Enjoy Chava New Year Festival
:: 2011-04-28 14:50:15
A New Year festival to mark the most significant annual cultural
festival common to both Hindus and Buddhists was organized by the
523 Brigade in association with Chavakachcheri Trade Association
at Chavakachcheri town on 24th April.
A large numbers of civilians took part in a number of sports and
events. Special events had been organized for elderly people, women
and children. Viewing cajans, scraping coconuts, bicycle races,
climbing greasy pole, cross country and various other traditional
sports attracted a large crowd of participants.
Valuable prizes were given away to winners by the General Officer
Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe and other invitees.
Officers and other ranks of the 523 Brigade had arranged a New Year
tea table full of sweetmeats specially made during the festival
season for all who were present.
Senior officers of the Army and government and private establishments
in the area were present on the occasion.