Brigade Extends Assistance to more Needy Families in Its Area
:: 2011-10-10 17:30:19 Hours]
Civil Affairs Office of the 522 Brigade at Mirusuvil, in its latest
humanitarian assistance, distributed a stock of valuable donation
among needy civilians resident in the Brigade area on Saturday (09).
During a brief function organized at Usan Ramanathan Maha Vidyalam
to hand over the donations, some more schoolchildren and University
students received scholarships and school items while some more
families were given backyard poultry and agriculture items to back
their domestic economy.
the function, thirty University Students from selected families
with poor income were awarded scholarships of Rs. 1000/= per month.
They will be given this monthly allowance for a period of six months.
the same time, fulfilling a long-felt requirement of Eluthumadduval
Government Tamil Mixed School, the 522 Brigade donated a water pump
for the convenience of students there. In addition, three pushbikes
were also handed over to three school students on the same occasion.
Thunukkai Amman and Ketpeli pre- schools where a large number of
kids are daily attending were donated plastic chairs, tables, whiteboards
and mats while children of both pre-schools received parcels of
books as gifts from the Army.
a few destitute families in the area received items which would
help their livelihood. Sewing machines, cows, 200 chicks and plastic
water tubes were among the donations. Hindu Seva Sangam of Colombo,
which joined the 52 Division on many early occasions to assist needy
people in the area, sponsored the donation.
of the Hindu Seva Sangam Mr. Thiruchelvam, General Officer Commanding
52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, Commander 522 Brigade Brig.
Athula Silva, senior officers of the 52 Division and more than 200
civilians were present.
Affairs Officer of the 522 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel L. Ranchagoda
coordinated the event.