India, a land of various cultures, however, united by Makar Sakranti. This harvest festival, which marks the onset of spring, is known by different names across the country - Lohri to Punjabis, Maghu Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Kerala, Suggi in Karnataka, Uttrayan in Gujarat, Magha Saaji in Himachal and Makar Sankrati in some regions. Twitter was aflutter with good wishes on this auspicious day.
Prime Minister, in an attempt to address to citizens of different states wished Makar Sankranti in an all-encompassing way. He tweeted out wishes for Uttrayan, Maghu Bihu, Pongal, Lohri and Makar Sankranti in different tweets. In each tweet, the Prime Minister has conveyed his good wishes in either Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese, Hindi, Punjabi accompanied by an English translation.
Happy Lohri! pic.twitter.com/NVLCc5D5NR— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 13, 2018
मकर संक्रांति के पावन अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को ढेरों बधाई। pic.twitter.com/8SLwZat59s— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2018
Pongal greetings to everyone! pic.twitter.com/701iLPUhaZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2018
Best wishes on Magh Bihu. pic.twitter.com/feN0XxfksG— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2018
Have a happy and blessed Uttarayan. pic.twitter.com/g7coBoai6E— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2018
The honouranble President of India, Pranab Mujherjee, conveyed his well-wishes to the citizen of India as he wished a happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Maghu Bihu and Uttrayan.
Greetings on the occasion of #MakarSankranti, #Pongal, #MaghBihu and #Uttarayan— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) January 14, 2018
May these festivals celebrating harvest and regeneration bring prosperity to all and may nature bless everyone with a bountiful year ahead.#CitizenMukherjee
Big B Amitabh Bachchan also tweeted out his good wishes on the festival. He tweeted out images, which look like they are from the 2015 promotions of Bachchan’s movie Shamitabh. He is seen holding a kite in many images and wished everyone joy and happiness on Makar Sankranti.
T 2531 - Happy Makarsankranti to all .. happiness joy and peace ..😀😀 pic.twitter.com/8K5LwEtpZB— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 13, 2018
King Khan kept it simple as he tweeted out a still form his movie Veer Zaara, where he is seen celebrating Lohri. He wished everyone peace and happiness on Lohri. His production House, Red Chillies Entertainment also tweeted out a GIF from SRK’s movie Raees and wished everyone a Happy Makar Sankranti.
Former cricketer Virendra Sehwag acknowledged the diversity of India in his tweet wishing everyone Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal.
Our India the Land of Festivals !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 14, 2018
Happy #MakarSankranti, #HappyPongal, Magh Bihu, Uttarayana to everyone .Every Region of India North, South, East & West is Celebrating a local festival. May the season bring prosperity and love. pic.twitter.com/Txc4aA8dWA
Veteran actress Sridevi wished everyone a happy Bhogi, Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Uttrayan.
Spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev conveyed a spiritual message while whishing Makar Sankranti.
Here's wishing everyone a Happy Makar Sankranti. May this Makar Sankranti bring loads of happiness and wisdom.
On this day, allow yourself and everyone else a fresh start. Drop your conclusions and make a fresh attempt in whatever you do in your life, including the spiritual process. #SadhguruQuotes #MakarSankranti #HappyPongal pic.twitter.com/DKIuYVvsTu— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) January 14, 2018