Poornima Weerasekara - Mark of gratitude from a SAF Madanjeet Singh group scholarship recipient

Testimony 3rd July 2008

Dear Mr. Madanjeet Singh,

I am Poornima Weerasekara from Sri Lanka, a lucky recipient of the SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarship to attend the Asian College of Journalism this year.
I wanted say a very big thank you for your generosity in giving me this unique opportunity, not only to sharpen my professional skills but also to take in as much of India's culture and diversity as possible. Well they say India is a world unto itself and having learnt it's history as part of our curriculum in school I am eagerly awaiting to explore it myself.
Plus, I have never had any formal training in journalism and learnt the ropes on the job for the past 3 years. I'v switched tracks from IT to journalism after my basic degree because journalism has always been where my heart lay. Therefore, this chance is specially valuable to me to set a proper academic foundation to my path.
Once again I hope I could do you proud, by getting the maximum out of this opportunity and someday contributing to make the SASIA dream come true by promoting an ideology of brotherhood and oneness  as opposed to fragmented thinking.
My parents and I wish to thank you for your kindness and selfless service in helping young ppl like us live our dream.
May you be blessed with many more years of health and happiness to continue your good work.
Best regards,

Poornima Weerasekara