Onam is the most popular festival in the state of Kerala. This ancient festival has been celebrated since ages in the loving memory of King Mahabali. King Mahabali is known for his generosity. It is believed that King Mahabali comes on this day to bless the people with happiness and prosperity. It is also a harvest festival. It generally falls in the month of August or September. The 10 days of Onam festival is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. Entire Kerala seems to be involved in festive activities. The rich culture of Kerala is widely reflected in Onam festival. Folk dances, games, snake boat race, songs, delicious foods, etc. form part of the great festival

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Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO, dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services. In Bengaluru, malayalee families and thier friends associated with DRDO labs formed a community for celebrating onam festival. The cultural bonding among the community grows larger for 30 years, the annual DRDO Onam celebration is a splendidly momentous occasion where DRDO Malayalee family members get together and celebrate their culture with malayalee tradition running as a common thread with all the activities and events.


DRDO Malayalees are always in full spirit when it comes to different activities. They, in hand with Malayalam Mission, are conducting Malayalam classes to anyone interested, contributing to Malayalam language being evergreen. Apart from this, their selfless contribution as full on participation and monetry and otherwise contribution for the Kerala Flood Relief is absolutely applaude worthy. When it comes to cultural activities, DRDO malayalees have creative heart. Their contibutions to different Bangalore malayalee assosiations are notable. These among a few notable activities, DRDO Malayalees have and yet to do innumerous activities highlighting their enthusiastic spirits.


We plan our events so carefully so as to make sure we bring up new talents and give in a platform for the talented soul to showcase their talents and be confident in themselves.


We conduct different sports activities to kindle the sports spirits in our children and adults alike.

Writing Competitions

Authors and poets spawn from the silent soul. Considering this we conduct writing competitions inspiring people to express their thoughts and emotions.

Drawing Competitions

The magic of colors can spark inspirations even in a stone heart and so we conduct competitions to inspire true artists among them to grow with every stroke of color.


Curiosity is the reason to every invention. And so quiz competitions we conduct quench the thirst of the curiosity budding in the young souls.


The power of a true speaker is the command in their voice and the spirit in their words. We conduct elocutions to inspire our speakers and share their thoughts and talent to invoke realizations to our listeners.


Flowers express emotions with no words spoken and onam is incomplete without pookalam. With all the events we conduct pookalam stands prominent for it defines Onam itself.


A Colourful Souvenir will be released during this occasion. For the year 2019, We invite articles/valuable thoughts from all to be published in the Souvenir. All are requested to send your latest photograph and brief bio-data to be published along with your matter.

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  • Leadership

    Organizing Committee

    Hari C U


    Ramakrishnan K


    Dr.A C R Pillai


    Srikumar P


    Sreelal Sreedhar


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    Praveen Kumar K

    Vice Chairman

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    Binesh Kumar K


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    Noor Muhammed CK

    Joint Secretary

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    Gangadharan T


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    Dileep Kumar PP

    Organising Secretary

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    Latest news about DRDO Onam and related events

    Competitions, 2019

    Sep , 2019, Sunday
    • Venue : Kendriya Vidyalaya, Phase-I
    • Time : 2pm onwards
      • Topic for Essay Writing (English)
      • Students Upto 8th STD : "Beauty of Nature"
      • Students 9th STD & Above : "Nurturing Reading Habits"
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    Sports events, 2019

    Sep , 2019, Sunday
    • Venue : Basket Ball/ Volley Ball Court, Phase-I
    • Time : 9am onwards
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    Pookkalam Orukkal, 2019

    Oct , 2019, Sunday
    • Venue : Community Hall, Phase-I
    • Time : 8am to 10pms
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