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Importance of Reading Highlighted at Reading Camp

[2012-08-13 14:34:40]

To coincide with the National Reading Month declared to create apatite for reading, 55 Division of Vettalaikerni organized a Reading Camp on 30th July at Pullopallai Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed school.

National Library and Dicumentation Services Board (NLDSB) sponsored the Reading Camp where different interesting programmes had been arranged including lectures to edducate students on importance of reading.

Seventy five students, twenty five teachers, nine Army officers and thirty other ranks participated in this one day Reading Camp. Reading materials and other required items were provided free by the 552 Brigade commanded by Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi.
At the end of the day, all participants were issued a vauable certificate while the Headquarters 55 Division with assistance of the NLDSB donated books worth of Rs. 100,000/= to libraries of 10 selected schools in the 55 Division area. The donation was handed over by the Director NLDSB Mrs. Nalini Mllawa Arachchi.

Free transport was arranged by the 55 Division while meals and tea was provided by the NLDSB.

General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe, Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal WanniArachchi, principal of Pallai RCTM school Mr. V. Jeevaratnam, officils of NLDSB such as Head of Division Mr. Maithri Jayasundara, Subject Officer Mr. Indika N. Silva, Training Officer Mrs. K. Kamalambika and Mrs. Vanitha Vanigaraja were present during the camp.

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