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  New Year Festival of April 2013
  The New Year festival of 2013 was successfully held on 26th April 2013 at the PRDA Centre in Chilaw with the participation of members and their children representing Kantha Ithurum Parshrama (Women’s Savings Organizations) in Chilaw, Puttalam, and Gampaha.
  Ms. Shanti Fernando, Executive Director of the PRDA was the chief guest of the event. More than175 members and children representing 35 Women’s Savings Organisations participated in this event.
  The traditional games that women and children participated included sack race, lime and spoon race, balloon blowing, bun eating competition, water drinking event, weaving coconut leaves, hit the clay pot blind folded, placing the eye on the elephant, counting seeds in papaw fruits, finding a coin of cent in a dish of flour and catching the eggs. These games were held in the open air.
  The indoor competitions included choosing the best laughter, best crying and the fancy dress parade. The most colourful event of the festival was the selection of Avurudu Kumai. The festival was concluded in the evening having presented the awards to the winners of the different games and New Year gifts to all members who attended.
  After the lunch, all attended indoor competitions such as folk songs, fancy dress parade and the selection of child Anurudu Kumai. These events provided a stage for the members to show their talents and made the New Year festival illuminated.
  Presenting the awards for the winners and presenting of gifts for all members attended was held in the evening with the participation of the PRDA staff. This successful New Year festival then concluded making it a memorable day for all members.
  Photos from the event

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