1000 Sunday school teachers oriented on national integration & reconciliation programme in Jaffna

29 May 2017 - 114   - 0

A national reconciliation event to institutionalize National Integration and reconciliation into the Sunday religious schools teaching covering Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religions was held in Jaffna last week with the partcipation of thousand religious teachers to introduce and institutionalize National Integration and Reconciliation concepts and principles to the Sunday school teaching

"This programmes was well received by the Sunday school teachers and the District officials," said   Mr. V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation. 

The vision and objectives of the programme is to create a conflict-free, united, reconciled society where everybody respects the different religious principles and philosophies and establish harmonious society which leads to prosperity.

The dialogue session also discussed that Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohamed and Hinduism leaders are great “Messengers of Peace and Reconciliation” and called citizens of all ethnicities join hands in brotherhood and unity. The session speakers also urged all moderates on the middle path to reject extremist views of all sides. 

The dialogue session also concluded that the children in the previous generation were “cultural children”  whereas today’s children are “technology children”  and therefore there is an urgent need to inculcate Sunday Religious Teaching with reconciliation programmes  as mandatory to enhance the morale values of the society.

At the end of the programme, all thousand Sunday religious teachers read the National declaration on reconciliation and confirmed their involvement to serve as Peace Messengers and Change Agents and inculcate reconciliation through the religious values and principles and impart to the young children to make them good citizens.

This National event was attended by Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, Hon. C.V.K.Sivagnanam, Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council, Mr. A. Nadarajan, Consulate General, High Commission of India, Jaffna and Mr. N. Vethanayahan, District Secretary, Jaffna, Mr. A. Pathinathan, Chief Secretary, Northern Provincial Council, Mr.L.Ilangovan, Secretary to the Governor of the Northern Province, Divisional Secretaries, Religious leaders and over thousand Sunday school teachers. 

DSC_0584 (1) DSC_0588 



  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment


Top Stories

Plans underway to set up Indo-Lanka solar power plant in Trinco

Sri Lanka is to kick-start the process of setting up a solar power plant in Trincomalee following discussions with India, which is partnering ...

29 June 2017 - Views : 12

Two ministers appointed to NPC

29 June 2017

Four new envoys present credentials

29 June 2017

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam re-elected to UN Committee on Migrant Workers

29 June 2017



Features & Analysis

The LG Singers - where Lylie’s legacy lives on

Music, song, laughter and camaraderie, all in one, can be experienced in the home of Lylie Godridge. Lylie is...

British beauties of Miss England pageant go sari shopping

Glamorous Miss England hopefuls have donned their finery for a stunning beachside reception as they continue their to...

A glimpse inside Sonam Kapoor's Sri Lankan vacation

Sonam Kapoor is currently on a vacation in her best friend actress Jacqueline Fernandez's country Sri Lanka (ICYD...

The Korean Cultural Festival 2017 to be held on July 1

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka this year, the ...