The Virtual Exhibition stall of the Sri Lanka Scout Association to the 42nd World Scout Conference and the 15th World Sout Youth Forum was declared open today by Prof. Kapila Perera – Secretary, Ministry of Education and Vice Chancellor of the Moratuwa University via zoom and a President Scout.
Mr. Janaprith Fernando – Deputy Chief Commissioner and member of the World Scout Committee delivered the Welcome Address and outlined the details of the World Scout Conference where 168 countries will be participating with 2000 plus delegates.
Prof. Kapila Perera in declaring open the stall, stated that youth must conquer challenges to come with innovative ideas and make others happy. He said in Education we are nurturing young inquiring minds not only to educate and nurture knowledge, skills and attitudes but true values. He further said in three months TV Channels will simulcast and deliver education to students to their households from Monday to Friday 7.30 to 1.30 p.m. and Saturday dedicated to extra- curricular activities specially scouting.
He concluded his address by giving the quote “Once a scout you are always a scout, once a scout you are a global citizen, once you are a scout it brings completeness in human aspects not only s Sri Lankan but as global citizen and becoming a balanced person doing the best for mankind.”
Chief Commissioner Major General Milinda Peiris in his address said that he is very impressed by the efforts of our team preparing for the World Scout Youth Forum and World Scout Conference and we will be able to give a good impression as to what scouts in Sri Lanka ae doing.
Mr. Jerome Lakshan Perera District Commissioner of Negombo proposed the Vote of thanks and thanked everyone who contributed towards the Exhibition stall.