STR open statement in support of Jallikattu
Actor STR has been vocal into the issues that are connected to the social cause. The actor is never known to munch words, due credit to his outspoken nature. Now the actor associates himself with a cause that is seen as the pride and honor of Tamil Nadu and the citizens. Yes, STR comes out openly in support of Jallikattu.
‘Jallikattu is the cultural symbol of our state and it is our pride too. We have been practicing this art of valour for years, and it is utterly disgraceful when some groups and individuals manage to misguide and misinform the authorities of the governance and judiciary on this art that is considered as cultural symbol of our state. When there are many issues that seeks the intervention of the administrative and judicial systems on priority basis, why this issue of abolishing Jallikattu is on the forefront i wonder. Jallikattu is not only a game that portrays the Bravery of Tamil People; it also protects our Indian cattle breeds too. But due to the Ban of Supreme Court, Jallikattu was not happening for the past two years. We abide by the regulations of this country as a citizen of this country, but never at the cost of our cultural identity. Imposing a law against the popular sentiments of a particular state can never be a binding factor. I trust and bank hopes on the wise men at the helm to intervene and sort out this issue once for all. I am voicing my opinion not just as STR an individual but also as a son of this soil which is rich in culture, heritage and valour. I am awaiting to see the raging bulls and the courageous men together in the arena promoting the sport of velour this Pongal itself. After all this is our festival, our culture and our sport.