Edited By: Pritha Mallick
Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 20:25 IST
In a bid to make Jallikattu competitions injury-free for tamers, rubber bushes have been fitted on the bull horns throughout the bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district.
The annual Jallikattu tournaments, held all through Tamil Nadu, particularly in the Delta area as a part of the four-day Pongal competition celebrations, featured many occasions. At least 120 bull tamers had been sighted in the sphere on the Jallikattu’s conclusion, which was held in Vadamalapur near Pudukkottai on January 19, whereas 585 bulls entered the world by means of the Vadivasal (entrance area of the bull).
Meanwhile, 21 folks have been injured, together with an assistant visitors police inspector and 7 spectators. Five severely injured folks have been despatched to the Pudukkottai Government Medical College Hospital for speedy consideration.
After Madurai and Trichy, the Pudukkottai district is claimed to have essentially the most Vadivasals throughout Jallikattu. To commemorate this, Thachankurichi village hosted the primary Jallikattu of this yr on January 8. Following the 2 predominate Jallikattu competitions in the district, the ultimate Jallikattu occasion was held in Vadamalapur at Tiruvengaivaasal Panchayat of Pudukkottai as a part of the Pongal competition in the village.
Tamil Nadu Minister Meyyanathan, Pudukkottai MLA Muthuraja, and DMK North District Secretary Chellapandiyan flagged off the competitors. Pudukkottai Revenue Commissioner Murugesan recited the Jallikattu pledge earlier than the sport, and all individuals, together with the gamers.
In order to guard the bull tamers, a number of bulls have been launched by means of Vadivasal with rubber bushes in their horns. Additionally, rewards have been awarded to the gamers who finest tamed the bulls and to the house owners of the bulls that the tamers missed.
A statutory committee of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) set as much as examine the game had in 2018 really useful rubber bushes that may be fitted on bull horns to make the game injury-free in mild of the fatality at a Jallikattu occasion held in Perambalur that yr. Meanwhile, bull house owners said that fixing rubber bushes can be towards custom.
The convener of the committee stated that fixing the rubber bushes to the horns would save the lives of the bulls, their tamers, spectators and police personnel, in line with studies.
A bull proprietor stated the three-inch bushes, which price Rs 5 every, might be hooked up to the bulls’ horns earlier than they enter the Vadivasal and eliminated as soon as the bull has completed its run.
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