As part of its contribution to International Children's Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, Janashakthi Insurance (JIC) recently completely renovated the Municipal Children's Park in the Hatton town. JIC also installed new play equipment for the use of the children of the area. Present at the opening were Deputy Chairman of JIC, C.T.A Schaffter, Chairman Hatton Dick-Oya Urban Council Dr. Allagamuthu Nanda Kumar and several Councillors, a company statement said. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Schaffter said that Janashakthi was happy to be associated with an event of this nature, especially since it involved children.
"The little children of today are the adults of tomorrow. Pre-school education thus plays a critical role in a child's psychological growth. It is an internationally accepted fact that a child's formative years are his/her pre-school years from age 01 to 05. Hence the need for greater understanding and awareness that early childhood development plays in a child's emotional well-being," he said.