A Bak Maha Festival was organized at the Presidential Secretariat today. It was held under the patronage of President Rajapaksa.
The Bak Maha Festival commenced this morning at the Police Grounds in Bambalapitiya under the patronage of Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. There were about 50 competitions for children, the youth and the elders. A highlight of the festival was the participation of the President in marking the elephant’s eye. The Avurudu Kumari competition was held under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa. The President and the First Lady awarded prizes and certificates to the winners in the competitions. Many Parliamentarians and public officials graced the event, organized to pinpoint the culture and New Year traditions.