Sri Lanka Rugby together with SAGT (South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd), the proud sponsor of Women's Rugby in Sri Lanka, are geared up to celebrate 'International Women's day' which falls on March 8th 2019. Women have given a lot to sport and Rugby over the years in Sri Lanka, and many more young girls are taking up the game. To mark this important day, SLR and SAGT have joined hands to conduct a 'Training and Education' program for young up and coming women Rugby players.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
Today, International Women's Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood. The Campaign theme this year is 'balance for better'. The hash tag #BalanceforBetter is used all over the world to celebrate and highlight the importance of women to society.
SAGT over the years have been the sponsor for Sri Lanka Women's Rugby, and once again have given their fullest commitment towards this program. South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd., better known as SAGT is on a 30 year B.O.T. and is owned by a consortium of local and international establishments of repute. The terminal is located in the port of Colombo at the renowned and historic Queen Elizabeth Quay. In 1999 SAGT set out to conquer its quest of setting benchmark standards in terms of service excellence, productivity, efficiency and consistency. Today SAGT peruses its commitment in maintaining international standards and its position as "The Transhipment Hub of Tomorrow's World".
The program is scheduled for 2nd March, commencing at 9am at the CR & FC grounds, Longdon Place. The program will be conducted by prominent Rugby coaches who are involved with rugby coaching in Sri Lanka.
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