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'Kanum' Pongal celebrated

Posted on Jan 17, 09:10PM | UNI

A large number of people thronged the beach and the Bharathi Park here to celebrate 'Kaanum Pongal',marking the end of the four-day Pongal festivities in this union territory today.

Police made elaborate security arrangements and declared the beach road vehicle free zone for the festivity.

Indian Reserve Battalion personnel, besides the Puducherry police force, were deployed for the smooth conduct of the festival. Security was also tightened at the Botanical Garden,Ossudu Lake and Boat House at Chunnambaar where a large number of people thronged to celebrate the festival.

Meanwhile, villagers of Kuyilappalayam today organised a 'Bull -Chasing' event to mark the occasion.

Fifty family members of prisoners in the central jail here who had applied to meet them on the occasion of Pongal were permitted to meet them and allowed homely food for them after proper checkings. The other prisoners were today provided with Pongal and fruits.