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.
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O Panneerselvam inaugurated the 'Jallikattu' competition in Alanganallur area of Madurai on January 16. Several other leaders were also present. However, COVID norms went for a toss during the event. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event. The bull-taming sport is popular in TN. Jallikattu is celebrated in the second week of Jan, during the Tamil harvest festival, Pongal.
Bull tamers on January 14 raised slogans against farm laws amid Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. The bull tamers also showed black flag against Centre. They were later detained by the police. Farmers of different states are protesting against Centre's newly enacted farm laws. Today is the first day of Jallikattu and the events are oganised in several places of Tamil Nadu. Pongal celebrations have also begun and people dressed up in their traditional attire and prepared sweet dish known as Pongal.
The workers of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) offered prayers at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 24. They offered prayers for the speedy recovery of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala. She is admitted at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.
Schools in Tamil Nadu reopened for the students of classes 10th and 12th on January 19 after a gap of over nine months. A school in Madurai followed COVID-19 guidelines such as social distancing and masks. Students, teachers and other staff members were allowed entry only after a thermal screening. Director of School Education Department in Tamil Nadu, Dr S Kannappan visited Govt Girls Higher Secondary School in Chennai's Ashok Nagar on January 19. All educational institutions were forced to shut down due to coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to ANI, a student in Chennai said, "Half of our syllabus was covered during online classes. I am happy to see my friends after so long but we have to maintain social distance."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that the United States is closely watching the more infectious UK variant of COVID-19 after British officials warned that it may also be more deadly, and he maintained that vaccination is the "best protection against this evolution."
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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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 bulls are participating in the competition. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event.
Congress will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India, said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi in Dharapuram on January 24. "We will not allow Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India...He doesn't understand that only Tamil people can decide the future of Tamil Nadu 'Knickerwallahs' from Nagpur can never ever decide future of the state," said Rahul Gandhi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Centre will be forced to take farm laws back. He said, "Mark my words. Take it from me. The Government will be forced to take these laws (the three (Farm Laws),..