The Tamil Nadu harvest festival, Pongal, is observed on the first day of the Thai calendar (Tamil month). A celebration where people give thanks to God for all of his mercies and blessings and anticipate a prosperous new year. It usually occurs on January 14 or 15 according to the English calendar.
Pongal was observed at SMKC on January 13th, 2023.For the first hour of class, students were expected to arrive by 9:15 a.m. To honor the occasion, the students came dressed in traditional dhotis and sarees. The celebration started around 9:30 a.m. Under the guidance of the college faculty, the campus community came together to celebrate Pongal with their different departments. The atmosphere was one of celebration, music, dance, and wide smiles on everyone's faces.
The college's events were created in a way that would elicit and highlight the students' hidden skills. Numerous activities, such as the making of Pongal, Mehandi, a Fashion show, Rangoli, Uriadithal, and Rope pulling, illustrated the importance of the harvest celebration. Students from our college actively took part in the essay writing, slogan writing, and speech competitions that the language department held. The contribution by the students towards the programme was immense. All the winners were awarded with certificates and trophies.
The pongal festival celebration in our college, is a true manifestation of our rich culture and traditions. We can be seen at its vibrant best.