Samathuva Pongal celebrated at Colleges and schools all over Tamilnadu

Samathuva Pongal celebrations are happening al;l over colleges and schools of Tamilnadu. The state has entered the festive mode with traditional outfits, music, dance and other events happening in all government offices, schools and colleges. Private Institutions have also joined the celebrations.

Pongal was celebrated with gaiety  at Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai. The celebration, known as Samathuva Pongal, brought together faculty, students, and non teaching staff from different religious backgrounds to honor the harvest festival and Tamil Nadu’s rich cultural heritage.

The celebration took place at the Saveetha Medical College Thandalam campus with the guidance and blessings of Dr. N.M Veeraiyan, the Chancellor of the Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences and Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, the Director of Academics.Students had great fun and thrill playing 15 games, including Pongal making, Rangoli, folk dance, Kabaddi, Shot put, Musical chair, ValukkuMaram, Pechupotti, Kavithaipotti, and Tug of war.

In Tiruvallur, the staff at Tiruvallur Municipal office celebrated a special Samathuva Pongal on Thursday. In a show of the spirit of community, Tiruvallur Municipal Commissioner Rajalakshmi and Municipal Chairman Udaya Malar Pon Pandyan presided over this function.

City Council vice president Ravichandran, Health Officer Govindaraj and municipal workers, employees and sanitation staff participated and celebrated the harvest by adorning the entrance of the municipal complex with colourful ‘rangolis’.The group of staff also made Pongal in colourful pots and joyfully shouted ‘Pongal-o Pongal’ when the milk boiled in the pots.

The Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited (TMB), one of the premier scheduled commercial banks, celebrated the harvest festival of Tamils “Pongal” in a grand manner at the bank’s head office premises, in Thoothukudi on January 10. It was celebrated in the presence of the Managing Director and CEO S Krishnan, General Managers, Deputy General Managers, Assistant General Managers, officers and staff members from head office, and nearby branches also participated, a statement said. The female staff members made beautiful rangoli and prepared sweet Pongal in traditional style. In order to encourage the traditional arts of Tamil Nadu, the organisers arranged various traditional dances in which rural artists performed.

Managing Director of TMB honoured all the rural artistes

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