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Gurunagar Pre-school Reopens after Eight Years with Army’s Support
[2012-02-11 18:55:08]

Yarl Beski Pre-school of Gurunagar that had been closed for eight years was restarted its pre-school education on Wednesday (08) with intervention of Sri Lanka Army.

The dilapidated building of the pre-school remained abandoned for eight years due to terrorist activities in the area. It was completely renovated and colour washed by the troops of 9th Battalion Sri Lanka National Guard. The garden was prepared attractively to make it a lovable place for kids.

A donation of teaching and learning aid, sports ware, books and furniture also was handed over to the pre-school and it’s children.

Gurunagar village is mainly inhabited by fishing community.

Center for Child Development (CFCD) and residents of Gurunagar new housing scheme cooperated with the Army to complete this worthy social welfare project.

General Office Commanding (GOC) 51 Division Brigadier Piyal Wickramarathne, Mayor of Jaffna Mrs. Yogeshwari Padgunarasa, Senior Officers of the 51 Division and over 200 villagers were present at ceremony organized in this regard.

In the meantime, 511 Brigade troops renovated the building of “Udayasuriyan” pre-school at Selvapuram. Handing over the renovated building to the school and donating furniture and school items for the use of students took place with participation of GOC 51 Division as the Chief Guest on Thursday (09).

“Save the Children”, an NGO functioning in the area and Mr. Padgunaraja of Ram Construction sponsored the donation.

Kopay Divisional Secretary Mr. M Pradeepan, Zonal Director of Education (Primary) Mr. Vamadewan and senior citizens of the area participated in the event.

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