HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna celebrated the Caritas Family Day, Peace Rally and Exhibition in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC on 26th of July 2018. Rt.Revd. Dr. Justin B. Gnananpragasam, Bishop of Jaffna, Revd. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilaka, Director SEDEC-Caritas Sri Lanka and Mr. N. Vethanayagan, Government Agent Jaffna and Revd. Fr. S. Eugene Francis, Director of HUDEC –Caritas Jaffna delivered speeches to initiate the Peace Rally in front of the Jaffna District Secretariat.
Hindhu, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim leaders, the members of Peace & Reconciliation, Inter-religious, members of Elders Group, Peace Volunteers and Staff of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna participated in the Peace Rally and other events. Peace Rally started in front of the District Secretariat and proceeded through Kandy Road, Main Street, Press Road, Mathew’s Road, Deogu Street and finished at HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna.
The history of SEDEC-Cartias Sri Lanka, activities of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna, Peace and Reconciliation programme, Inter – religious programme, LVH activities, construction activities, Food Security activities, Disaster Management, NEFAD Fishnet factory and Safe Migration activities were depicted in the Exhibition Stalls.
Dialogue and action drama were organised to realise the importance of family bonds of the participants in the afternoon. More than 150 people participated in this family day celebration.