Udhagamandalam: Prayers to Goddess Hethe – the presiding deity of the Badaga community – for peace, prosperity and happiness, offering of sweets and cultural programmes marked the celebration of Badaga Day on Saturday.

Badagas gathered at the Young Badagas Association (YBA) hall here and exchanged traditional greetings. Representatives came from Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Mettupalayam and Hosur.

The President, YBA T.Gundan, welcomed the gathering. At Kotagiri, Porangadu Seemai Welfare Association and Porangadu Seemai Badaga Association held celebrations.

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