In Loving Memory Of Those We Have Lost

2020 is a year that will go down in history as one of the most shocking years a man had to go through. From forest fires, to riots and the devastating breakout of the Corona virus, the news did take a toll on the whole planet. Thus 2020, was definitely an eye opener to start thinking back and reflecting on life, especially since everyone was forced to slow down and stay at home, in a fast paced world. With this background, the Rotaract Club of SLIIT continued the project, “Before I Die 3.0” for the 3rd consecutive year in the aim of encouraging the community to reflect on life and realize the things that really matter.

Before I die is a global art project initiated by the Candy Changs in New Orleans which uses the walls in the city to find ways in coping with death and giving meaning to it. Inspired by this, in 2018 with the help of Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, the Rotaract Club of SLIIT was able to put up the first wall at the Hikkaduwa Beach as a memento for the victims of the catastrophic Tsunami in 2004.

Under Before I die 3.0, the project was not only in memory of the Tsunami victims but all the many lives we have lost in the past. The project took a step back to illuminate the community and light a lamp in a moment of solitude, especially in memory of those we lost to the tragedies of Tsunami, the Easter Attack and the Corona Pandemic. Thereafter, the community was invited to share their personal wishes while having a meaningful reflection on life, death, hopes and dreams. Given the situation of being locked at home, the wall where they could write their personal aspirations was set up by online means. After collecting the thoughts of the public, the virtual boards which mimic Before I Die walls, were shared across our social media pages. Further to keep everyone involved with the project, the campaign continued on Instagram as well by sharing a template on which one can share the good deed they wish to do before they die, and tag their friends to continue the same.

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Before I die 3.0 serves as a reminder on how short and uncertain life can be, thus inviting everyone to focus and prioritize the things that will give meaning to one’s life. It was able to provide some sort of comfort to those victimized by the tragedy of losing someone they loved, by trying to fill the void, thus helping them to cope emotionally and put their mental state at peace. The project done in honor of the loved ones we have lost, also gives the public a purpose to fulfil and find a way to give back to the community. Amongst many goals that were shared, “I want to support a child in need for his/her education”, “I want to build a temple with my own money, that I earned in a good way“, “I want to donate my eyes”, “I want to donate my hair to a cancer hospital”, “I want to build an animal shelter”- are some of the highlighted wishes the Rotaractors and the community had shared with us.

In the next phase of Before I die 3.0, the aspirations of some will be made a reality. The team hopes to give meaning to their life while giving them a chance to make an impact on someone else’s life. Stay tuned.

කිසිවෙකු නොසිතූ නොපැතූ ලෙස ගෙවී ගිය වසරක් බවට 2020 ඉතිහාසගත වනු නිසැකය. ලැව් ගිනි, කැරලි කෝලහාල සහ කොරෝනා වෛරසය විනාශකාරී ලෙස පැතිරීම දක්වා වූ පුවත් මුළු පෘථිවියම කම්පනයට පත්කිරීමට බලවත් විය. මේ නිසාම බොහෝ දෙනෙකුට තම ජීවිත දෙස ආපසු හැරී බැලීමට හා ජීවිතය ගැන මෙනෙහි කිරීමට පටන් ගැනීමට වේලාවක් හා අවස්ථාවක් උදා විය. මෙවැනි පසුබිමක, අඛණ්ඩව 3 වන වරටත් “Before I die 3.0 ” ව්‍යාපෘතිය  කරගෙන යාමට SLIIT රොටරැක්ට් සමාජය යුහුසුලු වී ක්‍රියාකල අතර එහි අරමුණ වූයේ ප්‍රජාව තුල ජීවිතය පිළිබඳව මෙනෙහි කිරීමට පෙලඹවීමක් ඇතිකරවීම සහ සැබවින්ම වැදගත් වන කරුණු අවබෝධ කර ගැනීමට දිරිමත් කිරීමයි.

Before I die නිව් ඕර්ලියන්ස් හි කැන්ඩි චැන්ග්ස් විසින් ආරම්භ කරන ලද ගෝලීය කලා ව්‍යාපෘතියක් වන අතර එය නගරයේ බිත්ති භාවිතා කරමින් මරණයට මුහුණ දීම සහ එයට අර්ථයක් ලබා දෙනු වස් වීදි සිතුවම් භාවිතා කිරීමකි. මෙයින් ආනුභාව ලත්,SLIIT  රොටරැක්ට් අපි, 2018 දී Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon ආයතනයේ සහාය ඇතිව, 2004 දී සුනාමි ව්‍යසනයෙන් විපතට පත් වූවන් අනුස්මරණය කිරීමක් ලෙස හික්කඩුව වෙරළේදී ව්‍යාපෘතියේ පළමු අදියර සාර්ථකව දියත් කෙරුවෙමු.මෙවර Before I die 3.0 යටතේ,විශේෂයෙන් සුනාමිය, පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය සහ කොරෝනා වසංගතය වැනි ඛේදවාචකයන්ගෙන් අපට අහිමි වූ අය සිහිපත් කිරීමට පහනක් දල්වා දායක වන්නට අපි ප්‍රජාවට ආරාධනා කලෙමු. ඉන්පසුව, ජීවිතය, මරණය, බලාපොරොත්තු සහ සිහින පිළිබඳ අර්ථවත් පිළිබිඹුවක් ඇති කර ගනිමින් තමන්ගේ පුද්ගලික කැමැත්ත බෙදා ගැනීමට ප්‍රජාවට අවස්ථාව උදාවිනි. පවතින වසංගත තත්වය නිසා තම නිවාස තුළ රැදී සිටිය යුතු තත්වය සැලකිල්ලට ගෙන, ඔවුන්ගේ පුද්ගලික අභිලාෂයන් ලිවිය හැකි අතථ්‍ය පුවරු සකස් කරන ලදී. පසුව මේවා අපගේ සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පිටු හරහා බෙදා ගන්නා ලදී.

Before I die 3.0 මගින් ජීවිතය කෙතරම් කෙටි හා අවිනිශ්චිත විය හැකිද යන්න මතක් කිරීමක් ලෙසත් එබැවින් තම ජීවිත කාලය තුල තව කෙනෙකුගේ ජීවිතයට අර්ථයක් ලබා දෙන දේවල් කෙරෙහි අවධානය යොමු කිරීමට හා ප්‍රමුඛතාවය දීමට සෑම කෙනෙකුටම ආරාධනා කරයි. තමන් ආදරය කළ කෙනෙකු අහිමි වීමේ ඛේදවාචකයට ගොදුරු වූවන්ට යම් ආකාරයක සැනසීමක් ලබා දීමට එය සමත් විය, එම හිඩැස පිරවීමට උත්සාහ කිරීමෙන්, චිත්තවේගයන්ට මැදහත්ව මුහුණ දීමට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ මානසික තත්ත්වය සමනය කිරීමට ඔවුන්ට උපකාරී වීමට අපට හැකිවිය. අප සමග බෙදා හදා ගත් අභිලාශයන් බොහෝමයක් තුල ආදරය, කරුණාව ආදී වටිනා මානුශීය ගුණ ගැබ්වී තිබූ අතර ඒවා කියවීමෙන් අපද තව තවත් දිරිමත් වූ බව කිවයුතුමය.

Before I die 3.0 හි ඊළඟ අදියරේදී සමහරුන්ගේ අභිලාෂයන් යථාර්ථයක් වනු ඇත. වෙනත් කෙනෙකුගේ ජීවිතයට යහපත් බලපෑමක් ඇති කිරීමට අවස්ථාවක් ලබා දෙන අතරම ඔවුන්ගේම ජීවිතයට අර්ථයක් ලබා දීමට කණ්ඩායම බලාපොරොත්තු වේ. සුභ වෙනසක් බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන් සිටින්න!

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2020 என்பது ஒரு மனிதன் கடந்து செல்ல வேண்டிய மிக அதிர்ச்சிகரமான ஆண்டுகளில் ஒன்றாக வரலாற்றில் இடம் பிடித்துள்ளது. காட்டுத் தீ, கலவரம் மற்றும் கொரோனா வைரஸின் பேரழிவு வரை, செய்தி முழு கிரகத்தையும் பாதித்தது. ஆகவே, 2020, நிச்சயமாக மீண்டும் சிந்திக்கவும் வாழ்க்கையைப் பிரதிபலிக்கவும் ஒரு கண் திறக்கும் ஆண்டாக இருந்தது, குறிப்பாக எல்லோரும் வேகமான உலகில், மெதுவாகவும் வீட்டிலேயே இருக்கவும் கட்டாயப்படுத்தப்பட்டதால். இந்த பின்னணியுடன், SLIIT யின் ரோட்டராக்ட் கிளப், “Before I Die 3.0” என்ற திட்டத்தை தொடர்ந்து 3 வது ஆண்டாக தொடர்ந்தது, சமூகத்தை ஊக்குவிக்கவும் உண்மையிலேயே முக்கியமான விஷயங்களை உணர வேண்டும் என்ற நோக்கில் ஆகும்.

2018 ஆம் ஆண்டில் சினமன் ஹிக்கா டிரான்ஸ் உதவியுடன், SLIIT ரோட்டராக்ட் கிளப் 2004 இல் பேரழிவுகரமான சுனாமியால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களுக்கு நினைவுச்சின்னமாக ஹிக்கடுவா கடற்கரையில் முதல் சுவரை அமைத்தது.

Before I Die 3.0, இந்த திட்டம் சுனாமியால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் நினைவாக மட்டுமல்ல, கடந்த காலங்களில் நாம் இழந்த பல உயிர்களையும் நினைவில் வைத்திருந்தது. இந்த திட்டம் சமூகத்தை ஒளிரச் செய்வதற்கும் ஒரு தனிமையில் ஒரு விளக்கு ஏற்றி வைப்பதற்கும் ஒரு நடவடிக்கை எடுத்தது, குறிப்பாக சுனாமி,BID1 ஈஸ்டர் தாக்குதல் மற்றும் கொரோனா தொற்றுநோயால் நாம் இழந்தவர்களின் நினைவாக. அதன்பிறகு, வாழ்க்கை, இறப்பு, நம்பிக்கைகள் மற்றும் கனவுகள் பற்றிய அர்த்தமுள்ள பிரதிபலிப்பைக் கொண்டிருக்கும்போது, ​​அவர்களின் தனிப்பட்ட விருப்பங்களைப் பகிர்ந்து கொள்ள சமூகம் அழைக்கப்பட்டது. வீட்டில் பூட்டப்பட்டிருக்கும் சூழ்நிலையைப் பொறுத்தவரை, அவர்கள் தங்கள் தனிப்பட்ட ஆசைகளை எழுத ஓன்லைனில் வழிகள் அமைக்கப்பட்டது. பொதுமக்களின் எண்ணங்களைச் சேகரித்தபின், Before I Die சுவர்களைப் பிரதிபலிக்கும் மெய்நிகர் பலகைகள் எங்கள் சமூக ஊடக பக்கங்களில் பகிரப்பட்டன. இந்த திட்டத்தில் அனைவரையும் ஈடுபடுத்திக் கொள்ள, இன்ஸ்டாகிராமிலும் பிரச்சாரம் தொடர்ந்தது, அவர்கள் இறப்பதற்கு முன்பு அவர்கள் செய்ய விரும்பும் நல்ல செயலை ஒருவர் பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளக்கூடிய ஒரு டெம்ப்ளேட்டைப் பகிர்ந்துகொள்வதன் மூலமும், தங்கள் நண்பர்களையும் இதில் பங்கெடுக்குமாறு கேட்டுக்கொள்ளும்படி, கேட்டுக்கொள்ளப்பட்டனர்.

Before I Die 3.0 இன் அடுத்த கட்டத்தில், சிலரின் கனவுகள் நனவாகும். வேறொருவரின் வாழ்க்கையில் தாக்கத்தை ஏற்படுத்த அவர்களுக்கு வாய்ப்பளிக்கும் அதே வேளையில் அவர்களின் வாழ்க்கைக்கு அர்த்தம் தருவதாக குழு நம்புகிறது. காத்திருங்கள்.

Penned by : Rtr.Sharoni Anthony ( Director PR 2020/21 )

Edited, Translated and Published by : RACSLIIT Editorial Team 2020/21

BID11

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