Sati Pasala programme was held at Nawalapitiya Central College on 13th February 2019 for students and teachers along the day. There were four sessions for four groups of students. There are more than 750 students and teachers participated. The first session was from 8.00 am to 10.00am for A/L students, Second session was from 10.00am to 11.30 am for O/L students, third session was from 12.00pm to 1.30pm for grade 8 and grade 9 students and the last session was from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm for grade 7, 6 and 5 students.
Students were guided to practice several mindful activities including mindful walking, mindful sitting, mindful eating, mindful listening and mindful games as well. When we went to school we feel that they are not well organized and they have some negative attitudes. They do not give their maximum contribution to us in the morning. But after holding one session, they felt about the programme and they get together & help us to continue the other sessions. The teachers who dislike the programme previously made a request to hold a programme for teachers and students.
The programme was conducted by Ven. Kurunegala Sobitha Thero and the entire school children and teachers were covered in a very productive and efficient way. They share their experiences with others at the end of the program. After the end of the programme, there was another discussion with teachers and prefects of the school and a discussion about how to control our feelings and emotions. “Sathi Sangama” was established in that school.