The grand Onam festivities aka Athachamayam rally of Tripunithura will be held on August 20. The 'pathaaka ettuvaangal' or the ceremony of receiving the flag for the rally will be held on Saturday at 5 pm, at the Hill Palace ground. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the rally at 9.30 am in Tripunithura.
As for the Athachamayam rally at Piravom, it would begin at 3 pm on August 20 from the St. Joseph’s school ground and end at the Mam Auditorium. Kudumbasree members, ASHA workers, Anaganwadi employees and Haritha Karma sena members from the 27 divisions in the municipality would take part in the procession.
Pookkalam (floral carpet) competition would be held on August 24 at the Holy Kings church hall while the Thiruvathira contest is on August 27 at the children’s park. Chintu paattu competition too would be held on the same day at 6.30 pm. On September 2, tug-of-war competitions are scheduled for both men and women.
At 6.30 pm, a cultural night show organised by the district tourism promotion council would take place. The ‘Jenaseva’ award would be presented as part of the Onam festivities. The award would be given to a member of the public in the categories of auto driver, social service, Kudumbasree, police, fire force and KSEB. The opinions of the common people would be sought before finalising the award winners.
Amusement park opens on August 20
A new amusement park would begin functioning at Koothattukulam on August 20 to add more colour to the municipality’s Onam festivities. The park was recently inaugurated by municipal chairperson Vijaya Sivan. Lots of exciting rides, food courts and a ‘well of death’ (bike and car stunt) would be arranged in the park, which will be open for Onam season till September 3.