Archive for March 16, 2008

The Scouts and Girl guilde activities of Damahana Maha Vidyalaya

The scout team.

The scouts and girl guide companies in Damahana Vidyalaya is an excellent co-curricular activity.
 These two companies have a long history.
First the scouts company was started by Mr. M.P. Abayasiri, on 20th October 1978. At the same
time his sister Miss. M.P. Piyaseeli started the First girls guide company.
Since then, camps, explorations, tours, shramadana campaigns, hikes, training camps and even img_0232.jpg
jamborees have been held on regular basis.
After becoming the principal, Mr. Abayasiri devoted more of his spare time for improving the scout
movement. In 2000, he was appointed the district commissioner.
After his retirement Mr. Lalith Kumaratunge succeeded him as the Scouts master and continues to
serve in that capacity.

     Getting their training
With his guidance a three-day camp was held at Hambegamuwa, from 26th-28th July 2006.
A mutual fun camp for both, scouts and girl guides, was held on 22nd March 2006.
img_0225.jpgMr. Lalith is devotes his time to improve the talents of the boys by conducting art competitions, hikes,
excursions, dramas and various  tours among other things. The students gain valuable experience and
life skills through these activities.

Mri Lalith kumarathunga co-ordinater

At present the girl guides company is led by Miss. M.M. Somalatha. She has served in this capacity
since the 26thFebruary 2006. A three-day camp was held for the guides, in this school, from 26th to
28th March 2006.
These girl guides participated in a district camp held at Gatangama Vidyalaya, Ratnapura, from 30th
March to April 2007.
At present, both, the scouts and the girl guides in the school, conduct their activities in a complementary
 and mutually beneficial manner.


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