08th March 2019 20:20:20 Hours
The Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) at the Headquarters adding a milestone to mark the ‘International Women’s Day’ (March 8) launched a series of projects, including the ceremonial opening of the new two-storied building at the ‘Viru Kekulu’ pre-school at Panagoda this morning (8).
Mrs Chandrika Senanayake, President, ASVU, the heavy-weight behind the realization of the project using the ASVU funds as the Chief Guest opened the new building amid chanting of ‘Seth Pirith’ by members of the Maha Sangha. Ribbon-cutting and milk pot-boiling warmed the new premises after the day’s Chief Guest was conducted to the venue by two pre-school kids who welcomed her, together with Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, Vice President, ASVU.
Soon after the opening, a sapling was planted in the premises by the Chief Guest before all of them sat together for a group photo adding memories to the occasion.
After a while, the Chief Guest and all ASVU members and Regimental Representatives attended a special workshop cum music therapy session, conducted by Mrs Ama Dissanayake, a well known counsellor on beauty culture. It took place at the Sri Lanka Engineers Regimental Headquarters.
Towards the end of the programme, Mrs Senanayake donated two sewing machines to two needy families, affected by cruelty of war. Both wives in the families have lost their husbands in the war before May 2009.
The day’s event, sponsored by Dreamron Company Limited was attended by more than 100 plus woman soldiers in addition to the Seva Vanitha attendees.