Laugfs recently concluded ‘Pehesara’ Art Competition 2016, showcasing the creative talents of the children of its employees from across the group.
Held for the second consecutive year, the ‘Pehesara’ art competition has become a popular event among its employees, as a platform to encourage and inspire creativity of their children, whilst also proving to be an ideal forum for families and employees to engage with one another.
This year’s art competition, which coincided with the World Children’s Day celebrations, was held under the Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories and witnessed the submission of more than 240 drawings from children located across the island. Following the shortlisting of 60 entries, a special awards ceremony was held at the Laugfs head office auditorium, with the presence of Laugfs Group Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya and Group Managing Director Thilak De Silva.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges headed by Visual and Performing Arts University Visual Arts Faculty Dean Prof. M.R. Podinilame. Sesath Denipitiya of Homagama Maha Vidyalaya, Chamodya Dewapriya of Buddhist School in Warakapola, Janith Chandrasekara and Ranudhi Chandrasekara, both from Ananda Maithreeya Central College in Balangoda, were adjudged the winners of the Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories, respectively.
“It is an absolute pleasure to host the Laugfs ‘Pehesara’ Art Competition 2016 for children of our colleagues to showcase their skills and creativity for the second consecutive year. As an organisation with a strong family culture, we believe that closely engaging with our staff and their families is intrinsic to creating an enhanced and positive work environment. We constantly focus on driving initiatives such as this across the group to engage with our staff scattered across the country,” remarked Laugfs Holdings Director/CHRO Dulani Nissanka, commenting at the event.
“We were delighted to witness the level of talent displayed at this year’s competition and we hope to continue to create such platforms to encourage and empower both our employees and their families to excel both in and beyond the work place,” she further stated.
Those shortlisted were invited to the award ceremony together with their families, where they witnessed the awards distribution and spent a fun-filled morning viewing the gallery of paintings, which were on display. The winners and runners-up of the ‘Pehesara’ Art Competition were rewarded with certificates, gift vouchers, as well as an educational visit to one of the LPG vessels of Laugfs Maritime, whilst all participants were awarded a certificate in recognition of their participation.