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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claims 75 lakh people will do Surya Namaskar on Makar Sankranti Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claims 75 lakh people will do Surya Namaskar on Makar Sankranti

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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claims 75 lakh people will do Surya Namaskar on Makar Sankranti

Highlights

  • Sonowal said – Due to the pandemic, it has become imperative to increase the immunity level.
  • The festival of Makar Sankranti is one of the major festivals of Hindus.
  • Sun enters Capricorn on Makar Sankranti

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that 75 lakh people across the world will perform Surya Namaskar on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14. According to a statement by the Ministry of AYUSH, other ministries will also participate in this campaign.

Sonowal said that due to the pandemic it has become imperative to increase the immunity level. He also said that the aim of his ministry is to encourage more and more people to do Surya Namaskar, a yoga practice that helps to strengthen not only the body but also the mind.

One of the major festivals in Hinduism is considered to be the festival of Makar Sankranti. This year, the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Friday, January 14. On this day the Sun enters Capricorn, due to which it is known as Makar Sankranti. This day is also known as Uttarayan and Khichdi. Taking bath in holy rivers and doing charity is considered auspicious on this holy day.

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