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Jallikattu to be held at Avaniapuram on Feb 5

Madurai:Jallikattu would be held at Avaniapuram in the district on February 5 in which about 500 bulls would be used, officials said today.

Local village committee officials said they had decided to hold the bull-taming sport on that day in which 300 sportsmen would also take part.

The committee has decided to hold the sport from 8 AM to 3 PM, they said.

Village Committee officials at Alanganallur and Palamedu had already announced that the bull-taming sport would be held at these places on February 1 and 2, respectively.

Chief Minister O Panneerselvam could not launch the jallikattu event at Alanganallur as planned on Sunday due to locals’ protests.