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Onam Festival Celebration on 29th August, 2012

Festivals are like the map charting our spiritual progress towards God. We at QMIS celebrated ONAM, Kerala's spiritual carnival with gaiety and fervor in our campus. The campus wore a festive look right in the morning with the huge "Atthapoo Kolam" at the entrance foyer decorated with the traditional lamp. The time and effort that teachers took in making the amazing kolam reflected their creativity, enthusiasm and personal involvement in the function. The colours of the flowers were made more vibrant with the teachers looking resplendent in their traditional Kerala sarees.

The program hosted by Ms. Vimla Nihil started with a prayer song by the choir followed by a presentation by Ms. Jaya Dinakaran showing the significance of the festival and gave delightful insights on how it was celebrated in Kerala. The choir rendered a song in praise of King Mahabali. A skit by the kids brought King Mahabali to our campus and commemorated the mythical past of peace, prosperity and equality. A short film on King Mahabali was also shown to the kids. An informative and interactive session with the students by our principal Ms. Sujatha Gupthan ensued. A Mohiniattam performance by the girls of Grade V and VI added beauty to the proceedings.

An impromptu decision to hold a catwalk parade by the teachers was welcomed with much enthusiasm by the teachers and students alike and they participated with much elan. The children applauded and rooted for their favourite teacher as each teacher took the ramp to get the coveted title of "Ms. Omanakutty" & "Mr. Omanakuttan".

The event ended with the sweet note of distribution of the traditional Kerala sweet of "ada pradhaman" - the taste of which lingered along with the essence of this festival. We extend our hearty "Onamsamsakal" to everyone.

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