Workshop for NE cultural officers begin in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 January 2004, 00:03 GMT]
A three-day residential workshop for North East Cultural Officers began Friday at the provincial guesthouse auditorium in Trincomalee under the guidance of Provincial Management Develpoment and Training Department (MDTD). About fifty Tamil and Muslim cultural officers working under the provincial education and cultural affairs ministry attended the inaugural event.

Workshop for Trinco Cultural Officers
NEPC Deputy Secretary and MDTD Director Mr.Krishnantham gave the welcome address
Inaugurating the workshop Provincial Education and Cultural Affairs Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam said cultural activities would play a vital role in bringing unity between various communities. Protecting the cultural and traditional cultural values of the community lies in the hands of cultural officers, he added.

"Each community should learn to respect other's culture and its pristine glory," said Mr. Thiagalingam

MDTD Director and Deputy Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council Mr.S.Krishnanantham made the welcome speech. He said humanism could be developed through culture and not by economic and social development.

Workshop for Trinco Cultural Officers
A section of women officers attending the workshop
Workshop for Trinco Cultural Officers
Section of male officers attending the workshop

Workshop for Trinco Cultural Officers
The chief guest of the inaugural event Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam is seen (m) flanked by Provincial Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs ( Tamil unit) Ms N.Sri Devi ( L) and Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs (Muslim Unit)Mr.M.A.M.Majeed(R) are seen

Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs (Muslim unit) Mr.M.A.M. Majeed described the cultural links between Tamils and Muslims in the northeast province.

Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs (Tamil) Ms N.Sri Devi spoke on the role of cultural officers in developing the human values.

Mr. Collin Stephen of MDTD acted as co-ordinator of the workshop.


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