From 24th to 26th February, Indian Cultural Society (ICS) Nilai University, organised “Ponggal Thirunaal, Harvest Festival”. The event was divided in 3 days.
Harvest Festival is celebrated specially in south India and Tamil Nadu. This is a big festival celebrated to mark the harvesting and a special thanksgiving to God, the sun, the earth and the cattle.
ICS, started their 3 days event with the Kolam Competition.
Kolam is a drawing made from coloured rice., chalk, or calk powder. The participants were asked to use coloured rice, so that they can later feed that rice to the birds. The day started with the coconut breaking tradition.
Later the competition started. 5 groups, each with 4 members, were given 2 hours time, to draw Kolam based on “Floral” theme.
After every half an hour, the judges went around to see the progress. They were judging them on the creativity, methods, concept and cleanliness.
After 2 hours, the judges walked around for final judgement.
On 26th February, the winners were given hampers.As a non- Indian, I had a wonderful time in this event. ICS members were not only hard working, but they were the friendliest people I have ever met!
An applause to ICS for this successful event.