We at National Public School, Indiranagar celebrated Onam on the 24 August 2015. An elaborate flower design called Pookalam was arranged in the school lounge by some of the senior class students along with the ceremonial lamps and other items associated with Onam. During the morning assembly a short programme depicting the essentials of Onam was presented. It started with a tableau and the myth about the creation of Kerala by Parasuram (the sixth avatar of Maha Vishnu) and the reason for Kerala being called Parasurama Kshetram. Other facets of the culture of Kerala associated with Onam festival were also showcased like the Pulikali (tiger dance), Vallamkali (Snake boat race) and Kaikottikali. The programme highlighted a glimpse on the traditions of Kerala.
God's own country...............Kerala
Kerala, land of idyllic charm
With lush green fields and swaying palms.
Of thundering monsoons when waters swell,
And charming beaches where the fisherfolk dwell.
Rivers, lakes and lagoons abound
Valleys, hills and mountains around
Coffee, pepper cardamom strong
Besides boats cannoning along.
Temples, mosques, churches our pride
Tradition and modern sit side by side.
Birthplace of Kalari, an ancient martial art,
Kathakali Mohinipattam play the cultural part.
A beauty undefined and sublime
To this green land I belong,
God’s own country that’s the call
Captures the heart of one and all.