For Children 2011

Drawing and painting event for children – Aug. 20, 2011

At The Children’s Club, Mylapore. At 9 a.m.
Theme – Namma Chennai
Category 1 : For children of age 5 to 9 – drawings can be made by using Crayons, colour pencils
Category 2 : For children of age 10 to 15 – drawing and painting using water / poster colours
Participants should bring all the materials required for their drawing & painting.
Drawing sheet will be provided by the Children’s club
Register at the Children’s Club, 213 (96), V.M. Street, Mylapore  (4 to 6 p.m.)
Last date to register Aug. 18, 2011. Phone: 99405 57388 / 4211 3434

Villupattu – Chennai : Netru, Indru, Naalai

Organised by The Yellow Bus, Besant Nagar.

Performed by students of Besant Thoesophical School. Trained by S.V. Ramamurthy.
At Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar
Contact The Yellow Bus at E-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Next to ICICI Bank
Phones : 45511819; 98845 49688

Madras 372 – Quiz for school students – Aug. 28, 2011

The Murugappa Group, which sponsored the mega ‘Madras 350’ Quiz in 1989 to celebrate Madras’s 350th birthday, is this year sponsoring a mega Schools Quiz on Madras.

‘Madras 372’ is open to all schools and organised by popular Quiz Master Naveen Jayakumar and the Quiz Foundation of India.

Last date to register – Aug. 26, 2011. Details and form available at
Contact : 96000 05932 / 95000 72458

Venue: Lady Andal School’s Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium

August 28th from 2.00 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Map Ur Way – Map Workshop / walk / competition

Kalaa Manjari After School Activity Centre and Bambaram Toy Library conduct a map workshop followed by a competition for children of 12 years and above.

On August 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in the neighborhood and a presentation contest. Open to first 25 registrations only.

Register at Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 in person on or before August 18, 2011.
For more details, Contact 99623 87624.

Photowalks for children – Aug. 13 and 14, 2011

Organised by YOCee.
Led by N. Ramaswamy of

Open to children of class 5 to 12
On Aug 13, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Royapuram Railway station and ends at Srinivasa Ramanujan Museum, Royapuram

On Aug. 14, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Approx.)
Route: From Iyyappan temple (Raja Annamalai Puram) till Greenways Road MRTS station

Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join. Prior registration required. Free. Limited to first 25 registration on each of these days.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
Select photos will be printed and displayed as an exhibition at various venues during the Madras Week (From Aug. 21 to 28)
* Parents and adult photo enthusiasts are also welcome to join the walk. (The exhibition is of photos by children only)

Events by The Yellow Bus, Play home and activity centre, Besant Nagar.

Aug. 15, 2011 – Oratorical contest for students of class 9 to 12. In English and Tamil. Topic : Speeches by famous personalities in Chennai.

Aug. 15, 2011 – Costume Galore – Traditional bridal costumes of different communities (native or migrated) of Chennai. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Phone : 45511819

Aug. 15, 2011 – Art Contest – Collage on theme ‘Chennai – Netru, Indru, Naalai’. For children of age group 8-12yrs

Aug. 15, 2011 – Pulli Kolam contest. Open to all in the age group of 15-25years. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Phone: 45511819

Aug. 21, 2011 – Finals of Oratorical contest

Aug. 21, 2011 – Villupattu – Netru, Indru, Naalai

Aug. 21, 2011 – Kootu – Lecture Demostration. ‘Influence of folk elements in today’s art and culture in the capital of Tamil Nadu

Contact The Yellow Bus at E-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Next to ICICI Bank
Phones : 45511819; 98845 49688

Events organised by Spring and Zoom, KK Nagar

August 27, 2011
At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani, 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Spring and Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children, welcomes children to experiment and create exquisite products using the potter’s wheel and palm leaves, in ‘Madras – experience your cultural heritage’. Supported by resource persons from DakshinaChitra; open to children five years and above; contact 9940450495 / 9940286740.
Also, ‘Madras: Then and now’, a poster presentation by students.

Art, music, dance oratorical contests

Lions Club of Chennai Elite hosts contests for children on the occasion of the Madras Week

Date: August 14, 2011
Venue: Bharathiar Illam, Triplicane

Oratorical contest:
Topic: Role of Youth in making Chennai green and clean
Open to students of class 6 to 9

Fancy Dress Competition :
Traditional and Indian Culture
Open to children up to 8 years

Dance Contest:
Open to students in class 4 to 9

Drawing Competition:
Topic: Ancient and modern buildings in Chennai
Open to children in class 1 to p in three age categories.

To register contact : Lion S Basker on 9380565885

The Madras Quiz in Tamil – Aug. 27, 2011

For students studying in Tamil medium schools in Chennai.

Students from class 7 and above are eligible to participate in teams of two students. Each school can send three teams.
At P.S. Higher Secondary School, R.K. Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.

Written prelims followed by six teams on stage for the finals.


  •     Rolling trophy for the winners
  •     Prizes for two runner-up teams.

For registration call Revathi on phone no. 98405 44629

Venue Sponsor : P S Educational Society, Mylapore

Art competitions for kids – Aug. 21, 2011

Kalaa Manjari is hosting art contest for kids on Aug. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Two different themes for two age groups:
Ages –  5- 10 years –     Clean Green Chennai
Ages – 11 – 16 years  –   Places of Interest in Chennai

Contact Kalaa Manjari at 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony. Alwarpet. Phone: 24312676

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