Puducherry: ”Kaanum Pongal ‘ to mark the end of the four-day Pongal festivities was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm by the people in the union territory on Saturday.
A large number of people from different parts of Puducherry and nearby areas thronged the important tourist spots such as the Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach, Botanical Garden, Chunnambar Boat House etc. People from rural areas with their entire families reached the town in bullock carts with food prepare for the whole day. After wandering in several areas they will go back to their villages in the evening. Police force deployed are ensuring that the people who gathered are following the Covid 19 protocol.
Manju Virattal(Chasing of Bulls)(not Jallikattu) was held in some places including Kuyilappalayam and Pandanallur. Several bulls will be let loose in a field and groups of people together will chase them to a particular destination.
Security has been tightened in view of the festival and a large number of police personnel were deployed particularly in the beach to prevent people from entering the sea which is dangerous.