Rotary Club of Colombo North (RCCN) held its 45th Induction Night and Rotary recognitions ceremony at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo recently.
President of the Club Rtn. Dayani Panagoda delivered the welcome address and Inaugural address delivered by incoming President Rtn. Marshad Barry.
Chief Guest of the ceremony District Governor Rtn. Gehan Siribaddana also addressed the gathering.
RCCN is the proud pioneer of several activities in the country. It takes the lead in many activities including conducting the polio and dengue eradication programme, fostering and facilitating the aesthetic values of youth in the country through the Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition and the Project for the Home of Compassion for the elderly, to name a few.
Other groundbreaking projects of the RCCN include Awareness Programme in the village of Maillagammana in Rebewa on chronic kindly diseases and clean water consumption, setting up of a fully equipped computer laboratory and a library at the Welikada prisons complex and many Interact and Rotracts programmes that will generate the interest of youth to serve communities by becoming members of RCCN. This programme is presently concentrated on three schools, namely Wesley College, Carey College and Arethusa College. Another resounding success was Junior Speech Contests training programme conducted at Wesley College, to promote public speaking skills of youngsters for which the RCCN received the best district award and citation for the year 2010/2011.