The Programme started with the story of a popular legend , King Mahabali , a devotee ofLord Vishnu . Onam celebrates the visit of king Mahabali to the state of Kerala every year. The festival is celebrated as a tribute to the sacrifice oing Mahabali. Traditional dance “Mohiniattam”, “Kalari Payuttu” , the martial art form of Kerala and the “Kaikottukalli” ,otherwise known as Onam dance formed the highlights of the day besides a skit on the story behind Onam celebration. “Pookallam” or the flower rangoli lend a Malayali touch to the celebrations . The celebrations were conducted to enthuse the students with the varied cultural heritage of our motherland.