One Jaffna Students Receive Scholarships from the Army
:: 2011-10-27 13:35:25 Hours]
its effort to restore the standard of education that prevailed in
Jaffna in the days of yore, Security Force – Jaffna (SF-J) has initiated
a variety of projects for the development of schools and betterment
of Jaffna students. Constructing and renovating school buildings,
distributing school items, offering scholarships to children, organizing
education trip to places in the south and organizing seminars for
GCE O/L and A/L candidates are among such activities.
Another such gesture of goodwill was extended by the Civil Affairs
Office of the 521 Brigade at Point Pedro (PPD) to 51 students of
5 schools in the area offering scholarships in the form of financial
assistance. In this scholarship project, those 51 students from
PPD Hartley College, Nelliady Central College, Vadamarachchi Hindu
Girls’ College, Nelliady Vikneswara College, PPD Sivaprakasam College
and Nelliady Government Tamil Mixed School will get Rs. 1000/= per
month until they complete their school education.
A grand ceremony to hand over the pass books with initial deposit
of Rs. 1000/= at the PPD Bank of Ceylon to students was held at
the Nelliady Central College on Monday (24) with participation of
Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe as Chief Guest.
The scholarship project is sponsored by Ambesivam Foundation.
A special donation of books was handed over by the SF-J Commander
to the school library during the function. It was received by the
principal of the school Mr. Sethuraja. At the same time, two footballs
were also donated to the sports section of the Nelliady Central
College. Head Prefect of the school Abhiram received the donation
form the SF-J Commander.
Students of Nelliady Central College and Vikneswara College entertained
the gathering with their cultural performances. Female student Abhiseka
Thahendran of Nelliady Central College delivered the vote of thanks.
Hindu and Catholic priests, General Officer Commanding 52 Division
Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, Commander 521 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel
Tikiri Dissanayake, President Ambesivam Foundation Mr. Arulananthan
Sothi, Deputy Director Planning of Zonal Education Office Mr. Nanda
Kumar, Divisional Secretary Karaveddy Mr. Saththiyaseelan and a
large crowd of officials, teachers and students were also present.