14. January 2012 09:50
Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya', may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness. Makar Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is also called as Uttarayan. It is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. In India Makar Sankranti is observed with great fanfare and a Kite flying. Kite flying is celebrated in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, In Punjab its Lohri while in South India its Pongal people enjoy a lot with the family with the motive of welcoming new year with full enthusiasm and happiness.
Every year people gather together and fly kites along with their families. But there is darker side also of the Kite flying. During the kite festivals, injury is caused to birds and humans due to the 'pucca thread' (manja) made out of plastic or synthetic material,"
Ignatiuz celebrates Makar Sankranti in a way that it becomes memorable to all and for that Ignatiuz try to give smile on the face of poor children residing in nearby slum, by distributing little happiness in terms of kites and sweets ,after getting kites and sweets kids were happy and make us realize that being a human we should do little things for mankind and fulfilling the real meaning of festival whether Lohri Or Makar Sankranti Or Pongal "Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya” a beginning of New light a New year of Happiness!