'Viru Kekulu' kids display skills in annual concert
from the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) managed Panagoda 'Viru Kekulu',
Manning Town 'Viru Kekulu' pre-schools and 'Senehasa' pre-school for
children with special needs, had their annual concert that showcased
their skills and artistic talents at Colombo 3, Mahanama College
auditorium Friday (15) evening.
First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Chief Guest and
Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, President, Ministry of Defence Seva Vanitha Unit as
Guest of Honour, at the invitation of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya,
President, SVAB, graced the occasion, attended by a large gathering of
presidents of all regimental Seva Vanitha Units, kids, parents, invitees
and members of the tutorial and administrative staff.
Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa and Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa on
arrival at the venue were warmly received by kids and Mrs Manjulika
Jayasuriya, offering bouquets of flowers. The concert got underway after
the welcome speech and the school song, presented by toddlers.
In both Panagoda and Manning Town pre-schools, a total
of 202 kids, belonging to Ranaviru (War Heroes) families are presently
learning with the intention of receiving a sound educational foundation,
based on character building values. Teaching systems at these
pre-schools have also been modified in accordance with latest
educational trends and techniques, placing greater interest in inborn
qualities of those kids.
Friday (15) evening's concert, replete with dancing
features, Sinhala and English drama and song presentations, band
displays, peacock dances, Christmas carols, fun-making items and many
other entertaining varieties, attracted both invitees and children.
Multi-coloured costumes and other decorative features added elegance to
the occasion as thundering applause encouraged the students. A large
collection of colourful drawings and creative works were also on display
during the ceremony.
These kids were also awarded gift parcels and other
incentives and the end of the concert towards the conclusion of the
Courtesy : Army Media