Group of Needy Children Enjoy Their Day at Subramaniyam Park
:: 2011-10-08 17:25:20 Hours]
Soldiers serving at Uduvil-based 513 Brigade took a time off to organize
a “Fun Day” for innocent children living at six Children’s Homes in
513 Brigade area on Saturday (08).
the International Children’s Day, nearly 200 children of Manippay
Elim, Uduvil Ark, Anaikottai Arulmani, Marathanamadam Arulvaham,
Anaikottai Bethanya and Wadukkoddai Betahnya Children’s Homes were
taken to the Subramaniam Park in the Jaffna town where a lot of
events had been organized by the Civil Affairs Office of the 513
addition to various sports, children enjoyed music and dancing events
at the park while tasting chocolates, ice cream, snacks and soft
drinks given free by the Army.
of those inmates are deprived of parents’ affection while a few
others suffer from some kind of disability. Most of them have never
been to Jaffna or anywhere else before.
programme culminated with lunch arranged by the 513 Brigade for
all children and members of their administrative staffs. Each child
received a parcel of gift which included exercise books at the departure.
Manager of Kandos Chocolate Company Mr. Senaka Samantha, Elephant
House Jaffna Branch and Elight Fruit Drinks Company at Chankanai
extended their hand of generosity in organizing the snacks and soft
Municipal Council also cooperated with officers of the Uduvil Brigade
in conducting the programme.
Commander 513 Brigade Brig. Pradeep Silva and senior officers of
the 51 Division were present to spend their time with children.
Affairs Officer of the 513 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Sarath Amarasinghe
coordinated the programme.