Haridwar, Mar 28 (PTI) Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar on Sunday administered an oath to over 10,000 police personnel and paramilitary staff on the banks of the Ganga here to conduct a safe and ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Modi tweeted the poem written in Gujarati. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The poem starts by glorifying the sky
  • It goes on to describe other avenues of the sky, including stars
  • PM Modi has penned many poems in Gujarati language and released a book of poems also

A vendor sells sugarcane ahead of the 'Pongal' festival in Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_13_2021_000117B)

  • Pongal is celebrated with great pomp and show in Southern India
  • With a country as diverse as India, festivities related to Pongal vary from state-to-state
  • Karnataka's 'Ellu Bella', and Andhra Pradesh's 'Bhogi', ceremony celebrate the harvest festival, each in its own way

.West Bengal, India
Pilgrims take holy dips in the Ganga river during 'Gangasagar Mela', at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities are anticipating less number of pilgrims during the annual pi

  • The West Bengal government has been promoting the 'e-snan'
  • Every year, lakhs of pilgrims from across the country and abroad flock to the Sagar Island
  • Makar Sankranti marks the end of the winter solstice month and beginning of longer days