The Bank of Ceylon celebrating the Children’s Day in a more meaningful and a thoughtful way held the ‘Apeksha Dalwana Sithuwam Dakma”, art exhibition at the Apeksha Hospital’s Children’s Ward recently.
“The idea was generated as the bank organized the ‘Little Picasso” art competition for the children in the whole country in commemorating the bank’s 78th anniversary. It was observed that there are children who do not have the privilege of enjoying even the simplest things in life as a child simply because of a life-threatening illness such as cancer. Understanding the need to bring some ray of hope and joy of living to these little hearts and encouraging them to look at the brighter side of life the Bank decided to organize an art exhibition giving them every possible comfort to engage in this enjoyable task,” stated the Deputy General Manager Sales and Channel Management Senarath Bandara. The bank firstly brought them a stationary pack containing drawing papers, colour boxes and other equipment needed to draw a picture which was later collected and prepared to be exhibited at the Apeksha Hospital Children’s Ward, play area. The exhibition and the Children’s Day celebration took place on October 1st in line with the World Children’s Day, for all the children who will be present at the Apeksha Hospital to enjoy. Several entertainment programs took place for children to have fun, whilst proudly enjoying their own paintings that were on display at the exhibition. Further the bank handed a toy to every child who is being treated at the hospital. Since October 1st is a significant day for children and elders alike, the Bank of Ceylon together with the Apeksha Hospital arranged the lunch for all patients in the hospital on this day. Apart from events such as these, the Bank has constructed and maintains three floors of the children’s ward and additionally conducts these kinds of activities from time to time.
Children’s Day celebrations did not simply stop at the “Apeksha Hospital- CSR Activity” on this day. The Bank joined with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation with their celebrations as one of the sponsors to the event that took place at the Independence square. The event was filled with fun games and activities for kids to enjoy. The bank too organized several games for kids to take part in and win gifts complementary from the Bank of Ceylon.