holistic development

Onam (5 to 17 September, 2024)

holistic learning

Plan Details

Onam, a 10 day harvest festival orginated in Kerala, is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of the solar Malayalam calendar. The festival falls in August or September each year.

The beautiful and exciting festivities such as Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower arrangement), Onathappan (worship),Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women's dance), Kummattikali (mask dance),Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance) add joy and fervor to the festival. 

The purpose of this assembly is to make the students learn the significance of Onam and the mythological legend associated to it. The students would know about the festivities and different ways in which each day of Onam is celebrated.

The drama based on the legend gives an important lesson that the good always wins and the evil loses. Humanity, charity, humility and politeness are important virtues to lead a prosperous life.

The students must know about the rich culture and festival of Kerala, irrespective of which ever place they belong to.

Please Note: This assembly can be conducted on any one of the 10-day Onam festival.

This plan can be used by schools of any country. The schools can conduct it for a grade / few grades/ all the grades from Class 1 to 10. 

The plan has a main manual illustrating the flow of the event along with the description of the scripts/ performances/ activities in detail and also includes all the necessary resources for the assembly. Activities involving videos, PPTs are not taken for this assembly as a projector facility may not be available in many school grounds.

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