It was a fun-filled day for all at the campus of Pupil Tree, an educational institution, here on Wednesday. The playground was full of activities in which parents participated along with their children. All these activities were organised by the school management as part of the Sankranti festival.
Many were seen flying kites of several shapes, sizes and designs. A group of women exhibited their artistic skills in applying mehandi.
Drawing rangolis, which is a popular event during Sankranti, was also a big draw with many women trying their hand. Another enthusiastic group was seen cooking pongal in earthen pots, a sweet dish prepared during Sankranti. “With today's busy lifestyle, we hardly get time to celebrate festivals with members of the family. Getting to celebrate Sankranti with so many people has made us happy,” Ms. Bharathi, a parent, told The Hindu. “The idea behind organising such programmes is to ensure that the new generation does not forget our culture and traditions. This year the response has been tremendous with a majority of the students, parents and guardians turning up,” Prabhu Jahagirdar, chairman of Pupil Tree, said.