PWA UK Youth Forum Educational Project – The Color Run 2016

unnamed-9color-run-26Students in Pungudutivu were presented with educational equipment from Pungudutivu Youth Forum (UK) who raised funds for their Educational Project through the ‘Color Run 2016’.

‘’None of this could have been possible without the support of Mr Suren Sivapalan, President of the PWA UK 2016, who’s consistent encouragement towards the PWA UK Youth Forum has been a guiding force in our growth’’ said the PWA UK Youth Forum Chairman, Mr Sujan Puvan, who thanked the Chairman and the new committee for all the support they received.

On Thursday 1st December 2016, the educational equipment was donated to Pungudutivu schools at Sarvodhaya Pushpamani Hall, Pundugutivu from PWA Youth Forum UK’s donation with the help of Sarvodhayam. Unfortunately, majority of Sri Lanka was affected by high wind and rain on the ceremony day, however despite this, the event ran very smoothly.

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The chief guest for this function was Northern Provincial Educational Secretary, Mr Elangovan who hails from Pungudutivu.

unnamed-17Honorary guests that participated in this event were :

  1. Pungudutivu Mahavidyalaya Principal – Mr K.Kanagaratnam
  2. Pungudutivu Roman Catholic Tamil Maha Vidyalayam Principal – Mrs. T. Sathiyabama
  3. Pungudutivu Sri Ganesha Maha Vidhyalayam Principal – Mr N. Nagarasa
  4. Pungudutivu Sri Sithivinayagar Maha Vidyalayam Principal – Mr Henry Reagan
  5. Pungudutivu Kamalambika School Principal – Mrs Sivaneswari Rasarathinam
  6. Subramaniya Girls School Principal- Mrs Arulchelvan Vanitha
  7. Pungudutivu Sri Rajeswari School Principal – Mr K. Sritharan
  8. Pungudutivu West America Mission Tamil school Principal – Mrs V. Yogarani
  9. Pungudutivu Thuraisamy School Principal – Mrs. K Maharani
  10. Pungudutivu Chief Administrator of Thayagam Organisation – Mrs T. Sulochanambikai
  11. Pungudutivu J-30 Government Council Officer – Ms. Kanagaratnam Pathmasri
  12. Head of Pungudutivu Regional Council – Mr K. Vijayakumar

970 students from Pungudutivu schools were presented with this equipment.

Most of the honorary guests who were involved with the event visited Pungudutivu Mahavidhyalayam, Pungudutivu Sri Ganesha Mahavidhyalayam & Pungudutivu Subramaniya Mahavidhyalayam directly to donate the equipment and visit the students who expressed their deepest gratitude.

Pungudutivu Roman Catholic Tamil Maha Vidyalayam, Pungudutivu Sri Ganesha Maha Vidhyalayam, Pungudutivu Sri Sithivinayagar Maha Vidyalayam are three schools who have completed Centenary (100 years) service to the community in Pungudutivu. 

PWA UK ex-treasurer Mr. E. Kandasamy represented the PWA UK at this function.

Special Guests who also took part in this event:

  1. Deputy Director of Island’s Educational Department – Mr S. Baskaran
  2. Deputy Director of Island’s Educational Development – Mr. P Arunagirinathan
  3. Vellanai Divisional Secretary – Mrs. Sugunarathi Theivendram
  4. North Ceylon Sarvodhaya Advisor – Professor K. Kugabalan
  5. Mr Sri Kumarathas
  6. Mr T. Kurunathasivam
  7. Pungudutivu Police Officer in Charge

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In May 2016, the Pungudutivu Youth Forum in London organised and took part in a Color Run event to raise funds for their educational project in aid of children back home in Pungudutivu.

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6-year-old Master Adesh Anandalingam, the youngest member of the PWA Youth Forum UK, was so enthusiastic and successfully completed the 5km Color Run full of energy with a huge smile on his face, racing past all the senior PWA participants – including his mother & the senior member at the event Mr Yogalingam (Secretary of PWA UK). Adesh & others were so grateful to be part of this event & thanked PWA UK for making this all possible.

Details & Photos were provided by Mr Suren Sivapalan, President of PWA UK 2016.

Photos of the Color Run & other PWA UK events can be found on : –  https://www.facebook.com/Pungudutivu-Welfare-Association-UK-795386587271822/?fref=ts

Kattuvali Kiramam 2016

On Saturday 10th December, PWA UK proudly presents our 20th Year Anniversary Celebrations – Kattuvali Kiramam Mega Music Concert by singers Harihara Sudhan, Satyan Mahalingam, Super Singer Anitha Karthikeyan & Swiss Ragam Karaoke (Pungudutivu).

There will be a comedy act by the one & only Kutti Hari who is sure to make you laugh to your hearts content!! Not forgetting a delicious 3-course dinner as well to make your night more enjoyable!

All collections will be used to support the educational needs of students in Pungudutivu.

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Please come and support this spectacular show at Byron Hall – Harrow Leisure Centre for Kattuvali Kiramam 2016! Contact or call us for more details – 07929349302, 07932789544, 07931733751.