Eastern Naval Command organise water sports: Develop skills of future generation
The Eastern Naval Command organised a water sport competition for the students and teachers of Tissa Vidyalaya at the Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee. The event was held in seas off the Pepper Pot Jetty, Trincomalee on 5 April. The tournament was organised by the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla with Seamanship School of Naval and Maritime Academy under the guidance of the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Y.N.Jayarathna.
The prime motive of this competition was to develop the skills of the future generation in water sports and enticing them to engage in this exciting sport discipline in the future.
The competition was conducted in the presence of the Zonal Director of Education Trincomalee and education officials of the province and it featured several kayaking events under the categories of Girls’ Open, Grade 6-7, Grade 9-10-11 and Teachers. Further, the stage was also set for the exhibition sailing event by students and Navy sailing team as well as a demonstration of Whaler Pulling. Meanwhile, the Commander of the Eastern Naval Command presented prizes to those who excelled in the water sports events and encourage them to pursue the game.
After having got the knack of water sports over a period of 2 weeks, the students and teachers ultimately unveiled their talents in the competition. The officials from Provincial and Zonal Education Departments, Deputy Area Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commandant Naval and Maritime Academy, Commanding Officers, Heads of Departments, Principals from the town area, students and teachers of Tissa Vidyalaya and a group of naval personnel were present on the occasion to witness this event.