Onam celebrated at SIS
Shantiniketan Indian School celebrated Onam on the school’s premises amidst much fanfare involving staff and management of the school. The celebrations started with setting up of an attractive floral decoration (pookalam) in the reception area that was reminiscent of the agrarian past of Kerala, a South Indian state. Impressive designs and artistic creativity were the hallmarks of the Pookalam, which turned out to be attractive and mesmerizing and took everyone into a world of festivity and fun.
The main attractions of the programme were onappattu, skits, speech, group songs, and solo songs by the teachers of the school and the Thiruvathira Kali by female teachers. The arrival of Mahabali amid the beats of panchavadyam was well-received by the audience. Another attraction of the day was the traditional ‘onasadya’ that comprised more than 15 dishes served on banana leaves and included varieties of vegetables, rice, banana and payasam.
Dr Subhash Nair, Principal, addressed the gathering and conveyed greetings and wishes of the festival. He lauded the commendable performances of the staff, especially the Malayalam department who took initiative for organizing the event and thanked everyone for making the programme a memorable one. The programme was organised and coordinated by Mr K C Nasir, HOD, Department of Malayalam.