IESL YMS Conducts First ‘Talk to School’ Program

                       for Rahula College, Matara

 The first 'Talk to school' program conducted by the Young Members Section Committee of the IESL in collaboration with Ruhunu Chapter IESL, was held at Rahula Collage, Matara on 14th February 2019. This program is about engineers going back to their Alma Mater and sharing their experiences, educating the importance of engineering profession, guiding and inspiring the students to become successful engineers in future.

Grade 12 Physical Science stream students of Rahula College participated for the program.  Mr. Francis Welege, The Principal, Mr. H.D.Nelson, the deputy Principal, Section head and staff, Representative from Rahula Old Boys Association, Chairman and members of IESL Ruhunu chapter were present in this occasion.

Two motivational speeches were featured in the program. Eng. P.W. Sarath, Chief Officer- Innovation and Culture Group of SLT (IESL Council Fellow Member), highlighted the uniqueness and the importance of engineering profession in his speech on 'Engineering and the Future'.  Eng. Arjuna Manamperi, Vice President IESL disclosed a new thinking to the young students on his speech on 'How to create National Level Leaders'.

Thereafter, an entertainment session was conducted by students of University of Moratuwa who were old boys of Rahula College showcasing that Engineers are multitaskers.

The third speaker, Eng. Gayanath Rathnayaka, old boy of Rahula College, enlightened the students on the role of an Engineer with his own experience over 10 years at Dock Yard PLC.

Kithmal Samarasekara, Student of University of Moratuwa and Old boy of Rahula College, Matara shared his university experience with fellow youngsters.

Students were given an opportunity to clarify the questions they have related to their future education and carrier path. Session was moderated by Eng. Arjuna Manamperi. The leaflet produced by the YMS was also explained to the students. The students were encouraged to contact IESL or the resource persons on any issues they needed guidance.

Delivering the closing comments, the Deputy Principal of Rahula College, Matara extended his sincere appreciation to IESL for launching this awareness programme. He further agreed that this kind of programme that give broader view on the profession is equally important for the students.

Eng. Nadeesha Manamperi



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