The annual concert of the Naval Preschools which are operated under the patronage of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit was held on a colourful note at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium on 06th December 2016. The preschool children of SLNS Gemunu in Welisara, SLNS Dakshina in Galle and SLNS Tissa in Trincomalee also exhibited their impressive performances in the concert staged at SLNS Parakrama.
At the invitation of the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunaratne, the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Wasantha Gunawardena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunaratne, senior members of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, senior officers, members of Navy Officers’ Children’s Club, officers of NSVU, teachers of Naval Preschools and parents of the children were also present on the occasion.
The proceedings of the concert kicked off with the lighting of traditional oil lamp. The colourful event which was organized to showcase the students’ talents captivated the audience winning high praise from all those who were present. Subsequently, the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence and the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit gave away gifts and a group photograph to the students in appreciation of their talents and as a token of the wonderful concert. Further, the Naval Preschool teachers and assistants were presented with gift vouchers in appreciation of their service rendered. Finally the President of NSVU, Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunaratne presented the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Wasantha Gunawardena a memento for her gracious presence as the Chief Guest of the occasion.