TIRUPUR: A jallikattu (bull-taming) event was organised for the second year in Tirupur on Sunday, in which 500 bulls and more than 550 bull-tamers took part.
State minister for Animal Husbandry Udumalai K Radhakrishnan flagged off the event in the Alagumalai area near Tirupur in the presence of district collector K S Palanisamy and district SP Kayalvizhi.
About 500 bulls were brought to the venue by the owners from Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Coimbatore, Avaniyapuram, Palamedu and various places. More than 550 bull-tamers took part in the daylong event and won prizes.
According to officials, three bull owners - Sarathi from Salem, Kari from Madurai and Prem from Madurai received the awards for the best bulls and were given motorbikes.
Similarly, four bull-tamers - Mettupatti Karthik from Madurai, Karupayurani Karthik from Madurai, Sakthivel from Madurai and Karthikumar from Natham were selected as best performers, since they tamed the highest number of bulls.
Individual winners including bull tamers and bull owners also received a variety of prizes at the event....