How astounding it was that after writing in this column on October 25 about Dr Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, regarded as the 'missile man of India,' who strongly advocates an action plan to develop his Motherland into a knowledge super power and to a developed nation, I had the rare opportunity of listening to one of our own 'Action Men', Dr Ajith C S Perera, giving a live discourse with equal vim and vigour about our own Motherland focusing on the subject, 'not to miss opportunities in our hands in promoting a sustainable national economy'.
The 90 minute oration was organized at Subud House, Bambalapitiya by a dynamic group of business and professional women who are renowned for their out-and-out dedication on social welfare activities through two tiers of their organization - mature and experienced and the young professional women.
The altruistic projects carried out by this Association over a long period of time by the founder and a long time President of Mrs Bandaranaike ilk are on record to justify any comments.
The 'Action man'
The 'Action man' on the oration, Dr Ajith C S Perera is a Chartered Chemist by profession who became a victim of paraplegia in 1992 consequent to a natural accident by a tree crashing on to his car during stormy weather.
From 1997 he has been a channel campaigning in Sri Lanka as an 'accessibility mentor' on disability issues pioneering and advising how to facilitate environments for everyone.
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