With the completion of 1 year of rampage by the dangerous cyclone Ockhi, condolence and memory events were held at various parts of Kanyakumari to offer homage and pay respects to those who toiled hard and lost lives. At Kolachal, water fighters’ day was observed by showering flowers in respect of the fishermen who had lost their lives fighting the Ockhi cyclone.
Last year at this very time, the Ockhi cyclone had wrecked havoc and affected lots of areas and destroyed the whole of Kanyakumari almost, and lots of rubber trees, coconut trees and other trees were damaged totally, and in the same way, lots of boats which were fishing in Bay of Bengal subsided, and were totally damaged.
Many fishermen, almost 300 of them, swam across the sea for two days and reached safety. However other place fishermen vanished and almost 204 went missing, and only 27 bodies were recovered. Today on occasion of one year of the horrible day, condolence meetings were arranged at Kanyakumari and homage was paid.
IFF kick-started in Chennai Accordingly the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival was kicked off in the city on Thursday with an inaugural function held at Kalaivanar Arangam. Reports added the festival will continue for a week until December 20. It is spearheaded by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), CIFF is an annual event that showcases some of the best National and International films and draws a huge crowd of cinephiles, both young and old from across the state.
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