Pride and festive cheer marked the Thai Pongal celebration held on 13th January 2019 at Sairam Vidyalaya School, Puducherry. Students came in their traditional dresses and exhibited joy and pride as they filled the campus with the land’s cultural aura. The programme commenced with hearing of God’s word, followed by prayer and prayer song. The girls of class VIII revived the festivity in a village with their colourful folk dance. At this happy celebration, the very presence of the Principal, Mrs.N.Sudha, was overwhelming. She 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.