For Children

Heritage quiz for school children – August 18, 2017

The quiz is an annual feature and a rolling trophy will be presented to the winning team along with other exciting prizes. The quiz will include various topics on General Knowledge, Heritage & Culture, Current affairs, identifying the artifacts etc. There will also be audio-video and buzzer round.
The program is open to students of 6th, 7th and 8th Standards from Matriculation, CBSE and ICSE schools.
There is no participation fee for the Quiz.
At DakshinaChitra campus in Muttukadu. At 10 a.m.
Contact: 98417 77779 for more details

For children: A day at Fort St. George – Aug. 20, 2017

YOCee is organising an event ‘A Day at Fort St. George’ for children in association with The Archaeological Survey of India on August 20, 2017. From 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

The event will have a short guided walk inside Fort St. George Children to know about the buildings and monuments and stories behind them. This will be followed by a Spot on Mapping session and a quizzing session.

The event is open to children studying in class 5 to 12. Limited to 30 children and registration is mandatory. Participants need to carry a photo ID or School ID card.
No fee is charged.
To register, contact Revathi R at 9840544629.

For kids: Photowalk – A peninsula next to an island – August 26, 2017

Yocee ( conducts a 9th annual Madras Day photowalk for children on Aug. 26, 2017.

Are you game to witness and record the MRTS & Metro together?
Are you game to Check the Fish Market (closing your nose already?), the Zion Church? the Sandalwood Garland Market (Now open the nose)? Adhipureesswarar & Adhi Kesava Perumal in the same compound? the Jain Temple? The Autorickshaw Repair street? and the Gaiety & Casino or what’s left?
And end the walk @ Saravana Bhavan …

Meeting Point: Chintadripet MRTS Station
Starts at 4 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Route map –

The walk is led by N. Ramaswamy, Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk
For children of 10 years and above.
Bring your own camera (Any type). Carry your water bottle. Dress easy.
Free walk. Register with Revathi at 9840544629. Open only to first 25 registrations.

For kids-Storytelling: The story of Madras – August 12, 2017

Storycorner at Bookmine is organising a Storytelling session for children by Sudha Umashanker ahead of Madras Week. Details as below
Theme: The story of Madras
Date Saturday 12th August 2017
Time 11 AM-12.15 PM
Venue Storycorner at Bookmine 1, Tarapore Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetput, Chennai 600031
Age 4- 10 years
Charges Rs 150/per child
Contact Storycorner at Bookmine 9840247624
Come listen to the story of how the city came to be founded , the people who played an important part, what brought them here and how Madras grew over the years.

Heritage of Chennai:Multimedia Presentation Contest for Schools

This contest is held in connection with Madras Day 2017 which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s heritage and present the topic given to you in multimedia form. This contest has been held for 14 years.

This year’s theme of the contest is Old Markets of the city.

Choose a unique market in the city which has its own history. Study the streetscape, the local architecture, the nature of business and the striking features of this place. Take classy photos, make notes, talk to people in the know.

Here are some markets that are unique – Koyambedu Vegetable Market, Second-hand auto parts in Pudupet, Dry Fish in Basin Bridge, Fresh Fish market in Redhills and Chintadripet, Temple umbrellas and garlands in Chintadripet, Old books located where Moore Market stood once …

Please refer the rules of the contest in the poster below.

The contest-presentation need not be submitted to the organisers. But ask your teacher – adviser to seek the approval of your theme by emailing to before you start working on the project.

The contest will be held on August 22, 2017, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai.

The event is supported by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association (SINA), Luz, Chennai.

Contest: Make your own Social History Album / Scrap Book – Aug. 19, 2017

Start with a 4 generation family tree (minimum), add pictures, plan of your house (before and now), write stories, add function invitations, postcards, sketches etc – and how your family moved to Annanaga. When? How? Why? How your family history is related to Annanagar.

Open to children of age 8 to 16 years

Register with Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai. Ms. Thirupurasundari Sevvel, +91 9444253532