Variety of programmes centering the Island wide schools and Priven were organized to mark the third day of ‘Tripitakabhivandana Week’ which falls today (18).
The Colombo district programme was held at Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo 10, under the patronage of the Director of the Buddhism and ethics section of the Ministry of Education Nimal Dharmasiri and Professor Chandima Wijeybandara.
During this event, the students were given the pledge of ‘Tripitakabhivandana’.
With the momentous contribution of the Sri Lankan Bhikku generation, the Theravada Tripitakaya which composes pure Buddhism, which was secured as a religion is to be made a world heritage where its importance was clearly acknowledged to the students at this event.
The winners of the poetry and essay competition, which was held on behalf of ‘Tripitakabhivandana Week’ were presented gifts and certificates.
The Principal, Staff, parents were gathered in this event.
Meanwhile, a special programme was held at the Kurunegala Maliyadewa Balika Maha Vidayalaya to mark the Piriven and School Day of the ‘Tripitakabhivandana Week’ .
Special dramas and songs were organized under the Buddhist concept and this event was colored by such items.
The fourth week of ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ will be holding a number of events with the contribution of the non – governmental section island wide.