serving in different areas under the 55 Division of Kaddaikadu
together with Hindu devotees in respective areas celebrated Thaipongal
on January 15th. Hindu temples in their areas were
cleaned by the soldiers on guidance of Commanding Officers and
with participation of civilians.
rice was cooked by the soldiers following traditions according
to Hindu culture and served it to villagers and travelers from
10.00 am to mid noon. Over 3000 civilians enjoyed pongal
rice cooked and served by the Army.
children and villagers who arrived in the venues were welcome
according to Hindu tradition. Priests and villagers extended their
support to soldiers in organizing the festival.