Bala Vidya Mandir Bala Vidya Mandir

Senior Secondary School

(Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi)




Pongal Celebrations 2018

BalaVidya Mandir Sr. Secondary School at Adyar celebrates Pongal festival in their campus every year. This year it was celebrated on 23-01-2018.

The Kalalaya students of class 4 and 5 performed dances. The students of classes 1, 2, 3,4and 5 sang traditional songs. The students of class 3 played the traditional game – Pacchai kuthirai thanduthal. The students of class 11 played the tradition “uriyadi”. The ̏ Heritage Club ̋ conducted various competitions for the students of classes 6, 7, and 8. The different competitions held were - traditional food cooking, hair braiding, top spinning and making flower garlands.

The cooking competition was held for the boys of class 8. The cooking was done in a traditional way avoiding all the modern means of cooking in gas stoves and induction stoves. The students used fire wood and mud stoves. The ingredients were also traditional – Kambu. This millet was used to make kambu paniyaram, kambu laddu, kambankul, kambinippu. They were judged and given prizes. Kiramiya Kalai Nigalchi was performed by the ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CENTRE.

Delicious Pongal was prepared as a part of Pongal celebration and distributed to all the students and teachers.

The Principal, Vice Principal, Headmistress, teachers and the students were present at the function and enjoyed a pompous celebration.