Events , Hosts and Sponsors listing of Madras Day 2005
What took place, who did what . . .

… A weeklong celebration from August 22 to 28, 2005

… Three Heritage walks ­ Fort St. George, George Town and Pallikkaranai-Nanmangalam nature walks

… Free-guided tours inside Fort St. George, in association with Guides Association were arranged through the week

… Three exhibitions ­ Old Madras maps and photos at C. P Art Centre, Coins, stamps & photos by Madras Coin Society at Clive Hall, Fort St. George, Landmarks of Chennai organized by INTACH at P. S. High School, Mylapore.

… Poetry contests in Tamil and English

… Madras Quiz in English open to all

… Talks ­ ŒMadras Movie Greats¹ by Randor Guy, 'Development of Port in Madras from the British times till today' by K. R. A Narasiah, 'Archaeology in Chennai' by Dr. Suresh, Archeologist, 'Sabha culture in Chennai' by V. Sriram

… Photo contest on the theme 'Madras ­ Then and now'

… A show titled 'Madras Nalla Madras' by TV personality Revathy Sankkaran and Prof. Amarnath, lecturer in History, Presidency College

… Online quiz contests (2) on the website

Programmes involving children and youth

… City heritage project contest supported by INTACH

… Discover Chennai ­ Heritage tour for north Madras school children to south Madras and vice-versa

… Quiz in Tamil exclusive for school children

Events organized by associations / clubs / institutions

… Madras Day Hash Run by Madras Hash House Harriers (MH3) from Fort St. George, through heritage places.

… Avvai Kalai Kazhagam, Royapuram, Chennai organized various events for school children and cultural evening on Aug.26, 2005

… V. R. Devika's The Aseema Trust for arts and education and The Government Museum presented a series of workshops 'Know your Museum' for school children

… Mad Bulls - Royal Enfield Club have organised a motorcycle run across the city, touching important landmarks.

… Rotary clubs organized talks on the city at two places in the city.

… ITC Park Sheraton presented a Madras Dinner at 'The Residency' restaurant during the week
… All India Radio broadcast a series of programmes dedicated to the city on August 22, on its FM Rainbow channel

… A small booklet (in English and in Tamil) on the heritage of Madras was released to the commuters of autorickshaws, through INODA, supported by Sri Krishna Sweets. The booklet contained simple quiz on the city for the commuters to participate and win prizes.

Release of T. Shirt

A special 'Namma Chennai' T-shirt was released

List of Sponsors:

Lead Sponsors

… L & T Ltd
… PPN Power Generating Co. P. Ltd
… Control Techniques

Sponsors for quiz :

… Nalli Chinnasami Chetty
… Hi-Tours
… Odyssey
… Rain Tree Ecotel hotel
… Rex Fashions
… Essen Musicals and Kosmic music

List of Institutions who participated:

… The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) ­ City Heritage project contest for kids

… Presidency College Alumni Association,, Tchaikovsky Music Club and Sundram Fasteners Ltd., - English Poetry Contest

… Madras Naturalists' Society ­ Nature Walk

… Srinivasa Young Men association, Triplicane and Ashvita Art Objects and Artifacts, Mylapore ­ Photo contest

… Madras Hash House Harriers (MH3) ­ Hash Run

… Avvai Kalai Kazhagam, Royapuram, Chennai ­ Events at north Madras

… K.S.J Foundation, Mylapore ­ Tamil Poetry contest

… V. R. Devika's The Aseema Trust for arts and education and The Government Museum ­ Workshop

… C. P. Art Centre, Madras Coin Society, INTACH ­ exhibitions

… Approved Tourist Guides Association ­ Free guided tour inside Fort St. George

… Archeological Survey of India ­ provided Clive Hall

… Rotary clubs, Madras Book Club, Prakriti Foundations ­ Talks

… Mad Bulls:Royal Enfield club ­ Motorcycle run

… Namma Mylapore, a civic volunteer group in Mylapore and Avvai Kalai Kazhagam, Royapuram ­ heritage tour for north and south Madras children


Events , Hosts and Sponsors listing of Madras Day 2005

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