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Dharmaraja College, Kandy is one of the premier Buddhist schools in the country . Notably, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike started off his victorious campaign for the which gave more responsibility to the students in organising the Sports Meet, . daana (alms givings), decorative work including famous 'thorana' of dageba. Bandaranayake College - Gampaha - Bandaranayake college, Gampaha - Rated based on Reviews "my second mother.. I love you forever.. say. Play next; Play now. Yasodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya Gampaha = Sport meet 06 February Thethragni - Bandaranayake College - Gampaha - Full HD. by Irosha Chamikara . Sussex College Gampaha - AVURUDU by kkvk 3 . NIPS Campus Gampaha - Center Decoration. by ALCVID XII.
This standard is referred to as the Laboratory Standard. Under this standard, a laboratory is required to produce a Chemical Hygiene Plan which addresses the specific hazards found in its location, the CHP must be reviewed annually.
Many schools and businesses employ safety, health, and environmental specialists, such as a Chemical Hygiene Officer to develop, manage, and evaluate their CHP. Additionally, third party review is used to provide an objective outside view which provides a fresh look at areas.
An important element of such audits is the review of regulatory compliance, training is critical to the ongoing safe operation of the laboratory facility. Educators, staff and management must be engaged in working to reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries, efforts are made to ensure laboratory safety videos are both relevant and engaging. Sport — Usually the contest or game is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game, others provide tie-breaking methods, to one winner.
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A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion, many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of participants, either in teams or competing as individuals.
In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, each against each other, however, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first.
It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news.
Sport is also a source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues. The worlds most accessible and practised sport is running, while football is the most popular spectator sport. The word Sport comes from the Old French desport meaning leisure, other meanings include gambling and events staged for the purpose of gambling, hunting, and games and diversions, including ones that require exercise.
Rogets defines the noun sport as an activity engaged in for relaxation, the singular term sport is used in most English dialects to describe the overall concept, with sports used to describe multiple activities. American English uses sports for both terms, the precise definition of what separates a sport from other leisure activities varies between sources.
They also recognise that sport can be physical, primarily mind, predominantly motorised, primarily co-ordination. The inclusion of sports within sport definitions has not been universally accepted.
Whilst SportAccord recognises a number of mind sports, it is not open to admitting any further mind sports. According to Council of Europe, European Sports Charter, article 2, other bodies advocate widening the definition of sport to include all physical activity. For instance, the Council of Europe include all forms of physical exercise, in competitive events, participants are graded or classified based on their result and often divided into groups of comparable performance 6.
Vesak — Sometimes informally called Buddhas Birthday, it commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, in India, Vaishakh Purnima day is also known as Buddha Jayanti day and has been traditionally accepted as Buddhas birth day. Inthe United Nations resolved to observe the day of Vesak at its headquarters.
InVesak is celebrated on 13 May in Myanmar, Singapore, devotees may bring simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks to lay at the feet of their teacher. Devotees are enjoined to make an effort to refrain from killing of any kind. They are encouraged to partake of food for the day. Some devout Buddhists will wear a white dress and spend the whole day in temples with renewed determination to observe the eight Precepts.
Devout Buddhists undertake to lead a life according to the teaching by making daily affirmations to observe the Five Precepts. However, on days, notably new moon and full moon days. Devotees are expected to listen to talks given by monks, on this day monks will recite verses uttered by the Buddha twenty-five centuries ago, to invoke peace and happiness for the government and the people. To this day, Buddhists will distribute gifts in cash and kind to various homes throughout the country.
Devout Buddhists also vie with one another to provide refreshments and vegetarian food to followers who visit the temple to pay homage to the Enlightened One, tradition ascribes to the Buddha himself instruction on how to pay him homage.
Just before he died, he saw his faithful attendant Ananda, the Buddha advised him not to weep, but to understand the universal law that all compounded things must disintegrate 7. Inthis school established as Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School at the place where Yasodara Devi Balika Maha Vidyalaya located at present, charles Samarasooriya was the first principal of the school. Inthe school transformed as Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School, when school was established at the current location, Jinadasa Munasinghe was the principal.
In this school was promoted as a First Grade School and it had been a mixed school up to s. On 25 Maythe school was advanced to the level as. The students are divided into four houses, Gamunu Parakrama Tissa Vijaya The names are derived from distinguished past kings of Sri Lanka, the houses compete annually in all major games to win the respective inter-house games. Sport is a part of Bandaranayake College, with over 25 different sports played.
Other sports played at College includes, Some of these are 8. Lecture hall — A lecture hall is a large room used for instruction, typically at a college or university. Unlike a traditional classroom with a capacity normally between one and fifty, the capacity of lecture halls is typically measured in the hundreds.
Lecture halls almost always have a floor, so that those in the rear are sat higher than those at the front. The importance of lecture halls is so significant that some schools of architecture have offered courses exclusively centered on their design, the noted Boston architect Earl Flansburgh wrote numerous articles focusing on achieving efficacious lecture hall design.
Experimentation, group work, and other contemporary methods are not practicable in a lecture hall. A microphone and loudspeakers are common to help the lecturer be heard, the acoustic properties of lecture halls have been the subject of numerous international studies, some even antedating the use of electronic amplification.
Auditorium — An auditorium is a room built to enable an audience to hear and watch performances at venues such as theatres. For movie theatres, the number of auditoriums is expressed as the number of screens, auditoria can be found in entertainment venues, community halls, and theaters, and may be used for rehearsal, presentation, performing arts productions, or as a learning space.
The audience in a theatre are usually separated from the performers by the proscenium arch. The price charged for seats in each part of the auditorium usually varies according to the quality of the view of the stage.
The seating areas can include some or all of the following, Stalls, orchestra or arena, balconies or galleries, one or more raised seating platforms towards the rear of the auditorium.
In larger theatres, multiple levels are stacked vertically above or behind the stalls, the first level is usually called the dress circle or grand circle. The highest platform, or upper circle is known as the gods, especially in large opera houses, where the seats can be very high.
Boxes, generally placed immediately to the front, side and above the level of the stage and they are often separate rooms with an open viewing area which generally seat only a handful of people. These seats are considered the most prestigious of the house.
A state box or royal box is provided for dignitaries. Each size is unique, with specific guidelines governing row size, row spacing, basically, a multiple-aisle arrangement will have a maximum of chairs per row with access to an aisle-way at both ends. In a continental arrangement, all seats are located in a central section, here the maximum quantity of chairs per row can greatly exceed the limits established in a multiple-aisle arrangement.
In order to compensate for the length of rows allowed, building codes will require wider row spacing, wider aisles. Although it would seem like more space is called for, a seating plan is often not any less efficient than a multiple-aisle arrangement. In other countries, sports venues have luxury boxes, where access is open to anyone who can afford tickets, auditorium Building List of concert halls Music venue Noise mitigation Smoking ban Concert hall acoustics on-line exhibition Gampaha District — Gampaha District is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
It is the second most populous district of Sri Lanka after Colombo District, the district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the town of Gampaha, negombo is the largest city of this district. The district was carved out of the part of Colombo District in September The British Administration opposed the felling citing that it would be an action against Buddhism.
Wadugodapitiya Punchirala Korale, felled and removed the tree in one night, and levelled up the plot for the building. It was under this pretext that in the morning of Thursday, 30 JuneDharmaraja College, under the name of 'Kandy Buddhist High School', was opened.
He was the only teacher of the school at that time, which had enrolled 12 students.
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Many of the local nobles supported Mudaliyar Mohottige and the school by enrolling their children in, having faith in the staff and headmaster. Initial development However, bythe necessity of a more qualified principal emerged and appointed Sir D. The foundations of transforming Dharmaraja from a mere educational establishment to one of the best schools in Sri Lanka were laid by Sir Jayathilake.
Sir Jayathilake was appointed the deputy principal of Ananda College inand later went on to become the Governor of Ceylon.
Banbury succeeded Sir Jayathilake as principal and he brought forth a campaign to raise funds for a permanent school building, travelling even in remote villages collecting donations.
He used the money to build a single storied building near the city premises of the school, which was later named the 'Banbury Building' in his honour. One of the most notable events during his time was officially changing the name of the school to Dharmaraja College. Banbury left to India in to further pursue his studies. Wilton Hack took over from Banbury, and took over the challenge of developing the school's resources. Later infollowing the retirement of Hack, C. Rajaratnam was appointed as principal.
Though he himself was not a Buddhist, he was an acclaimed scholar and continued to guide the school along Buddhist principles and attitudes, while giving more emphasis to improve the standard of the education. He won high acclaim from the Educational authorities. Dharmaraja's golden age began with the appointment of K. Billimoria as principal in Billimoria gave priority to shaping Dharmaraja into a strong institution which could ably compete with the other Missionary Schools at that time.
They recruited many able educators as dedicated as them towards heightening the standards of Dharmaraja, and also identified the need of developing the physical resources to match the educational achievements. It is a unique distinction held by any Sri Lankan school.
In a two-story building completed at the city premises, which later was named in honour of Billimoria. The actual hostel began at the Principal's quarters in There were several incidents of high social and literal importance occurred around Dharmaraja College during this period.
Once, a Nobel Laureate in Literaturethe great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore did a dance recital at the Principal's bungalow when he visited the school in the s. And the English poet D. Lawrence spent a holiday at Ardnaree, the college Principal's bungalow, in The College Scout Group began in , under the patronage of De Saram Brothers and many sports and other extra-curricular activities were encouraged.
This flag was traditionally awarded to the troop in any of the British colonies that had the largest number of King's Scouts. This is an unprecedented record held by any of the Sri Lankan schools even today. Billimoria served 30 years as principal. He was forced to retire inwhich led to the beginning of another important chapter of Dharmaraja History. Kularatnewho had served as the principal at Ananda College, took over duties from Billimoria in and continued the work.
However, Dharmaraja was facing a financial crisis when Kularatne assumed duties, and even the Lake View premise was under threat of being sold. But Kularatne, was able to save the land and secure a home for Dharmaraja, for centuries to come. He restored the Hostel and transformed the Principal's quarters at the city premises to classrooms and a laboratory complex, and Dharmaraja started teaching science subjects in The first academic buildings in Lake View were built around this time and a part of the students were taken there.
The roads and other facilities were also developed so that Lake View transformed from a shrubbery into a property any school would be proud to own.
Cadetting in Dharmaraja also began during Kularatne's office and so did many other sports including Tennis, Swimming etc. Beginning of second fifty years as leading school In Kularatne was re-appointed as the principal of Ananda, and L. Mettananda, who was Ananda's principal at that time, was appointed principal of Dharmaraja.
Mettananda identified the necessity of more buildings for the College and set off to build two two-storey buildings at the Lake View premises. It was funded using proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Carnival in and other fund-raising projects. Dharmaraja started its Advanced Level classes inand around this time the Secondary Section of the college was moved to Lake View, leaving only the Primary Section at the original premises.
Mettananda served Dharmaraja for nearly ten years, and those would be put as an exceptionally important chapter of the college history. In he was appointed principal back at Ananda, but his service to Dharmaraja would be remembered for years to come, especially with the Mettananda building which now houses the College Offices and the Library.
Wijayathilake was appointed principal of Dharmaraja in Novemberthe same year that free education was established in Sri Lanka. Wijayathilake faced the challenging task of maintaining the momentum set by Mettananda and Kularatne. Wijayathilake, who was a scholar of Buddhist studies and Classical Languages, emphasised on developing the literary activities of the students.
Academics saw marked progress within this time, and Wijayathilake's vision and actions assured Dharmaraja held its place as one of the best schools in the country.
Wijayathilake retired in early and was replaced by Charles Godage, who was also a patron of Arts and an acclaimed poet and writer. He identified the constant need of physical resources for the College to function smoothly, and started the Dharmaraja Development Society in Dharmaraja College had become widely popular in the country by this time.
Bandaranaike started off his victorious campaign for the Parliamentary election ofby an alms giving held at the Dharmaraja Primary School hall, which was known as a "Jayabima".
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This meant many more buildings, lab equipment and resources were necessary. Godage, along with the Development Society, added several more classrooms and laboratories, and also repaired many others.
Godage, like his predecessors, gave priority to maintain a high standard in academics, and Dharmaraja's fame only grew. Godage later left for England in for further pursuing his studies.
Becoming public school and further development D. Thewarapperuma took over the duties from Godage, and continued the progress Dharmaraja had achieved during Godage's office. The academic results and performance in sports saw improved during this time, and in Dharmaraja, along with Ananda, was taken over by the Government, which was a result of strong campaign led by Thewarapperuma and others.
This meant that further development and improvement of the school's resources could now be done without the cost burdening the school board. Thewarapperuma retired from his post in Perusinghe took office as principal inand this period showed a marked improvement in the number of students and the number of staff members.
Examination results became very satisfactory with large numbers of students being selected to universities, and Col.
Perusinghe improved the infrastructure by building more classrooms for the Middle Section, and encouraged students to express themselves through school magazines, which he believed would give the students a chance to develop their communicative and literary skills.
Perusinghe Sports, Cadetting and Scouting activities prospered, with the students achieving National and International level victories. Perusinghe did not approve Boxing as a suitable sport for a school and removed it as a sport. Perusinghe retired in to be replaced by Colonel S. Amaranayake, who was an old boy of Dharmaraja. Amaranayake completed the shrine room of the college and opened it. The academic achievements continued their positive trend under Col. Amaranayake, and extra curricular activities including cricket, football, hockey, cadetting and scouting reached very high standards.
The hostel facilities too were developed and Col. Amaranayake settled the long term-problem of a water supply to the hostel. On 27 June the Kandy Municipal Council officially named the access road to the school as Dharmaraja Mawatha in recognition of the great service rendered by the school.
After serving Dharmaraja for nearly six years, Col. Amaranayake retired in Samarajiva took the helm of Dharmaraja from Col. Amaranayake, and was responsible for re-structuring the administration of the College.