The above photograph depicts Managing Director of Sampath Bank, Mr. Nanda Fernando handing over the Job Cards of Scouts Service Month to the Chief Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association, Mr. Janaprith Fernando, at a function held recently at the National Scout Headquarters.
The Scout Service Month 2021 is from 7th December to 31st December 2021, this year due to the Covid Pandemic, Scouts would be going out individually and not in Patrols as was done in previous years. Scouts would only be visiting the houses of their close friends, neighbours and relatives and performing a service. In appreciation of the service the person receiving the service would make a voluntary contribution to the Scout Fund and in doing so, will enter the amount so contributed on the Job Card which is carried by the Scout performing the Service. The National Organizer of the Scouts Service Month Project 2021, Special Commissioner Mr. Nanda Corea says that approximately 60,000 Scouts and Cubs would be participate in this year’s programme.
The printing of the Job Cards this year was sponsored by Sampath Bank. The Managing Director, of Sampath Bank, Mr. Nanda Fernando in an interview with us said “We have always recognized the need to balance our financial, social, and environmental obligations and opportunities in the process of business value creation. We believe that managing our triple bottom line goes beyond accounting and reporting of parameters. Our 34 years in business have involved a growing culture of embedding economic value while creating a productive society through moulding children to be good citizens. Our sustainability framework is aligned to add value to people and planet in the process of striving to create a better society. This will be a way forward in line with our corporate promise of ‘We present your future’. As such the Sampath Bank over the last several years have been sponsoring several initiatives of the Sri Lanka Scout Association.
The Sri Lanka Scout Association is thankful to Sampath Bank for all their efforts in contributing towards this national cause of building a better nation.