The Tamil students’ committee of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently organized the Thai Pongal Vizha 2023 on January 29th, 2023. The event was held on the university premises and attracted a large number of attendees, including students from multiple cultural backgrounds.
The chief guest of the celebration was Professor Praneeth Abyesundara of the Department of Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was joined by Prof Kamal Ranatunga and other distinguished guests who added to the festivities.
Thai Pongal is a harvest festival that is celebrated by the Tamil community, especially in South India and Sri Lanka. It marks the beginning of the agricultural season and is celebrated with great energy and enthusiasm. The Tamil students’ committee at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura aimed to keep the traditions and culture of Thai Pongal alive by organizing this event. The Thai Pongal Vizha 2023 was a vibrant and colorful event that showcased the rich culture and traditions of the Tamil community. It was a perfect opportunity for the students to come together and celebrate the festive season with cultural ceremonies, music, dance, and delicious food. The event was a showcase of the rich cultural heritage of the Tamil community and was enjoyed by all who attended. It was a testament to the strong sense of community and inclusiveness that exists within the university.