Shamindra Marcelline, CEO and General Manager, People’s Leasing & Finance with the winners of the competition.
People’s Leasing & Finance celebrated World Children’s Day, highlighting its commitment to the community. For the second consecutive year, the PLC Sports & Welfare Society hosted a vibrant Talent Show Competition for the children of PLC employees across the island, showcasing the company’s dedication to nurturing the creative talents of the future generation. The competition featured various categories, including art, singing, and dancing, with participants divided into five age groups. Over 100 entries were received for the art category, 63 for singing, and 42 for dancing, reflecting the enthusiasm and creativity of these young and budding talents.
To recognize the winners, an Award Ceremony was held, where Shamindra Marcelline, CEO/GM, PLC, was present as the Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by the 45 young winners, parents , representatives from PLC’s Corporate Management Team, Panel of Judges, representatives from the PLC Sports & Welfare Society, and other special guests.
Shamindra Marcelline, CEO/ GM, said, “The theme of our program this year – “Reimagining a Better Future for Our Children” – emphasizes the younger generation’s vital role in safeguarding our planet for future generations. It is a poignant reminder that our children are the planet’s future stewards, responsible for ensuring its wellbeing. We are pleased to have engaged the kids, supported their passions, and provided them an unforgettable experience to mark World Children’s Day.”
The winners of the competition received a range of accolades, including certificates, gold, silver, or bronze medals, and valuable gifts, acknowledging their exceptional creative and artistic skills. In a heartwarming gesture, every participant was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation to recognize their enthusiasm for participating in this initiative.
Following an engaging session at PLC’s Head Office with the CEO/GM, the 45 winners and their parents/ guardians were also taken on the Colombo City Tour.