According to the World Report on Disability, approximately one billion people in the world are living with a disability, with at least 1 in 10 being children and 80% living in developing countries. "Meth Mihira" is an event that we, civil engineering society organize in order to make a difference at least for a single day in such differently-abled children’s life.
Meth Mihira 2018 was held on 19th of February at the Civil Auditorium at 12noon. The event was commenced with welcome address and lighting of the oil lamp by the dignitaries. Dr.R.U.Halwatura, Prof.J.M.SJ.Bandara, Prof.S.A.S.Kulathilaka, Prof. (Mrs.)C.Jayasinghe, Dr.(Mrs.)J.C.P.H.Gamage, Dr.R.L.H.L.Rajapakse, Dr.(Mrs.)A.S.Ranathunga, Dr.(Mrs.)D.Nanayakkara, Prof.W.K.Mampearachchi, Dr.(Ms.)W.B.Gunawardan, Prof.M.T.R.Jayasinghe, and instructors of the Civil Department participated in the event and gave a great support to make the event success.
Then we entertained with those kids by performing musical events. Then kids performed a dance as a group which they have already prepared for that day. Their performance was marvelous and was appreciated by all of us.
Then they were led to the ground in front of the Civil Department for the fun events. They took part in games very enthusiastically and were happy in playing with us. After the play time, we brought them to the common area to have lunch. After having lunch they were again led back to the Civil Auditorium. Kids sang songs and danced with all of us. They enjoyed that moment and each of them eagerly came forward to sing and dance.
Finally, we gave gifts to all the kids and also donated two fans for that school. Incharge mistress of that school thanked us for making that day a special one for those innocent kids. Around 5 pm, the event was brought to an end and kids were sent back to their school safely by university bus. The event was successfully completed by making one day in their life with full of happiness, fun, and amusement.