In keeping with TAFE’s ‘Be a #FarmDost’ initiative, a different approach was adopted at Sembium to celebrate Pongal this year. TAFE employees embraced the true essence of the FarmDost initiative and celebrated Pongal in two phases, wherein they first visited a village to spend some time with the farmers and thank them for the great service they render to society, followed by a grand Pongal fair.
The Pongal fair at TAFE Sembium premises reinforced the message of thanking farmers by means of various activities and games. Events were conducted to draw people in and raise awareness about the invisible hero – the farmer and the work he does. The response was heartening, with employees across departments and divisions coming together to thank and celebrate the farming community.
Pongal – the harvest festival, is one of the biggest festivals in Tamil Nadu, and is celebrated with much pomp across India in the form of Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Bhogali Bihu.