Pregnancy is by far the most beautiful experience one could ever be part of. This goes not just for mothers, but for a society as well. It’s one of the most unique and special types of bonding and love that exists. For a woman to create, grow, and give birth to another life is rather extraordinary. Sure there’s complications, scares, and sickness, but when you feel the first movement, it’s undeniably magical. Everything from movements, kicks, hearing heartbeats and seeing ultrasounds is what makes it all magical. Even though pregnancy has its tough moments, I think everyone who’s ever carried life can agree that it’s beautiful no matter what. Pregnancy is a time where a woman is emotionally, physically unstable time to time and the very reason why Rotaract club of SLIIT wanted to help them raise their spirits by organizing a Pirith Ceramony and a Kavi bana program.
25th of November 2017 was a day where calm sunlight smoothened the 2A Maternity Ward of Ratnapura General Hospital. The sight was pleasant to see a set of mothers with hope glittering their eyes served us with their beautiful smiles time to time. The visible care they took of themselves walking calm around the ward gave all of the thought how much hopes our mothers would have had when they carried us. And reminded that this is what we, as youth are responsible from our end towards this magical event of life.
The highlighting and the relaxing part of the whole day was the effort that Venerable Theppanawe Piyadassi Thero took in calming the mind of pregnant mothers through Kavi bana, which was definitely a consoling pleasure to the ear. We could see that some of the pregnant mothers listened to it with closed eyes, absorbing the calmness of it to the core. It showed how much peace they gained right in front of our eyes. The difference was clearly visible.
The handing of pirikara to the venerable thero was followed by handing a small booklet of recitals and refreshments on pregnant mother’s hands to keep their minds calm and relaxing up until the birthing.
The recitation of bana was indeed beautiful and calming that everyone in the room didn’t want the thero to give it an end. But the evening sunrays touched the balconies of the ward even before we knew it, reminding that all good things which would come to an end. Leaving the premise passing the baby wards brought us a satisfaction and a joy to mind, thinking about the responsible event which we did for the beautiful flowers about to be bloomed.
Every time and then up until we reached home all of us could think was about making the decision to have a baby which is momentous. We believe that it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Rtr. Umrah Musaffer