07th March 2018 08:48:41 Hours
The ‘Arrya Foundation’ under its 'Udarai Oba' project joined hands with the Regimental Centre, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) to give support for the VIR initiated workshop on ‘Development of Mental, Moral and Health Values’ and for a donation programme that got underway at the ‘The Salute’ function hall at Regimental Centre in Boyagane, Kurunegala on Saturday (3).
The project, designed in order to identify capabilities and innate talents largely of the disabled and others, and also for the promotion of their moral values was implemented on a proposal, made by the Colonel of the Regiment, Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana who is also the Commander, Security Forces- Kilinochchi.
A few minutes later, the visitors recalled the memories of fallen War Heroes by placing floral wreaths at the VIR war memorial premises in the company of the Colonel of the Regiment, VIR, before the programme got to a start.
During the day's itinerary, the ‘Arrya Foundation’ after the workshop donated a stock of crutches, artificial limbs and other medical aids to disabled War Heroes in the VIR. 'Arrya Foundation’ has sponsored the donation and the day's programme. During the event, 11 selected students with special needs were given scholarships and gift parcels containing school accessories.
More than thirty ‘Arrya’ members contributed to the event, including General Shantha Kottegoda (Rtd), one of the former Army Commanders, now an Executive Officer in the ‘Arrya Foundation’, Chairman, ‘Arrya Foundation’, Mr Charith Kiriella, veteran actors, several professionals and businessmen.
At the end of the ceremony, Colonel of the Regiment, VIR gave away mementos to the former Army Commander and members of the ‘Arrya Foundation’ in appreciation of their assistance to this valuable event.
Those visitors also paid a visit to the accommodations of those War Heroes at the VIR premises before they joined a fellow-lunch at the officers' mess.
More than fifty Officers, including the Centre Commandant, Brigadier Srinath Ariyasinghe, Senior and Junior Officers with more than 500 Other Ranks participated in the day's proceedings.