Amidst great fervour and enthusiasm, it was a traditional Pongal, the Hari Shree way. The grounds became a village courtyard decorated with rangoli and thoranams. The excitement on everyone’s faces turned to sheer joy at the sight of the cow and calf. Our Principal, acharyas and akkas and annas performed the pooja, to invoke the blessings of the Sun God at this auspicious time. Every minute detail was attended to, including worshipping the cow, cooking pongal in a vengala panai and distributing sugar cane to our students. The cultural programs in Tamil presented by our students made it a delightful day. At the end of the day we got to eat juicy sugarcane and lip smacking sakkarai pongal.