Boun Natale the Christmas-themed game night which consisted of games and fun activities was a fellowship project which was organized by Leo Club of University of Colombo Faculty of Science, Leo club of University of Colombo Faculty of Arts, and Leo Club of UOC Alumni.
The very main objective which is focused here was organizing an “ evening of joy" where our Leo club members, Lions club members, and club advisors get to interact, connect, and have some quality time together especially in this isolation eraa. Serving the community, developing the leadership qualities, spreading great and insightful views through the unstoppable missions, and thus make our world a better place is our apex intention as leos.
For the execution of that particular goal, fellowship is a truly an essential component. As Sri Lankan leos we are capable of marvelous qualities of leadership. The project could imply the team spirit, creativity and fellowship among us giving a nice example for the true characteristics of leos to the international leos as well.
In a pandemic era, we Leos should be a great example for the entire society. Thus it is essential to Identify positive ways of coping rather than clinging into the same procedures we used before. Therefore the project could signify the ability to initiate things in a creative manner especially respecting the health rules and regulations as well. Therefore the entire project can be described as a significant step for the fellowship and betterment of leoism especially which suited for the isolation time like this.
“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
As the pandemic era isolated us and limited all gatherings we truly wanted to come up with new project concepts that can gather us and share the spirit of the festive season.
Therefore the initiation idea of the project by Leos of Leo club of University of Colombo Faculty of Science was further highlighted by the joining of the leo club of University of Colombo Faculty of Arts and Leo Club of UOC Alumni.
The three organizing clubs discussed and an organizing committee was appointed in order to proceed with the project. Leo Dulan Mahamithawa, President of Leo Club of University of Colombo Faculty of Science, Leo Madushi Kaushalya, President of Leo club of UOC Alumni, Leo Malmi Kuruppu President of the Leo Club of University of Colombo Faculty of Arts added their members to the committee.
Leo Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Science
Leo Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts
Leo club of UOC Alumni:
After the confirmation of time and date, leos started the organizing tasks of the project. Posts, presentations, and captions were made by Leo Asala, Leo Govindi Leo Dinushka, and Leo Madhavi. Leo Pawara, Leo Senali, and Leo Lakshan nicely arranged the questions lists for the fun games. After several discussions and zoom gatherings, the fun games could be arranged using nice questionnaires, platforms like Kahoot, and entertainment items, experience sharing questions as well.
The contacting of fellow Leo clubs was done by Leo Poornima, Leo Sasini and Leo Sajani. Finalizing the organizing procedures invitations were sent to guests and the Leo district council of Leo District 306A1, all Leo clubs of Leo district 306A1, and the club advisors and parent lions club presidents as well.
The evening of joy
Project "Boun Natale" Christmas themed game night was held on 30th of December, 7. PM to 9.30 PM via virtual platform zoom meetings.
Many leos of the Leo Club of University of Colombo Faculty of Science, Leo club of UOC Alumni, Leo Club of University of Colombo Faculty of Arts, other fellow Leos of Leo District 306A1and Council Members of Leo District 306A1 especially including the newly joined Leo members participated to the event. At the initiation of the event, Leo Madushi and Leo Dulan welcome all the participants of the event.
The guests of the event,
The game night was started welcoming everyone and explaining the objectives of the event as well. Leo Sammani and Leo Rashmi were the announcers of this marvellous event.
Initiating from the question round using Kahoot platform could nicely grab the attention of all while giving better knowledge about the leoism as well. The team game session using the above platform further made the event a colorful one. The winners of the game rounds were also announced.
After those joyful sessions the mute and guess round proceeded with the participation of many leos of several clubs. It was truly an enjoyable experience and everyone enjoyed a lot. After that particular session question round was conducted especially for guests. It was really amazing one and everyone could share their experiences and nice stories through that segment. The Guest of Honour, Chief guest, Council members of Leo District 306A1 and lions and Club advisors actively participated for the session.
After this particular round Guest of Honour Leo Muhammad Arslan, Leo Multiple District President (2020/21) of Leo Multiple District 305, Pakistan shared his thoughts on the event admiring the efforts of leos who organized the event with team spirit. He further wished all and mentioned that he has always astonished by seeing the creative steps of Sri Lankan Leos.
Chief guest District president of Leo district 306 A1 Malinda Ganewatta talked about his views about the projects while wishing and admiring all the organizing leos.
After that Lion Deshan Hewawithana Advisor of Leo club of UOC Alumni and Lion Ravisara Dilshan, Advisor of Leo club of University of Colombo Faculty of Science shared their thoughts on the project appreciating all the efforts of leos bringing about such an amazing project.
After all the wishes and appreciations and lots of love and joy, the project stepped towards the end. Thus the closing remarks were done by lion Chiman Amalean the advisor of Leo club of UOC FOS. Finally, the secretary of Leo Club of UOCFOS Leo Ama Karunarathne gave the vote of thanks, thanking all the participants of the event. The president of Leo club of UOCFOS and UOC Alumni Leo Dulan and Leo Madushi terminated the meeting marking the ending of a fascinating event. The gifts were also sent to the winners as well as the thanking post was also posted and thanking emails were also sent immediately after the event. Likewise we, leos could conclude the program successfully achieving the apex goals as well.
It was a nice fact what we learned through this marvelous project, cause it is a new step that we have never experienced before. So there may be circumstances and various chaotic times which we can not alter, but still changing our journey according to the situations and adapting is the key for the success as Leos. So if we have enough courage to alter things, initiate nice concepts using our positive spirit, even chaotic times will create nice significant platforms what we have never thought before.