Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival dedicated to worshipping Lord Surya (Sun God). The festival signifies the transit of the sun into Makara Rashi (Capricorn Zodiac) and falls on the 14th of January every year. It also marks the end of winter and the beginning of a new harvest season. It has both seasonal and religious significance and is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar.
JIRS celebrates Makar Sankranti with zeal and enthusiasm. And this year, an inter-house Pongal-making competition was organised. The celebrations for the day began with a special assembly highlighting the significance of the day in the form of dance drama and songs. The enthusiasm of participants was reaching the sky, as some of them were experiencing traditional ways of cooking for the first time. Among the four houses, the high school participants prepared Khara Pongal and the middle school students prepared Sweet Pongal.
The students enjoyed themselves during the kite flying event and embraced the true spirit of Makar Sankranti. Such competitions build team spirit and bonding among the students.