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Christian Literary Festival on Oct. 6

A national Christian Literary Festival has been organised for the first time by the Department of Christian Religious Affairs of the Ministries of Religious Affairs and Moral Uplift and the Catholic and Christian Councils.

The festival will be held on October 6 at 3pm at the BMICH.

According to the Director Department of Christian Religious Affairs A.R. Gunawardana, the Literary Festival will be conducted in five stages and the arrangements are as follows:

Competition comprising essay writing, speech, singing, and short drama script will be held among sunday school students covering the entire island in all three languages under four categories (under-10, 12, 16 an 20). The winners will be awarded prizes and certificates at the national festival.

An appreciation for the artists who have rendered yeomen service for Christian Literature will be recognized and awarded at the festival.

Reprinting and issuing a CD of the Mangala Geethaya written by the late Rev. Fr. Jacomme Gonsalvez who is the pioneer of Christian Literature.

Holding a one- day Christian book exhibition at the BMICH on October 6, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Distribution of text books to selected Sunday School libraries.

The festival will be held under the patronage of Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, Archbishop of Colombo with the Prime Minister Rathnesiri Wickramanayake.

 

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