Mini Project Mania
18th of May, 2021
Mini project Mania is an annual competition organized to enhance the imaginative capacities of individuals or, as the caption goes, “to sparkle creative minds”. Here the newbies of RACOUP are provided with an opportunity to present their project ideas in which top 10 individuals with the best ideas will be provided with an opportunity to execute them.
On the 16th May, a series of in-person discussions were held via Zoom, followed by a Q&A session to select the best 3 out of the top 10 finalist. Nonetheless, all top 10 finalists will be provided an opportunity to magnify their ‘mini’ ideas into massive projects in the near future.
17th of November, 2020
Rotaract Digital අවුරුදු
04th of April, 2021
'Rotaract Digital අවුරුදු' is the second virtual 'Awurudu' celebration organized by the Rotaract Club of the University of Peradeniya. It allowed us to be full of joy and enthusiasm after a long stressful period in life. Even though we had to celebrate 'Awurudu' on a virtual platform this year, it gave many exciting and unforgettable memories to everyone who participated. Moreover, it was happy to see our fellow Rotaractors from other universities joining us to enjoy the event.
As usual, we paid more attention to our traditional games and made some changes in the themes of some games to give a new experience to the participants since it was a virtual event. For example, everybody might be familiar with 'අලියාට ඇස තැබීම', but have you ever thought of replacing the Elephant with a Giraffe. It was more interesting than we expected. Moreover, regardless of always being dependent on the tradition, we made small changes in a few more games, such as replaced the Papaya with a Watermelon and asked the participants to guess the number of seeds in it. හොඳම හිනාව , හොඳම ඇඩීම ,නැණවත් අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමරිය,විකට ඇදුම් ,අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමාරි are some of the other games which increased the excitement of the event even more. Also, we conducted the 'tug of war' game on Facebook. As අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමරිය event is a mandatory event at any 'Awurudu' function, online 'Awurudu Kumara' and 'Avurudu Kumariya' were selected based on an online voting system.
Our destination was Awissawella and a nice, cozy villa surrounded by mountains and a beautiful forest was chosen for the stay. Everyone had an amazing time playing cricket, badminton, and volleyball and a great a deal of time was spent in the pool on both days just chilling. Also, everyone had a load of fun playing card games and UNO and not to forget, sharing all those ghost stories. Had a bbq party in the evening and everyone stayed till it was passed mid night singing, talking about the Rotaract journey and reminiscing good old times. A moment that we cannot forget about this night is Rtr. Imesh’s word of wisdom to everyone and how he taught everyone to listen to their inner voice. We are forever grateful to him for all that he shared with us. Rtr. Deelaka presented everyone with an interesting problem about T-shirts. Apparently, there's a whole new side to T-shirts that we haven't even thought of yet and finding the proper T-shirt is an extremely difficult task.
A fellowship to Remember
28th January, 2021
After being confined to stay at our homes for many months, the Executive Committee finally got the opportunity to meet each other for real and just like any other rowdy bunch of friends, we ended up going on a small fellowship trip. Considering the pandemic situation, we did not travel very far for safety reasons and kept the interactions with the public to a minimum.
15th Installation Ceremony
31st of October, 2020
The first-ever Awards Ceremony of RACUOP
01st of August, 2020
GRANDEEZA ’20 is a virtual Awards Ceremony organized by the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya in appreciation of its members for their immense support, dedication, interest and commitment rendered to the club in various projects and occasions. Grandeeza ’20 being the first ever Awards Ceremony in the 15-year history of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya, is not just a long-awaited dream come true, but also a remarkable milestone.The guest speaker for the event was DRR Rtr. PP Kavindra Kasun Sigera.
In a period of a global pandemic, this event needed careful planning of even the most trivial aspect of the Awarding Ceremony. Having selected a committee of 16 dynamic individuals, the whole program was divided into smaller tasks and the responsibilities were shared among committee members. While all of this happened via Zoom meetings, Whatsapp groups and other online platforms, the ultimate notion of the organizing committee was however to gather at one place when bringing forth Grandeeza ’20 - The first ever Awards Ceremony in the history of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya alive.
The First Ever Awards Ceremony of Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya.
The Club has engaged in many SDG related projects in the past year, helping the society in any way we can. Non of it would have been possible if it weren't for the tremendous help given to us by our Club Members. This is organized to appreciate the hard work of all of our Club Members.
31st of May, 2020
Project NOSTALGIA was successfully held on 31st May 2020 as an online session via the Zoom application. This was organized in line with the celebration of 50 years of Rotaract in Sri Lanka and the main aim was to bring back the memories of our club, creating an interactive platform with several past presidents and past executive committee members with the present Rotaractors.
The Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya has been active for 15 consecutive years and this was taken into account as a day to celebrate the successful journey of the club. The history of our club, starting from the chartering procedure and the steps followed, memories, visions, and difficulties faced by the past Rotaractors were discussed while giving insight as to what made the club to reach heights from the very beginning. The vision of ‘Back to the Roots’ established its significance throughout the project as it was successful in bringing back the memories and creating a bridge to connect the past, present, and future of the club.
The project was held under four phases. First- past presidents’ meetup, second- ‘My Rotaract Story’ campaign, third- recap video, and fourth- ‘Back to the Roots’ live discussion with past and present Rotaractors. Read more...
Rotaract Ape Awurudu
15th of April, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has put a halt to all the new year celebrations and beauty of the new year seasons. In the previous years, month April was always adorned with festivity filled with new hopes, renewal of relationships, mouth-watering sweets, games, and events. How could we ever forget the bliss the new year brought to us? Members of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya and past Rotaractors got together on 15th April to celebrate this special event via an online platform. The initiative project ‘Rotaract Ape Awurudu’ was held with the presence of many past and current Rotaractors and ended up in a high note with several games and fun events. Read more...
Aloha 2020 Hawaiian Party
31st of January, 2020
Aloha 2020 – The Hawaiian Party was successfully held on the 31st of January 2019 at the Beacon-Resolute, Rajagiriya from 6.00 p.m onwards and it was an interesting joint initiative of the Rotaract Clubs of Cluster 04, belonging to Rotaract District 3220.
Since the cluster project was based on Club Service, the initial step was to ensure we have maximum involvement of our members. Meetings were held subsequently to make this a successful initiative. On conclusion, it was collectively decided to have an evening of music, food and dancing. To add value, we also included a few games. We named the project ALOHA and kept to the Hawaiian theme. This was to signify the Rotary Convention that was to take place in Hawaii. Plans were made to charge a minimum entrance fee to assure the maximum engagement of Rotaractors and to also encourage more institute-based clubs to participate. After the plan was drawn steps were taken to secure a date, venue and to start on the PR.
All activities such as games planned during the project were focused on inter-club bonding instead of within the club bonds. The Aloha king and queen is once such example. The concept of having a party as the cluster project was also aimed at more engagement within the clubs. This was proved as the attendance of the members of the cluster clubs exceeded 100 participants.
15th of January, 2020
Celebrating the beautiful Sri Lankan culture, Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya organized “Kurinchi Pongal” to mark Thaipongal day, the day of gratitude on 15th January 2020. The event itself was coloured by Rotaractors as well as Rotarians from Kandy Rotary Club, despite their religion, bringing out the beauty of harmony. After the Pooja at the Hindu Kovil, the event took place at the University ground with lots of fun activities and games adding wonderful memories for the Rotaract diary.
28th of December, 2019
Rotaract is all about bonding. Hanthana Handawa is one of the most awaited events of Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya. It was held on 28th December 2019 at the Animal Science mini theatre of Faculty of Agriculture.
oldest members to the newest member of the Rotaract family of University of Peradeniya gets a chance to get to refresh the bonds and make new friends. The event was successfully held with the songs, laughter, delicious food and loads of memories to last a lifetime.
14th Installation Ceremony
27th of October, 2019