International children's day celebrated in Vanni

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 October 2005, 16:44 GMT]
Children from nine chidren's homes in Mullaitivu and Kiliochchi districts participated in International Children'day celebrations that included sports competitions and cultural events held in the Kilinochchi Central Play grounds Saturday, sources in Vanni said. Supporting events were also held in Akkarayan, Pooneryn and Vaddakachchi, according to event organizers.

International Children's Day
International Children's Day
International Children's Day
Tamileelam Sports Directorate provided assistance to the event presided by the Head of the Children Welfare section of Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, Mr Raju Ravi.

Events started at 8.30 am following the lighting of common flame and hoisting of the Tamileelam National flag. Children were grouped into five houses the flags of which also were raised.

Kilinochchi residents, TRO officials and volunteers, representatives of non-Governmental Organizations, civil society members and LTTE cadres attended the event

The International Children's Day is celebrated in most countries, normally on June 1 each year. Japan and South Korea celebrate on 5 May, India on 15 November, Turkey on 23 April, Hong Kong on 4 April, and Singapore and NorthEast of Sri Lanka on 1 October.

International Children's Day
International Children's Day

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