A Psychological Counseling Workshop was held on 14.10.2019 for officers in the Kandy District Secretariat based on the National Counseling Day conducted concurrence with the World Mental Health Week.

The workshop was successfully conducted under the patronage of the Kandy District Secretary and with the participation of Additional District Secretary and Assistant District Secretary under the guidance of Psychological Counseling officers of Divisional Secretariats including the Counseling Officer in the District Social Services Division as resource persons.

Through, the Psychological Counseling Service provides guidance to minimize professional, family, Educational and mental issues and dance therapy is used to encourage the people to express their emotions openly and freely identifying emotions and feelings got tramped within the body. Dance therapy can be therapeutically used to develop better interpersonal relations, and gain healthy physical and mental relaxation.

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A Program was organized by the Hindu Cultural Division of the Kandy District Secretariat to celebrate the great festival of Hindu Devotees, Navaratri (Nine Devine Nights) at Auditorium of the Kandy District Secretariat under the patronage of Mr. Tissa Karunarathne, Kandy District Secretary.

The rituals were performed by the Kurukkal Shiva Sri Sri Ram of Selva Vinayagar Kovil and the staff of the Kandy District Secretariat and other offices located in the premises of the District Secretariat had participated in this cultural festival.

The Navaratri festival which is devoted to goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi has been celebrated by Hindu Devotees with great devotion.

During Navaratri, Hindu Devotees have observed the ritual of keeping purity in every aspect and abstaining from sacrificing the lives of animals.

This is the first time the Kandy District Secretariat has organized a celebration of Nawaratri festival.

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