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 Pongal Celebration 2018 SRM

 Pongal Celebration 2018 

SRM Institute of Hotel Management known for its academic brilliance & state of the art 

infrastructure is committed to deliver an exceptional brilliance blended with wonderful 

opportunities in celebrating the traditional festivals and it gives more significance to all the 

traditional festivals so that it could impart great knowledge to the upcoming hoteliers. 

Pongal was celebrated in a traditional and also in exuberant grandeur on 12.01.2018 in its 

premises. Hearty welcome was rendered to the 130 students from SRM, SIKKIM, their 

coordinators who are here in our campus for campus exchange program. We also had 12 students 

from HANAM UNIVERSITY, SOUTH KOREA along with their coordinator Prof. Suhnam who 

are here for one month training program SRM-HNU. 

The purpose and significance of celebrating pongal in SRM Institute of Hotel Management is to 

impart the diversified heritage of our culture. Students of SRM Institute of Hotel Management 

hosted the event with many traditional dances like Bharathanatiyam, folk dance, theme dances 

based on jallikatu, parai melam and there were interesting traditional games like uri adi game, 

rope game and silambattam which were participated by Sikkim and south Korean students. 

Students of SRM, Sikkim also performed their traditional dance. 

The entire place created the feel of a traditional set up with the pongal ambience being decorated 

with thoranams, mango leaves, a symbolic farmer’s hut was also made in the centric portion of 

decoration. A new mud pot was decorated and sweet pongal was prepared out of the newly 

harvested rice, jaggery, ghee and was enriched with cashew nuts, raisins and flavored with 

elachi. A lump of fresh, lush turmeric along with sugarcane added charm and brought the exact 

feel to the setup. 

A sumptuous traditional lunch was served with crispy parupu vadai and thengai thuvayal as 

starter, sarkaraivalli kizhangu poriyal, a delicious kootu prepared out of seven authentic 

vegetables, steamed rice, aromatic arachuvecha sambar, kalyana rasam, mochakottai kuzhambu, 

ever delicious and everloved appalam and a creamy semiya and sago payasam was served as 


Sugarcane was made into small pieces after peeling the outer skin and was distributed to the 

Sikkim and Korean students and they relished the sweetness of it. All the girls were offered 

jasmine flowers and our students helped them to adorn it in their heads. 

The whole day of entertaining and enlightening events concluded with the director of SRM 

Institute of Hotel Management Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar distributing the mementos to all the 

students from Korea and Sikkim and wished everyone a prosperous and a happy pongal. 

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