The Varna 2019, a massive project organized by the 17.2 UGC and UCD management undergraduates, comprised of many sub projects solely handled by the students, including ‘Haritha Varna’ a thriving platform for young artists. This program mainly focused on the young generation and the timely need for a monumental attempt to change the attitudes and mindsets of the youth, to ensure a better future.
The finale was held on 22nd January 2019 at the NSBM auditorium, on a grand scale, with the participation of the distinguished patronage of the Vice Chancellor of NSBM Green University, Dr. E A Weerasinghe, Deputy Vice Chancellor of NSBM Mr. Chaminda Rathnayake, Deans and Academic Heads of faculties, renowned academics and professionals.
The Varna Finale comprised of stellar motivational speeches by renowned professionals, including the awards ceremony of the prize winners of the ‘Haritha Varna’ art competition. The programme commenced with an inspiring speech by the Founder and Chairman of Lucky Lanka Milk Processing Co. Ltd, enlightening the gathering on the theme of “Entrepreneurship”. Ms. Senela Jayasuriya, an awarded international speaker, leadership and management trainer, and a business and performance coach delivered a speech on “How to empower individuals” which has always been at the very core of her work.
Ms Piyumi Sumanasekara, Director, KPMG in Sri Lanka shared her experience about serving the country, whilst engaging in ones career. Further, Pastor Damian Koch, Associate pastor at Bethany Christian Life Centre Nugegoda, Life coach, Character development consultant for World Vision and motivational speaker delivered his speech on positive attitudes uplifting the mindset of the young undergraduates of NSBM.
The event concluded to thundering applause with Bathiya and Santhush, two of the most popular and successful artists of Sri Lanka also addressing the NSBM undergraduates on the importance of determination and most of being Sri Lanka, followed by a live performance on the Varna stage.