Dedicated to 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 festival symbolizes the happiness that comes with a good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people's lives.
Marking this joyous occasion, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu organized a special gathering ‘Sankranti Milan-2018’ at his residence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too shared greetings with the nation.
External Affairs MInister Sushma Swaraj, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Former Vice President, Hamid Ansari were also present at the function.