Onam Greetings from Principal Dr M R Sudarsanakumar


September 9, 2016


Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram has conducted Onam celebration in a grand and traditional manner. Onam celebration has been inaugurated on the 7th Wednesday  of September 2016 in  the auditorium at 10 AM . The programme was started with the prayer song of Akhila, Final Year Hindi student, followed by “Acharyanusmaranam”. Dr. B. Jayasree , General Convenor of the programme presided over the function. Prof. (Dr.) M R Sudarshana Kumar, Honorable Principal of the college inaugurated the celebration by lighting the traditional lamp. Along with this, selected students from various departments presented a beautiful ‘onam song ‘in the background.  Small lamps (chirath) were on the stage, which were lightened by the students . Dr. N. Gopakumar, Secretary, College Council, Dr. S .Balchandran, Convenor, IQAC, Dr. Ajayapuram  Jyothish Kumar, HoD , Department of Malayalam delivered  felicitation  notes . Sri. N K Sunil Kumar, Programme committee Convenor proposed the vote of thanks. After that, so many cultural events were staged in a good manner. Classical dance forms such as ‘Kerala nadanam’, ‘Bharatanatyam’, ‘Vanchippattu’ were some traditional items which were performed marvelously. The first day programme was come to an end at 4 PM by the National Anthem.

On the 09th September 2016 Friday, students arranged colorful competitions, such as floral carpet and tug of war. 13 Departments of the college had been arranged Onam feast in connection with the celebrations. Most of the delicious items in the sadya were prepared by themselves at home. The students brought them to the college, serve & taste in a harmonious way. The most interesting floral carpet competition was took place in an effective way. 13 floral carpets were arranged in various departments on department basis. Out of these, the Department of English, Botany & Chemistry, bagged  first three places respectively. After that tug of war competition was conducted in the courtyard of the college, in front of the statue of Gandhiji. It was an interesting entertainment one. Dept. of Psychology, Department of Mathematics bagged first two places respectively in Men’s match. The Departments of Zoology & Botany came in the first two places respectively in the women’s match.

The presents & prizes were distributed by the Principal in the valedictory function held at 4 PM at college. Onam celebration of the Academic year 2016-17 became one of the memorable events in the recent history of the college.