For Children

Photowalk: Unveiling stories of park, pettai, peace and police – Aug. 27, 2023

Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Royapettah’s neighbourhood? Join the exciting Photo Walk that promises to reveal this historic area’s hidden treasures and iconic spots in a whole new light.

The photowalk for children is led by Ramaswamy N, Chennai Daily Photo and hosted by YOCee.

Starting Point: Senganthal Park, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Gopalapuram

Wandering Through Kolaikaranpettai: Our lens will lead us through the lanes of Kolaikaranpettai, a neighbourhood steeped in history and fascination. The very name “Kolaikaranpettai” hints at its intriguing past.

Gaudiya Math: A Tranquil Pause. Our journey takes a serene interlude as we visit the peaceful Gaudiya Math, the history of which, dates back to 1932.

Final Stop: Royapettah Police Station
We conclude the walk at the iconic Royapettah Police Station, a testament to the neighbourhood’s heritage. As the photo walk ends, you will be amazed at the visual narratives your camera has woven – each snapshot a piece of Royapettah’s captivating mosaic.

Date and Time: Aug. 27, 2023. From 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
Meeting Point: Senganthal Poonga Entrance

Grab your camera or smartphone that captures your creative vision. Let’s embark on a photographic journey that will forever etch the allure of Royapettah in your heart and through your lens. This is an opportunity to explore, learn, and express your unique perspective on the neighbourhood’s essence.

Free walk. Open to all young photowalkers of ages 8-16. No prior photography experience required.
Parents can accompany and let the kids click. Carry your water bottle. Dress easy.
Register with Revathi at 9840544629 (Whatsapp). Open only to first 25 registrations.

Contest for School/College Students – Aug. 25, 2023

Dept. of History and Tourism hosts a few contests for School/ College Students

School Quiz –
Rules (9:00 am – 10:00 am) – Room: SS 4-16 (Sancta Sofia Block)
– Students from classes 7 th to 11 th are eligible (From Schools)
– 3 teams per institution ( 2 students per team)
– Topics: Madras History, Art and Culture, Sports
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 1000/-) certificates will be given to all participants

For Schools – Creative Writing (9:00 am to (10:00 am) – Room: SS 4-13
– Topic : (on the spot)
– 4 participants per institution (2 -Tamil and 2 – English)
– Bring your own stationery (Only Paper will be given)
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Schools – Drawing/Painting (9:00 am – 10:00) – Room: SS 4-12
– Theme: Famous Buildings/Heritage sites of Chennai
– 4 participants per institution
– Kindly bring your own stationery
– Identity card of the student is mandator
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges Only
College – Debate – (10:30 am – 11:30 am) – Room SS 4 – 16
– Theme: ‘Chennai: A Good City to Live In’
– Two teams per institution ( 2 students per team)
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 1000/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges / Poster Making (10:45 am – 11:45 am) – Room SS 4-15
– Theme: Vintage Madras
– 4 participants per institution (2 -Tamil and 2 – English)
– Bring your own stationery
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges/ Digital Trails of Madras (11:45 am – 12:45 pm) -Room SS 4-12
– Theme: Food, Heritage, Adventure, Unexplored places of Tamil Nadu
– 4 participants per institution
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

Note :
– List of participants can be sent by email to
– Call for further details – Dr. Shan Eugene – 9380730025, Ms. Ivan Nancy – 8939393865

Quiz: சென்னை வினாடி வினா (தமிழில்) – Aug. 19, 2023

மாலை 3 மணி முதல் 5 மணி வரை
இடம்: ரானடே நூலகம், ஸ்ரீனிவாச சாஸ்திரி ஹால், மயிலாப்பூர்

தமிழ் வழிக் கல்வி பயிலும் மாணவ மாணவியர்க்கானது.இரண்டு பேர் கொண்ட அணிகள் பங்கேற்கலாம். ஒரு பள்ளியிலிருந்து மூன்று அணிகள் கலந்து கொள்ளலாம்.

பதிவு செய்ய 24982244 என்ற எண்ணில் காலை 10.30 மணி முதல் மதியம் 1.30 மணி வரை தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும்.

மயிலாப்பூர் டைம்ஸ் பத்திரிகையால் நடத்தப் படும் நிகழ்வு

Chennai Quiz in Tamizh

3pm to 5 pm
Ranade Library/Sastri Hall, Luz
Open to students studying in Tamil medium.
Teams of 2. Max three teams from a school.

To register, call 24982244 (between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

Supported by Mylapore Times Newspaper.

For Children: Mylapore 1500yrs ago through 3 stories – Aug. 13, 2023

Curated by Dr Pradeep Chakravarthy, historian.

Time 4.30 pm outside Rasi Silks.
Only for children studying in classes 7/8/9 accompanied by one parent.

Participants bring an a4 size paper and a box of crayons/sketch pens.

4.30 to 5 pm – storytelling telling in 3 spots of Kapali temple on how Mylapore looked a 1000yrs ago.

5 to 5.30 pm, they draw one thing they like in the temple and upload on

For Children: Treasures of the Madras Museum – Aug. 26, 2023

Treasures of the Madras Museum… and some spooky stories.

Relics of our international trade 3000 yrs ago, one of the most beautiful buildings in Madras, fine examples of wood carving to weapons from Tanjore that are more beautiful than gory and some with spooky stories and both the good and evil of Madras under British rule, the Anthropology gallery in the Madras Museum has stories to make us go wow! Or yuck! Hear a few from historian Dr.Pradeep Chakravarthy.

Time 3pm to 4pm
Date 26 Aug 2023 Saturday.
Meeting point – Buy your tickets and meet me beside the black water tank beside the entrance to the Anthropology Gallery at 3PM.

Instructions –

Primarily for children studying in classes 7/8/9 accompanied by one parent. Some exhibits will be weapons with some gory details, so you can feel free to skip that part.

Adults are welcome to attend on their own, though the focus is for children.

3 to 4pm. – storytelling in 5 spots of the Anthropology section of the Museum.

Feel free to wander about after the tour till the museum closes at 5pm.

Please confirm your participation by mailing the name, age contact number to

Contest: Chennai Heritage Contest for School Teams – Aug. 14, 2023

The annual Chennai Heritage Contest for Schools.

School team must choose two very old houses (over 50/70 years) in one area, study and document the special features, share stories of the houses by residents and present in a multi-media form.

Contest date; Aug. 14, 2023, 9 am to 2 pm
Venue; Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

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

All details in the poster below: