Art exhibition on 'Living a Healthy Life' held in Muttur villages

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 August 2003, 14:22 GMT]
Trincomalee Rotaract Club, youth wing of the Rotary Movement with the sponsorship of the Integrated Food Security Programme (IFSP-GTZ) of the German Technical Co-operation held a one-day art exhibition for students in Killiveddy and Eachchilampathu education divisions in Muttur, south of Trincomalee district on the theme " Living a Healthy Life " at the Killiveddy Maha Vidiyalayam last weekend (August 2), sources said.

This competition was organized to create awareness among younger generation in villages to enhance their knowledge about the urgent need of maintaining healthy life for their future betterment, Rotaract Club officials said.

Art works of more than two hundred students from about thirty schools in the two education divisions were displayed at the exhibition. Students from Year 1 to Year 11 participated in the art competition in two divisions. Schools excelled in the competition were awarded prizes in kind such as toilet facilities, school garden and urinals. Certificates were distributed to each student participated in the competition. In addition all students were given a mango sapling to plant in their home garden, sources said.

Art Exhibition


Killiveddy and Eachchilampathu divisions in the Muttur area are considered very backward in all spheres of life in the district. Majority of villagers live in huts. Roads are impassable. Sanitation facilities are in poor state, civil sources said

Art Exhibition


IFSP-GTZ Trincomalee team leader Dr.Dedo Geinitz, IFSP Nutrition and Health Advisor in Trincomalee Ms Gabriele Goetz and Trincomalee Rotary Club President Mr.R.Rajarammohan, Trincomalee Rotaract Club President Mr.R.Ramchander, past president Mr.K.Joseph and several others participated in the event. At the commencement Killiveddy Maha Vidiyalayam Principal Mr. P.Thevarajah declared open the exhibition.

Art Exhibition

 

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