Technical Institute opened in Mullaitivu
[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 May 2005, 12:12 GMT]
A Technical Institute in Mullaitivu with courses designed to prepare skilled workforce for the immediate and future needs for large scale needs for NorthEast development was opened Saturday morning, sources from Mullaitivu said. Classes that were ceremonially started at the institute during the opening day included Outboard motor repairs, Aluminum sheet metal engineering, Electrical wiring technology, and sawing machine repairs, officials of the institute said.
Special Director of the Institute Mr Krishnapillai presided the event.
Director of now defunct Sub Committee on Immediate Humanitanarian Rehabilitation Needs (SIHRN) Selvin Iraniuess lit the flame of sacrifice. Member of the Executive Committee, and Mr Ranjan, hoisted the Tamil Eelam national flag.
Mr Suhunan, Director of TECH, lit the ceremonial lamp, Director of World University Services of Canada (WUSC), Mr Doug Graham, President of Mullai Technical College, Dr Dharmendra, President of NGOs Mr Sivanadiyar, Representative from Australia TECH Mr Paranchothi and Mr Jeyaseelan on behalf of parents lit the ceremonial lamp before the opening ceremony.
Mr Iraneuss unveiled the name board of Mullai Institute.
Following the opening ceremony, the various new buildings that housed the different classes at the Institute were ceremonially started. Mr Graham opened the building for the Sewing machine repairs course; President of Fisheries union, Mr Mariathas opened the Outboard Motor repair building; Mullaitivu District Resident Engineer Mr Sivakumar opened the Aluminum metal sheet engineering workshop and Mr Graham opened the Electrical Wiring Technology building, sources attending the opening event said.
After the initial address by the Mullai Institute President Dr Dharmendra, Selvin Iranuess, Director at TECH Mr Sunderamoorthy, Mr Doug Williams, Mr Sivanadiyar, Rev James Pathinather spoke on the importance of the institute in training and providing the necessary skills to uplift the people who have been afffected by war and tsunami. The speakers also thanked all the organizations, including the expatriate organizations that were responsible for infusing the funds to make such projects viable.
The event concluded with a note of thanks from the Secretary of the Institute Mr V Vimalendran.