Have you ever wondered what Colombo sounds like? The Voice of Colombo Toastmasters Club is the epitome of what you would expect. Walking into one of its meetings (AKA fun, educational sessions), you are bound to be trapped under the spell of the club’s exuberance and energy that represent the dynamic and fun youth of urban Sri Lanka.
Founded by the youngest Distinguished Toastmaster in Sri Lanka, Arshad Mohideen, this club began a new chapter on September 19, at its charter installation ceremony held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations & Strategic Studies.
The induction and installation of the young charter members clad in well-fitted suits and elegant sarees created the highlight of the evening.
Stephanie Siriwardana, the keynote speaker, enlightened the audience with a talk on personality branding and the importance of going for your dreams, along with plans on being more involved with Toastmasters after having experienced the inviting aura of the club.
The ceremony was further uplifted by the presence and address of the chief guest DTM Arunasalam Balraj, who is currently the first Vice President of Toastmasters International. His inspirational address highlighting members to make the most out of their membership and anticipate eagerly for the exciting Revitalized Educational Programme, added much value to the evening.
While Arshad believes the birth of this club would not have been possible without the assistance of a few passionate individuals, including the club’s Charter President Nisal Weerakoon, Balraj, with the current membership and the incoming president’s focus towards building the foundation along with quality, it can be assured that this high-spirited club has the potential to truly be the voice of Colombo!
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