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!
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.