Onam Celebrations 2022

The celebration of Onam calls to mind the treasured legacy of a life of equality, oneness and prosperity and enlivens every home with the ethereal joy of festivity. Onam teaches us to unite by transcending our differences and also speaks of a time when there was no inequality. Such a
thought process can help us achieve a social order in the future where everyone is equal. This festival reaffirms the vital role of Mother Nature and the importance of our hardworking farmers.


O- Orumayude

N- Nanmayude


M- Malayaliyude

Onam varavayi

The Choice School staff and students came together as one and celebrated this beautiful festival at school, with all pomp and festivity associated with this festival.

Onam celebration at Kinderland, on September 2, was filled with fun and fervour as children dressed themselves in the Onam attire. We had a young, handsome Mahabali spreading the message of happiness and prosperity and onam songs sung by the children.Thiruvathira, pulikali, vallamkali and Koithio dances, were also incorporated into the programme in the form of a skit. Parents were invited to enjoy the performance by their little ones. Payasam and chips were distributed to the entire Kinderland fraternity.

IB Onam Celebrations

Onam celebration in Grades 1 and 2

The students of Grades 1 and 2 put up a beautiful play called ‘Kummatium  kuttiool’ on September 1.Written and directed by Mr. Pradeep ,this play showcased the essence and the true spirit of the Onam festival with depictions of the  Pulikalli dance and visit of Mahabali to Kerala.

The members of the carnatic music band, Swaralaya from Grades 1 and 2 sang a few Onappattu celebrating the spirit of Onam, harking back to an egalitarian past when the land was ruled by a just ruler, King Mahabali.  We had parent participation in the form of Akrish’s(grade 2) grandmother who spoke to the students about the various flowers used in a pookalam and its significance.

The Chief guest for this program was the renowned South Indian playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan and his wife Mrs. Vidhutha who herself is a lyricist .Mr P.Balachandran,Director,Choice Group, felicitated him. The programme was also attended by our principal, Mr. Ajith Jacob, Educational administrator,Mrs. Vimala Jacob and Vice principal of Foundation stage,Ms.Reeba John


Choice Preparatory celebrated Onam 2022 with great enthusiasm and style on Friday, September 2, 2022. The Guest of Honour for the day was Mr. Sijoy Varghese, Cine Artist, Producer. The dignitaries who attended the program included Mr. P. Balachandran, Director, Choice group, Mr. Ajit Jacob, Principal, Choice School, Tripunithura, along with the section VP Ms. Reena Rajesh. The highlight of the program was “Onappulariyil”, a short Malayalam skit which spoke about the story behind Onam, the various traditions and cultural art forms associated with Onam.

The students of IBPYP were also a part of the program and presented an energetic vanchippaattu. 

Ms. Likhita, who had been with Choice school previously, visited us ,to interact with her dear students that day, which was an additional factor of surprise.

Thiruvathira dance performed by the mothers of Preparatory students, added rhythm and colour to the morning.

The students of Choice Swaralaya, mentored by Satish Nair, were superb in their melodious Onam songs.

The program was scripted and programmed by the Malayalam department.

The delicious palada payasam and chips served from school and the superb pookalam at the foyer was just the icing on the layered cake of celebrations at the Preparatory


Students of Grade 6 presented a skit – Chengathapookalam, on Sep -1. The skit brought together music, dance and folk-art forms associated with Onam, interwoven with a story of reviving friendships and celebration of togetherness. 

Students of Grade 7 celebrated Onam by put together a skit – Kunjonam, on Sep -1 based on Onam theme. The skit was a total theatre presentation using music, dance and folk-art forms associated with Onam, to bring to its audience a story that conveyed the need for environment conservation and to underline the fact that man doesn’t own nature; WE are a part of it. 


September 2 began with every student in school arriving, dressed in traditional Onam attire, full of anticipation and excitement for the day’s events. There were several events planned for the day.

The programme began with a plethora of traditional dance performances, and several Onam songs sung by our talented singers. There were many house competitions such as the traditional tug of war fought fiercely between two groups of senior school children, filling the air with electrifying energy. Then, it was time for Uriyadi, with blindfolded representatives from the 4 Houses trying to catch a swinging earthen pot. Two people who held long ropes tied to the pot controlled the movements of the pot swinging it towards and away from the player. But the players succeeded in catching the pot, breaking it open and declaring their victory.

The events concluded, with Ajith Sir addressing the students and teachers and wishing them a happy Onam.


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