The morning of 18th February 2016 was a holy and wholesome experience for the parents and students of the Senior Section of Horizon College International. A special programme - ‘Ma Piya Upahara’ was organized by the school Management to pay tribute to the parents which was conducted by the most venerable Vitiyala Kavidaja Thero. The programme which commenced at 8.45am in the morning consisted of prayers and songs of worship and adoration of parents where the values of parents were extolled. The programme which lasted more than 2 hours made the students realize the paramount and immense value of their parents, how much sacrifice and hardship they undergo on behalf of their children. At the end of the programme virtually everyone present was in tears; the children were in tears of appreciation of their parents; tears of regret for wrong doings; the parents were in tears of realization of the sacrifices they had done or not done for their child; in tears of joy that they were finally appreciated and loved.
The Chairman of HCI Mr Upul Daranagama addressing the gathering at the end of the event said that the Management of HCI is seriously focused on value education and ‘Ma piya Upahara’ was one such programme. The parents and students who participated in the programme said it was a totally enlightening and fruitful one and expressed their gratitude to HCI for organizing an event of this nature.