I take immense pleasure to inform you all, that our Chennai city deserves to celebrate its birthday.
The Founding Day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639.
Chennai, originally known as "Madraspatnam" was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Pennar river of Nellore and the Pennar river of Cuddalore. The capital of the province was Kancheepuram
OLD IS GOLD
OLDER MADRAS CITY
Madras was renamed as Chennai in the year 1996
OLD Vs NEW CHENNAI
பல பாடங்கள் சொல்லித்தந்த மதராஸ் கொண்டாடுவோம்
Events on Madras Founding weeks
Saturday, August 17
Heritage Walk : Adyar and around
Sat, August 17, 6:00am – 7:30am
Adyar, Chennai 600020 (map)
Led by V. Sriram. Partly by van and partly on foot. Tour endw with breakfast. There is a charge and prior registration is necessary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment details will be emailed on receipt of registration.
Go Green – Exhibition
Sat, August 17, 10am – 8pm
Hyatt Regency, 365, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai 600018 (map)
Exhibition of products and services for sustainable living. Organised by Inner Wheel District 323 and The Hindu.
Exhibition of photos, books, drawings
Sat, August 17, 10am – 4pm
St. Joseph’s High School, Erukkenchery, MKB Nagar. (map)
Exhibition of photos, books, drawings and assorted items. Supported by Chennai Heritage Lovers Forum.
Sat, August 17, 11am – 5pm
Studio Palazzo an Art Gallery, 14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai 600 031 (map)
The Mint Food Trail
Sat, August 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai 600079 (map)
Starts at Kakada Sweets, New No 348 Old No 343 (Near Jain Temple), Mint Street, Sowcarpet. Contact Pratibha Jain ~ 24986651 (during office hours), Email: email@example.com.
Photowalk for children
Sat, August 17, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Mylapore, Chennai (map)
Organised by www.YOCee.in, the website for children.
Open to children studying in classes 5 to 12. The walk will start at 4.30 p.m. and will go on till 5.30 p.m. (approx.) Starts from the Luz Church and ends at the Madhava Perumal temple, Mylapore. In this walk children will get to pick up trivia about the history of the landmarks on our way and get to capture interesting scenes.
Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join.
Free. Prior registration required. Limited to first 25 registrations.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration. Parents are also welcome to join their children in the walk.
Tree Walk: Nageswara Rao Park
Sat, August 17, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Musical Presentation by Kausalya Sivakumar
Sat, August 17, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tattvaloka auditorium, Teynampet, Chennai 600018
Musical Presentation on Glory of Karpagambal.
Talk: Natural Heritage of Chennai
Sat, August 17, 6pm – 7pm
Gallery Sri Parvati, 28/160, Eldams Road, Chennai 600018
Organised by ELAI.
An illustrated talk on` Natural Heritage of Chennai’ covering diverse flora & fauna by Dr. R. Bhanumathi.
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