Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Tamil Nadu on Jan 14
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi would visit Tamil Nadu on January 14, the Pongal day and witness a bull taming event, 'Jallikattu,' the party's state president K S Alagiri said here on Tuesday. By witnessing the event at Avaniapuram in Madurai district, the senior Congress leader would lend his moral support to farmers protesting against the new farm laws across the country, he told reporters.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on January 14 arrived in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. He visited Avaniyapuram to watch Jallikattu event which began today. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin's son and actor Udhayanidhi Stalin along with other leaders were also present at the event. Over 200...
Addressing a public gathering in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is being "fully controlled" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the state needs an "independent" Chief Minister. "The coming election is about the future of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister because of corruption is fully controlled by the Prime Minister. Tamil Nadu needs an independent CM," said Rahul Gandhi in Kuzhithurai.
Ahead of state assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi is aggressively campaigning in Tamil Nadu. During his visit in Kanyakumari on March 01, he interacted with students of St. Joseph's Matriculation higher secondary school in Kanyakumari's Mulagumoodu. Rahul Gandhi addressed their questions and also seen shaking a leg with them on the stage. Rahul also flexed his physical powers during the event.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enjoyed dancing with students of St. Joseph's Matriculation Hr. Sec. School in Mulagumoodu, Tamil Nadu during an interaction. Watch the video.
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the 'Jhumur' dance of performers from tea tribes, in Assam's Lakhimpur on March 01. She is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Assam. Congress is on election campaign for three-phased assembly polls in Assam starting March 27.
'Cow Pongal' was celebrated with traditional dance and music in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore with full fervour. It attracted the tourists and local visitors in large numbers. 'Cow Pongal' was celebrated at Isha Yoga Centre where thousands of people gathered for the massive celebration. Pongal is a popular harvest festival in Tamil Nadu. It marks the beginning of 'Uttarayana'-the northward journey of the sun. It signals the end of the harvest season and offers a special thanksgiving to the sun, earth and cattle.
Several people witnessed Jallikattu event in Madurai on January 16. Hundreds of bull tamers participated in the event. Participants showed their skills with their attempts to tame the bulls. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of Pongal festival. The festival is a celebration of nature, and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest, of which cattle-worship is a part.
The traditional festival of Pongal is being celebrated across the state of Tamil Nadu. Pongal was celebrated with full fervour at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) on January 14. People participated in large numbers in the celebration. Around 11 new varieties of crops were also introduced as a gift to farmers on this auspicious occasion. Traditional sport of tug of war was also organised with fun and joy.
Traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu began in Tamil Nadu on Thursday with certain Covid-19 restrictions. More than 200 bulls participated in the competition at Avaniyapuram in Madurai. Last year in December, the Tamil Nadu government granted permission to hold Jallikattu with restrictions. As per the directive, the number of players cannot be more than 150 at an event and Covid-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory for players. The number of spectators has also been restricted to 50% of the gathering. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited Madurai and witnessed jallikattu.
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The festival of Jallikattu began in Avaniyapuram area of Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Over 200 bulls are participating in the competition on January 14. Medical check-up of bulls was conducted before the bull fight commenced. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, state government directed that the number of players should not be more than 150 at an event and COVID negative certificate is mandatory for all of them. Number of spectators should not to be more than 50% of the total gathering.
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