65 Division troops of the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN), intending to support and encourage unemployed women in Alankulam area in Thunukkai, launched a programme to distribute seeds of grains and vegetables for cultivation on Sunday (10).
Under this programme, 25 unemployed women received those seeds and vegetable saplings, like brinjals, tomatoes, long beans, radish, green gram, cowpea, etc. Each woman received 40 plants of four varieties of vegetables and 10 packs of seeds. At the end of the programme, women were educated about planting, fertilizing and nursing those vegetable plants through a video clip. Participants were also provided with refreshments.
Major General Sarath Weerawardena, General Officer Commanding, 65 Division as the Chief Guest took part in the arrangement.
Senior Officers of the 65 Division, officials of local authorities and a large number of people of Alankulam village also participated in the programme.