The official ceremony of the Commencement of Work Year 2022 held today (03.01.2022) at 9.00 am at the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, and Sports & Youth Affairs of the Northern Province under the auspices of Mr.L.Ilaangovan, Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports & Youth Affairs. All the staff of the Ministry of Education, Provincial Department of Education, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Zonal Education Office- Jaffna participated in this ceremony.
The Secretary hoisted the National Flag in the presence of all the staff. The Provincial Director of Education Mr .S. Uthayakumar hoisted the Provincial flag. Staff from Jaffna Zonal Education Office sang the National Anthem after hoisting the National Flag.
After observing two minutes of silence to commemorate the war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the motherland, the Administrative Officer of the Ministry of Education read aloud the Oath of Public Servants.
Then, the Public Health Inspector of Jaffna Municipal Council, briefed about the current crisis of COVID –19 and the responsibilities of each and every public in the society, implementing actions on control of this viral spreading.
Eventually, the Secretary delivered a brief and motivating speech on the requirement of the committed contribution of the Public Service to achieve the targets and unique priorities in the policy statement of the government in order to create a productive citizen, happy family, disciplined, fair, and Blue/Green country.