The new Scout Youth Prpgramme2021 Book Release was held on 16th January 2021 at the Sir John Kothelawala Defence University under the patronage of the Chief Commissioner Major Gen. Milinda Peiris with the simultaneous event of the ADCs Programme Seminar at St. Sylvester’s College Hall.
The Welcome Address was delivered by the National Program Commissioner Mr. Sarath Matararachchi. In his address while welcoming everybody he stated that we were able to publish the Program in all three languages and has taken into account all the proposals that were made by the scouts and leaders from the Districts. World Scout Youth Policy has been followed in preparing this program and Several International badges have been included.
he Youth Programme published in Sinhala Tamil and English was then presented to the Chief Guest Chief Commissioner Major Gen. Milinda Peiris by the Secretary of the Program Review Committee Dr.Anil Perera. Thereafter the Guest of Honour Hon. Sarath Ekanayake former Governor of the North Central Province and President of the Kandy District Scout Association presented to the ADCs Programme from the Districts at St. Sylvesters College in Kandy.
The Chief Commissioner in his address said that the New Youth Program will cater to the interests of the Scouts and will help to produce quality scouts. It has been a good effort by the program Committee with all the capable Commissioners led by the Chairman of the Program Review Committee Mr. Rohan Wirasekera and Mr. Sarath Mata,rarachchi National Program Commissioner.
Hon. Sarath Ekanayake – the Guest of Honour requested the Chief Commissioner to continue his good work and give leadership and guidance to the scout movement. He said we must we must achieve the purpose for which Lord Baden Powell started the Scout Movement to produce good citizens useful to the country.
The Deputy Chief Commissioner and World Scout Committee Member Mr. Janaprith Fernando proposed the Vote of Thanks. He thanked the Chief Guest, the Guest of Honour and all those who are participating in todays event. He further said that the needs of the young people have been taken into account in preparing the Youth Pogram instea of we deciding what we should give them. He said the webinars held were very successful to complete the program.
At the conclusion of the inauguration the ADCs seminar continued in Kandy dealing with more detailed subjects of the Youth Program.