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Makar Sankranti Celebration
Makar Sankranti or Maghi, is celebrated all over India on the 14th or 15th of January every year. Sapphire International School conducted a special Online Assembly on the 13th of January, to celebrate Makar Sankranti.
The programme commenced with a prayer led by Saanvi of Grade 3.
Naitik of Grade 4 shared the thought for the day.
Kamakshi of Grade 4 threw light on the importance of this festival in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds to the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvesting of crops, after months of sweat and toil. It also marks the first day of the sun's transit into Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start days.with longer duration.
Himanshi of Grade 5 and Jiya of Grade 6 read out the various names of this festival in different parts of India and even abroad.
Mahi of Grade 5 recited a heart warming poem based on Makar Sankranti.
The entire assembly was meticulously anchored by Arshia of Grade 5 under the guidance of Ms Shweta Priyadarshini.
The programme concluded with the address by the Academic Coordinator, Mr Ajay Chouhan who observed that this festival is a joyous occasion for all sections of society to come together and share in the spirit of love, humanity and brotherhood.