Ruthra, NAITA Instructor
[Updated :: 2010-09-17 14:25:35 Hours]
“I Taught Them Masonry & They Taught Me Sinhala.”
Ruthra, a twenty four year old studious boy from Uduvil area is
an old pupil of Kokuvil Hindu College. Without waiting until opportunities
came to him, Kumar, as soon as he finished Advanced Level in science
stream, decided to find opportunities by himself and finally joined
the Government Polytechnical Institute at Thirunelveli where he
followed one year course on Building Construction.
“I successfully got trough the final test and later received on-the-job
training for six months,” he revealed.
is presently working as an instructor on building construction at
the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA)
This hard working young fellow met the cimicjaffna.com
team while he was conducting lectures and practical sessions on
masonry to forty five Jaffna soldiers at the vocational training
centre at Jaffna Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya ground.
Kumar says, “I am happy to be with these soldiers. They are very
friendly and enthusiastic in learning things.”
is the third of a family with three sons and two daughters.
Answering the question about his future hopes, Kumar said, “I want
to be more professional in my career so I am following a diploma
courses on Civil Engineering at Vavuniya University.”
“I consider it a great privilege for me to teach masonry to these
young soldiers. Now they are my students.” Kumar continued with
a charming smile, “Interesting thing that happened during the training
period is my students taught me Sinhala.”