A group of girls wearing cheeththa frocks and a group of boys wearing sarongs and shirts gathered to the Post Graduate Seminar Room, ENTC Building on 22nd of April of Monday to celebrate Sinhala Hindu New Year at Gavel.
“Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year”, the President commenced the 168th Gavel meeting – Aluth Awrudu Meeting. Everyone was eagerly waiting to share experiences and to grab Aluth Awrudu fun at Gavel. Everyone stood up for the national anthem lead by Damith Senanayake. To conduct this special meeting, the President introduced the Toastmaster. The Toastmaster was an enthusiastic member of the club, Imesh LihiniKaduarchchi. Role players were introduced. In order to let the audience to warm up their voices round robin session was conducted raising the topic as “How was your new year?” Since this is the season in which everyone is on a cloud nine, no-one found that 20 secs were enough to share their experiences. After a joyful round robin session the Table Topic Master for this meeting was called upon. Charitha Saumya, a dedicated Gavellier of the time had come up with a nice set of topics. Sweet memories of playing traditional games like “Kata gaseema”, the egg story, making Kokis, rituals, Nonagatha time activities were some of experiences shared on the stage. Unless time was a constraint we could have listened to hundreds of stories. After a wonderful Table Topic session control was returned to the Toastmaster. An emerging great speaker of the club Vibhanu Arachchige made a fabulous speech on “Am I still dreaming?” as his second project in the CC manual. After all the evolution reports were taken the Gavel was handed over to the President. He adjourned the meeting inviting all the members in the house to enjoy arranged refreshment. Delicious sweets were even sweater with laughters, as always. After having the usual photo shooting the Aluth Awrudu meeting 2013 came to the end.