Pride and festive cheer marked the Thai Pongal celebrations held at NCE. With the boundless support of the Benign Management and the Beloved Principal Dr.A.A.Mohamed Faizal, National College of Engineering celebrated the Tamil harvest festival - Pongal- with great joy and funfair in the quadrangle of our college. The staff and students sprang in traditional dress- in dhotis and Sarees- and depicted our cultural way of dressing and exhibited joy and pride as they filled the campus with the land’s cultural aura.
The HODs of all departments and all teaching and non-teaching staff of the college joined the celebrations along with the students who had made arrangements to cook a delicious, aromatic and sweet pongal dish in the traditional way in mud pot with all religious traits .The Students were assisted by the teachers in the preparation of the treat. It was a time of great camaraderie and gladness that was shared between the students and teachers. The sweet pongal dish was then distributed to all the professors and students making it a very memorable event at the start of this New Year 2020. Celebrations included drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.
The chief guest of the day, Principal Dr. A. A. Mohamed Faizal was highly impressed by the Tamil culture. He appreciated the teachers for their efforts to train the students. He encouraged everyone to know the significance of Pongal, imbibe, adhere and uphold the traditional values, and evoked the spirit of Pongal in each student by sharing the message of love and building strong relationship with their elders. Students learnt that these festivals are sacred moments that help everyone to establish love, unity and nourish their relationships. NCE celebrated Pongal in a memorable manner, which will stay evergreen in the memory of the students and staff members. The Principal and staff wished all the students their heartiest wishes in celebrating the pongal and to have blessed, successful, delightful and wonderful days ahead.