New Year Celebration for Disabled Children of Vocational Training Institutes - 2014
Department of Social Services Conducted a New Year Celebration for Disabled Trainees of 05 Vocational Training Institutes and disabled children’s of Child Guidance Centre. This was conducted on 24th April 2014 from 9.00 am onward at Buddadasa Stadium at Pelawatta, Battaramulla.
For this event nearly 400 disabled trainees and children participated in this occasion.
Prominent persons received “ Diriya Prasadini” awards.
Saviya Development Foundation presents “ Diriya Prasadini” felicitation awards every year to selected 6 prominent persons for their commendable service to disabled community in community empowerment community development and inclusive education.
This year also Diriya Prasadini award ceremony was held at Gintota Maha Vidyalaya, Galle, in parallel to International Disabled day 2012 and awards were offered to six prominent persons. They are Mr. Hemachandra Hewage for government service, Director of Social Service , Mr. H.W. Wijayarathne for social development, Mr. A.M. Gunapala, for arts, Mr. M. Yasarathna De Silva for community technique, Mrs. H. Suneetha Irangani for education , Mr. Nimal Jayawardane for human rights. There award were distributed by Hon. Felix Perera, Minister for Social Services, Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Member of Parliament for Galle district and Dr. Winston De Silva, Chairman of Advisory committee of SDF were present at the ceremony.