The most prestigious Buddhist College of the hill capital, Dharmaraja College celebrates her scout’s centenary in the year 2013. Being the winner of the King’s flag and all Island merit flag scout group and also the proud producer of a most outstanding scout of the Asia Pacific Region, the 1 st kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group Organizes an international scout gathering “RISGO Centennial – 2013” is scheduled to be held from 18th to 22nd February 2013 at the Lakeview Park International Scout Centre, Kandy, Sri Lanka under the patronage of Chief Scout, His Excellency the President, of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa. Over 5,000 cubs scouts, girl scouts and guides representing all districts of the island and scouts representing more than 40 nations around the world.
The event will be ceremonially opened by Mr. Abdulla Rashaeed, Regional Director, WSM-APR and will be followed by the unveiling of the statue of late Mr. J H De Saram, who pioneered scouting at Dharmaraja College. There will be attractive and adventurous scout activities organized for the foreign participants to witness Sri Lanka’s development projects and historical places will be a main feature in the RISGO program.
February 18th, 19th and 20th is named as opening day cultural, community service and Cub Scouts Day and Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and International Day respectively, while February 21 st will be the leaders and Old Scouts Day and February 22nd is the Founder’s Day to commemorate 156th anniversary of Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement.