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Art and essay competition prize giving at BMICH

The All Ceylon Schools Art and Essay Competition on the theme "Unity in Diversity is Nations Strength" jointly organised by the National Unity and Reconciliation Secretariat and the Bakeer Markar Centre for national unity has now reached its final stage.

Representing all provinces, 9,060 artworks and 1,283 essays were submitted under three categories for this competition, the Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity said in a press release.

The distribution of prizes and certificates among students who obtained the first, second and third places under the National and Provincial sections will be held at the BMICH Colombo on November 01 at 4.00 pm.

Former President and Chairperson National Unity and Reconciliation Secretariat Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Chairman Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity and National media Centre Imthiaz Bakeer Markar and Director General National Unity and Reconciliation Secretariat M.S. Jayasinghe will be the Chief Guests.