.
The program came to an end with the vote of thanks, delivered by Mr. Rohan de Silva, Director of SOS Vocational Training Centre in Monaragala.
Written by Anton Narangoda