Thursday 19 January 2012

Pongal celebration

 
The festival of Pongal was celebrated in the UTC on January 18, 2012 on the lawn in front of the library. The Tamil fellowship took the lead in celebrating the festival and included other members in the community celebration. Pongal signifies the end of the traditional farming season, giving farmers a break from their monotonous routine. The morning worship was colourful and mixed with song and dance. The Rev. Dr. R. Sahayadas preached on the occassion. The worship was followed by the sharing of the sweet pongal dish and sugarcane. A lunch for the entire community was also organized.

UTC community sitting for the worship

Bhajan

Dance
Rev. Dr. R. Sahayadas

Pongal is not complete without the sweet dish

The UTC staff joined in the celebration

Breaking the pot

The Tamil fellowship members

The pot for boiling milk

The toil of the land in the form of sugarcane

UTC staff, students and community members queuing up for lunch

Rev. J. Jeyakumar and family contributed towards the lunch for the marriage of his daughter





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