The United Nation Volunteers (UNV), News 1st and the Ministry of Social Services are again in search of volunteers who dedicate their time towards the betterment of society, to shine a light on those who serve in silence.
The 2nd edition of the V Awards (National Volunteer Awards) was officially launched at a press conference held on August 7th, 2013 at The Capital Maharajah Organization Ltd (TCMOL) auditorium. The event was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Social Services, the United Nations in Sri Lanka, the Capital Maharajah Organization, the National Steering Committee on Volunteerism (NSCV), News 1st and UNV. Moreover, V Awards 2013 is endorsed by much celebrated artists Bathiya & Santhush, as well as internationally recognized household names Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena.
UNRC Subinay Nandy, noted, “The partnership between News 1st, the members of the NSCV and UNV demonstrates exceptional leadership and teamwork which will contribute to the country’s efforts of rebuilding and ushering in peace”.
As 2013 marks the International Year of Water Cooperation, a special recognition will be awarded to the most impressive work for protection and sustainable use of water resources. Additionally, to encourage youth volunteerism, a special recognition will be given to a volunteer under the age of 26.
The Grand Finale is expected to be held on December 6th, 2013, to celebrate International Volunteer Day. We are looking for the next Dr. Sinniah Thevananda (V Awards 2011 Volunteer of the Year)! Will it be someone you know? Nominate them at www.vawards.lk/nominate/