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Elders day celebrations at War Widows Welfare Association

War Widows Welfare Association, R. A. Puram celebrated Elder’s Day in its premises on Oct.10.

Around 50 elders including men and women of the Association, Vishranthi, an old age home at Palavakkam participated in these celebrations.

MM. Rajendran, former Governor of Orissa was the chief guest. The President Savitri Vaidi and Vice President Susheela Rajendran were also present. (photo middle left).

It was held at ‘Nimmadhi’, Raja Street Extension, R. A. Puram. Ph: 2464 0092.

The programme included a magic show by R. Raman.(Photos...

Madras Youth Choir invite school students to join its choir

Madras Youth Choir  (MYC) was founded by late M.B. Srinivasan, a well-known music director and a pioneer in Indian Choral Music.

The Choir has started the sub junior category. This is open for children of the age groups 6 to 9.

Children will be trained in the art of choral music singing.

Classes will be held at Children’s Garden School, Mylapore.

MYC is also open for admission to its Junior Group - 10 - 15 years group.

Adults and collegians who wish to join the Senior Choir can also contact MYC.

For more details call 94449 30517, 99944...


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Teppam at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple

The Annual Teppam utsavam kicked off at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple on Feb 4 evening.

The chitrakulam tank was lit with colourful serial lights.

On the first day (Feb 4), the teppam took place for Sri Adi Kesava Perumal and Goddesses Sridevi and Bhudevi.

On the second day (Feb 5), Sri Adi Kesava Perumal and Goddess Andal in rangamannar thirukolam were taken in a procession around the Kesava Perumal Streets. The procession stopped in front of a few houses where devotees offered fruits and camphor.

The deity of Sri Pezhalvar with...

Teppam starts on grand note: at Sri Kapali Temple

The annual thai poosam teppam thiruvizha (float festival) of Sri Kapali Temple,...


Arts

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Vijayadasami celebration at playschool

Mahima Cultural Center, preschool and playschool located in Mylapore celebrated vijayadasami by organising akshara byasam (rice writing) ceremony for its school children.

The children sat on their parents laps and wore on the nellu (rice).

The school is located at Nattu Subaraya Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2467 2155.

 

Scouting camp for Bharat Scouts and Guides

The South Madras (Chennai) Bharat Scouts and Guides, Mylapore had organised a scout and guides pioneering camp at Besant Scout Camping Centre.

Students were guides in knotting, lashing and tent pitching session. In the evening students participated in the campfire and presented songs and dramas.

S. Shriram Dist Secretary was the chief guest for the campfire.

Students also had the opportunity to do the gateway, Monkey Bridge, signaling tower and tree shelter.

Cine actor Dilli Babu was the chief guest during the valedictory event. He...


Obituaries

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Celebrating Vinayaka Chathurthi with Sringeri Jagadguru

His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal, Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri is camping at 124, Sudharma, R. K. Salai.

His Holiness performed special poojas to Lord Vinayaka on Vinayaka Chaturthi day, Sep.19. (photo left)

Sahasra Modaka homam was also performed.

For schedule of celebrating Vinayaka Chathurthi at this place click here.

 

(Photo left: Poornahuti of Sahasra Modaka homam in the presence of Sringeri Jagadguru.)

Obit: C. R. Anand

C. R. Anand a resident of Mylapore passed away on Sept.6 He was 67 years.

Anand was born and brought up in Mylapore. He did his school at P. S. High School. After his PUC he joined State Bank of India.

He retired as the Deputy Manager from SBI.

He is survived by his wife Vijayalakshmi. She can be reached at 43, South Mada Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2462 0316


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Fire in a shop at Venkateswara Agraharam Street

Fire broke out in Tamil Nadu Bedding store at 4/5, Venkateswara Agraharam Street, Mylapore at around 11.30 a.m. on Oct.5.

Fire engine officials from Mylapore and Nandanam controlled the fire.

Police officials were seen investigating the situation and controlling the traffic.

"The near by shops, shut shop till the fire was under control." says a staff at a store on the same road.

The bedding items in the shop were seen reduced to...

Alumni meeting of P. S. High School

The alumni association of 1972 SSLC batch of P. S. High School will be celebrating its 40th anniversary celebrations on Oct.2 at 4 p.m. at school's auditorium.

11 retired teachers will be honoured on the occasion. S. Ve. Shekhar, former Mylapore MLA and actor, C.V. Narasimhan,IPS (retd) former DGP will participate.

All the alumni of this batch are requested to participate in this celebration.


Shopping, Stores

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Madras Youth Choir invite school students to join its choir

Madras Youth Choir  (MYC) was founded by late M.B. Srinivasan, a well-known music director and a pioneer in Indian Choral Music.

The Choir has started the sub junior category. This is open for children of the age groups 6 to 9.

Children will be trained in the art of choral music singing.

Classes will be held at Children’s Garden School, Mylapore.

MYC is also open for admission to its Junior Group - 10 - 15 years group.

Adults and collegians who wish to join the Senior Choir can also contact MYC.

For more details call 94449 30517, 99944...

Fire in a shop at Venkateswara Agraharam Street

Fire broke out in Tamil Nadu Bedding store at 4/5, Venkateswara Agraharam Street, Mylapore at around 11.30 a.m. on Oct.5.

Fire engine officials from Mylapore and Nandanam controlled the fire.

Police officials were seen investigating the situation and controlling the traffic.

"The near by shops, shut shop till the fire was under control." says a staff at a store on the same road.

The bedding items in the shop were seen reduced to...


Schools

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Monsoon sets in, streets flood, trees collapse

The monsoon broke out this past week. And neither Chennai Corporation nor Metrowater has prepared the neighbourhood to face it.

The evidence was on the roads and streets. Water-logging.

The photo on left was taken in Vishwespuram, Alwarpet.

Further, the sloppy, half-done or abandoned stormwater drains worsened the condition.

The second photo is of an avenue tree which collapsed on C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. Its root system was severely damaged when the drain-relaying work was undertaken.

Another one also collapsed in R. A. Puram...

Science exhibition at P. S. High School

P. S. High School, Mylapore is conducting Science Exhibition 2012 – 13 on August 30 and 31.

It will be open between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school premises.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on August 30 at 10 a.m.

R. Venkateswari, Assistant Professor and Head of department of Biochemistry, Vels  University, Pallavaram will be the chief guest.


People

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R. A. Puram Residents’ Association meeting on Oct.14

The quarterly meeting of the West R. A. Puram Residents’ Association will be held on Oct.14 at 11 a.m.

The venue is "Mahalakshmi Hall" in Srinivasa Avenue.

S. Rajendran, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic will participate in the meeting.

M. Sampath, Assistant Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai Zone 9 will also preside.

At 10.45 a.m. there will be a talk on ‘All About Kidney’ by Dr. M. Edwin Fernando.

All the members and residents of this association are requested to participate.

 

Inauguration of music system at Abhiramapuram temple

Sri Ranga Mannar Samedha Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar Sannidhi Temple, at Bheemanna Mudali Street had organised a violin concert on September 5.

Vaadhiya Sangamam, a violin concert was presented by Kandhadevi S. Vijayaraghavan in the evening at the temple.

"The violin concert marked the inauguration of the music system donated to the temple a month ago, by the residents and other corporate donors. The system includes speakers, four mikes and it can be used with battery in case of power cut” says Rangarajan, organiser of this concert.(photo...


Workshops/ Camps

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Floral rangoli at Sir Kapali Temple

A large floral rangoli made out of variety of flowers was created on the floor inside Sir Kapali Temple, Mylapore.

It was designed as part of the decorations for the Navaratri festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videographing of kolus entered for Mylapore Times contest ends today

The weekend may have been a long, wet holiday for Mylaporeans but for photographer R Saravanan it has been a tough one.

Saravanan is videographing the kolus of all the families who registered for the Mylapore Times' annual cointest, revived this year.

Over 115 families signed up and Saravavan and his team has had to battle downpours, potholed roads and crowded streets to get to each house, shoot a 15 seconds video and move on.

This year, the videographing plan has been employed so that the judge can take time to screen the visuals and choose...


Restaurants, Food fest, Stores

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Upanyasam on Purana baktha vijayam

Upanyasam on Purana baktha vijayam by Alagarkovil Gomatam Mukundachariar Swamigal at Sri Adhikesava Perumal Peyalwar Temple, Mylapore.

It will be held from Oct. 31to Nov.7 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

All are welcome. For more info 2464 3873.

Tulsi saplings distributed at Sai Baba Temple

On October 18, 108 Tulsi saplings were distributed to people at Sai Baba Temple, Mylapore.

They were also given agarbattis and manjal-kummum packets as part of the tambulam.

This Navaratri Tulsi Pranaam was organised by Parampara an organisation based in Alwarpet.


Govt. Agencies

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82nd birthday celebration of Dr. Balamuralikrishna

Vipanchee is conducting the 82nd birthday celebration of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna on July 29 at 6 p.m. onwads

82 eminent artistes and gurus of the Carnatic music world will be honoured with Madhura Murali Puraskar award.

These include R. K. Srikantan, P. S. Narayanaswamy, T. R. Subramanyam, Trichur V. Ramachandran. M. S. Anantharaman, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, V. V. Subrahmanyam. T. Latchapa Pillai, Sembanarkoil SRG Rajanna, Aridwaramangalam A. K. Palanivel, Kalyani Ganesan, P. Vasanth Kumar, Ranganayaki Jayaraman, N. Ramani, Sikkil Mala...

CIT Colony residents to host concert in park

'Music in the Park' is an initiative by the residents of CIT Colony. The hosts decided to make good use of a recently redeveloped park to host a kutcheri, as they do at Nageswara Rao Park in Luz was a good idea.

So on September 26, 7 a.m. onwards young Apoorva will present a vocal recital accompanied by Parur Ananthalakshmi on the violin and Srivatsa on the mridangam.

The concert will run for an hour at the Chennai Corporation Park, Fifth Cross Street, CIT Colony, Mylapore.

This is to be a monthly programme that will be organised on the last...


Crime, Law & Order

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Teachers Day: mail your campus pictures

Teachers Day will be celebrated on September 5. Local schools will be hosting a variety of events to recognise teachers and honour them.

MYLAPORE TIMES invites students and teachers in local schools to share photos of the Sept.5 event. Mail to - mytimesedit@gmail.com. Short notes are also welcome.

Photos will be posted at this web site through Sept.5 and 6.

St. Bede’s felicitates cricketer and alumni, Baba Aparajith

St. Bede’s Anglo India Higher Secondary School, Santhome, organised a felicitation program for India cricketer Baba Aparajith.

Aparajith is a past pupil of this school. He was one of the members in the India team, which won the Under-19 World Cup.

The school had a special programme in the school premises during the morning Assembly on September 3.

They presented him with a shawl and flower bouquet. He also hoisted the National Flag during the assembly.

Aparajith is a resident of Dr. R. K. Salai.

 


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Navavarana Mahotsanvam at The Music Academy

Compositions that correspond to each day of Navarathri will be rendered in Navavarana Mahotsavam, presented by The Hindu, on Oct.4.

Twelve artists including Kunakudi Balamuralikrishna, Sikkil Gurucharan, Trichur brothers, Nisha Rajagopalan will participate.

It will be a tribute to Oothakadu Venkata Kavi and Muthuswami Diakshitar.

It will be held at 5.30 p.m. at The Music Academy. Open to all.

Passes are available at the offices of The Hindu and The Music Academy.

Abhang workshop finale

Prakash Cultural Heritage Research Centre  celebrated its 14th anniversary on Feb.5 at Ramana Kendra Mylapore.

This was the finale of Abhang classes conducted free, from December 2011 by the organisation.

The centre was established in Feb.1999 and has conducted 37 music courses.

L. Sabaretnam, Industrialist a presided over the function and conferred the title ‘Hindustani Sangeetha Sudhamaye’ on Lakshmi Raghavan.

The students performed the Ghosti ganam of the Abhang they had learnt.

 


Elections 2014

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Madras Week

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Exhibition on Forests of India

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) and Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India have set up an exhibitions on Forests of India.
Gautam Dey, I.F.S., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamilnadu Forest Department inaugurated the event on Nov.19.
Exhibition displays 20 education panels under the headings forests - their benefits, forest distribution in the world, distribution of forest in India, types of forests, laws related to forest conservation, reasons for deforestation and what we can do to save our green...

Shankaracharya camping in Mandaveli

Shrikshetra Shakatapuram Vidyapeetadheeshwara, Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Vidyabhinava Krishnananda Teertha Mahaswamigal will camp at Narayani Ammal Kalyana Mantapam, 1st Cross Street, Jeth Nagar till November 24.

The Shankaracharya arrived here on Thursday evening and was accorded a warm welcome.

There will be chandramouliswara poojas held daily in the morning and evening. Prasadam will be distributed to all.

Devotees can meet the Jeer from 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

The Jeer has finished his Saradambam yatra and has come to Chennai...


Summer Camps

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Tanker lorry kills local teenage boy

Satish Kumar (16), a resident of Nochikuppam was run over by a tanker lorry. The incident took place on September 7 at about 1.30 p.m. at road along Marina Beach.

The boy was cycling to work on the service road behind San Thome Church, when the bicycle slipped and he fell on the road. A tanker lorry which was speeding from Adyar ran him over.

Locals in the area assaulted the lorry driver and hurled stones on the vehicle. The driver, Ilayaraja was taken into custody.

Satish Kumar has played a cameo in the Tamil movie Marina. He worked as a...

Obit: T. A. Arunachalam

Pandit T. A. Arunachalam, a retired Thamizh teacher of P. S. High School, North passed away on February 14 in Chennai at the age of 90.

He was a resident of Mylapore and his passion was teaching Sanskrit and the Vedic studies.

He is survivd by his wife, Meenakshi, two daughters, Shanti and Sharada and a son, A Sreenivasan.

The family lies at 30 Luz Church Road, Opp. Kamadhenu Theatre, Mylapore. Ph: 98840 321003.


Elections 2016

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High Court directs hundial collection counting at Velleeswarar Temple

Counting the cash dropped into hundials by devotees is a routine affair at temples. But the count at Sri Velleeswarar Temple on Mylapore's South Mada Street on Wednesday was mandated by the Madras High Court.

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) Department and the Chairman and Board of trustees of this temple had disagreed on the modalities.

The hundials began to fill up and had to be set aside once they were full. The issue was not resolved and the trustees realised they were losing donations so they took the issue to...

Polio Immunisation Camp on February 27

The Rotary Club of Chennai East R.A. Puram is conducting 'Polio Immunisation Camp' on February 27 from 8.30 am onwards at the Corporation Health Centre, 17, R.K. Nagar, 2nd Main Road, R.A. Puram.

Jayanthi Thangabalu, MD - Mega TV and Chairperson - Thangavelu Engineering College will be the chief guest.

30 other booths in R.A. Puram and Mandaveli will also administer polio drops on the same day.

For details about the booths call 2493 9364, R.A. Puram - Corporation Health Centre or 2499 4249, Alwarpet - Corporation Health Centre.


Mylapore MLA

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Christmas celebration begins in schools and churches

Schools and churches in this neighbourhood have started celebrating Christmas.

Special carols singing, plays, contests, camp fire and carols rounds are being organised at churches.

At Donmic Savio Matric School in San Thome the students of kindergarten put up a play on the birth of Christ. Fr. Sundar, Head Master was present. He presented gifts to the students.

Senior students of Santhome Higher Sec. School presented a few theme dances also had an early Christmas party on their campus. With many boys in the Santa Claus attire , it gave the...

New agency to clear garbage

The Chennai Corporation council has decided to contract the Hyderbad-based Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited to undertake conservancy operations in three zones of the city for the next 7 years.

Teynampet Zone is one of them. This zone covers most parts of the Mylapore neighbourhood.

Neel Metal Fanalca is operating in this zone now, while the Corporation has undertaken the same work in some of the wards.

It is said that Ramky will start operations in March, as it needs time to set up its initial operations like setting up bins, bringing in...


Useful Listings

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Music concert, competition

Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation is organsing 79th ‘Kala Poshakam’, monthly concerts in art forms like classical dance and music on Sep.23. Students of Saraswathy Gana Mandali will perform carnatic music. It will be held at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. Dress code is traditional attire. Ph: 93826 98811 / 93810 38385 / 2493 5521.

Brahma Gana Sabha in association with Colombia Kannan Trust is conducting music competitions for age group 6 to 22 years, on Oct.6 and 7. It will be held from 10 a.m. onwards...

Obit: P. R. Subramanian

P. R. Subramanian a longtime resident of Mylapore passed away on July 27 at the age of 79.

After obtaining a diploma in civil engineering he joined Chennai Port Trust and was assigned the project of laying and maintaining railways tracks within the Harbour area. He served at Chennai Port Trust for 35 years. During his tenure he specialised in this field and was responsible for commissioning major expansion schemes in mechanical handling of iron ore and coal projects.

He is survived by his wife Shanta, sons P. S. Krishnan, P. S. Panchapakesan...


News

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International day for elders celebrated at Annai Illam

Annai Illam, an old age home at Mylapore celebrated International day for Elders on morning of Oct.1.

Union Minister G. K. Vasan was the chief guest. He interacted  with the elder women and distributed clothes.

A cultural programme was also organised for the occasion.

It is located at 34, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai-4.

Ph: 2450 1094/ 494.

 

 

 

 

National Award for Sivaswami Kalalaya School Principal

G. Pandian, the Principal of Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Higher Secondary School, Mandaveli was awarded the National Award to Teachers in New Delhi on September 5.

The award was presented to him by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.

Pandian says his experience of being with the President and the Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan is vivid.

"We were given written orders on what we had to do. Nobody was allowed to speak with the President and the Prime Minister," he says. "On Sept.4, the decorated teachers met Prime Minister Singh. We...


Events

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Exhibition and sale; traditional textile crafts of India

Nayaab is an exhibition about the textile crafts of India featuring many brands...

Videographing of kolus entered for Mylapore Times contest ends today

The weekend may have been a long, wet holiday for Mylaporeans but for photographer R Saravanan it has been a tough one.

Saravanan is videographing the kolus of all the families who registered for the Mylapore Times' annual cointest, revived this year.

Over 115 families signed up and Saravavan and his team has had to battle downpours, potholed roads and crowded streets to get to each house, shoot a 15 seconds video and move on.

This year, the videographing plan has been employed so that the judge can take time to screen the visuals and choose...


Sports

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Obit: Adayapalam Rangaraja Dikshithar

Adayapalam Rangaraja Dikshithar passed away on Sept.30. He was 105 years old.

He was a longtime resident of Mylapore. He studied Sanskrit and Vedas at Madurai.

He lost his vision at 90 but continued to draw out horoscopes with nakshathra as the only detail, says a friend.

He had an accident in 2007and was bedridden ever since.

He is survived by his son Sairam. The family can be reached at 19, Kesavaperumal Sannadhi Street, Mylapore.

Puratasi pournami at Sri Kapali Temple

Pournami niraimani peruvizha katchi was held at Sri Kapali Temple on the occasion of full moon day of puratasi Tamil month on Sep.29.

The mandapam at the temple was seen decorated with eatables like cereals, rice, plantain, fruits vegetables, jackfruit, coconut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Politics

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Competition, seminar on Animation

DreamZone, a creative skill and training institutes based in Mylapore is organising a drawing competition for students and public to visualise the next best Indian cartoon character, at Nehru Stadium on International Animation Day.

Students who have passed out tenth standard and above can participate.

It will be held on October 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

There will also be a seminar on animation, which will be addressed by industry experts on the same day and venue. Registration closes on Oct.26.

For more details visit the centre at 125,...

Clay workshop at Ashvita

A clay workshop will be held at Ashvita on Oct.26 and 27.

Participants can learn the methods of pinching, coiling and gumming as part of the nuances of artistic pottery.

Ashvita is located at 11, 2nd Street, Dr. R. K. Salai, Mylapore. Ph: 98400 94412, 42109990.


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Conference: Integrative Approach of modern Medicine and Yoga

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram plans to host an international conference, "Synergies in Healing - An Integrative Approach of modern Medicine and Yoga," on July 18 at the GRT Convention Centre, Chennai.

The primary aim of this conference is to initiate a dialogue between medical professionals and yoga therapists in order to evolve new paradigms of healthcare and healing. Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram taking the lead in initiating this dialogue is significant, as this is the only yoga centre of its kind in the world where the focus is on holistic...

Words of wisdom: book released

Over a span of 37 years as editor of the English monthly 'Wisdom', many precepts and sayings have made an impression on Dr. K. V. Govinda Rao.

It is with the idea of sharing them with readers that he has brought out the pocket book Priceless Peals. "Long experiences in short words" is how Govinda Rao puts it.

Experience, compassion, failure, success - a whole gamut of emotions and colours from the prism of life are what he has packed into this handy book.

The book is priced at Rs. 50 and can be bought from the office of "Wisdom", 17 Desika...


Community

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Exhibition and sale; traditional textile crafts of India

Nayaab is an exhibition about the textile crafts of India featuring many brands...

3D kolu display at Image

Image, Institute of Multimedia Arts & Graphic Effects located at Alwarpet is organising Varanjala 2012.

This will be held today, October 22 from 11 a.m. onwards at its premises on 32,TTK Road, Alwarpet.

This is 3D Golu display by the students.

Rajvigram, general secretary, South Indian Computer Graphics Workers Association of Films and Televisions will be the chief guest.


Civic

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Inauguration of Indian classical music sabha

Madhuradhwani, a sabha dedicated to Indian Classical Music and Fine Arts will be inaugurated on Oct.25, today at 6 p.m. This sabha is based in Luz next to Viveks.

The inauguration will be held at Arkay Convention Center, R. H. Road, Luz.

Dr. N. V. Devi Prasad, Principal, The Madras Sanskrit College will be the chief guest.

The inaugural concert will be performed by R. Vedavalli. Open to all.

For more details call 2466 1130.

Navaratri Utsav at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Home

The Navaratri celebrations at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Home, Mylapore was a grand affair and the boys at the Home were involved in the event.

Every evening, after the concerts, sundial or sweets prepared at the Home’s kitchen and given to guests.

This photo shows the boys with eight kilos of sundal readied for one recent evening.

Discourses and music concerts were lined up daily.  Kolu by the mission’s students was on display.


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Water stagnantion

Showers on Sunday night filled the streets in neighbourhood.

Water stagnation was seen in various roads, East Abhiramapuram 2nd Street, Mandaveli, Santhome High Road.

Corporation workers were seen cleaning stagnant water on Santhome High Road.

Many trees fell on various roads.

Photo on left: Water stagnation at East Abhiramapuram 2nd Street.

Photo below: Corporation workers cleaning Santhome High Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert on Indian choral music

The Madras Youth Choir based in Mylapore is celebrating the first anniversary of its junior choir on August 31.

Children of the age groups 10 to 15 years will present Indian Choral Music at German Hall in Bala Mandir, T.Nagar at 6 p.m.

This event is open to all.

Madras Youth Choir is also inaugurating its Sub-Junior Choir for children in the age group of 6 to 9 years.

They will be trained in the nuances of choral music and gradually integrated into the junior group.

Children who wish to participate call  94449 30517 or  94440 49492...

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