The 13th installation ceremony of the Rotaract Club of the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) took place on the 30th of October 2022. This esteemed event was held at the Disaster Management Center from 6:30 pm onwards. The installation ceremony commenced after the house was called to order by the Outgoing President Rtr. Induwara Mapalagama, which was then followed by the conventional Rotaract Formalities; Flag Salutation, Rotaract Invocation, and Four-way test. Many Rotaractors and interactors from many different Rotaract and interact clubs and associations were in attendance, which is a testament to the bonds within the Rotaract community between various Rotaract clubs and associations. In addition to the clubs, many distinguished alumni were also in attendance such as District Rotaract Chair Rtn. PP Farzana Khan. The main festivities of the evening began to take place as the outgoing secretary for the year 2021/2022 Rtr. Umeshaa Sivakumar delivered the secretary’s report for the year. The report, which highlighted the ninety five astounding projects throughout the Rotaract year 2021/2022, was elegantly delivered and well received by all those in attendance, especially those who contributed so much time and effort to ensure that those projects were organized to perfection.
As the event went on, many tokens of appreciation were handed out. As the Outgoing President Rtr. Induwara Mapalgama finished delivering a few words of appreciation to all those who contributed to making it such a successful year, him and his board of directors and executive committee went on stage to collect their tokens. There was also a video presentation which was displayed to show some of the highlights and behind the scenes moments within the club for the year that had passed.
The main event of the evening then began to commence, as the incoming president Rtr. Yasiru Jayatissa was introduced by his fellow Rotaractors, Following his introduction, he spoke to the audience, outlining his new ideas and initiatives for the club and his eagerness to serve as president with all of the members. Following his address he was collared as the President of the Rotaract Club of the Informatics Institute of Technology for the year 2022/2023. After which the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the year 2022/2023 were also introduced to the applause of all those present. Following the introduction and installation of the new President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors a period of felicitation took place, as those in attendance representing other Rotaract clubs were allowed to speak briefly and congratulate the newly appointed committee. District Rotaract Chair Rtn. PP Farzana Khan also spoke a few words of congratulations while also giving a gentle reminder on the true core objectives of being involved in Rotaract associations and contributing to our society.
As the conclusion of the event neared the vote of thanks was delivered and a special entertainment item took place featuring a group of students from IIT. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the item as they sang along and danced to the song that was being performed. The installation was concluded successfully, thus earmarking the beginning of what is going to be a successful year ahead.