Lankan Embassy in Vienna marks World Children’s Day | Sunday Observer

Lankan Embassy in Vienna marks World Children’s Day

11 October, 2020
Children enjoying themselves.
Children enjoying themselves.

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna, Austria and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) celebrated World Children’s Day with a kite festival with the participation of a large number of children in Steinhofgrunde, Vienna on October 1.

The celebrations paved the way for children to participate in painting kites in a colourful and artistic manner, illustrating and depicting the scenic beauty of Sri Lanka.

This enabled them to bring out their creativity and artistic skills as well, and create their impression of Sri Lanka. The Steinhofgrunde park in Vienna is a famous venue for outdoor children’s activities and this event attracted a large number of Austrian nationals at the venue.

There were kites, play items of all different shapes, sizes and colours, which created an attractive atmosphere. The event was enjoyed by young and adults alike, having the opportunity to involve themselves by helping the young participants.

The visitors also got an opportunity to taste Sri Lankan refreshments, which included a sumptuous range that tantalised the visitors taste buds.

The event had a variety of activities to keep the young participants interested.

The young and the old enjoyed flying kites and playing with the pinwheels and balloons decorated with the “So Sri Lanka” brand promoting Sri Lanka as a potential tourist destination among the Austrian public.

The celebrations created a Sri Lankan ambiance and showcased social cohesion and high level integrity of Austro-Sri Lankan children with the Austrian community. The program provided an opportunity to the visitors to keep aside their Covid worries and liven up at least for a short while. So Sri Lanka brochures, leaflets and souvenirs were also circulated among the visitors.

Sri Lanka is continuing with its destination promotional activities to keep up with the effort to encourage tourist arrivals again to the paradise island, at a time when the global tourism industry is facing a challenge in bringing back the tourism sector to its normal status again, an Embassy official said.