Makara Sankranthi is one of the important festivals of the Hindu religion which is celebrated with great joy and fervour across India.It is dedicated to the deity Surya (Sun God) and is observed in the month of January every year. The word Makar Sankrathi derives from two words - Makar and Sankranthi. Makar means Capricorn and Sankranthi means the transition of the Sun in the Capricorn. This festival mostly falls on the same Gregorian date every year (January 14/15), except for rare occasions when the date shifts.
MVJIS family did not let the pandemic lessen the spirit of festivity among them and kept the positive vibes very high. The entire staff was engrossed in the celebration marking the festival of harvest and bringing in new hope and joy for the upcoming days of the year. They were all dressed up in their best ethnic wear and actively participated in the designing rangoli, pongal cooking and singing Pongal songs. A rangoli competition was also arranged for all the mothers at MVJIS, who participated with full enthusiasm and a positive spirit. The campus was indeed filled with a lot of festive colours and the active participation of the staff added to the platter of colours.