Bihar Foundation celebrates Makar Sankranti

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 14 January 2019

“It’s an important festival of the Hindus and celebrated almost everywhere in the country in myriad cultural forms and different names. This is the first event of this year and we decided to celebrate with these children.” said a member of the foundation.

PUNE: Makar Sankranti is all about prayers, sweets and kites. For the first time, the Bihar Foundation Pune Chapter celebrated the festival with around 125 orphanas including senior citizens (male and female) in ashram, old age home and gaushala run by Dharamveer Shamburaje Pratishthan in Kalepadal near Tukai Mata Mandir, Hadapsar on Sunday.

The foundation members made khichadi, til laddu and dahi-poha (known as Chuda in north India). The children also enjoyed music and dance with the members. More than 100 members were present to celebrate the festival.

“It’s an important festival of the Hindus and celebrated almost everywhere in the country in myriad cultural forms and different names. This is the first event of this year and we decided to celebrate with these children. The children and senior citizens, who live with them, were very happy. More events are planned,” said a member of the foundation. In Maharashtra on Makara Sankranti, people exchange multicoloured halwa (sugar granules coated in sugar syrup) and til-gul laadoo (sweetmeats made from sesame seeds and jaggery).

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