Updated: 08 September 2022 15:05 STI
Chennai (Tamilnadu) [India]September 8 (ANI/NewsSee): Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women recently hosted an Onam extravaganza on its college campus (September 7, 2022) with over 4,250 students participating and celebrating the Onam festivities.
Students from the MA Natya Department and the Entrepreneurial Cell had organized and run a series of dances and a sumptuous Onam Sadya (street food).
“We have students from various states and countries studying at our college. We believe in unity, and our student committee organizes all major festivals in the southern states. The college, continuing its tradition of celebrating major festivals, that whether Tamil New Year, Aadi Perukku or Pongal (Makar Sankranti), had recently held a Tamil New Year and Vishu (Malayalam New Year) festival jointly in April this year,” said Dr Kumar Rajendran , President of Dr. MGR Janaki College.
College students have planned the following dance performances to celebrate Onam. Starting with the Chanda Melam, it was followed by the kai kotti kali and the all-time favorite Mohini Aatam which represents and showcases the rich culture and heritage of Kerala. The beautifully designed 16ft Kerala pookalam, dotted with varieties of colorful flowers, was the highlight of the event. As God’s country i.e. Kerala is synonymous with boats, a beautiful boat frame has also been created to transport one to Kerala.
Students inside the campus also sampled famous Kerala cuisine, Onam Sadya, spread across a series of counters under the Kerala food street banner. The students were encouraged to wear the Kerala style of sarees and participate in the celebrations.
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