The Bak Maha Festival of the Tangalle and Beliatta Carlton Preschools was held under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
The venue of the festival was the premises of the Carlton Preschool in Tangalle. Its objective was to provide a knowledge on the traditions of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to these children. More than 1600 children are studying in Carlton Preschools in the Hambantota District. Many traditional sports events were organized for these children. The presentation of prizes took place under the patronage of the First Lady.