DMK Government to restart Tamil cultural festival ‘Chennai Sangamam’ during Pongal

The famous art forms will be re-introduced during Pongal – January 14, 15 and 16 but with a different title this time.

The famous folk dance Karagattam will soon resound through the streets of Chennai. (Representative image)

The DMK government will soon bring the Tamil cultural festival Chennai Sangamam back to the city. The famous folk dance Karagattam will soon resound through the streets of Chennai.

The famous art forms will be reintroduced during Pongal on January 14, 15 and 16 but with a different title this time.

The government plans to expand the festival to other parts of the state, starting with Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.

According to a report by Times of India (TOI), Arts and Culture Minister Thangam Thennarasu announced a cultural festival during the budget session. He said, “It will be a celebration of Tamil life, culture and heritage. More than 500 performers will participate from different parts of the state.”

This event will take place outdoors where the risk of Covid-19 is minimal and all protocols will be followed.

Venues likely to be part of the Fork Art Festival include Natesan Park, Anna Nagar Tower Park, Island Grounds and Tiruvottiyur.

In a related development, the Department of Tourism has issued orders to the Department of Trade and Commerce, ELCOT, School Management and Colleges of all universities to showcase folk arts in cultural occasions. .

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Darcy J. Skinner