UK medical expats fund Trinco war widows employment project

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 March 2004, 20:44 GMT]
The Trincomalee Inner Wheel Club, women wing of the Rotary Movement, Monday donated sewing machines and other household goods to war widows in Trincomalee to mark the International Women's Day. The self-employment project is being financed by the Medical Institute of Tamils (South Thames Regions) based in London. The event was held at Trincomalee Rotary House.

Self-employment for war widows
Trincomalee Inner Wheel Club President Ms Latha Thirukumaranathan lighting the traditional oil lamp ( L-R) Club Treasurer Mrs Thavakumar, Club Secretary Ms Thirumugam and Chief Guest Miss T.Arumugam are seen
The chief guest Ms Thilakavathy Arumugam, retired principal of Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Girls College handed over sewing machines and other items to sixteen widows.

Presiding over the event Club President Mrs. Latha Thirkumaranathan thanked the Medical Institute of Tamils, an organization managed by Sri Lankan Tamils in London for their financial assistance to implement a project, which could help the war widows of the area.

She further said the Club has been implementing this project to enable widows to earn for their living through self-employment.

Self-employment for war widows
Chief Guest ( R ) handing over a sewing machine to a widow ( L).Club Treasurer Ms Thavakumar is seen in the middle
Mrs. Latha Thirkumaranathan announced that her club has been preparing a project to provide scholarship to best students in the rural areas in the Trincomalee district to pursue their higher education.

Initially ten students would be provided with scholarship under this project.

Miss Thilakavathy Arumugam spoke. Mrs. R.Sivapalan conducted the event.

Inner Wheel Club Secretary Mrs. P.Thirumugam proposed vote of thank.

Self-employment for war widows
The chief guest handing over household materials to a war widow ( extreme right). Club Officials, President Mrs Latha Thirukuamaranathan, Secretary Mrs Thirumugam, Treasurer Mrs Thavakumar are seen
Self-employment for war widows
A recipient of assistance lighting the traditional oil lamp .Club President Mrs Latha Thirukuamaranathan, Secretary Mrs Thirumugam, Treasurer Mrs Thavakumar, Club official Mrs R.Sivapalan are also seen

Self-employment for war widows
Self-employment recipients standing behind the seated Inner Trincomalee Wheel Club officials, ( L-R ) Treasurer Mrs Thavakumar , President Mrs Latha Thirukumaranathan, Chief Guest Ms Thilakavathy Arumugam, Secretary Mrs Thrumugam and Vice president Mrs ( Dr.) P.K.Gnanagunalan


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