Makar Sankranti: youths go for picnic


Makar Sankranti will formally be celebrated across the state with rituals and delicious cakes tomorrow. It marks the beginning of the movement of the Sun into the northern hemisphere. In addition, it also marks the beginning of the harvest season.

Though the festival is celebrated across communities, everyone follows a different set of rituals. Braving the unprecedented chill this season, festivities are being held with enjoyment in homes tonight.

People, especially youths partied hard with delicious non-veg dishes and beverages on the eve of Makar Sankranti. It’s like a family picnic as all the dishes were enjoyed together on the terrace or rooftop.

In the state, people are also attending the grand Makar Sankranti fair that is being hosted at Tirthamukh. Chief Minister Biplab Deb inaugurated the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival there. Devotees will take holy dip as part of paying respect to their ancestors tomorrow.

Additional vehicles have been arranged to ferry the pilgrimage. Security arrangement has been made in and around Tirthamukh to thwart any untoward incident. NDRF personnel have also been deployed.

Businessmen participated with exclusive handloom and handicraft products, terracotta, jute and bamboo products to wall hangings, artificial jewellery, stone arts, carpets and statues.

There are food courts also for food lovers, with a special display of traditional food items. Notably, Makar Sankranti signalled the end of winter is near.