Tamil Nadu biryani festival postponed due to ‘forecast of heavy rains’

Tirupattur Collector Amar Kushwaha on Thursday announced that the ‘Ambur Biryani Tiruvizha 2022’, a three-day biryani festival, which was scheduled to begin Friday, has been postponed owing to the rains.

In an earlier announcement, the district administration said that the festival would be conducted for three-days from May 13 to May 15 at the Ambur Trade Centre.

“We are postponing the event due to the forecast of heavy rains. We will hold a meeting later with officials and decide the time and date of the festival,” the collector told indianexpress.com.

It is to be noted that the collector earlier had said that the festival will have more than 20 varieties of biryani at over 30 stalls but they are avoiding beef and pork biryanis by respecting the sentiments of the people as many Hindus reside in the town as well.

The district administration’s decision to skip beef and pork biryani didn’t go well with a section of people. Political parties, including the Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi, expressed their displeasure over the ban on beef and said there should be no discrimination in food.

The leaders of VCK said if the district officials do not allow beef to be a part of the festival, their party will distribute it to the people at free of cost opposite the centre where the festival is scheduled to take place.

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