- Tamil Nadu gifts to the poor on the occasion of Pongal.
- Stalin distributing kits to Sri Lankan Tamils.
- Goods in ration shops by tokens to those eligible.
The gift continues with turmeric, chilli, coriander powder, mustard, pepper, cumin, ghee, tamarind, peanut butter, lentils, lentils, rava, salt, wheat flour, jaggery, green gram, cashew nuts, raisins, cardamom and sugarcane. Total Rs.1296. The goods will be distributed to 2.15 lakh eligible families at a cost of Rs 99 crore. These free Pongal gifts are being distributed in ration shops in the form of tokens with Kovid terms.
Arrangements have been made to hand out tokens in advance at the homes of the deserving and to go to the ration shops at the prescribed time to collect the gifts. However, it is a privilege to present these gifts without a photo of the Chief Minister. To symbolize the uniqueness of Pongal, the oxen are printed on the bag. Only Stalin’s name was printed on the wallpaper wishing him well.
On the other hand, priests, priestesses, Bhatta Charyas and Oduvars working in 36,684 temples across Tamil Nadu are being given new uniforms during Pongal. Officials said all of them will be attending functions with new uniforms from Sankranthi. The revenue department has decided to distribute peacock-colored fringed dhovati to temple priests, bhattacharyas and priests.