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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Celebration is in the Air!!!!!!



The Onapookalam made by the Rosebuddies


Onam is the festival of Kerala, the God’s Own Country. The legend of King Mahabali is the most popular and the most fascinating of all legends behind Onam. Onam celebrates the visit of King Mahabali to the state of Kerala every year. The festival is celebrated with fervour as King Mahabali is greatly respected by his subjects. King Mahabali is also popularly called Maveli and Onathappan. The festival is celebrated as a tribute to the sacrifice of King Mahabali. Every year people make elaborate preparations to welcome their King who was sent to Patala, by Vamana.

Today, at Primrose, Raja Mahabali arrived to see the rosebuddies and he was given a very warm welcome. Rosebuddies had made his favourite Floral Carpet(which is known as Onapookalam in malayam)and had arranged his favourite Chenda Melam to welcome him. He was very happy to spend some time with the enthusiastic students of Primrose. The teachers as well as the students came to see Raja Mahabali in traditional Kerala wears which made him all the more delighted!!!!!!!!!!!

The program started around 12 o’clock with the girls preparing the Onapookalam. Once it was ready, Raja Mahabali arrived with our Director Mrs.Leslie Jacobs and Principal Mrs.Jareena Begum to see the rosebuddies. He was very happy with the welcome given to him. Sandhya narrated his story to the rosebuddies. 

The highlight of the day was the tug of war! The traditional Kerala Chenda Melam also added attraction to the function!
                                                   Have a look at the Pics from the day!

The Students of Class VIII making the flowers ready for the Floral Carpet



Raja Mahabali and His Subjects ready to welcome the Special Guests of the Day














                              Leslie Ma'am and Jareena Ma'am being welcomed to the Venue






















                                     The Special Guests of the Day admiring the Onapookalam


Raja Mahabali being welcomed!


Sandhya narrating the legend behind Onam


Raja Mahabali with the Special Guests




















   Raja Mahabali addressing His subjects. He wished them all a very Happy and Prosperous Year ahead!















                                                  The boys getting ready for Tug of War


























                                                                        Tug of War


















                                                                        The Winners

Ladies' Tug of War






















                                          Teachers in traditional Kerala Kasavu Saree



















                                 Raja Mahabali was delighted to see the Onapookalam















                                                                         Teachers












                                                                        Class X




























It was a great day for the Rosebuddies. Thanks to all those who helped us in bringing out this program. A special thanks to Chirag of Class VI, who came to visit us in the guise of Raja Mahabali.
Wishing you all a very Happy Onam!
Thank You!





34 comments:

  1. the pics are good and happy onam.

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  2. i have learned (what is onam?) and( how to celeberat onam?)

    thanks

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  3. Awesome pics and yes it was gr888888!!!!

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  4. ya it waz gr8... gud job evry1!!!

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  5. beautiful pookalam.good job evry1.good pics.happy onam!!!!!!!!

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  7. wonderful program thnx to sunitha miss and the teachers, enjoyed every bit of the program

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  8. awesome pics miss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. happy onam 2 evry1...... we had a gr8 time.... have a nyc time and all d best for de exams....

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  10. wow! can't believe! the pookalam was splendid i just loved it. the programs were such nice that i liked evry nook & corner of the program. the pics are wonderful. i had a lovely time ... evry1 all d best 4 exms!!!

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  11. gr8 pics miss! happy onam to evry1!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Pics were cool,school looked colourful,onam floral desgin looked even more colourfull.Happy onam 2 all the rosebudddies..........

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  13. I seems Onam is celebrated at Primrose with its maximum pomp and splendor. Fantastic performance.
    Wish you all a HAPPY ONAM

    VINOD

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  14. Happy Onam to all! Thanx to all those who helped in making the Onam Program a gr8 one!

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  15. gr8 pics! well done everyone the celebration was gr8! HAPPY ONAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I had a great time with mahabali.
    it was a great success............
    I wish this to continue.............

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  17. .... Everyone is commenting on the success of celebration which of course ! stands . But... no one commented on the Grrrrreat efforts in Tug of War , for girls and staff for which the rope broke into 2. After all this gender is powerful hahaha!!!

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  18. The program waz gr8 !i enjoyed it very much & nice pics the program was a successful 1.The pookalam waz super!!

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  19. Oh Dear Vinpreet Mam, You are wrong, The rope was broken in the 101st cut.

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  20. The flower decoration is gr8.

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  21. I thought king mahabali has really came 2 our school.

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  22. Our onam celebration is the greatest i think

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  23. King mahabali's subjects are cute

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  24. That was a wonderful celebration!

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  25. Mr/ Ms anonymous. could you plz elaborate your sentence that the rope was broken in the 101st!!! cut.... couldn't get it... hahaha!!!!

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  26. Dear Japna, I am the anonymous......

    It means.... Inorder to break the rope, the Gents have already made 100 cuts, but the rope was broken in the 101 st cut made by the ladies...
    then who is stronger?...... ha ha ha .......

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  27. wow poetry contestwas interesting

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  28. Wow nice to see all the pictures. 😊

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