Makar Sankranti marks the advent of a new phase symbolizing abundance, joy, and prosperity. A harvest festival,
it is celebrated across India with much pomp and show. This Makar Sankranti, multiply
your joy by including young beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra in your celebration.
Makar Sankranti, one of the most-awaited harvest festivals in India signifies new beginnings, good health, success, and prosperity.
It spreads the message of harmony and universal brotherhood.Each state has its indigenous
way of celebrating this festival and aside from being called Makar Sankranti
or Sankrat in most states,this festival is known as Lohri in Punjab; Magh Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayana in
Gujarat, Suggi in Karnataka, and Poush Sankranti in West Bengal. People celebrate this festival with much fun and
frolic by offering prayers,taking holy dips, charity, preparing traditional sweets and savories, kite flying, bonfire, reveling in
folk dance and music, and visiting Makar Sankranti fairs.
Makar Sankranti is another festival that reflects the amazing aspect of unity in diversity. Living up to the spirit of
brotherhood and cultural solidarity, share the joy of this festive season with Akshaya Patra’s young beneficiaries too.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is currently providing nutritious meals to 2 million children studying across 20,000
Government and Government-aided schools across 16 states in India.
The meal program has supported millions of children to attend school regularly, complete their education, and achieve their goals.
The school lunch program has been a remarkable pillar of support in furthering the cause of education for all.
Quoting Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, “A joy shared is a joy doubled”; and as you celebrate this festival with
much fun and frolic, share the joys with young children by giving them the best of
health and education that will pave their way to prosperity. This Makar Sankranti, add goodwill by supporting
the much-needed school meals for children. Donate for a child generously and see them transform into healthy,
educated, and resourceful citizens of the country. Your benevolent contribution will help the Foundation to extend
the benefits of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme to many more children. Let us together empower the future of the nation, the children.
Akshaya Patra wishes each and everyone a very happy and bountiful Makar Sankranti!