Pongal Celebration - 2018
Pongal Celebration 2018
Savoir Faire the Village Life…...
SAM Universal always rejoices the charm of our tradition, culture and imparting values in the young minds so that our eccentric heritage is sustained. One of the longest celebrations in Tamil culture, ‘The Pongal Festival’ was celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm in the school premises on 11th January 2018. Before the veritable celebration began the teachers ensured that all the pupils are cognizant with the significance of Pongal festivities in the class rooms with different teaching resources. On 10th January 2018’ Bhogi’ was observed as thanks giving to Lord ‘Indira’ the God of heavens and students penned down their bad habits in a piece of paper and sworn to eliminate it by casting them into fire.
The next day the students were surprised to see the whole campus transformed into a Hamlet .The students were welcomed traditionally by placing vermillion on their foreheads, and the magnificently decorated Giant Tusker blessed them as they walked into the campus .They were also served with traditional drinks much to their thrill and amusements. They went agog with joy watching the displays and the stunning procession that included all the customary shows and dances like Karagattam, Kavadiyattam, Mayilattam, Oyilattam, Silambattam etc., In addition, the students enjoyed playing the fast fading cultural games like Pallankuli, kittipul, Aadupuliaattam, Pambaram etc and their noteworthiness were exhibited. Furthermore, the miscellaneous food stalls and sundry shops took the students to the state of glee and euphoria and they couldn’t have asked for more.
Simultaneously, exuberant “On stage performances” by the students and teachers were showcased. The most prolific shows that beguiled the students to the paramount ecstasy were the “ Ramfight, cockfight and particularly Jallikattu.” During the auspicious time, Pongal was cooked amidst the Ululation rhythm and special pooja was offered to the Deities .The scrumptious sweet Pongal and sugar canes were distributed to all staff members, parents and children. The Parents too joined and witnessed the celebration in the afternoon session. Most of them were found amazed and enthusiastically participated in the special games like Uriyadi, Slow cycle Race and Sack race which are particularly designed for the parents. The winners were instantly honoured with gifts by our Director. Thus the day came to an end, etching treasured memories in the minds to cherish at home.