PLANS FOR IVD 2013 IN SRI LANKAWritten by Administrator VAC
On behalf of the UNV Sri Lanka Team, I would like to share our plans for IVD 2013 with you. We will be celebrating International Volunteer Day by hosting V Awards (Volunteer Awards) 2013 under the theme of "Shining a Light on Those Who Serve is Silence".
As you may know V Awards began in 2011 to showcase the altruistic service of volunteers for social development in Sri Lanka. The concept behind this project is to honour individuals who make extraordinary and selfless contributions to society through volunteerism, and thereby inspire others to volunteer for social causes.
V Awards 2013 will consist of the "Volunteer of the Year" Award, the "Youth Volunteer of the Year" Awards and a Special Award on "Volunteering for Water" to commemorate the International Year of Water Cooperation. V Awards is about recognizing and rewarding the most outstanding volunteer contributions at a national level.
We have received celebrity endorsements from World renowned Sri Lankan Cricketers, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardane for V Awards 2013. I have attached the links below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1TyP3P_QXLI – English Volunteer Action Counts Sangakkara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cnwIW1bROOo – English Power of Volunteerism Sangakkara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DqjigazOHOc – English Volunteer Action Counts Mahela Jayawardane