Chennai: This Maattu Pongal, News18 Tamil Nadu is set to bring live action of jallikattu from iconic venues at Madurai. The coverage will run live from 8 am to 4 pm. The coverage will run live from 8 am to 4 pm, bringing the best of traditional celebrations live to the television screens. Without risking lives during the pandemic by stepping out of their homes, viewers can sit at the comfort of their homes and catch updates from Avaniyapuram, Palamedu, and Alangalallur from January 14 to 16 as they celebrate Pongal.
Other than Jallikattu Live, News18 Tamil will 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 the last few years.