The Thaipongal Day -2015

Caritas Kandy – SETIK celebrated the Thaipongal Festival 2015 on 17th January 2015 at the office premises with the participation of around 150 people including men, women, youth and children from all the religious groups. The festival commenced by putting Kolam on the floor and putting fire on to the wood oven. Then Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera, the director of SETIK put three spoons of rice to the pot. Addressing the crowd, Fr. Desmond mentioned about the importance and need of celebrating such religious festival and bringing all the religious groups to gather for religious co-existence.
While the rice was being boiled the crowd attended a special educational programme on Thaipongal at SETIK auditorium which was conducted by the SETIK staff. Once the rice was cooked a special thanksgiving Hindu Pooja was conducted by a Hindu Kurukkal and then the Pongal was served to the crowd.

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