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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2041

6,500 School Children undertake Peace and Reconciliation Walk in Mullaitivu

Colombo, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com):

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in collaboration with World Concern organized a walk by school children on peace and reconciliation in Mullaitivu District with over 6500 school children on 7th October 2017.

The programme supports peace and harmony while emphasizing on protection of children and lobby for their rights including differently abled children. 6,500 over children participated from 71 villages covering Martimepattu, Welioya, Oddusuddan, Puthukkudiyiruppu D.S. Divisions including other D.S. Divisions.

The children also carried messages on prevention on abuses, sexual harassment, rights of children with special theme on national integration, peace, unity, reconciliation and respecting ethnic and religious diversity said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

All children were gathered at Puthukkudiyiruppu Central College to support and mark this event. The event was participated by Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration, Ms.Selina Premkumar, Country Director, World Concerns, Mrs.R.Ketheeswaran, District Secretary, Mullaitivu, Sri Lankan Army and Divisional Secretaries.

Further, international delegation comprising over 12 Board Members of the World Concern also participated in the event. A declaration was read by all children on reconciliation and integration, rights of children and the importance of respecting diversity.

This programme was a landmark event to inculcate peace, harmony and protection of children.

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