"Children Who Win Tomorrow” Awareness Raising Programme"
The prime responsibility of raising Sri Lanka to the status of a shining island in the world minimizing issues in the field of Human Resource is a challenge of the present-day younger generation. However, they have found it increasingly difficult to enter the society as good citizens with robust/dynamic personality because of issues such as family disputes, addiction to drug, physical and mental violence against children, child abuse and negligence that have entwined with their lifestyle which has become more and more complicated with the advancement of modern Science and Technology. Marking the Ministry’s involvement in preventingthis situation, the second Colombodistrict workshop of the series of Awareness Raising Programme held at district level to mould a successful citizen through inhibition of impulse was held on 22.01.2019 from 9.00a.m to 12.00p.m at the Auditorium of theHanwella Rajasingha Madya Maha Vidyalaya under the patronage of the Secretary to the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development with the participation of 800 students studying atRajasingha Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Pahathgama Roman Catholic Convent, Thunnana Siri Sumanajothi Maha Vidyalaya, Mayadunna Maha Vidyalaya and St.John Bosco’s College which are in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Hanwella and 100 of their parents. Ministry officials including Additional Secretary (Development), Principal of Hanwella Rajasingha Madya Maha Vidyalaya and all officers of the Women and Child Development Unit established at Hanwella Divisional Secretariat attended the programme.
The above programme was conducted by Dr. Chaminda Weerasiriwardene, Senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist of Kandy General Hospital. Meaningful songs and theatricalitems presented by the students of Rajasingha Madya Maha Vidyalaya added colours to the programme.