Seva Vanitha Unit provides educational assistance to children
Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of
Defence (SVU MoD) held a special
programme at the Ministry
auditorium to present gift packs
to children of the Ministry
staff, today (14th December).
The ceremony was graced by the Secretary to the
Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC. This welfare initiative
taken by the Ministry's SVU, under the leadership its Chairperson Mrs.
Shalini Waidyaratne as an educational incentive for the children of the
Making a brief speech Secretary Waidyaratne praised
the efforts of the SVU for its welfare initiatives in assisting to
uplift the educational standards of these children and also requested
the children to study well and be good citizens.
A group of 50 children were presented with gift packs
in a symbolic gesture during the ceremony. Each gift pack includes
exercise books, a pair of school shoes and a school bag. Around Rs.900,
000.00 worth of gift packs were distributed among the staff members at
SVU Chairperson Mrs. Shalini Waidyaratne, Senior
Ministry officials, SVU officials and a large number of Ministry staff
were present at the presenting ceremony held this morning.
Under the stewardship of the new Chairperson, the Seva
Vanitha Unit has planned to carry out a number of programmes in the
coming year. In addition to the welfare programmes for the Ministry staff
and their families the SVU also has plants afoot to provide assistance
to improve infrastructure facilities of selected public facilities such
as hospitals and schools. The SVU also provides housing loans for War
Heroes families and educational scholarships for children of War Heroes.