Makar Sankranti: 3,000 police force deployed in Jamshedpur, cock fight under vigil

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Jamshedpur, Jan 14: Administration is all set for a peaceful Makar Sankranti with elaborate security arrangements. The district police have deployed more than 3,000 police force along with around 200 women cops at different places during Makar Sankranti and Tusu festivity at different places of the city on January 15.

East Singhbhum SSP Anoop Birtharay said that they are deploying large number of police personnel at Domuhani which would witness a fair and also along the river banks. All the thana OCs have been directed to increase vigil along approach roads to major ghats and also to picnic spots as people will also throng picnic spots.

Significantly, fairs would be organised to mark Tusu festivity at Domuhani (the largest fair in the region), Bhillaipahari, Ghaghidih, Parsudih and even in Ghatshila drawing thousands of tribals on Wednesday.

 Special vigil would also be held at crowded places which witness cockfights to avoid any law and order situation. For those office going professionals who avoid street food and prefer to binge at eateries inside the market areas will have to compromise.

The tribals in and around the city are gearing up to celebrate Tusu, the harvest festival, with traditional fanfare and gaiety. Various social and cultural organisations are set to organise Tusu Mahotsav at places like Domuhani, Sonari (the meeting point of Subarnarekha and Kharkai) and Itagarh.

Hundreds of people, especially tribals, would assemble there to take part in the annual celebrations. Various tribal groups would carry the idol of Goddess Tusu for immersion. The mela at Sonari, one of the oldest in the city, draws the maximum crowd. It is famous for organising traditional events with festivities.

“Melas are a traditional part of Tusu. It is organised with an aim to bring the traditional tribal culture and tribal artisans to the limelight. We have also planned a number of contests during the mela,” said an official, organising committee, Tusu Mela Samiti, Itagarh.

The annual Tusu mela at Gopal Maidan also turns out to be a jamboree of tribal artistes and performers not only from Jharkhand but also from neighbouring states like Odisha and Bengal.

People start flocking in groups from the morning carrying their Tusu idols and the choudal. The annual mela that is organised by Jharkhand Ekta Manch at Gopal Maidan is also one of the most sought after fair. People from different places came to the Tusu mela in large numbers.

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