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Secretary Defence Declares open the Future Minds 2012 Exhibition at BMICH

Secretary Defence Declares open the Future Minds 2012 Exhibition at BMICH

"Future Minds 2012" a National Educational and Career Exhibition which is being held for the 7th consecutive year was declared open by the Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Mr Gotabaya Rajapakse, the Chief Guest of the occasion at the BMICH, Colombo today (22nd June).

The purpose of this exhibition is to educate the Sri Lankan student population of how to choose a desired career path and also presents a single platform where all local and foreign higher education providers gather and meet students who are keen in pursuing higher education in affiliated foreign universities both local and international.

This event is also an ideal opportunity for the parents to visit and get to know how their children could face the future by making the correct decision concerning their child's higher education.

More than 175 educational service providers representing diverse fields of education were present at the exhibition from various countries mainly from New Zealand, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, USA and India.

The exhibition is also planned to be held in Kandy and Galle enabling the opportunity for the students from outstations to visit the exhibition without any hassle and avail themselves the premier opportunities available in the metropolitan capital.

At the inauguration, Secretary Defence distributed certificates and gifts to the winners of the Sinhala & English Essay competition and Painting completion which was held for school children.

Secretary Defence addressing the gathering said that failure to enter into local university should not be considered as a barrier since now there are so many other opportunities available for students to pursue higher education. The Secretary also added that the young people must position themselves to take up future targets in order to take the country forward.

A donation was presented to the Secretary Defence for the Ranaviru School by Debug Computers Ltd. Fifteen Scholarships meant for children of Ranaviru Families were also handed over to the Secretary Defence by various educational institutions.

The Ambassador to the USA Jaliya Wickramasooriya attended the function as the Guest of Honour. Hon. Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody, Hon MP Thilanga Sumathipala, Vice Chancellor of KDU Maj Gen Milinda Pieris, Principal of Nalanda College Ranjith Jayasundara, former principles, distinguished guests, representatives of the Nalanda Junior OBA and a large number of students participated in the event.

The exhibition will be open to the public for three days from 22nd to 24th June 2012.


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