Cultural Show at Jaffna Hindu College Draws Large Crowd
[Updated :: 2011-01-16
Over 2000 civilians including religious and community leaders, Civil
Administrative Officials, scholars and school children gathered
at the Jaffna Hindu College Main Hall Sunday (16.01.2011) morning
to witness a grand cultural show organized by Security Forces Headquarters
– Jaffna (SF-J) to mark the Thaipongal 2011.
The show began after Commander SF-(J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe,
the Chief Guest, and a few distinguished guests lit the traditional
coconut oil lamp. Playing of nada swaram and melam
or Mangala Isai (auspicious melody) lined up the other
cultural events presented by students of Jaffna Ramanathan College,
Jaffna Methodist Girls’ High School, Kaithady Muthukumaraswami College,
Inuvil Central College, Velanai Central College, Jaffna Hindu College,
Thirumarai Kala Manram, Sai Samurdhi dancing schools and Army cultural
During this exhilarating show, winners of the Essay Competition
held by Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office under the topic
of “Paradigm Shift” and Art Competition on Anti Dengue Campaign
were awarded with cash prizes and valuable gifts. Commander SF-(J)
Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Government Agent Jaffna Mrs.
Emelda Sukumar, Vice Chancellor of Jaffna University Prof. N. Shanamugalingam
and Mayoress Jaffna Mrs. Y. Pathgunarasa joined to give away prizes.
Winners of competitions are as follows
Nagendran Sabesan Jaffna Sandilippay Hindu College
2. V. Nirojan of Velanai Central Colege
3. A.L. Fasna of Osmania Colle
Essay Competition-School (Tamil Medium)
Sophia Paralogaraj Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College
2. Balasubramanium Krizza of Meesali Weerasinghasm M.V.
3. Sakyathasan Kristin of St. Patrick College
Competition-Open (Tamil Medium)
Mr. J.B. A. Ranjith Kumar
2. Mr. Vetharayakam Thapendiram
3. Ms. Maladevi Mathivathanan
Competition-School (English Medium)
Ghopika Ravindran Vembady Girls’ College
2. Mathangi Novakumaran Vembady Girls’ College
3. Vallipura Ratnan Sujeewan PPD Hartley College
In addition, four consolation prizes were given to winners of each
The book “Paradigm Shift in the North” compiled with selected essays
and comments by scholars was launched during the same function.
Commander SF-J presented the first copies to distinguished guests
present on the occasion.
The cultural event which commenced at 9.30 a.m. went on for three