ITN celebrates Avurudhu in Hanguranketha

ITN celebrates Avurudhu in Hanguranketha

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The Soorya Mangallaya programme of the Independent Television Network also continued today on a grand scale. The venue was the Poramadulla Public Grounds in Hanguranketha. A large crowd joined in the programme held yesterday, the day of its inauguration.
Soorya Mangallaya is an annual event organized by ITN marking the traditional New Year. This year the celebration is being held in a pleasant environment in Hanguranketha. The Soorya Mangallaya cultural event is being held with the contribution of the Ministry of Social empowerment and Welfare and the Hanguranketha Divisional Secretariat.
Among those present at the launching of the function was a group including Minister S.B. Dissanayake and Chairman of the Independent Television Network Hemasiri Fernando. The programme was being organized giving priority to traditional sports event.
A large crowd participated in the Soorya Mangallaya programme on its first day. They joined in this event displaying a keen enthusiasm. Many events were organized specially for children. A highlight was the participation of a large number of children in these event. A main feature yesterday was the selection of the Tikiri Avurudhu Kumara and Kumariya.
A musical show with the participation of the visually impaired was held today. In addition to folk games, there are many colourful features added to it.
Today’s highlight of the Soorya Mangallaya programme was the selection of the Avurudhu Kumara and Avurudhu Kumariya, which took place this evening.