The third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle and is called Mattu Pongal. People offer prayers to the bulls, cows and other farm animals. Cows and bulls have always held a special place in India. Cows give nourishing milk while bulls and oxen help plough the fields. Thus, Maatu Pongal is a day when cattle are given a well-deserved day of rest and are given pride of place. As we have cattle at Snehagram we dedicated this day for them, students loved the celebration, specially bathing the cows, colouring them and decorating with flowers. The priest blessed the animals and all cows were given special food and tasty green grass. It surely made their day. This celebration increases our love for the animals and give equal respect.