“CIMIC” Farmers Win Heavy Prizes
:: 2011-07-20 16:45:08 Hours]
Winners of the CIMIC Home Garden Competition 2011 conducted by the
Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J) received valuable prizes
during a grand ceremony held at J / Sri Soma Skanda College, Puttur
on Wednesday (20).
A stock of prizes to the value of Rs. 1.3 million was distributed
among 215 farmers who participated in the CIMIC Home Garden Competition
2011. All farmers were assisted by SF-J soldiers serving in respective
areas to prepare the soil, grow vegetables and maintain the home
K. Thileep Kumar of Kodikamam who owned the best home garden was
awarded with a brand new hand tractor. He was assisted by the soldiers
of 11th Battalion - Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (11 VIR) of 523
Brigade. Five water pumps and nine spray machines were given away
to 14 farmers next in line in the winners’ list while 200 packs
of agricultural equipment were given to each farmer as consolation
Minister of Agrarian Services and Wild Life Mr. S.M. Chandrasena
was the Chief Guest of the award ceremony organized by the Civil
Affairs and Public Relations Office Jaffna.
Minister Chandrasena, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J)
Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Head of the Department of Agricultural
Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna Prof. G. Mikunthan
and senior Jaffna citizen Mr. Ishwara Sarma Sabaratne also addressed
the gathering. Officers of the SF-J and the Ministry and a large
crowd of civilians attended the occasion.
Pohora” institute functioning under the Ministry of Agrarian Services
and Wild Life extended the sponsorship for all the prizes.