After the welcome address by Ln.A.S. Sankaranarayanan, Managing Trustee, NMCT , PMJF.Ln. S. Motilal Kataria, Dist. Governor, Lions Club International District 324B1 inaugurated the Mega Pongal Vizha Celebrations with Irula Tribes on 11.01.19 at Gopanari , in the presence of PMJF.Ln. R. Sankar, President, Lions Club of Coimbatore Stars. Other dignitaries from Lions Dist 324 B1 namely PMJF. Ln. S.S. Shanmugam, PMJF.Ln. Karunanithi, MJF.Ln. Kandasamy, MJF.Ln. S. Manikandan, MJF.Ln. C. Balchand Bothra, MJF.Ln. Heeralal and Ln. Mrs. Ushadevi, from Lions Club International District 324B5 participated and made the event very colourful and successful.
Around 600 tribal men, women, youth and children were distributed with free Sarees and T - Shirts, on behalf of the Lions Clubs. Auditor Mr. Kumarasamy distributed Sewing Machines, Wet Grinder for Aravanis. Governor distributed the 5 Hearing Aids to Tribes. And also he promised to support more. NMCT hosted a special Pongal Feast for all the tribes on the day.
Initially the Irula Tribes extended a reception with their traditional tribal dance and bouquets followed by the Pongal by the Tribal Women.