Children benefit from Army initiative
[June 01 2018]
As a part of their commitment to work for the welfare
of the society, the tri forces routinely conduct special programmes to
reach out to the communities that are mostly in the lower ends of the
society. Many of these programmes are aimed to uplift the living and
educational standards of the children from these communities.
It was under such a programme that the Army recently
provided assistance to a group of orphans sheltered at the Anpakam Hindu
Children's home in Veppankulam, Vavuniya on Saturday (26). The
initiative was taken by the troops of 61 Division Headquarters in
The children were treated to a special lunch and were
also gifted with toiletries and other daily essentials including sugar,
tea, etc during the occasion. This generous act of the troops benefitted
46 children and 16 members of the home.
Meanwhile, troops attached to the Centre for Army
Vocational Training (CAVT) at Saliyawewa in Kalaoya, donated a stock of
school accessories to a group of selected children from low income
families in Saliyawewa. The ceremony was also held on Tuesday (29).