Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 09:06 IST
Bull taming sport Jallikattu, was flagged of Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin on Tuesday. With this, Jallikattu 2023 entered its third day and other people have been seen enthusiastic concerning the sport.
The first two days of thd occasion noticed a number of accidents and two deaths through the harmful sport. Two individuals, together with a bull tamer, have been killed in separate jallikattu occasions in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
However, accidents didn’t appear to discourage the keenness of the dauntless tamers, who charged on the bulls each time they have been launched, with renewed vigour. Madurai District Collector Aneesh Sekha on Tuesday stated 26 folks bought injured in the realm on Monday.
Chief Minister M Okay Stalin condoled the deaths and introduced a solatium of Rs three lakh every to the households of bull tamer Aravind Raj of Palamedu, and spectator M Aravindh from Pudukottai district who died after being gored by a bull.
“I provide my deepest condolences to the bereaved households and pals. I’ve ordered Rs three lakh every from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to the households of the 2 deceased,” the Chief Minister said.
At least 75 persons including bull tamers and owners were injured during the jallikattu-the bull taming sport- held at Avaniyapuram in the district and another 34 sustained injuries at the event at Palamedu, which concluded on Monday evening.
Monday was the second day of Jallikattu in Avaniyapuram. The first day also coincided with Pongal, the harvest festival predominantly celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
As many as 737 bulls were released at the Avaniyapuram bull taming sport event which saw the participation of 257 bull tamers who had provided RT-PCR negative reports and also a certificate that they were fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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