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Makar Sankranti 2022: Here’s wishes, quotes, messages to share with your loved ones

According to Drik Panchang, Makar Sankranti will be observed this year on Friday, January 14, 2022.

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Makar Sankranti is one of India’s most important festivals, with Hindus attaching enormous importance to it. In the scriptures, the occasion is regarded as auspicious for persistence, worship, generosity, and sacrifice. Makar Sankranti, or simply Sankranti, is a Hindu festival that commemorates Lord Surya’s (Sun God) passage into Makara (Capricorn) Rashi, the zodiac sign.

This festival is one of the few Hindu celebrations that follow the solar cycle and is considered the most auspicious day. It heralds the start of the harvest season when people worship new crops and eagerly share them.

According to Drik Panchang, Makar Sankranti will be observed this year on Friday, January 14, 2022.

As the day of celebrations is on our doorstep, here are Makar Sankranti wishes and quotes to send your loved ones:

  1. May your days be filled with joy, weeks of happiness, months filled with prosperity, and years of celebrations are sent your way. May God bless you and your family on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.
  2. May you soar high with success just like your kites this Makar Sankranti.
  3. On this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, I wish you are blessed with happiness, peace, and prosperity. Happy Makar Sankranti!
  4. Look at the brighter side of life, it’s so pleasant and sees the Sun smiling for you & birds singing for you. Happy Makar Sankranti
  5. Worship the Lord Sun, and fly the kite and celebrate the day, as this is the season of harvest. Happy Makar Sankranti to all.
  6. May it bring you greater knowledge and wisdom and light up your life for the entire new year. Happy Makar Sankranti!
  7. May this festival fill your life with lots of energy and enthusiasm, and help you get all the happiness and prosperity. Happy Makar Sankranti to all!
  8. It’s time to fly some kites, it’s time to harvest new crops, it’s time to taste the sweetness of til, it’s time to enjoy and chill. Happy Makar Sankranti!
  9. Enjoy this festival with the sweetness of rewri, moongfali, and popcorn and spread happiness. Happy Makar Sankranti 2021!
  10. Explore out the brightest light coming from the sun rays and enjoy this gentle breeze & cool air with hearty music. Wish you a very Happy Makar Sankranti
  11. Sending My Heartfelt Wishes to You and Your Family for a Happy and Blessed Makar Sankranti
  12. I hope this harvest season brings you prosperity and happiness.
    Have a joyous Makar Sankranti!
  13. Sending your way, warm wishes, and all the happiness in the world, On this Makar Sankranti and always! 
  14. Hope this festive season brings joy to you and your loved ones; and may all your wishes come true this year. Happy Makar Sankranti!
  15. A beautiful, bright, and delighted day, sun entered makar to intense the ray. crop harvested to cheer the smiles, come together and enjoy the life.

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Makar Sankranti: Amit Shah offers prayers at Shree Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad

During this festival devotees make offerings to the Hindu diety Surya on Makar Sankranti. This day marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara, marking the end of the winter solstice and start of longer days.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday offered prayers at Shree Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. After offering prayers he also fed the temple elephants and later went for the kite flying festival at Vejalpur.

During this festival devotees make offerings to the Hindu diety Surya on Makar Sankranti. This day marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara, marking the end of the winter solstice and start of longer days. The festival is celebrated on January 14 every year, known by various names in different parts of India such as Pongal, Bihu and Maghi. Devotees in several parts of India performed rituals at different ghats.

In Gujarat, the festival is celebrated as Uttarayan as it marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara. Gujarat is well known for its international Kite Flying Festival. During this festival after finishing their morning prayers, people gather on their terraces with colourful kites.

People are often heard shouting Kai Po Che to the losing team. Other than that, people eat delicacies like Chikki, which is made of sesame seeds, peanuts, and Undhiyu, which is made of winter vegetables. The Festivals of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan mark the harvesting season of crops as the winter season ends and ushers in the spring. People enjoy the fruits of a good harvest and celebrate these festivals. This also underlines the need to preserve the environment.

This festival is also known to strengthen the bond of friendship and is known for making khidhdi, kite flying, sesame sweets, and coconut laddoos. Makar Sankranti gives the message that winter season is now leaving. A large number of devotees take holy dips at different rivers in Uttar Pradesh and perform religious rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

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Merry Christmas: Best wishes, greetings to send to your friends and family

People attend Christmas Mass at midnight, visit the church, cook up decadent feasts for their loved ones, bake cookies and plum cakes, decorate their homes with mistletoes and twinkling lights, hang stockings set up Christmas trees adorned with ornaments, hang wreaths on their front doors, and exchange gifts.

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Christmas is just around the corner and one can literally smell the festive cheer in the air. Every year, Christmas falls on December 25. The day is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ. People attend Christmas Mass at midnight, visit the church, cook up decadent feasts for their loved ones, bake cookies and plum cakes, decorate their homes with mistletoes and twinkling lights, hang stockings set up Christmas trees adorned with ornaments, hang wreaths on their front doors, and exchange gifts.

It is joyous day with many traditions. However if one is celebrating with his loved ones, one can make it special by sending them best wishes and messages.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a great year ahead!

May Christmas carols fill your heart with joy. Merry Christmas!

Hope this holiday season brings moments of joy and laughter. Merry Christmas!

May the magic of Christmas surround you with happiness. Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Christmas full of prosperity and abundance. Merry Christmas!

May the joy of Chritmas be with you forever. Merry Christmas!

May the day of Christmas bring peace and happiness. Merry Christmas!

May the day of Christmas bring peace and happiness. Merry Christmas!

May this Christmas bring love, light and success to you. Merry Christmas!

May this Christmas bring love, light and success to you. Merry Christmas!

Here’s to a magical Christmas filled with good luck and health. Merry Christmas!

May your life be filled with abundance, good luck and prosperity. Merry Christmas!

Warmest wishes to your family. Merry Christmas!

Wishing you love, peace, and prosperity. Merry Christmas!

 From our family to yours, a very joyful Christmas!

Merry Christmas! May your days be merry and bright.

May the universe fulfill all your desires on Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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National Press Day: Election Commission shares archival photo of press conference from 1967 | Watch here

National Press Day is observed every year on November 16 to celebrate the importance of a free and responsible press in a democratic society.

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On the occasion of National Press Day, the Election Commission of India shared an archival photo of a press conference from 1967. The National Press Day is observed every year on November 16 to celebrate the importance of a free and responsible press in a democratic society. The day also commemorates the establishment of the Press Council of India, which acts as a regulatory body for the news media industry in the country. 

Sharing the archival photo on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, the Election Commission of India said that the picture is of a press conference from 1967, addressed by then Chief Election Commissioner KVK Sundaram. 

Meanwhile, several political leaders also extended their greetings to the journalists on the occasion of National Press Day. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur took to X and wrote that a free press forms the bedrock of democracy and is rightly regarded as its fourth pillar. He also saluted all the journalists who dedicatedly perform their duties in a responsible, unbiased and professional manner, bringing news and educating masses on a variety of issues.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also extended his best wishes to all journalist friends on the National Press Day. He said that journalists are vigilant sentinels of democracy. He also congratulated all the journalists for continuously serving democracy with impartiality and fearlessness.

Extending warm greetings on the occasion, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the free press is the cornerstone of democracy and gives voice to the people. He further asked masses to pledge to safeguard the independence of the fourth pillar of democracy and empower the people with unbiased information.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also conveyed greetings to the journalists stating them to be the guardians of truth. He added that journalist’s words shape their reality, shedding light on the stories that matter. He also extended gratitude to the fraternity for their unwavering dedication to journalism.

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