Dr. A. Jayathilak, Chairman, inaugurated the Onam celebrations of the employees of the Rubber Board at Kottayam. The employees also took Sadbhavana pledge after the inaugural ceremony.
Cultural programmes and competitions in tug of war, arm wrestling and pookkalam were conducted.
Employees of the Spices Board who participated in arm wrestling competitions at district, state and national levels also took part in the programme and held demonstrations.
Smt. S. Jayanthi (Spices Board) and Smt. M. K. Sudha (Rubber Board) respectively won first and second prizes for arm wrestling competition for women. Sri. Sajith T. Thankappan and Sri. E.A. Mathew from the Rubber Board respectively won first and second prizes for men.
Sri. K.F. Noby, International referee controlled the arm wrestling competitions. Dr. A. Jayathilak distributed prizes to the winners.