Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pongal Celebrations at NIFT Chennai

Decoration in progress for Pongal celebrations at NIFT, Chennai
It is good to see students of NIFT, Chennai, actively participating in all kind of functions and cultural activities being organised in the campus. Pongal was one such celebration where the students, faculty and staff participated in Indian ethnic attire, mostly is traditional south Indian ethnic attire. The dress code for the occasion was South Indian Traditional Clothes – Veshti and Shirt / Kurta for men; Paavadai and Daavani/ Saree for women.
Pongal celebrations at NIFT, Chennai
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil people in the month of January. Magh BihuPongal, Lohri, Makar SankrantiUttarayana, Khichdi are some of the other festivals that celebrated across India at the same time, either on 14th January or one one of more days between 13th to 16th January.
Bharat Natyam performance by Fashion Design student
The programme included performance of Bharat Natyam, Group Dance, Folk Dance, Design Competition, and Debate. Everyone was served Pongal for eating.

Folk Dance performance
Group Dance performance by the winners of Zonal Indiafest
Lighting the Diyas
Students in Indian Ethnicwear
Happy Pongal
A lot of efforts from the side of the coordinators for student development activities and the support of the management and staff. 

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