02 Dec Honoured & Sealed – Best Covid 19 Response Initiatives
"We are in this together and we will get through this together...."
The Rotaract Movement has constantly focused on encouraging young Rotaractors to adopt and be courageous in facing unanticipated challenges. A brief note about 2020 cannot certainly be created without Covid 19, a virus spread resulted in a global pandemic which has already affected more than 200 countries and has killed nearly 1.39 Million lives in just one year. Since the very beginning of the pandemic, Rotaract has got hold of initiatives not only to educate people but also to support the thriving communities to fight back. Especially in a developing country like Sri Lanka with the lack of proper awareness and financial stability, Rotaract has undoubtedly played a major role. The 30th Rotaract District Assembly brought to light two such great initiatives under the category of “Best Covid 19 Response Initiatives”, which created a major impact on our community.
රොටරැක්ට් සමාජය නිරන්තරයෙන් අවධානය යොමු කර ඇත්තේ බලාපොරොත්තු නොවූ අභියෝගයන්ට මුහුණ දීම සඳහා ධෛර්ය සම්පන්නව කටයුතු කිරීමට තරුණ රොටරැක්ටර්වරුන් දිරිමත් කිරීමයි. කොවිඩ් 19 නොමැතිව 2020 පිළිබඳ කෙටි සටහනක් නිසැකවම නිර්මාණය කළ නොහැකිය. වෛරස් පැතිරීම හේතුවෙන් ගෝලීය වසංගතයක් ඇති වී ඇති අතර එය දැනටමත් රටවල් 200 කට වැඩි ගණනකට බලපා ඇති අතර වසරක් තුළ මිලියන 1.39 කට ආසන්න පිරිසක් ජීවිතක්ෂයට පත්ව ඇත. වසංගතයේ ආරම්භයේ සිටම, රොටරැක්ට් සමාජය විසින් ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීම සඳහා පමණක් නොව, සමෘද්ධිමත් ප්රජාවන්ට නැවත සටන් කිරීමට සහාය වීම සඳහා මුල පිරීම් දරා ඇත. විශේෂයෙන් ශ්රී ලංකාව වැනි සංවර්ධනය වෙමින් පවතින රටක නිසි දැනුවත්භාවය හා මූල්ය ස්ථායිතාව නොමැති වීම නිසා රොටරැක්ට් ප්රධාන කාර්යභාරයක් ඉටු කර ඇති බවට සැකයක් නැත. 30 වන රොටාරැක්ට් දිස්ත්රික් සභාව “විශිෂ්ට සහස්යජනක ප්රතිචාර මුල පිරීම්” යන කාණ්ඩය යටතේ මෙවැනි විශිෂ්ට ක්රියාමාර්ග දෙකක් ගෙන ආ අතර එය අපගේ ප්රජාවට විශාල බලපෑමක් ඇති කළේය.
எதிர்பாராத சவால்களை எதிர்கொள்வதில் தைரியமாக இருக்க இளம் ரோட்டரக்டர்களை ஊக்குவிப்பதில் ரோட்டரக்ட் தொடர்ந்து கவனம் செலுத்துகிறது. கோவிட் 19 இன்றி 2020 பற்றிய ஒரு சுருக்கமான குறிப்பை நிச்சயமாக உருவாக்க முடியாது. இவ்வைரஸ் ஏற்கனவே 200 க்கும் மேற்பட்ட நாடுகளை பாதித்துள்ளது மற்றும் ஒரு வருடத்தில் கிட்டத்தட்ட 1.39 மில்லியன் உயிர்களை கொன்றுள்ளது.தொற்றுநோயின் ஆரம்பத்திலிருந்தே, ரோட்டரக்ட் மக்களை எச்சரிப்பதற்கு மட்டுமல்லாமல், வளர்ந்து வரும் சமூகங்கள் நோயை எதிர்த்து போராடுவதற்கு ஆதரவளிப்பதற்கும் முயற்சிகள் எடுத்துள்ளன. குறிப்பாக இலங்கை போன்ற வளர்ந்து வரும் நாட்டில் சரியான விழிப்புணர்வு மற்றும் நிதி ஸ்திரத்தன்மை இல்லாத நிலையில், ரோட்டரக்ட் ஒரு முக்கிய பங்கை வகிக்க வேண்டியுள்ளது.30 வது ரோட்டரக்ட் மாவட்ட சட்டமன்றம் "சிறந்த கோவிட் தடுப்பு முயற்சிகள்" என்ற பிரிவின் கீழ் இதுபோன்ற சமூகத்தில் பெரும் தாக்கத்தை ஏற்படுத்திய இரு முயற்சிகளை வெளிச்சத்துக்கு கொண்டு வந்தது.
Best Relief Response Initiative
Gold - Covid 19 Relief ( RAC Hatton Kotagala)
Due to the unfortunate pandemic that hit Sri Lanka in early March, people all over the country were greatly affected, especially, the Estate based families who earned a very low income suffered in carrying out their daily chores.
Continuing with hands wide open for the needy, Rotaract Club of Hatton-Kotagala along with few volunteer bodies of the area, have been fortunate to distribute dry rations during these challenging times for 450 families, who depend on Estate Sector. The project was initiated on 1st of April 2020 and followed to fulfill the need of 450 families across a few estates, giving priority to single parents and widows.
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Best Health Response Initiative
Gold - Sathkara (RAC Alumni of University of Moratuwa)
‘Sathkara’ is a project initiated by the Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa with an aim of healing the wounded and helping the needy. This year the project focused on serving the frontline heroes who were fighting against COVID-19. The project took place in two phases.
The first phase was initiated in the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital where they were able to fund 125,000LKR worth of PPE kits, goggles, and face masks.
The second phase was at the General Hospital of Kegalle where they were able to fund 75,000LKR worth of PPE kits.
This worthy cause was possible through the immense support from the project donors. Alumni members from different countries also came forward to support this worthy cause. Through ‘Sathkara’ 2020, they were able to immensely support the frontline heroes who were saving our own people. As one would say, “Helping to save people is same as helping to save the country”.
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Great applause to the minds behind these projects and the friends in action for planning and executing these projects successfully. As Rotaractors, we certainly do hold the responsibility to bring forward more social-awareness projects like these to save and protect our nation. “Power of unity” was indeed the greatest lesson the COVID 19 Pandemic has taught us once again to gravitate ourselves towards STRIVING AS ONE!
Thank you to all our fellow Clubs and fellow Rotaractors for providing us with the details!
Written & Compiled By:
The Blog Team 2020/21