National New Year Festival was celebrated by District Secretariat Jaffna jointly with the Ministry of national co-existence, dialogue & Official languages and HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna, on 16-042018 at J/Stanly College premises from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.  Hon. Minister Mano Ganesan was the Chief Guest.  80 members from HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna Religious Amity Programme from Kannapuram – Navanthurai, Moor street villages and Peace and Reconciliation Programme from Poompuhar, Maniamthoddam villages participated in this event.  The coordinator of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna explained the activities carried out to strengthen the religious amity among the people with the support of Revd. Fr. S. Eugene Francis, Director of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna.

More than 1000 people belong to all four religion participated in this festival.  They enthusiastically participated in traditional games such as breaking pots, tug of war, Kapady, Kilithaddu, etc. This festival helped the people belong to all four religions to mingle with each other and created religious amity.