We had celebrated many an Onam at NID and outside the NID and my memory is centered round the flower carpet, the lovely vegetarian food and ‘Payasams’ in banana leaves and very soft and comfortable Mund.
This time again we have celebrated an Onam at our NID campus on Sunday (date).
Our NID household (I am calling it a household because I feel like home in NID) has a bunch of cooks who make delicious food daily and making our life easier but for a valued occasion like an Onam we invited few dexterous cooks from the silver spoon restaurant, infocity, Gandhinagar.
All the students (especially south Indians in our college) of every stream gathered together weeks earlier to chalk out the program. Everywhere it was Kerala’s national festival. It seems like a little bit of Kerala was uprooted and transplanted in our campus that noon . There are many malayalie students are on the campus took the initiative to organize, take part and celebrate Onam. Some items, unavailable, were ordered all the way from Kerala. Most of the people on our campus, man, woman and child managed to dress as they would in Kerala. Old clothes were brought out, new ones bought or sent to and some even borrowed, on that day. The students took pride in Malayali identity.