Troops join to celebrate Pongal festival
[January 16 2018]
good will and coexistence, Sri
Lanka Army troops in the North
joined the 'Pongal' celebrations
of the local community there.
Pongal is a harvest festival and
is an important festival
celebrated by the Tamil
community. The festival was
celebrated on Sunday (14th
Troops of the Security Force Headquarters -
Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) took part in a community programme in Keppapilavu,
with the recently resettled community, on Pongal day (14th January).
Troops also hosted lunch to 85 families in the resettled village.
Meanwhile, troops of the 64 Division under the
Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) had organized a 'Dansela'
(free food stall) for the devotees arriving at the Oddusudan Shivam
Kovil on Sunday (14). A Sharamadana programme (self-help) was also
conducted at the temple. Both events were attended by more than 100
troops and about 700 devotees. A special 'Pooja' was also held to bless
the people and the troops serving in the region.