President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind Greetings on the Eve of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal

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President's Secretariat
12-January, 2018 17:10 IST
President’s Greetings on the Eve of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of the festivals of Lohri (which falls on 13th January, 2018) and Makar Sankranti & Pongal (which fall on 14th January, 2018).

In his message the President has said, "I extend my warm greetings to our citizens on the auspicious occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

The entire nation comes together to celebrate these festivals with gaiety and fervour. Associated with harvest, these festivals are a moment to celebrate the hard work and enterprise of millions of our farmers.

May these festivals bring joy, health and happiness to all.”


AKT/HS

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Vice President's Secretariat
12-January, 2018 18:21 IST
Makar Sankranti is a celebration about our association with Nature: Vice President

Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Sankranti celebrations at Akshara Vidyalaya near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh
The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that today’s younger generations must understand the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the country. Addressing a gathering after participating in Sankranti celebrations at Akshra Vidyalaya near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh today, he called upon everyone to contribute for the development of the country.

The Vice President said that Makar Sankranti is a celebration about our association with Nature. It is the time to remember our ancestors and elders who have sacrificed on many things to give better life to next generations. It is the time to leave bad and embrace good, he said.

The Vice President further said that every festival in our country has significance and it teaches many lessons to lead a disciplined and responsible life by helping others. Festivals like Makar Sankranti teach us the importance of nature, animals, birds and it recognizes their contribution in making our lives better, he said.

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13-January, 2018 13:15 IST

Serving the unnerved should be our motto: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that serving the unnerved should be the motto of working people like doctors and civil servants. Inaugurating a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust in Nellore today, he stressed on the need to help the poorest of the poor.

The Vice President said that everyone must draw inspiration from the life of Swami Vivekananda and imbibe qualities like him to serve the society and country at large.

Talking on the importance of the Makar Sankranti festival, the Vice President said all festivals of our country send the message of humanism, living together and promoting good deeds. We must leave all the bad things behind and embrace the good things from the past to make a better tomorrow.

Later the Vice President met with people from nearby villages who came to wish him on Sankranti. Shri M Venkaiah Naidu also interacted with farmers and several other representatives of the Nellore district and exchanged pleasantries.

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t13-January, 2018 12:58 IST
Vice President greets the people on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal festivals

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal festivals. In a message, the Vice President said this festival celebrated with different names all over the country, is a celebration of a positive transformation in people’s lives.



Following is the text of the Vice President’s message:



“I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Dedicated to the Sun God, Makar Sankranti symbolizes ‘Uttarayan’ or the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun. Celebrated with different names all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolize the happiness that comes with good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people’s lives. Makar Sankranti Festival is also an occasion to revitalize our lives through prayers and reverence for rivers and all living beings. On this day lakhs of people take holy dip in the sacred rivers.

May these festivals usher in prosperity, tranquility and happiness in our country.”

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Ministry of Culture
13-January, 2018 14:24 IST

7th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2018’ to be held in Karnataka from 14th to 20th January, 2018

To celebrate the idea of unity in diversity, the Ministry of Culture is organising the 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix in Karnataka beginning January 14, 2018. The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananth Kumar and The Union Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Dr. Mahesh Sharma will inaugurate the Mahotsav on 14th January 2018 at 7.30pm at the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Palace Road, Gandhi Nagar, and Bengaluru.

The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched by the Prime Minister on 31st October, 2016 to promote engagement amongst the people of different states/UTs so as to enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India. The State paired with Karnataka is Uttarakhand. The Mahotsav will cover a profusion of art forms from classical and folk, music and dance, theatre to literature and the visual arts and would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. A handloom and handicrafts-utsav is part of the proposed event. The gastronomic culture of several partnering states will be showcased through a food festival.

The Mahotsav will be spread across the following venues in Karnataka:

  • Bengaluru on 14 – 16 January
  • Hubli – Dharwad on 17 – 18 January
  • Mangaluru on 19 – 20 January
Cultural utsavs will be held at all the venues in Karnataka. In addition to the cultural fiesta, a gamut of events have been planned for the Mahotsava in Bengaluru:-

At the Manikyavelu Mansion (National Gallery of Modern Art)

  • Exhibition on Nicholas Roerich, a Russian artist, writer, theosophist and archaeologist who lived and died in the Himalayas. Gallery walk through with curator between 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm.


  • Slide – talk presentation on artists from Uttarakhand on January 15 between 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm.
At the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, (Southern Regional Centre)

  • Exhibition on Uttarakhand curated by IGNCA
  • Screening of films on Almora Ramleela and Pandavleela between 3.00pm – 5.00pm
  • At the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium (main venue)
‘Celebrating our plural traditions, ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’


Day 1 (January 14)

Flautist Chanden Kumar from Karnataka

Ramman ritual theatre of GarhwalHimalayas (inscribed by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage in 2009) – an IGNCA presentation

  • Thiruvathira (Kerala)
  • Kaksar Nritya (Chattisgarh)
  • Kalbelia (Rajasthan)
  • Purullia Chhou (West Bengal)
  • Gudum Baza (Madhya Pradesh)


Day 2 (January 15)
Classical vocal recital by M Venkatesh Kumar from Dharwad

Chholiya, Chhapeli Nritya by Dancers from Uttrakhand

    • Paku etu (Arunachal Pradesh)
    • Ghode Modni ( Goa)
    • Siddi Dhamal (Gujarat)
    • Ghoomar/Phaag Nritya (Haryana)
    • Gangalur (Madhya Pradesh)


Day 3 ( January 16)
Karnataka Sangeet Symphony led by violinst Apoorva Krishna


Thadya Chhapeli Nritya by dancers from Uttrakhand
  • Kalbelia (Rajasthan)
  • Karagam, Kavadi, Pambai (Tamilnadu)
  • Aadhimelam (Tamilnadu)
  • Mathuri, Lambadi & Dhimsa (Telangana)
  • Janapada Nritya (Karnataka)


Also at the main venue:-

  • Handloom and Handicraft Utsav organised by the Zonal Cultural Centres in partnership with state governments. Live demonstration of different crafts from Uttarakhand.
  • Food – festival with 6 traditional cuisines from different states with special focus on Uttarakhand.


Time: 4p.m. – 10p.m.
 

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Photos: Kite flying, bhangra fervour hits Punjab as people celebrate Lohri
Jan 13, 2018 11:46 IST


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    Students of Khalsa College perform bhangra on the eve of Lohri festival celebrations at their college campus in Amritsar on Friday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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    School Girls in traditional Punjabi dresses celebrate Lohri festival at Jagat Jyoti School campus in Amritsar on Friday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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    Oversized kites are part of the trend in this kite flying season. (Gurpreet Singh/ht)

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    A man prepares kite thread as he rolls it, in Dersi Ground, Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/ht)

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    The kite string or 'Dor' is made of the mixture of crushed glass, glue, colours and egg to make it strong enough to hold the kite. (Gurpreet Singh/ht)

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    Different varieties of kites being displayed in a shop at Dersi Market in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/ht)

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    Students of NIIFT celebrate Lohri at their campus in Mohali on Friday. (Anil Dayal/)



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People shopping for winter delicacies to celebrate Lohri festival in Chandigarh. (Anil Dayal/ht)
 

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13-January, 2018 16:44 IST
PM greets nation on the occasion of Lohri
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has greeted nation on the occasion of Lohri Festival.

PM said " Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Lohri. I pray that this special festival fills our society with joy and prosperity."

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Prime Minister's Office
14-January, 2018 15:08 IST


PM greets the people on the occasion of various festivals across India


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of various festivals across India.

“मकर संक्रांति के पावन अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को ढेरों बधाई।



Pongal greetings to everyone!



The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu celebrating Bhogi with family and elders residing at the Senior Citizens Home, at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Venkatachalam near Nellore, in Andhra Pradesh on January 14, 2018.
 
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The Angala Parameshwari Muneeswarar temple at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in Manipur. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...india-myanmar-border-town/article22441046.ece

Tamil Sangam Moreh, an organisation of Tamil traders, said the three-day Pongal festival will conclude with a feast at the Kondong Lairembi temple near Moreh.

Tamil Sangam Moreh, an organisation of the Tamil traders at the India-Myanmar border town of Moreh organised its 50th Pongal festival on January 14. It will continue for three days. People from other communities too took part in the festival.

Though there were over 15,000 Tamil traders in Manipur, most of them had left the State after a legalisation on restrictions on border trade. The once thriving businesses came to a halt with freelance traders becoming redundant for various reasons.

A prominent trader at Moreh said that today there are a little over 1,000 Tamils.


On the last day of the festival, a lunch will be being arranged for thousands of people from across all faiths at Kondong Lairembi temple near Moreh.

A South Indian-style Hindu temple had also been constructed at Prem Nagar in the Moreh. Tamil leaders say the Angala Parameshwari Muneeswarar temple is the second largest Hindu temple in the entire northeast.

A Manipuri resident of Moreh said that people from all communities take part in the Pongal festival. "We have no differences based on religion or languages.
 

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15-January, 2018 12:21 IST
PM wishes people of Karnataka on Sankranti

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has greeted people of Karnataka on Sankranti festival.

PM said, " Sankranti wishes to my sisters and brothers of Karnataka. My Sankranti greetings to all Kannadigas. May this auspicious festival brings happiness, harmony and well being to all."


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