Celebrating Madras week
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
18th August 2012 10:05 AM
Does your neighbourhood have a unique history to be told? Then here is your chance to participate in the upcoming Madras Week celebrations.
The Madras week will kickstart on August 19 and conclude on August 26.
S Muthiah, historian, explained that the entire initiative snowballed into being a celebrated for a week after witnessing a widespread response from all quarters.
“When we started, it was just celebrated as a day. It was only later that many institutions came forward to showcase something unique about the city. The response was overwhelming, thus a day transformed into being celebrated for a week,” he added V Sriram, co-ordinator, Madras week pointed out that the entire week is dedicated for people to know more about Chennai.
“Today there are a number of achievements which the city can be proud of. The city has the country’s first certified green building. Our attempt through organising the Madras week is to help people know the beauty of the city,” he said Vincent D’souza, one of the co-ordinators revealed, “This year, some of the unique events are Madras by night tour, food trail of Sowcarpet and photography exhibition exclusively on Adyar.”
Padma Swaminathan, co-ordinator said school students will be participating as well. “Students enrolled into heritage clubs at various schools are taking an active part in the Madras week celebrations by organising exhibitions commemorating Madras day,” she said.
Madras week which enters its eighth edition will feature tree walks, a host of heritage lectures, quiz competitions on the city, debates and multimedia presentations for school students.
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