The four day Pongal festivities in this popular vacation destination concluded with a colourful celebration at the Ooty Lake here on Thursday.

Tourists particularly foreigners made the event organised by the Department of Tourism and the district administration memorable. Participating with considerable enthusiasm the visitors danced and sang with a cultural troupe of the local Badaga community.

Welcoming them The Nilgiris Collector P. Sankar said that the festival showcased the culture of the Tamils and Tamil Nadu.

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