12 Aug The 7th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School
The Installation of the President, Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne and her Board of Directors for the year 2016/17 of Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School was held on the 7th of August 2016 from 4.00 pm onwards at the Royal College Union Skills Centre, Colombo 7. Registrations for the event commenced at 3.30 pm and on behalf of our club Rtr. Thilini Leeniyagolla, Rtr. Malith Nirmal Mendis, Rtr. Isuri Alahakoon, Rtr. Shan Weerasinghe, Rtr. Uvini Liyanage and Rtr. Dinithi Cooray attended the event.
The event commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Rtn. PHF Hussein Fazleabas, President of Rotary Club of Mid Town for the year 2016/17, Guest of Honour, Past District Rotaract Representative Rotary Ann Nishani Perera and other dignitaries, namely; Youth Services Chair Rtn. PHF Selvarajah Maherakanth, District Rotaract Committee Chair Rtn. PHF Sanjeewa Fernando, District Rotaract Representative Rtr. PP Mohamed Husni, Chairman-Achievers Lanka Business School, Mr. Ravi Edirisinghe and Managing Director-Achievers Lanka Business School, Mr. Faris Ismail. Then, the traditional oil lamp was lit by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and the other dignitaries.
The installation was called to order by the Outgoing President, Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry and was followed by the Flag Salutation, Rotaract Invocation, Rotaract Four-way test and the Rotaract song. The gathering was then warmly welcomed by Rtr. Naadir Thassim and Rtr. Rimzan Raheem; the Co-Chairpersons of the 7th Installation Ceremony of RCALBS.
The Secretary’s report for the year 2015/16 was delivered by the Outgoing Secretary, Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne which was followed by a creative video clip that included photographs of the club achievements, events and projects. RCALBS has achieved great success during the year 2015/16 and was able to secure several outstanding awards for the year. Rotary International District 3220 award for the Best Rotaract Project – “Conquer Colombo” , the most outstanding club of the year 2015/16, the most outstanding President of the year 2015/16 and the most outstanding Secretary of the year 2015/16 are only a few of them.
The gathering was then addressed by the outgoing President Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry. He shared his most treasured experiences and memories as the President of the club with the audience very emotionally and mentioned that it is these memories that make him feel that he had lived his life. He expressed his sincere gratitude to his Board and his club members for the immense support they extended to end his term of service with great success in style.
The outgoing President Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry further stated that he is confident that the incoming President Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne, who is also the first lady President and the youngest President elected so far for RCALBS, would take the club to even greater heights during her term of service. Next, the outgoing President, Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry distributed tokens of appreciation for his Board for the year 2015/16.
|Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne being collared as the new President of RCALBS|
The President for the year 2016/17, Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne was then collared by the outgoing President Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry and was officially handed over the responsibilities and duties of the club.
The audience was then addressed by the Incoming President Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne, who very humbly acknowledged all those who helped, encouraged and supported her every step of the way to achieve what she had achieved today. She further stated that she hopes to have a successful year ahead under the theme, “United to ignite.”
Next the new Board for the year 2016/17 was inducted as follows;
- President – Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne
- Immediate Past President – Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry
- Vice Presidents – Rtr. Rangesh Somasundaram & Rtr. Yoshan De Zoysa
- Secretary – Rtr. Laila Zafir
- Assistant Secretary – Rtr. Dilinthi Rodrigo
- Treasurers – Rtr. Viraine Senadheera & Rtr. Nafeel Jaladeen
- Editors – Rtr. Niveditha Rao & Rtr. Vageesha Padmananda
- Sergeant at Arms – Rtr. Ruwan Nayanjith
- Directors of Club Service – Rtr. Naadir Thassim & Rtr. Rimzan Raheem
- Directors of Community Service – Rtr. Rashmi Jurangpathy & Rtr. Shalutha Jayakody
- Directors of International Service – Rtr. Insiya Mamujee & Rtr. Samina Mohamedi
- Directors of Professional Development – Rtr. Devindini Pathirana & Rtr. Sadushi Perera
- Directors of Finance – Rtr. Mariam Husni & Rtr. Kenneth De Silva
- Directors of IT – Rtr. Kamesha Samaranayake & Rtr. Anushan Sathananthasarma
|RCALBS’s Board of Directors for the term 2016/17|
District Rotaract Representative Rtr. PP Mohamed Husni addressed the gathering and congratulated the Immediate Past President Rtr. Aaqeel Jiffry and wished the newly appointed Board headed by the President Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne to have a successful year ahead. Next on the agenda was the address of the District Rotaract Committee Chair Rtn. PHF. Sanjeewa Fernando, which was followed by the speech of the Youth Services Chair Rtn. PHF Selvarajah Maherakanth.
The agenda consisted of an interesting entertainment segment, which was a song sung by the Interact President of AIS, Naadiya, who was a semi-finalist at FIA 2015.
Next in line was the address by the Guest of Honour, PDRR Rotary Ann Nishani Perera who also expressed her warm wishes to the new Board for the year 2016/17. The audience was then addressed by the Honorable Chief Guest, Rtn. PHF. Hussein Fazleabas, who is the President of Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town. He too extended his sincere wishes to both the outgoing Board for the work well done and the Incoming Board for a successful year ahead.
Next, the dignitaries were awarded with a token of appreciation for their presence which was followed by the felicitations of the other Rotaract and Interact clubs. The vote of Thanks was delivered by the Secretary for the year 2016/17 Rtr. Laila Zafir to mark the end of the memorable event.
The 7th Installation of Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School was terminated and dismissed by the President for the year 2016/17 Rtr. Maneesha Abeyarathne and the attendees gathered for refreshments and fellowship.