SRM Institute of Hotel Management known for its academic brilliance & state of the art infrastructure is committed to deliver an exceptional brilliance blended with wonderful opportunities in celebrating the traditional festivals and it gives more significance to all the traditional festivals so that it could impart great knowledge to the upcoming hoteliers.
Pongal was celebrated in a traditional and also in exuberant grandeur on 11.01.2019 in its premises. The 107 students and 20 faculties of SRM, SIKKIM, who are present for the campus exchange program, were welcomed heartily. Students from HANAM UNIVERSITY, SOUTH KOREA who are in SRM for one-month training also witnessed the traditional Pongal festival.
Students from Hanam university & Sikkim had participated and enjoyed our traditional Pongal Celebration and witnessed our rich heritage exhibiting our thankfulness to Famers and Mother Nature through the festival of Pongal.
The purpose and significance of celebrating Pongal in SRM Institute of Hotel Management is to impart the diversified heritage of our culture. Students of SRM Institute of Hotel Management hosted the event with many traditional dances like folk dance, theme dances based on jallikatu dance, and there were interesting traditional games like uri adi game, rope game and silambattam which were participated by Sikkim and South Korean students. Students of SRM, Sikkim also performed their traditional dance.
The entire place created the feel of a traditional set up with the pongal ambience being decorated with thoranams, mango leaves, a symbolic farmer’s hut was also made in the centric portion of decoration. A new mud pot was decorated and sweet pongal was prepared out of the newly harvested rice, jaggery, ghee and was enriched with cashew nuts, raisins and flavored with elachi. A lump of fresh, lush turmeric along with sugarcane added charm and brought the exact feel to the setup.
A sumptuous traditional lunch was served with crispy parupu vadai and thengai thuvayal as starter, sarkaraivalli kizhangu poriyal, a delicious kootu prepared out of seven authentic vegetables, steamed rice, aromatic arachuvecha sambar, kalyana rasam, mochakottai kuzhambu, ever delicious and everloved appalam and a creamy semiya and sago payasam was served as dessert.
Sugarcane was made into small pieces after peeling the outer skin and was distributed to the Sikkim and Korean students and they relished the sweetness of it. All the girls were offered jasmine flowers and our students helped them to adorn it in their heads.
Dr N. Sethuraman, Registrar- SRM IST and Dr V. Ponniah, Dean, School of Management had graced the occasion. The whole day of entertaining and enlightening events concluded with the director of SRM Institute of Hotel Management Dr D. Antony Ashok Kumar distributing the mementos to all the students from Korea and Sikkim.
Pongal Festival @ SRM Hotel
The exuberant traditional celebration of the harvest festival of Tamilnadu started on 11.01.2019 at SRM Hotel, Potheri entitled “Pongalo Pongal”
The entire place created the feel of a traditional set up with the pongal ambience being decorated with thoranams, mango leaves, fresh lush turmeric, juicy delicious sugarcane stems, mild playing of naadhaswaram music certainly made the minds and hearts to feel the petrichor.
The hotel buffet spread prepared traditionally and authentically captured the attention of eyes and the aromatic dishes kindled the taste buds making it long to cherish the divine dishes immediately after being served by the service men and women attired in the traditional costumes
The menu included sweet pongal enriched with cashew nuts and raisins tossed in ghee, crispy soft medhu vadai served along with delicious coconut chutney, pongal sprinkled with black pepper, yummy coconut rice, perfectly stuffed pooranam poli, juicy jaggery paniyaarams, mochai kota kuzhambu, creamy paal kozhukattai, succulent parupu payasam and much more delicacies which are well flavoured, well prepared and well served.
This Pongalo Pongal festival continues till 18.01.2019 @ the Pool View Restaurant of SRM Hotel, Potheri from 11.30 A.M.
All are heartily invited to fabulously relish and enjoy the flavor of Pongal @SRM Hotel.