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Largest Ever Pongal Rice to be Cooked at Gateway to Jaffna
[Updated :: 2011-01-13 20:43:29 Hours]

Thaipongal is considered to be one of the most significant cultural festivals of the people of Hindu faith. This year Thaipongal celebration falls on the 15th January. Hindus on this day pay their homage to the sun which provides light and source of energy to prosper their cultivation throughout the year.

Joining the Jaffna Hindu community in this annual cultural event, Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SF-J) has organized a grand Thaipongal celebration on the 15th January at Elephant Pass (EPS), the gateway to Jaffna. On directives of the Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, SF-J will cook the largest Pongal rice ever prepared in the island at the venue and treat all who pass the Jaffna gateway. A massive crowd is expected during the weekend.

The following day (16), a separate Thaipongal celebration organized by the SF-J will get underway at the Jaffna Hindu College Main Hall for the people in Jaffna. Various cultural performances will take place for the entertainment of children and adults. SF-J has arranged valuable prizes to participants.

Electronic media is expected to provide live coverage.

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