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“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” 

India is referred to as the land of festivals owing to its rich amalgamation of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, languages, religious sentiments, diverse history, and different traditions in all the states. All religions stress on humanistic values and celebrate the spirit of kindness and benevolence.

 Onam is the biggest festival in the state of Kerala. It is celebrated with great fervor and zeal by the Malayali people all over the country.The grand festivities of this ancient festival eliminate all the religious disparities and propagate harmony in the society. People of all religions, castes, and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. 

On this auspicious occasion, Ramakrishna Senior Secondary School organised several activities through virtual platforms. Students of class 2nd were dressed up in traditional attires to celebrate Onam. All the participants gracefully explained about the festivities that take place during this festival which included Intricately decorated Pookalam, a huge spread of the tasty Onasadya, the breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikalidance.ThePookalam made by the little ones indeed brought in the festive look of Onam.

Hardik Verma of class VIII delivered a speech in his virtual class flaunting about the rich cultural heritage of India in which festivals have an integral position. He further stated that this festival  is like a carnival of 10 days for the people of Kerala who celebrate it with full gaiety and fervor. The beauty of the festival lies in its secular fabric.

Through his speech, he emphasized on the importance of the festivals which are celebrated in our country. So he reminded us that we should learn and imbibe within us pride for our cultural diversity and a sense of oneness that we as a country are one big family.