Heritage in every grain

Paddy farmers from across Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states congretgated at the 12th Annual Nel Thiruvizha at Thiruthuraipoondi

Nel Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu State Coordinator of the Save Our Rice Campaign, stood tall, unmindful of the heat, greeting people and keeping an eye on the preparations.

The 12th annual Nel Thiruvizha brought together thousands of paddy farmers from around Tamil Nadu and a few from neighbouring states as well. The wedding hall in Thiruthuraipoondi was a sea of colour with farmers in white veshti and shirt with a bright green thundu thrown over their shoulder, and the women in bright saris.