168th Gavel Meeting


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