An occurrence which marked to be the first of its kind in the Colombo events calendar was noticed by many onlookers last Sunday, 18th July, as a rally of vehicles emerged from the hub of Colombo headed towards one direction with several irregular stops in between.
The unique motor rally named 'Fun Drive' was organized by Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) of ICASL. It appeared to be an event which took the whole concept of networking to another height with much entertainment and excitement to its participants along the way.
Each vehicle which took part in this rally had a driver who was a member of the ICASL and a navigator with many more enthusiastic participants in its back seat!
The rally was based on timing and distance where each vehicle was given the route directions by means of clues which the participants had to work out on their way to the unknown destination.
Much remarkable adventure was experienced by the members along the way by following clues such as going into a cemetery looking for a tomb and a name of a deceased!
There were some who drove through this cool weathered day taking wrong turns in the mystery road and had much delight clearing their way to the destination with equal energy and eagerness. Participants who reached the destination prior to the set time, as well as those who came late were unfortunate to lose points and 5 vehicles with the minimum number of penalties were made the winners of this fun rally.
The team of Wisdom led by Malik De Silva emerged first place followed by the team led by Premitha Ranshika who was placed second.
Jean Aponso's team won the third place while teams led by Chaminda Premarathne and Lasitha Ediriweera achieved fourth and fifth prizes respectively. The final destination which was eagerly discovered by the members of ICASL happened to be Waters Edge where a grand luncheon and an entertaining atmosphere awaited them.
The diverse combination of participation of the young members together with the senior members and their families was an aspect which added great colour to the event.
It was indeed a journey full of radiant enjoyment and excitement and built a strong unity among the crowd.
This refreshingly novel concept of building networking took a very positive stance among the membership where YCAF was motivated and determined to make it an annual affair in their events calendar.