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.
Tamil Nadu Minister Sellur K Raju took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine in Madurai on March 08. Second phase of COVID-19 vaccination which is underway aims to protect people above 60 years and those above 45 years having co-morbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation key projects in Tamil Nadu, including the 2x500 mw Neyveli new thermal power plant, and laid the foundation stone for important initiatives in the state. The prime minister also inaugurated virtually a 709 MW solar power project of NLCIL and over 4,000 tenements in Tiruppur, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, at an event attended by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam. The prime minister also paid floral tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated temple in memory of former CMs J Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran in Madurai's Tirumangalam area. Large number of people also gathered in the event.
'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.
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.
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),..