“The higher we soar , the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly”.
Kite Festival is a popular festival in India and it takes place during Makar Sankranti in the month of January. It is celebrated as Uttarayan in Western India. The festival is marked by people flying kites from their terraces and rooftops and kite flying competitions. Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in India and is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. It is the first major festival to be celebrated in India and usually takes place in January, this year the festival will be celebrated on January 14. Makar Sankranti marks the sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) Rashi (zodiac sign), with the sun moving northward this period is also known as Uttarayan and is considered to be auspicious. The harvest festival is both a religious as well as seasonal observance. While the festival is celebrated across India, different states celebrate the festival under different names, with their own unique traditions and festivities. The harvest festival is called Maghi and is preceded by Lohri in north India by Hindus and Sikhs. Makara Sankranti and Poush sôngkrānti in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Telangana, Sukarat in central India, Magh Bihu in Assam, and Thai Pongal or Pongal by Tamils.
Students of Grade 1 and 2 enjoyed a lot during the “KITE making” competition!
Grade 3,4 and 5 participated in “POT decoration” competition. Children prepared kites and enjoyed flying them up in there which enhanced their balancing capacity of hand and body both together.
It was a fun and joyful experience students , for many it was a FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE to fly a kite .Teachers talked about the festival and the importance of an Earthen pot.