Onam Celebration @ PODIMATTAM

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    Onam was celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by all of us from Chowara and Podimattam Seminary. We had a brotherly Onam Celebration this year at our Minor Seminary, Podimattam. Brothers from Chowara came here on the evening of 11th September 2019. After the supper we decorated the Onam Flowerbed called Athapookkalam. On the ‘Thiruvonam Day’ we had Holy Qurbana in the morning and followed by breakfast and then the much awaited celebrations began. Fr. Rijo Kunnamkottu, Our Rector officially inaugurated the programmes. Fr. Shijo Meppilly, the Director of Philosophy Students, was fully present and gave wholehearted support to us all. To add colour and joy to the celebration folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games were also there. Variety of games such as Mittay Perukkal, Vaalupari, Thavala Chattam, Baloon Kali, Nanayam Relay, Chakkilottam, Kuppiyil Vellam Nirackal, Vadam Vali, Rottikadi, Housie and Football, were conducted for the four teams: namely Pulikali Teams, Payasam Teams, Pookkalam Teams, Puttukachavadam Teams. By noon we finished our games and then rested until the traditional King Mahabali came. Bro. Alan Dinoj acted out the role of Maveli well and we welcomed him with a great applause. He gave the message of the day. Then there was an Onam Bumber lot taken for cash awards and various colourful prizes. At 1.15 pm we had the great Onam Sadhya with 20 items. It was really a delicious meal. Frs. Bijo Vallikkattu, Bibin Ottaplackal worked a lot behind it to make it so delicious. We all enjoyed it to the core. Though it was raining it could not destroy the spirit of the day. In the evening, we had a friendly football match in which the philosophy students won. After the supper we had housie for all and then Fr. Rijo K, Rector distributed the prizes for various competitions held. Some of the students went to Chowara on the same day and the rest of them left the next day after breakfast. It was really an enjoyable day where all could be fully free, happy and enjoying the maximum. Minds were filled with joy because of the Colourful Onam Celebration.

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