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28 Aug.’16: Madras Day/Week Events this Sunday

Here is a list of Madras Day/Week events this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Some of these are paid and some of these require advance registration. Check with the links given at the end of each event below for details. Here is the full Madras Week event calendar for 2016.

@1. 6 A.M. – 8 A.M.: Justice Party walk through Walltax road and Mint starting from Ripon building. This walk takes you through the history of Justice party formed in the early 20th Century. Rs. 300 is the entrance fees and it includes breakfast. Registration required. Details.

@2. 6.15 A.M. – 4.45 P.M.: Heritage tour – Trace origin of Madras to Pulicat or Pazhaverkadu in an AC bus with breakfast, lunch, etc. Pulicat is an ancient port adjacent to Chennai and was the base for Dutch in South India. Meeting point: Loyola College. Rs. 1475. Advance reservation maybe required. Details.

@3. 6.30 A.M. – 8.30 A.M.: Heritage walk: Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore by Chitra Madhavan – historian and Vineetha Sidhartha of Kreeda. History of the Temple + Games in the Temple. Rs. 300 per head. Registration required. Details.

@4. 6.30 A.M. – 8 A.M.: Photowalk for Kids – The battle of Adyar. This photo walk is for kids aged over 10 and is about the battle of Adyar that took place in 1746. Registration required. Details.

@5. 6.45 A.M. – 8.30 A.M.: Walk the Talk – Inclusion. Organized by ConnectSpecial, a magazine in the making for inclusion of disabled people, this talk in Besant Nagar is led by Mrs. Poonam Natarajan. Details.

@6. 7 A.M. – 9 A.M.: Heritage Walk – Fort St. George. Led by Vincent D’Souza, this is a free walk to introduce participants to the heritage buildings inside the Chennai St. George Fort, now used as the Legislature and Secretariat. Details.

@7. 7 A.M. – 9 A.M.: Heritage Walk – Harrington Road. Organized by Padmapriya Baskaran and Sudha Umashanker, this walk is to enlighten people about the important landmarks and history of the Harrington Road in Chetpet, Chennai. Details.

@8. 7.30 A.M. – 9.30 A.M.: Walking Tour – Living Statues of Marina Beach. Organized by the World Storytelling Institute, this walk takes people to six main statues on the marina beach road. Someone will be enacting the character/reading the poetry for each statue. Prior registration required. Details.

@9. 9 A.M. – 11 A.M.: Food Walk – Sowcarpet. Organized by Sridhar Venkataraman, this walk starts at Ekambareeswarar Temple, Mint Street. People will be taken to speciality delicacy shops in the region to buy and taste unique foods of the area. Free walk, participants pay for what they eat. I am going for this 🙂 Details.

@10. 10.30 A.M. – 11.30 A.M.: Heritage Walk: Stone Gallery of the Govt Museum. Led by historian Pradeep Chakravarthy, this walk will focus on the importance of select stone sculptures in the Govt. Egmore Museum, Chennai. There will also be a choir performance. Free, Museum tickets to be bought by participants. Details.

@11. 11.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.: Heritage Walk: Arms and Weapons Gallery at the Government Museum. Organized by Rajith Nair, this walk aims to familiarize people to the arms used by warriors in this region, and now on display at the Govt. Egmore Museum. Prior registration required. Details.

@12. 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.: Storytelling – Madras Nalla Madras. Stories of Madrasapattinam by Jeeva Raghunath. Details.

@13. 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.: Madras Quiz 2016. Supported by Murugappa group, this quiz is hosted by Sumanth C. Raman. At AMM Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Kotturpuram, Chennai. Details.

@14. 4.30 P.M. – 5.30 P.M.: Tree Walk, Neer Vanam, Chitlapakkam. Organized by Nizhal, this tree walk aims at sensitizing public to different types of native trees available around us, and encourages them to plant new trees. Details.

@15. 5.00 P.M. – 6.30 P.M.: Talk – The Co-Optex Story. T.N.Venkatesh, IAS, Managing Director – Co-Optex will talk about the textile giant at The Park hotel, Chennai. Details.


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