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The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.

Echoing the same, a special assembly on Onam was conducted by Indian School Sohar on 1st of September, to showcase the culture of Kerala to the students of VI to VIII in a virtual platform.

Onam is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past and is considered to be a harvest festival. This harvest festival usually falls between the end of August and beginning of September during the Malayalam month Chingam. All the tradition and customs followed during Onam were displayed with the aid of a wonderful video. The children were charmed by the story of Mahabali, the legendary Emperor whose subsequent homecoming is commemorated through the festival.

Onam festival unites everyone from all communities in Kerala irrespective of their religion and caste. The activities during this festival season are popular all over the country such as Pookkalam, Vallamkali, Sadhya, etc.

Ms. Sanchita Verma, the Principal, wished the students a prosperous and happy Onam and advised the students not to dampen their spirits due to the pandemic but to enjoy the festival by maintaining the norms of the time.  Dr. Vinu Kumar, the Vice-Principal and Ms. Indira Sukumaran, Section Supervisor, greeted the students with great enthusiasm. The happiness on the young faces was a true reciprocation of their love for the varied but fascinating culture of our country.

The beautiful and meaningful festival of Onam that showcases the cultural legacy of Kerala was celebrated with great zeal and pomp though virtually under the guidance of the Section Supervisor, Ms. Indira Sukumaran. The in charges were Ms. Vidhya Dhanil and Ms. Remya Jithesh.

Just as sweetness cannot be separated from honey, just as beauty cannot be separated from a rainbow, a festival cannot be separated from an Indian’s heart.


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