Overcoming the Odds: My Transformative Journey with Gavel

On the 10th of August 2023, at around 3:40 pm, I nervously walked into the Gavel room for the first time, feeling completely clueless about public speaking. Standing by the door was Rithvick Ayya, who greeted me with a warm smile. It was comforting, but the real hero of my story is Gavelier Akarshana, who …

The Sail to the South in Search of Mastery: The Galle Preliminary Round of Speech Master 2024

The day that we had eagerly been waiting for had finally arrived! The 9th of March slowly dawned with the sun slowly painting beautiful hues in the sky as our sleepy, but bright-eyed Organizing Committee started to slowly file into the University of Sri Jayewardenepura for a much-awaited day – The Galle Preliminary Round of …

Exploring Jaffna: A Day of Competition and Adventure

Hey everyone!! I’m Tabidha. I absolutely love travelling and today I’ll be sharing about the serendipitous journey to Jaffna with you, where we held the Preliminary Round of Speech Master 2024 and explored the beautiful sights the city had to offer.   The memorable trip to Jaffna   It was exactly 2.30 p.m, on the …

Bright Moments Amidst a Gloomy Day: The 12th Installation of the Gavel Club, USJ

It was the 31st of August, a day that began with the clouds hanging low and the weight of a morning exam, a glow of inspiration shone through the gloom. It was the evening of the 12th installation ceremony of the Gavel Club, a momentous occasion which painted vibrant strokes of colour onto the canvas …

Harmonizing Dreams: An Evening of Unity at the Gavel Club’s AGM 2023

After the new executive committee of the gavel club for the term 2023-24 was announced on Sunday, the 23rd of July, we were all eagerly waiting until the 25th of July, which was the day of the AGM. The two-day wait was not that boring either, because we all wanted to colour co-ordinate our outfits …