The Avaniapuram jallikattu, the primary main bull taming occasion of the Pongal season in Madurai, held on Sunday, January 15, 2023, was largely incident-free.
Nonetheless, 75 individuals together with bull tamers and spectators suffered minor accidents, whereas 22 individuals had been handled for main accidents. Among the many 22, two had been critically injured, however due to a medical workforce with an Superior Trauma Life Assist ambulance obtainable on the venue, they had been handled instantly, which saved their lives, officers mentioned.
At round 7.45 a.m., the occasion was flagged off by Tamil Nadu Ministers P. Moorthy and Palanivel Thiaga Rajan within the presence of Madurai MP Su. Venkatesan, Madurai Collector S. Aneesh Sekhar, Mayor Indirani Ponvasanth, Company Commissioner Simranjeet Singh Kahlon and Commissioner of Police Ok.S. Narenthiran Nayar.
As many as 737 bulls and 257 bull tamers participated within the 11 rounds of the occasion. Individuals underwent RT-PCR assessments (for Covid-19) and bulls underwent health assessments to be able to participate within the occasion. An RT-PCR unfavorable certificates and a second dose Covid-19 vaccination certificates was made obligatory for bull tamers, bull homeowners and their assistants.
The occasion concluded at round 5 p.m.. Vijay of Solai Alagupuram was adjudged the most effective bull tamer on the occasion. He gained the primary prize, a automobile, for taming 28 bulls. A bull belonging to Kamesh of Kaathanendal was adjudged the most effective bull. He obtained a bike as a prize.
The Nodal Officer of the Jallikattu Inspection Committee, S.Ok. Mittal, mentioned he was happy with the conduct of the jallikattu occasion at Avaniapuram. He mentioned that the rules and guidelines had been complied with.
Ample police personnel had been deployed on the venue to make sure the protection of the individuals. A workforce of Indian Pink Cross Society volunteers additionally assisted the members who had been injured and Animal Husbandry Division officers examined the bulls. Ambulances and hearth engines had been additionally deployed on the venue.