On hearing the word Onam automatically our mind travels through the enormous feast, various games held , celebrations and of course everyone wearing a dhoti or a saree .
Last year in Isbr campus we celebrated Onam in a grand manner . As Isbr is located in a cosmopolitan city, it was such a joyful event when people from all over the country celebrating a festival which was introduced to them just a week before. As a feast to our eyes there was pookalam ( rangoli made with flowers) , Thiruvathira kali( folk dance ) and at last everyone was wearing dhoti and saree which was a traditional outfit of kerala. Our faculties was equally participating in the celebration. There was king mahabali’s appearance which was a surprise to the audience.
There was a selfie contest, fashion parade, Vadam vali ( Tug of War), uri adi ( breaking pots which are being hanged), and at last there was payasam (type of pudding or kheer). While holding to those wonderful moments of celebrations on this auspicious day of onam, we are looking forward towards the end of this pandemic, so that we can get together and once again make sweet memories. Have a safe and healthy onam celebrations. Wishing everyone Onam Ashamsakal and as a tradition aarpooooo! Irrrooo! irrrooo!