Special Assembly – Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal

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On 14th January, 2023, Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur celebrated Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal festival. The program began with a short prayer followed by thought for the day and sustainable development goals were shared by the second year students Ms. Sushila and Ms. Lakshmi. After which an informative speech was delivered by Rhyma Dsouza and Mamata Kokaje where they spoke about Makar Sankranti and its importance. They connected the festival to nature in a very creative manner. Following this a speech on the festival of Lohri, celebrated in Northern India was narrated by Mahjabeen Ansari where we got to know about this festival, its significance, history as well as the traditions and dances for the same. The festival originated from South India that is Pongal, which is celebrated with great pomp in South India, Marlin Ruby delivered a wonderful speech, highlighting the importance of Pongal, its significance for farmers as it is the ‘Festival of Harvest’. This festival also marks the end of winter solstice. Along with these wonderful speeches a small video was also displayed which showed the significance of all these festivals. Students also performed dances showcasing the rich culture of each festival in a more beautiful and entertaining way. Further, Jovita and her group made us sing along with them with their song ‘Manjha’ which everyone enjoyed. To end this event Ms. Ratna gave a vote of thanks. Dr. Reni Francis, Principal PCER, Chembur addressed her with enlightening words and giving her best wishes for the upcoming future ahead.