“Makar Sankranti always reminds me of my childhood days, when I used to fly kites with my friends on the terrace. I still remember, we would have a small get together at home and then would indulge in a kite flying competition with friends and neighbours,” he said
He further added, “Now that we live in an apartment, we don’t have the privilege to fly kites on the terrace due to safety reasons. However, we still follow the ritual of eating Khichdi on Makar Sankranti, that my mom makes at home. Everyone has a holiday and we spend time together. Since the festival comes during winters, people have a ritual in our village of cooking sweet potato on sigdi and then eating it. But since we are in Mumbai, we boil the sweet potatoes and enjoy them.”
Abhishek wants the festival to bring happiness and prosperity for everyone, “Makar Sankranti is the first festival of this new year and I just wish it brings a lot of happiness and prosperity to everyone’s lives. As the kites fly high up in the sky, I hope everyone’s careers keep going up the same way,” he said.