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Onam celebrated on train

Special Correspondent
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Daily commuters on the Thrissur-Kannur passenger celebrated Onam on the train on Thursday in a programme titled “Trainil Oru Onam”.

Under the banner of their organisation, Trainmates, they laid “pookalam”, distributed sweets and sang Onam songs.

Trainmates was formed in June 2005 with five members.

The membership has now grown to 50.

“Trainmates is involved in several charity programmes,” said K. Chandran, president of the organisation and an accounts officer with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED).

The organisation is also involved in afforestation, anti-plastic awareness and counselling programmes.

On Sunday, the members had staged cultural programmes at the Ezhuthachan Samajam Hall.

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