Colourful ‘ pookalams ’ or floral rangolis, which mark the beginning of Onam, set the tone for the celebrations of the Kerala harvest festival to get underway on Sunday.

A total of 25 teams comprising five members each took part in the ‘ pookalam ’ competition organised by the Malayala Manorama media house in Delhi. A team comprising science teacher Ramachandran and his four students trumped the other 24 competitors to take away a cash prize of Rs.20,000 and the trophy. - PTI

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