Children’s Uplift Programme (CUP) opened its 32nd Little Library at Kaddaikadu R. T. C. M. School, Jaffna benefitting about 250 students on February 28.
In accordance with CUP’s new concept, the theme associated with this library was “Value of Education” – a timely topic to address continuous school dropout rate and lack of attention given for education and to motivate parents in encouraging their children towards better education.
An art competition was held to enable students to display their creative ideas on the theme. The best 10 paintings were selected and drawn in the school wall with the support of JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. Also the winners were awarded.
This library project was sponsored by Rotary Colombo East. President, Rotary Colombo East – S. Jayakarunakaran, and its members, CUP Officials, Harsha Gomes, Nadee Dissanayake, Nishantha Perera, Damayanthi Perera and Inoka Antony were present.
The organisers thanked Udana, Amandeepa, Smadi, Lasanthi, Kapila, Novanthi, Brithni, Udara, Hemantha Sandil, Roshan and Shoba for their contribution in many different ways to make this event a success.
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Soldiers serving in different areas under the 55 Division of Kaddaikadu together with Hindu devotees in respective areas celebrated Thai Pongal on January 15th. Hindu temples in their areas were cleaned by the soldiers on guidance of Commanding Officers and with participation of civilians.
Pongal rice was cooked by the soldiers following traditions according to Hindu culture and served it to villagers and travelers from 10.00 am to mid noon. Over 3000 civilians enjoyed pongal rice cooked and served by the Army.
Senior citizens, children and villagers who arrived in the venues were welcome according to Hindu tradition. Priests and villagers extended their support to soldiers in organizing the festival.
Over 450 civilians residing in 55 Division area underwent medical checkup and received medicine at two medical clinics organized by the 55 Division with coordination of 4th Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (4 SLAMC) on 12th and 13th December at Uduththurai and Kaddaikadu. Dr. Jayan Stephan, Dr. J. Gunaseelan and Dr. Giritharan and a medical team of “Navajeevana Health Centre”, Colombo extended their assistance to doctors and medical staff of 4 SLAMC to conduct the clinics.
The programme was organized for the civilians who do not have easy access to medical facilities since there is no hospital or medical centre in the vicinity. Out of 462 civilians, 29 attended the dental clinic. Those who were in need of treatment were given medicine while a few others were referred to hospital.
Security Force Jaffna further extended its assistance to Jaffna people affected due to long-drawn drought distributing plastic water tanks to various parts of the peninsula. Headquarters 55 Division based at Kaddaikadu made arrangements to hand over 72 such water tanks donated by “Derana” media organization at request of Commander Security Force Jaffna Major General Udaya Perera at a brief function held on Tuesday (26) at Thalaiady Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (RCTM) school.
Fifty two 1000 litre tanks, ten 500 litre tanks and ten 250 litre tanks were handed over to representatives from different villages suffering from scarcity of water. General Officer Commanding 52 Division Major General Priyantha Jayasundara, Chief Executive Officer “Derana” Mr. Madawa Madawala, General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier S.K. Thirunaukarisu and Commander 553 Brigade Colonel Vijith Subhasinghe were present at the function.