Madurai to celebrate Jallikattu on Sunday; Tamil Nadu in festive fervour

"I urge the youths, students and the general public to make the Jallikattu events across Tamil Nadu a grand success by participating in large numbers," said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Panneerselvam.

Madurai to celebrate Jallikattu on Sunday; Tamil Nadu in festive fervour

After a long gap of three years Tamil Nadu will observe the Jallikattu on Sunday in Madurai at 11 am announced Chief Minister Panneerselvam. The event will also be held in all the districts simultaneously under the supervision of ministers, added Panneerselvam.

The Governor Vidyasagar Rao has given the assent for the ordinance to amend the PCA Act to allow the festival, said  Panneerselvam, adding that,

 "our dream to conduct Jallikattu this year has come true."

"I urge the youths, students and the general public to make the Jallikattu events across Tamil Nadu a grand success by participating in large numbers," the chief minister said. The Chief Minister has made the statement after the Centre has come up with an ordinance to lift the ban on the traditional bull-taming festival, reported The Hindu.

Panneerselvam has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support, adding that Modi has fulfilled the aspirations of the Tamil people.

In major cities across the state, people are celebrating the return of the festival especially in Madurai and Chennai’s Marina beach, reported NDTV.