PONGAL was celebrated at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital on 12.01.2023 at 9.30 am inside the college premises. The Pongal celebration started with pooja to Vinayagar. Dr P.F. Kotur, the Dean, inaugurated the festival by lighting up the fire to prepare Pongal. The Celebration Started in the making of Pongal, and various traditional events like Kolattam, Uriyadi, Kayiru Iluthal, Rangoli Competition, slow cycle race, Pattimandram and Karagam, were held for All the Heads of different departments. Faculty and staff members participated in the celebration. Sweet Pongal was prepared and distributed to around 500 students and staff members. The festival ended up with the distribution of prizes to the winners.