Perambalur village lake in Tamil Nadu hosts fishing festival after 13 years – The New Indian Express

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PERAMBALUR: Hundreds of villagers, young and old, men and women, converged on the large lake of Esanai in the district on Sunday morning to try their hand at catching fish during the annual fishing festival held after 13 years.

With the 52-acre lake maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD) overflowing from heavy rains last year, Esanai panchayat chairman Sathya Panneerselvam decided to hold the fishing festival This year.

As a result, the festival was opened at 9:30 a.m. by her. Men, women and children from as many as 10 villages including Esanai, Keelakarai, Arasalur, Annamangalam and Arumbavur quickly entered the lake with various types of fishing gear to fish.

Elaborating on the festival, Esanai panchayat secretary M Saravanan said, “It takes place when the water level starts to drop and the lake is full of fish. The last fishing festival was held 13 years ago. The availability of fish, however, has decreased this year. .”

“People, however, have caught enough fish for themselves. The fish caught during the festival is not sold, but consumed. No one sells the fish because it is considered a festival,” Saravanan explained.

Highlighting the ban on fishing in the lake except on the day of the festival, Saravanan said, “Years ago, a guard was deployed at the edge of the lake. He was here to prevent various illegal activities including night fishing. As the lake is by the main road, anyone is likely to catch fish at night, it would be better if the authorities take measures to prevent it.

Mentioning that the festival was celebrated in unity, Panchayat President Panneerselvam said, “Many caught fish with nets and bare hands. We have provided adequate security this year. We educated the public to avoid going into the deep end.

The police have been deployed. S Karshini, 11, said, “I attended the festival for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I caught several fish with my sister and my parents. “I had only heard about the festival from my father but now I participated and enjoyed it. We invited our relatives, and we fished and consumed fish together,” she added.

PERAMBALUR: Hundreds of villagers, young and old, men and women, converged on the large lake of Esanai in the district on Sunday morning to try their hand at catching fish during the annual fishing festival held after 13 years. With the 52-acre lake maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD) overflowing from heavy rains last year, Esanai panchayat chairman Sathya Panneerselvam decided to hold the fishing festival This year. As a result, the festival was opened at 9:30 a.m. by her. Men, women and children from as many as 10 villages including Esanai, Keelakarai, Arasalur, Annamangalam and Arumbavur quickly entered the lake with various types of fishing gear to fish. Elaborating on the festival, Esanai panchayat secretary M Saravanan said, “It takes place when the water level starts to drop and the lake is full of fish. The last fishing festival was held 13 years ago. The availability of fish, however, has decreased this year. “People, however, caught enough fish for themselves. The fish caught during the festival is not sold, but consumed. No one sells the fish as it is considered a festival,” Saravanan explained. Highlighting the ban on fishing in the lake except on the day of the festival, Saravanan said, “Years ago, a guard was deployed at the edge of the lake. Lake. He was here to prevent various illegal activities including night fishing. As the lake is by the main road, anyone is likely to catch fish at night. It would be better if the authorities took measures to prevent it. Mentioning that the festival was celebrated in unity, Panchayat President Panneerselvam said, “Many caught fish with nets and bare hands. We have provided adequate security this year. We educated the public to avoid going into the deep end. The police have been deployed. S Karshini, 11, said, “I attended the festival for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I caught several fish with my sister and my parents. “I only heard about the festival from my father but now I attended and enjoyed it. We invited our relatives, and we fished and ate fish together,” she added.

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