The Earth Day falls on the 22nd of April annually. Under the theme of “Invest in our Planet” the Central Environmental Authority collaborating with Noyon Lanka (PVT) Ltd and MAS KREEDA has been organized a program for selected school children in the Awissawella Educational Zone. The program was held on 22nd April 2022 at the Seethawaka Botanical Garden, Awisssawella.
To improve the attitudinal change to protect the environment, to build up future generation who concern about the environment and provide practical experience to feel the environment were the main objectives of organizing this program. Nearly, 50 students participated in this event.Tree planting program was conducted concurrently with this program. A specialty here was the planting of plants endemic to Sri Lanka.
Mr.Shamitha Hettige, Dancing Teacher, Physical Traineer and Mr. Pasindu Pahalamedagama, Consultant, folklore and folk art, Visiting Lecture, University of Visual and Performing Arts participated as resource personnel for this program.
Mr. Ajith Weerasundara, Deputy Director General, Environmental Education & Awareness Division, Mrs. Shyamani Periyapperuma, Director, Environment Promotion, Mrs. Preethika Bandara, Assistant Director, Western Province Office – CEA, Officers of Environment Promotion Unit, Officers of Wetern Province Office – CEA, Teachers and other relevant parties participated in the occasion.