Fillip to uplift educational standards of Jaffna students
[March 14 2019]
Adding strength to its commitment to uplift the
educational standards of the children in the North, Security Forces in
the Peninsula has yet again extended its hand to a group of deserving
students to ease their commute between their schools and homes by
facilitating the donation of a stock of new bicycles.
Troops of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J)
took this initiative to distribute 50 new bicycles among deserving
students living in remote areas in Jaffna. The donation was made
possible by the sponsorship of the Lawyers Association of Hulsfdorf
Magistrate Courts in Colombo.
The ceremony to distribute these bicycles among the
Jaffna students was held under the patronage of Commander, Security
Forces - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi on Sunday (10
March). General Officer Commanding, 51 Division, Major General Roshan
Seneviratne, donor representatives, teachers and a group of parents of
the beneficiary children were also present at the occasion.
Security forces have so far assisted hundreds of
students in the region to obtain bicycles, a popular mode of transport
among the students. So far more than 800 bicycles have been distributed
among deserving students in Jaffna in the past year alone. This has
greatly benefitted children of low income families to overcome transport
difficulties during their schooling years.
The Army's social welfare programmes have benefitted
thousands of people in the country especially the backward communities
in the North and East. Providing assistance to students is one of the
most important public service initiatives undertaken by the troops in
these regions. Many religious, corporate sector and private individuals
have also extended support to these projects.