Onam Celebrations at Campus

Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian calendar. St. Xavier's has a long tradition of celebrating Onam in its own unique and fancied ways but always maintaining the dignity and decorum. The year 2016 was no exception to the fanfare and fun associated with the celebration.  Department level competitions in Athapookalam, Tug of war for boys and girls separately, breaking the pot were memorable and really nerve wrenching. But all enjoyed really well. Students and teachers all came in traditional Onam dress and ate the sumptuous traditional Onam meal prepared with great effort in different departments. NSS unit of the college organized the competitions and Dr. Nisha Rani deserves credit for the smooth functioning.

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