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217 SLUM CHILDREN CELEBRATE THE KITE FLYING FESTIVAL

posted Jan 20, 2018, 8:30 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 8:30 AM ]
14-Jan-2018, Vadodara (Gujarat): Don Bosco-Vadodara celebrated Makar Sakranti festival with the children of support classes in the slums of Vadodara city. The programme was held under the aegis of ‘Children Education Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Makar Sakranti also called Uttarayan locally is an Indian festival of flying ktites. Among Sikhs community it is called Lohri, Pedda Pandaga in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Magh Bihu by Assamese, and Pongal by Tamils. The festival is marked with celebrations such as dances, kite flying, bonfires and feasts. In Don Bosco, the festival was celebrated with children where the slum children made their own kites and also enjoyed flying them. Local sweet known as Chikki was distributed to children. Children enjoyed the day with fun and frolic.