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Bengal to observe Makar Sankranti as Lok Sanskriti Dibas

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The would, from this year, celebrate the day as the Lok Dibas to promote the state's folk artistes, said on Sunday.

"Wishing everyone the best on the occasion of From this year, we will be celebrating this day as Lok Dibas in #Bengal to promote the folk artistes of our State," Banerjee tweeted.

was celebrated on Sunday with lakhs of pilgrims taking the holy dip in the Ganga at the spot where it flows out into the

The day is marked as the first day of the sun's transit into Makar (Capricorn).

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:56 IST
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