Janashakthi Insurance PLC, in a continued commitment to light the lamp of knowledge across the nation, announced the second phase of its annual Grade 5 Scholarship programme, ‘Shishshathwayen Wishishthathwaya’, offering free seminars at key locations island wide to children sitting for the Scholarship examination in 2016.
Conducted for the second consecutive year, the Scholarship programme will be led by renowned educationalist, Mr. Bharatha Lankage who will share the essential knowledge, tools and techniques required by students who are due to sit for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam this year through a series of free seminars. In order to enable an increased number of students to benefit from the ‘Shishshathwayen Wishishthathwaya’ Scholarship programme, Janashakthi Insurance has expanded it to include 6 seminars, scheduled to take place in Kandy (10th July), Bandarawela (17th July), Kurunegala (31st July), Gampaha (5th August), Galle (8th August) and Colombo (10th August). The first two sessions in Kandy and Bandarawela, already conducted, witnessed the participation of hundreds of students and parents who expressed a high level of interest and enthusiasm towards the programme.
Uniquely, students who participate in the programme and subsequently score high marks at the Grade 5 Scholarship exams will be rewarded with scholarships from Janashakthi, with the aim of providing them with the required support to further their studies for a brighter future. In addition to this, all students who attend the seminars will be awarded a Certificate of Participation in due course.
“We are happy to be able to play an empowering role in the education of young children sitting for the Grade 5 Scholarship examinations via the Janashakthi ‘Shishshathwayen Wishishthathwaya’ programme, conducted for the second consecutive year. Children are our future, and as a responsible organisation, we believe that we have a role to play in ensuring that the future of our nation is enriched with educated individuals. Hence, we consider it an honour to be able to equip young minds with the necessary knowledge and techniques to develop into well-rounded, intelligent personalities. The Grade 5 Scholarship is considered one of the initial significant examinations in the local school curriculum and as such, we extend our heartfelt best wishes to all students sitting for the exams this year,” said Jude Fernando, Chief Executive Officer of Janashakthi Insurance PLC.
In addition to the seminars for the students, Janashakthi will be organizing a special complimentary seminar for their parents, conducted by popular Personality Development Trainer, Mr. Chandana Gunawardena. These seminars, which will run parallel to the main seminars for students, will be vital training sessions that will enable parents to understand the career paths available to their children, whilst guiding them on planning the ideal future.
Janashakthi Insurance PLC, founded in 1994, made its mark in the industry as an innovator and household name over a span of two decades. The organisation maintains a clear vision of Social Responsibility which reflects the core values of the organization and is based on the concept of ‘lighting up the lives’ of Sri Lankans. As a result, Janashakthi has embarked on many noteworthy initiatives over the years which include the recently conducted ‘Janashakthi – National Civilian Bravery Awards’, rolled out in partnership with the Foundation of Civilian Bravery Sri Lanka to recognize civilians who voluntarily risk their lives while saving, or attempting to save others from peril. Today, the Company stands strong as a leader in Motor, Non-Motor and Life Insurance services, and with its recent acquisition of AIA General Insurance Lanka Limited, continues resolutely on its vision of lighting the lamp of Insurance in every home and work place.