“NAMADIMU” – Old Benedictines pay homage to retired teachers of St.Benedict’s College

“NAMADIMU” Paying homage to the teachers, an example to the whole country by the Old Boys’ Union of

St. Benedict’s College.

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 13, with a rich historical heritage of more than 155 years, is proud to have an Old Boys’ Union, which has always come out with unique and new concepts, which has immensely benefitted both the college and the society in the past. They have yet again launched a project to honour their past teachers, titled “NAMADIMU”

 

This project was launched to honour and show gratitude to the teachers who have dedicated more than half of their life span to groom their students. The project “NAMADIMU” includes a life insurance cover, a monthly monetary donation, an annual medical checkup and a counseling clinic amongst many more special benefits, for 55 retired teachers who have nurtured their students in both the primary and secondary divisions of the college since 1960.

 

The blessings received from the Director of the College, Rev. Bro. Dr. Pubudu Rajapakse, FSC, towards this project was an immense strength to the Old Boy’s Union. This project was accelerated, within a short period of three months, in spite of the current difficult times due to the Covid Pandemic, thanks to the generous donations received from the Benedictine Fraternity domiciled here and abroad showing their love and dedication towards their Alma Mater. The agreement for the Life Insurance cover was signed with Soltlogic Insurance.

 

Handing over the memento of Life Insurance Cover by Rev. Bro. Director of St. Benedict’s College (Dr) Pubudu Rajapaksha to President of Past Teachers Association OBU Gen. Secretary Mr Priyal Perera & rest of the Rev. Brothers also in the picture

The “NAMADIMU” project carries a valuable message to past students of every school in Sri Lanka, as the Old Boy’s Union of St. Benedict’s College strongly believes that it is the duty and obligation of every student to pay tribute to their past teachers. On behalf of the Old Boy’s Union, this project was jointly coordinated by Mr Dharshaka Fernando and Mr Marlon Perera under the able guidance of the Hon. General Secretary Mr. Priyal Perera. In order to maintain transparency, audited accounts will be made available to all donors.

 

Those within the Benedictine Fraternity wishing to obtain further information or contribute towards this project, could email to bensobusrilanka@gmail.com, log onto www.bensobu.lk or call Project Chairman Mr Darshaka Fernando 0773 – 853 322 or OBU Office 2 444 461.

May this great effort be a tribute to all teachers!

 

Distinguish Old Ben Mr Ranjan Nadeshanpillai lighting the oil lamp
President of Past Teachers Association Mr Hilary Costa lighting the oil lamp
Rev. Bro. Pubudu Rajapakse Director of St.Benedict’s College lighting the oil lamp
Opening Prayer – by the Sub Director of St. Benedict’s College Rev. Bro. Pravin Vaz
OBU Media Co-ordinator Mr Duminda Perera addressing the gathering
Rev. Bro. Director of St. Benedict’s College (Dr) Pubudu Rajapaksha addressing the gathering
Some of the Teachers at the VIP lounge
OBU Gen. Secretary Mr Priyal Perera addressing the gathering
Head Table (L to R) Co-chairman Mr Marlon Perera, OBU Gen. Secretary Mr Priyal Perera, Rev. Bro. Director of St. Benedict’s College (Dr) Pubudu Rajapaksha, President of Past Teachers Association Mr Hilary Costa, Project Chairman – Mr Darshaka Fernando
Audience (PTA & Old Bens)
Audience (PTA & Old Bens)
Signing the MOU between the OBU & PTA
Audience (PTA & Old Bens)
OBU Media Co-ordinator Mr Duminda Perera addressing the gathering
Senior Retired Master – Mr Meril Perera sharing his views on behalf of PTA
Handing over confirmation certificates to Mr Hilary Costa (President of Past Teachers Association) by the project Chairman Mr Darshaka Fernando & Marlon Perera
Rev. Bro. Director of St. Benedict’s College (Dr) Pubudu Rajapaksha handing over the memento of Life Insurance Cover to President of Past Teachers Association
Channel Head, Group Life of Softlogic Life Mr Karunanithi Aravinthan explaining the benefits of the life cover
Handing over the memento of Life Insurance Cover to OBU Gen. Secretary Mr Priyal Perera by Channel Head, Group Life of Softlogic Life Mr Karunanithi Aravinthan
Distinguish Old Ben Mr Devaan Cooray addressing the gathering
Vote of thanks – by Mr Marlon Perera
Key Organizers of the Project from the SBC OBU – Mr Duminda Perera, Mr Darshaka Fernando, Mr Marlon Perera
Group Photograph with Retired Teachers

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