Jallikattu in Palamedu has begun with a grand fervour as the bulls darted into the ground with great ferociousness today. The Jallikattu show started at 7.30 am today with the oath-taking ceremony of bull tamers at Palamedu in Madurai. 700 bulls and 300 bull tamers are participating in the Palamedu Jallikattu. The event will run until 4 p.m.
Players enter the field at the rate of 30 players per round.
Only tamers, bull owners, and assistants were allowed in when corona tests were performed and it was confirmed that there was no infection. The tamers were admitted to the ground only after being tested for alcohol consumption, high blood pressure and injuries to the body. Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan inaugurated the event in Palamedu.
Until noon, 229 bulls have been released in 3 rounds of the Palamedu Jallikattu competition. 10 tamers and bull owners were injured and they were given treatment at the temporary medical camp.
At the end of the third round, Sivasamy secured first place by taming 7 bulls. Tamilarasan was in second place by taming 5 bulls. Nine tamers who were injured have been admitted to Madurai Government Hospital for further treatment.
DMK North District DMK Secretary and Minister of Commercial Taxes Moorthy spoke to the Chief Minister and sought permission to hold the event amidst corona restrictions.
In this situation, he inaugurated the Avaniyapuram Jallikattu at 7 am yesterday and was present there till 5 pm and he gave away gold coins to cheer the players on.
Similarly, he is enjoying the jallikattu that is being held in Palamedu, Madurai district today. Besides, he is giving 2-gram gold coins today as he did yesterday. Thus the tamers are competing to get the gold coins given by Minister Moorthy
Meanwhile, Minister Moorthy is giving a car on behalf of the Chief Minister as a gift to the player who tames the maximum number of bulls. Similarly, Minister Moorthy gives a bike on behalf of Udayanidhi Stalin to the second prize winners. It is noteworthy that more than a thousand policemen are engaged in security work in Palamedu.
Similarly, Jallikattu was held today in Periya Suriyur village in Trichy district. A total of 600 bulls and 500 tamers were registered for this.
The players who participated in the competition were divided into 2 groups and they were also given separate coloured shirts.
The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Education Anbil Mahesh Poiyyamozhi.
Eligible bulls were admitted to the Jallikattu show after inspection by the Department of Animal Husbandry. Tamers were examined by the medical department and only those who qualified were allowed.
In addition, all tamers and owners of bulls are required to comply with the Corona Guidelines. The RT PCR test was performed and only those with a negative certificate were allowed.
A few bulls stood on the field and played without being caught by the players.
Meanwhile, a bull owner Meenakshi Sundaram (29) from Srirangam was fetching bull number 112 to release it on the ground. Then unexpectedly the bull hit the owner Meenakshi Sundaram in the chest.
He was rescued and given first aid. He was later rushed to Trichy Government Hospital by 108 ambulance. But he, unfortunately, succumbed to excessive bleeding on the way to the hospital.
It is noteworthy that Balamurugan (18), died yesterday. He was hit by a bull while watching the Jallikattu in Avaniyapuram yesterday.