The Zeroplastic National Volunteer Awards 2021/2022 were held on June 24, 2023, at the esteemed Radisson Hotel in Colombo 04. This momentous event honored exceptional volunteer leaders from across the country who have dedicated themselves to the vital cause of eliminating plastic waste and creating a cleaner, more sustainable environment. These awards served as a platform to recognize and applaud the outstanding efforts and achievements of these individuals and organizations, inspiring others to follow their lead.
Aruna Madushanka: Recognized as “The Best President of the Year” One standout leader among the volunteers was Aruna Madushanka from the University of Ruhuna, who was bestowed with the prestigious title of “The Best President of the Year.” Aruna Madushanka’s visionary approach, dedication, and hard work have set an exemplary standard in the fight against plastic waste. His exceptional leadership has inspired countless others to actively contribute to the cause and work towards a more sustainable future.
University of Ruhuna: Honored as “The Best University of the Year” The University of Ruhuna achieved a commendable feat by being recognized as “The Best University of the Year” at the Zeroplastic National Volunteer Awards 2023. This distinction is a testament to the university’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and its relentless efforts in reducing plastic waste within its campus and beyond. Through the implementation of numerous initiatives, the University of Ruhuna has become a role model for other educational institutions, demonstrating the positive impact that can be achieved through collective action.
Mathew Fernando and Yashika Nipuni: Celebrated as “The Best Volunteers of the Year” Two exceptional individuals were celebrated as “The Best Volunteers of the Year” for their extraordinary contributions. Mathew Fernando, representing the University of Kelaniya, received the accolade for “Best Volunteer of the Year (Male)” in recognition of his unwavering dedication and remarkable efforts towards combatting plastic waste. Yashika Nipuni, from the University of Peradeniya, was honored as “Best Volunteer of the Year (Female)” for her outstanding commitment to raising awareness and driving positive change. Both Mathew and Yashika have served as inspirations, demonstrating the profound impact that individuals can make through their dedicated efforts.
Hero Volunteers and Super Hero Volunteers: Driving Change and Inspiring Others The Zeroplastic National Volunteer Awards 2023 also highlighted the invaluable contributions of numerous Hero Volunteers and Super Hero Volunteers. These extraordinary individuals have made significant strides in the ongoing mission to create a cleaner and more sustainable Sri Lanka. Their passion, determination, and unwavering spirit have empowered others to join the cause and work towards a plastic-free future. Through their dedication and hard work, these volunteers have set a remarkable precedent, showcasing the transformative power of small acts of service in bringing about substantial positive change.
In conclusion the Zeroplastic National Volunteer Awards 2021/2022 celebrated the exceptional efforts of volunteer leaders in the battle against plastic waste. The remarkable contributions of countless volunteers, these awards honored those who have made a tangible impact in creating a cleaner and greener Sri Lanka. Their dedication and achievements serve as a powerful reminder that everyone has the ability to contribute to the cause of plastic waste reduction, fostering a collective effort to build a sustainable future for generations to come.