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Thiruvonam coincides with US Labor day: Techies in festive spirit

TechnoparkToday.com>>  Techies working in IT companies here in Technopark and on-site have a tension-free onam this year.  This time, the US Labor Day and Thiruvonam are on same date.  This brings an off day for techies who are working for US clients.  Normally, thiruvonam is a working day for them.

It is a double bonanza as the holiday follows the weekend.  Friday saw techies rushing to catch buses and trains to go to their hometowns.

Techies had been in Onam mood for the past one week. Companies are arranging vibrant onam celebrations for techies to enjoy the festive season.

Natana, the culutral organization of Technopark companies, organzied a grand onam celebration this time.

Traditional art forms including theyyam, panchari melam, and kathakali were staged at the IT park, which were enjoyed by both Keralites as well as others.

In an initiative titled ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’, Pratidhwani – the socio cultural organization of Technopark collected rice from techies and distributed it to non-IT staff in Technopark.  With many techies contributing 5kg rice packets, Pratidhwani was able to collect 1,200 packets weighing 6 tonnes. Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran distributed the rice packets as Onam gift at Technopark on Friday.

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