From September 21-28,2011 a twenty member youth team led by SUNFO Cultural Coordinator Ms.I.P.Senevirathna and trained by Ms.Sujatha Siyambalapitiya of Sulalitha Ranga Padamana , Kuliyapitiya in Wayama Province got an opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at a Youth Camp organized by the National Youth Project of Gandhi Peace Foundation at Santhinikethan West Bengali, India.
This is the place of Guru Rabindranath Tagore who was born May 7, 1861, Calcutta, India — died on Aug. 7, 1941, Calcutta) Bengali poet, writer, composer, and painter. He published several books of poetry, including Manasi, in his 20s. His later religious poetry was introduced to the West in Gitanjali (1912). Through international travel and lecturing, he introduced aspects of Indian culture to the West and vice versa. He spoke ardently in favour of Indian independence; as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, he repudiated the knighthood he had received in 1915. He founded an experimental school in Bengal where he sought to blend Eastern and Western philosophies; it became Vishva-Bharati University (1921). He was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature.
This Camp was directed by Hon Dr.N.Subba Rao ji and community services, educational programmes, cultural activities, inter-cultural understandings were key items in the camp agenda..