DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL BOOKS, BAGS, SHOES AND OTHER ITEMS TO THE CHILDREN OF THE PLANTATION SECTOR IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE IN SRI LANKA
Marlbo Trading Company organized a function on 17th February, 2018, at the Rathwatte Tamil Vidyalaya to facilitate the educational needs of the students. Mr. M. Maniymuthu of Marlbo Trading Company attended this function with Mr. Neel Weedagama, Chief Executive Officer of Marlbo.
This was after having considered the appalling living conditions of the children in the five (05) estates belonging to the State in the Matale District, i.e. Rathwatte Estate, Hunugala Estate, Hunnasgiriya Estate, Kandenuwara Estate and Elkaduwa Estate, who are attending the Estate schools and also having considered the poor financial circumstances of their parents.
A gathering of about 150 students from all five schools took place at the Rathwatta Tamil Vidyalaya where they were presented with the school books, school bags and shoes etc.
This programme was held under the patronage of Mr. R. Manoharan, Zonal Director of Tamil Education in Matale District. Besides, Mr. S. Maheshwaran, Principal of Ratwatte Tamil Vidyalaya including the other Principals, Teachers and the parents also attended this event. The financial outlay for this function was jointly borne by Mr. Maniymuthu of Marlbo Trading Company and Mr. & Mrs. Rajendran residing in Canada.
During his address, Mr. Maniymuthu emphasized the importance of education, which will help a person to come up in life shedding all the social inequalities and barriers, from whatever the surroundings he came from and endavour to reach the top. The knowledge is the only thing that cannot be stolen from you by anyone.