News18 Tamil Nadu is gearing up to present its viewers with live action of the famous traditional sport of – Jallikattu – marked on the third day of Pongal.
Pongal is among the popular harvest festivals, which is celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu. Apart from rangolis, decorations and food, the festival is also about the famous traditional sport.
The rising COVID-19 cases at the start of the year have led to restrictions being implemented which makes the public unable to witness the proceedings.
The channel will bring live action from iconic venues at Madurai. The coverage will run live from 8 am to 4 pm, bringing the traditional celebration live to the television screens.
Viewers can sit at the comfort of their home and catch updates from Avaniyapuram, Palamedu and Alangalallur from January 14 to 16 as they celebrate Pongal.
Other than Jallikattu Live, News18 Tamil will also be hosting special half-hour Pongal programs like Thirai Pongal, NEWS18 Gramiya Pongal, Thamizh Puthandin Kathai, Pongal Kondatathin Kathai.
The live coverage will also include panel discussions from experts on the importance of Jallikattu and how the traditional sport has been in the news for last few years.