Jallikattu begins in Tamil Nadu, Rahul to watch spectacleJanuary 14, 2021 09:30
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Chennai today to watch a jallikattu event scheduled for the same day at Avaniyapuram. Gandhi, who will arrive by a special aircraft, will drive straight to the venue around noon. After witnessing the event for an hour, he will return to Delhi.
The traditional bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' on Thursday began at Avaniyapuram in Madurai with certain restrictions amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
During an event in Avaniyapuram, people in the crowd were seen wearing face masks in the view of COVID-19. Last year in December, the Tamil Nadu government has granted permission to hold Jallikattu with certain restrictions.
As per the directive, the number of players cannot be more than 150 at an event and Covid-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory for players. The number of spectators has also been restricted to 50 per cent of the gathering.