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551 Brigade Donates Books to School Libraries

[2012-11--11 17:45:28]

The 551 Brigade of Champiyanpattu with sponsorship of National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB), donated a stock of library books worth of Rs. 75000/= to seven schools in the Brigade area to encourage reading among younger generation.

Books on various disciplines published in Tamil language were handed over to students, teachers and principals at a ceremony organized on Thursday, November 9th at Thalaiady Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (R.C.T.M.) school.

Pallai central College, Sorampattu Ganesa College, Massar Government Tamil Mixed (G.T.M.) school, Champiyanpattu G.T.M. school, Mammunai G.T.M. school, Thalaiady R.C.T.M school and Maruthankerny Hindu Tamil Mixed school received their books from the General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe and other invitees during the function.

Recognizing the Army’s effort taken to promote reading among students in Jaffna, the NLDSB donated sets of Sinhala medium books for the use of soldiers serving at 551 Brigade, 18th Sri Lanka Light Infantry, 10th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and 20th Sri Lanka National Guard during the same occasion.

Rev. Fr. Jesurathnam of Champiyanpattu St. Sebestian Church, Rev. K. Vinayagamoorthy Kurukkal of Sri Murugan Temple of Chmpiyanpattu, Commander 551 Brigade Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunge, Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary Mr. N.Thirulingam, Pallai Divisional Secretary Mr. Sathyaseelan, Vadamaratchi Zonal Director of Education Mr. S. Nanthakumar, Pallai Divisional Director of Education Mr. Anantha Sivam, students, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.

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