Tamil audio system have a good time their annual harvest pageant over the subsequent 4 days starting at this time. Coinciding with related revelries throughout the nation, equivalent to Bihu in northeastern India and Uttarayan in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu’s largest celebration comes merely months forward of the state’s meeting polls. Not surprisingly key leaders from throughout the political spectrum are set to mark their presence amid the goings on.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, for example, is already in Chennai on a two-day go to. At present, he provided Pongal prayers on the Sri Kadumbadi Chinnamman Temple within the state capital’s Ponniammanmedu locality.
“Throughout his go to, Bhagwat will take part in…Pongal celebrations. He’ll meet younger professionals and start-up homeowners and likewise more likely to work together with dignitaries. As per his routine schedule, he’ll evaluate organisation’s work with native functionaries,” a press assertion from the RSS stated earlier this week.
Early this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his customary needs in each English and Tamil.
Pongal greetings to all, particularly my Tamil sisters and brothers. This particular pageant showcases one of the best of Tamil tradition. Might we be blessed with good well being and success. Might this pageant additionally encourage us to reside in concord with nature and additional the spirit of compassion.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2021
His celebration chief, JP Nadda, is scheduled to go to Tamil Nadu at this time to attend the Namma Ooru Pongal (Our Village Pongal), a state-wide programme, in Chennai.
The BJP is trying to lastly come of the political wilderness in Tamil Nadu this election. Whereas it’s but to announce a proper alliance for the state polls, it did tie up with the AIADMK within the 2019 nationwide election.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, in the meantime, is anticipated to attend the favored “Jallikattu” occasion in Madurai district. The Jallikattu custom, involving rampaging bulls, has a passionate following within the state. Just a few years in the past, the Supreme Court docket had banned the follow citing cruelty to animal, although the Central authorities later legalised it protecting Tamil sentiments in view.
அனைவருக்கும் எனது இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.
உங்களுடன் தைப் பொங்கல் கொண்டாட இன்று தமிழகம் வருகிறேன். மதுரையில் ஜல்லிக்கட்டு விழாவில் பங்கேற்கிறேன்.
Coming to have a good time Pongal with you in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. pic.twitter.com/CSUpyUHJaR
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 14, 2021
Mr Gandhi’s anticipated attendance on the occasion was first introduced by KS Alagiri, the Congress’s Tamil Nadu chief. “The bull is a logo of farmers and a part of their lives,” he had stated earlier this week, based on PTI.
The Congress, although a marginal participant, is trying to maximise its features from its alliance with DMK, the primary opposition celebration within the state, which hopes to exchange the ruling AIADMK authorities.
Each the DMK and the AIADMK will likely be combating the upcoming elections with out their largest icons, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa, for the primary time in a long time.