MIS celebrated Makar Sankranti to inculcate the respect for diversity and appreciation of India’s rich culture in the students by conducting a kite making activity on Thursday, 14.01.2021.
Students were enlightened about Makar Sankranti which is a harvest festival that marks arrival of spring. The festival symbols the beginning of the auspicious period of Uttarayan. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated all across the country with different names like Pongal in Tamilnadu, Sukarat in Bihar and Jharkhand, Poush Sankranti in Bengal and Uttarayan in Gujarat.
Mitconites were informed how the tradition of kite flying on Makar Sankranti is being carried out from ages so that people are exposed to the sun rays. Being in the morning Sun is believed to get rid of the skin infections and illnesses associated with winter.
Preprimary students made bird shaped kites with colourful feathers and red beaks.
For Primary students, the merriment began with an interactive session wherein students were enlightened about the significance of the festival. Students were very happy and enthusiastic about the idea of making their own eco-friendly kite out of old newspapers & broom sticks with teachers’ instructions. They also showed their creativity and artistic talent by adding colours & glitters to make the kites more vibrant. The whole exercise was a joyous experience for the students as well as the teachers.
The students of all classes participated with full zeal and fervour. It was a great day with kites and kids with big smiles on their faces.
The fun filled activity concluded with the following wish by teachers to their students-
With the sweetness of jaggery and prayers for a good harvest, hope the vibrancy and color of this festive season brightens up your life. May you always soar high up in life like the vibrant kites that fly in the sky.