Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned a poem singing glory of the Sun on Makar Sankranti, which says “today is the day to pay respect to the one relentless mover who travels without taking any break for the welfare of all”. Modi tweeted the poem written in Gujarati, his mother tongue.
First few lines say “Aabh Ma Avsar ane Aabh Ma J Ambar, Suraj No Tap Same Aabh Ma ane Chandni Relai A J Aabh Ma (The sky gives us this occasion as it represents the entire horizon in which the Sun shines and the Moon also shines)”.
The PM later tweeted Hindi translation of the Gujarati poem on public demand. PM Modi has penned many poems in Gujarati language and released a book of poems also. He greeted people in various languages on Twitter as this harvest festival is celebrated in different ways and names in the country.
Makar Sankranti marks the end of the winter solstice month and beginning of longer days. It is known by various names in different parts of the country like Pongal, Magh Bihu and Poush Sankranti.