OKI International School, Kiribathgoda Branch Language Day 2022

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OKI International School, Kiribathgoda Branch celebrated Language Day 2022 on September 30 at Elphinstone Theatre, Maradana.

The event was given a touch of glamor by chief guest actor Sanath Gunathilake. President Ms. Nirmalee Saparamadu, Branch Director Ms. Dulari Perera, Retired Division General Administrative Manager Athula Galagamage, Head of Examinations Anthony Alwis, Head of Sports Lt. Col. Manjula Perera, Director of Kiribathgoda Ms. Kumari Ranasinghe, Headmaster of Wattala Primary School, Mrs. Nishanthi Rathnayake, Headmaster of Kaduwela Richmond Suraweera, Headmaster of Kiribathgoda, Mrs. Madushika De Alwis were present on the occasion.

The program began with the observation of a minute’s silence for our late Founder Nimal Saparamadu and the late Principal Mrs. Nimani Saparamadu Ranasinghe, followed by the school song. Another highlight was the hand scanner which was first introduced in Sri Lanka as an alternative to oil lamp lighting to inaugurate the event. The next event was a 19th birthday flashback followed by a spectacular welcome dance by the school dance troupe.

Actor Sanath Gunathilake who was the main guest of OKI International School, Kiribathgoda Branch Language Day 2022 addressing the rally.

OKIans always appreciate and motivate the talents of their students. The awards ceremony was one of the events leading up to it, students were rewarded with the best performances from primary to upper section. The event was made more colorful by the impressive performance of a song by the 1st and 2nd graders followed by a song performed by an elementary student. The popular Sinhalese drama Paraasa depicting a famous Sinhalese folk tale was also staged. This was followed by a beautiful cricket dance performed by the 3rd and 4th graders to commemorate the victory of the Sri Lanka cricket team which drew cheers from the appreciative audience.

After a short intermission, an English drama focusing on language skills was staged. This was followed by a tribal dance by the 5th, 6th and 7th graders who reflected on our ancient and proud ancestry.

Next is a trailer featuring veteran chief guest actor Sanath Gunathilaka, followed by his speech. The token of appreciation for the guest of honor was given by the President, Nirmalee Saparamadu.

The next event was the orchestra performance in grade 8 and up. Last but not least was the hip-hop dance number performed by the students in grade 8 and up. It was a dance of pure pleasure that kept the audience on their feet.

The program ended with the vote of thanks and the singing of the national anthem to honor our country.

“As a grateful school, we take this opportunity to thank the organizing committee, OKI management for the funding, guidance and participation provided throughout this event. Last but not least, we must not forget the help provided by our aesthetic teachers, academic and non-academic staff, people who helped set up digital screens, videography and photography, parents, students and staff of Elphinstone Theater for the immense help rendered to us in making ‘CYBER AKSHARAYA’ a success.

Again exhibiting a spectacular recreation of a CYBER brand and the power of unity between teachers and students, thinking as one OKI family to make ‘CYBER AKSHARAYA’ a successful event,” the organizers said.