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125 year celebration and fundraiser dinner dance for war widows project by JHCA UK
Posted on: 06/12/2015 (Sunday)
JHCA UK celebrated the 125 year service of excellence of their alma mater together with the annual dinner dance, the fund raiser for the war widows project, on the 17th of October 2015 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Harrington Gardens, London. Through the dinner dance, the JHCA UK Charity raised 8000 pounds in net profit, in aid of the war widows project.
The 125th anniversary celebration and dinner dance was organized for invited guests and 200 of them attended the event. As, special guests, Hon. Paul Scully and Hon. Tom Brake graced the occasion and released the Souvenir magazine and souvenir coin minted by Royal Mint. The JHCA UK has also received messages from the Royal Highness of Prince Charles and all the Past Principles of Jaffna Hindu College.
The event kicked start at 1800 hours with the drink reception & canapés and the programme started promptly at 1840 hours with the JHCA UK President’s address. Welcoming the guests for event, the JHCA UK President and Trustee, Mr P.Vivehanandha, outlined the urgent need to uplift the life of the bereft war widows by providing support to build their livelihood. He said that today a large number of our women have become widowed and distorted. They are on the streets begging for support and assistance from the others. Giving a kind ear to the plea of these women, the JHCA UK has embarked on a project to provide livelihood support and empower them to lead their families with honour and respect. Though this is a long term and very difficult task, the JHCA UK has initiated a project for war widows and this event is especially hosted for this purpose, to solicit your support and advice. 
The special guests, both parliamentarians, the Hon. Paul Scully and Hon. Tom Brake, support our cause and promised to help us to achieve the goals of this  longer term project. Also, the Hon. Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his government's stand on the Sri Lankan current situation. The Prime Minister has a deep and personal interest in Sri Lanka. Following the United Nations Human Rights Councils resolution on 1st October, he stated that Britain is committed to stand up for those affected by the Sri Lanka civil war. Hon. Cameron has also been instrumental in the UN investigation and adoption of this resolution.
Followed by the President’s welcome address was the Ragamalika musical instrument performance. Anushan and Harison, the sons of JHC old boy Mr.Mohanarajah,  played mirudangam and flute respectively. Veena was by Miss Subaneya Sivathas and violin was played by Durai Praveen Kumar.  
The highlight entertainment of the night was the global Bollywood dance performance by Karen Pangali and KSPARK entertainment’s group dancers. 
A delicious dinner was provided by Ruby Caterers. And all the guests were issued a souvenir magazine and coin by Hon Paul Scully and Hon Tom Brake. The event ended successfully and the guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening with their families. 
The JHCA UK Charity has raised £8000 through this event towards the war widows project and, if anyone would like to contribute towards this project, can donate to JHCAUK Charity, Account number 40442658, Santander Bank, Sort code 09-06-66. Reference the donor name when making the donation. If anyone needs a souvenir coin, can contact jhcaukcharity@yahoo.co.uk; it is on sale for £50 plus postage while stocks last. All the proceedings from this sale will go to War Widows Project. 
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