Makar Sankranti is also known as Pongal, a harvest festival in South India and as Maghi in North India. Makar Sankranti is all about prayers, sweets, and kites. This festival marks the end of the long, cold, winter months and the onset of spring. In ancient times, it was the time when the shift of the sun resulted in longer days. So, it is a celebration of the change of seasons – from a harsher to a milder climate. A sign of hope and positivity.
The event began by wishing the students and disseminating information related to Makar Sankranti and its significance.
This festival is celebrated in honor of Surya (the Sun God) …the source of our existence, to pay tribute for the grace of his energy that has enabled life and food on earth.
As it is the harvest festival, it is a time of joy, abundance, and celebration in the farming communities, the time when they reap the fruits of their hard labor.
One of the most important aspects of Makar Sankranti is flying kites.
Kite is associated with the feeling of freedom, joy and patriotism. To encourage the imagination and creativity of our students, kite making activity was conducted at MIS.
Students demonstrated their creativity and innovativeness while making the kite using colourful papers. They also showed their creativity and artistic talent by adding colours and glitters to make the kites more vibrant. The students unleashed their creativity in the form of beautiful vibrant kites made by them of all shapes, colours and size. The whole exercise was a joyous experience for the students as well as the teachers. Students of all classes participated with enthusiasm. It was a great day with kites and children with big smiles on their faces.
Creativity was at its best!!!
The screen was filled with colourful kites…. Children were looking forward to fly their hand made kites.
The session concluded by everybody wishing each