GB Nagar: Senior residents of various societies across Noida and Greater Noida organised a community feast to celebrate Makar Sankranti on Wednesday.
Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival dedicated to the deity Surya. It marks the first day of the sun's transit into Makara, marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.
JM Orchid in Noida's sector 76
A senior citizen club of the society distributed 'khichdi' (lentil with rice) prasadam (offering) to over 500 people.
Gaur Sports Wood in Noida's sector 79
Around 600 people were served 'khichdi' on Wednesday. The prasadam distribution was undertaken by a senior citizen forum of the society and some 300 kgs of cooked khichdi was fed to poor. For better management, two counters were set up – one inside for the residents and the other outside the society local counters.
Gaur City 11th Avenue in Greater Noida
Senior residents of Gaur City in Greater Noida also distributed Tahri (yellow rice with potato) on Tuesday outside the exit gate of the eleventh avenue in Gaur city-2.