Upcoming Events Hosted By The Murugappa Group

Date: 24th Aug to 20th Sep, 2017
If Madras Were A Person
If you are from Madras or have spent any period of quality time in this singara city, you would have definitely felt a strong love for this city – a feeling like the one you have for family and friends. That is because Madras is more than just a city. It has a distinct personality. A unique persona that is almost impossible to replicate! So, what if Madras were a person? How would you visualise it.
This August, join the Murugappa Group in a fun contest dedicated to Madras!
Time: 1:00pm onwards
Date: 9th Sep, 2017
Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz
We are back with the 7th edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz on 9th Sep, 2017.
This quiz is for school children and will be in English. However audience rounds are open to all. Each team must comprise 3 members from the same school. In the case of schools with different branches, each branch will be treated as a separate school. The Quiz is open to school students from Class 5 to Class 12.

Registrations: Online or by Downloading Form. Completed registration forms should be submitted on or before 6th September 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Venue: St. Bede’s Auditorium, Santhome, Chennai.

Past Events

Time: Registration from 1:30pm
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
Murugappa Madras Open Quiz
Murugappa Group is presenting the largest Open Quiz about Madras that is Chennai on 20th Aug, 2017! The quiz will be hosted by Dr Sumanth C Raman. Participants can come in as teams of 2 people. There are absolutely no age limits at all !! Anybody can team up with anybody else. Lots of fun audience prizes too! For any clarifications, please write to murugappamadrasquiz@gmail.com

Venue: AMM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kottupuram, Chennai 600085
Date: 28th Aug, 2017
Madras Week events in Stella Maris College
The Department of History and Tourism has organised the following events to celebrate Madras Week 2017:28. 08.2017
-Fort St. George
-Traditional food stall
-Philately
-Traditional games
-Photo booth
–What’s in a name! (streets of Madras)
-Bioscope and cinematic Madras

29. 08.2017
-Heritage walk in Stella Maris college, Mylapore
-Madras day Quiz for colleges in Chennai
-Storytelling by students on Madras

30.08.2017
-Talk by Ms. Nina John (Toastmasters Club)

1.09.2017
-Storytelling session by Dr. Eric Miller (Director, World Storytelling Institute)

Venue: Stella Maris College
Time: 6.30 a.m.
Date: 27th Aug, 2017
Nature Walk: Bird Walk at Perumbakkam Tank
Madras Naturalists’ Society conducts a Bird Walk at Perumbakkam Tank.
Group Size: 25
Please bring along Binoculars & Cameras.
Contact: umeshmani1@gmail.com to confirm your participation. Confirmation strictly on a first-come basis.

Venue: Bus Stand opp IT Park near Toll Plaza in Perumbakkam
Time: 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m.
Date: 27th Aug, 2017
Tree Walk: Harrington Road Park, Chetpet
Nizhal takes a look at the city’s post Vardah tree cover and the imperative need for a sensitive greening of this gracious city of Madras, that is Chennai. Join the Madras day special tree walks in your neighbourhood!The walk will be between 5 pm and 6 pm. Registrations can be through email to nizhal.shade@gmail.com or by calling 97910 29568, 9840627376, 98404 44010, 99410 04642.

Venue:At Harrington Road Park, Chetpet on August 27, 2017. Meeting point – Stoppers Stop Junction.
Timing: 7.15 a.m.
Date: 26th Aug, 2017.
Pazhaverkadu – Pulicat Heritage Tour /Walk
AARDE Foundation is organising a heritage tour/walk at Pulicat titled ‘Trace the origin of Madras.’On Aug. 26, 2017.
The itinerary is as follows:
07.15AM: AC Bus Starting from Loyola ICAM
09.15AM: Reaching Pulicat Museum @ Pazhaverkadu
10.00AM: Heritage Walk
01.00PM: Lunch
02.00PM: Lighthouse & Lagoon Walk
03.30PM: Departing to Chennai
Organiser: AARDE FoundationINR 975/- per person, includes AC Bus, Lunch, 1 water bottle, Coffee/Tea+Snacks, Entry Ticket.

Contact: For more information Email: info@aarde.in / 9884633409

Timing: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Date: 26th Aug, 2017.
Heritage Walk: Shenoy Nagar
Walk around Shenoy Nagar, where the heritage lives alongside the modern residential communities.
Starting point: Shenoy Nagar Metro Station.
Organised by Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai
Contact: Thirupurasundari Sevvel at +91 9444253532
Timing: 10.00 a.m.
Date: 26th Aug, 2017.
Talk on Madras then & Chennai now
Probus Club will be celebrating Madras week on 26th August 2017 at 10 am at Russian Cultural centre.
Topic: ” Madras in the eyes of legend film & drama Director Late Sri K.Balachandar and now Chennai, in the eyes of Sri Bombay Chanakya”
Speaker: Bombay Chanakya, GM, Kavithalaya, Film Maker & Theatre DirectorOpen to members and guests only
Time: 9.30 a.m to 03.30 p.m
Date: 22nd Aug, 2017
For Children
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.

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.

Contact: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 themadrasday@gmail.com before you start working on the project.
Time: 6:30 am
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
Nature Walk: Kelambakkam Backwaters
Madras Naturalists’ Society conducts a Nature Walk at Kelambakkam Backwaters
Group Size: 25
Please bring along Binoculars & Cameras.
Please email Umesh at umeshmani1@gmail.com to confirm your participation. Confirmation strictly on first-come basis.

Venue: Bridge on OMR-ECR Link Road at Kelambakkam
Time: 6:00 am to 9:00 am
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
The Arcot Nawabs trail at Triplicane
The Nawabs of Arcot moved to Madras in the 1760’s and built their palace at Chepauk, thereby influencing the development around that area. Beginning from the Chepauk Palace, the walk takes you through the various monuments in and around Triplicane area associated with the Walajahi Nawabs.Walk is conducted by Kombai S AnwarCost: Rs 300/- per person (Payable on the spot). The walk ends with a breakfast.

To register: call 94440 77171

Venue: Assemble at: Statue of Labour (opp. Madras University), Marina
Time:
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
Quiz: Anna Nagar Quiz
A quiz on Anna Nagar.
Open to all.
Register before Aug. 10, 2017. Venue and other details will be provided upon registration.

Contact: Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai. Ms. Thirupurasundari Sevvel, +91 9444253532
Time: 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
Tree Walk: Natesan Park, T Nagar
Nizhal takes a look at the city’s post Vardah tree cover and the imperative need for a sensitive greening of this gracious city of Madras, that is Chennai. Join the Madras day special tree walks in your neighbourhood!Natesan Park, Venkatnarayana Road, T. Nagar on Aug. 20, 2017

Contact: Registrations can be through email to nizhal.shade@gmail.com or by calling 97910 29568, 9840627376, 98404 44010, 99410 04642
Time: 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Date: 20th Aug, 2017
Tree Walk – Tower Park, Anna Nagar
Nizhal takes a look at the city’s post Vardah tree cover and the imperative need for a sensitive greening of this gracious city of Madras, that is Chennai. Join the Madras day special tree walks in your neighbourhood!At Tower Park, Anna Nagar on Aug. 20, 2017The walk will be between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Contact: Registrations can be through email to nizhal.shade@gmail.com or by calling 97910 29568, 9840627376, 98404 44010, 99410 04642
Time: 7.00 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Date: 19th Aug, 2017.

Heritage Walk: Naduvakkarai to Anna Nagar
Trace the history of Anna Nagar by walking down the Naduvakkarai – Anna Nagar route.
Starting point: The Tower Park. Ayyappan temple side entrance.
Organised by Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai

Venue: Starting point: The Tower Park. Ayyappan temple side entrance.
Contact: Thirupurasundari Sevvel at +91 9444253532.
Time: 11 a.m.
Date: 19th Aug, 2017.
Contest: Make your own Social History Album / Scrap Book
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
Registrations: Register with Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai. Ms. Thirupurasundari Sevvel, +91 9444253532
19th & 20th August 2017
Contest: Drawing
For children in junior and senior categories.
Topic will be given on the spot.
Registrations:Register before Aug. 10, 2017. Venue and other details will be provided upon registration
Contact: Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai. Ms. Thirupurasundari Sevvel, +91 9444253532
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m
Date: 19th Aug, 2017
Justice Party Heritage Walk
Thyagaraya Nagar, popularly known by its abbreviated form T. Nagar was created as an urban suburb of Madras during the 1920’s by the Madras Presidency government led by Raja of Panagal of the Justice Party. The town was named after Justice Party leader Sir Pitti Theagaraya Chetty, while the streets, parks and localities in the new neighbourhood were named after important members of the Justice party like Raja of Panagal, Natesan, Sir Muhammad Usman, etc… The Justice Party Heritage walk of Thyagaraya Nagar takes you around the roads and streets of T Nagar as well as the history behind it.The walk is conducted by Govi. Lenin, Editor-in- Charge of Nakheeran,Cost: Rs 100/- per person (payable at the spot)

To register: call 94440 77171
Venue: Assemble at: Panagal Park, Usman Road junction (opp. Saravana Stores)

Time: 2.15 p.m.
Date: 19th Aug, 2017
Nature Walk: Butterfly Walk at Adyar Poonga
Madras Naturalists’ Society conducts a Butterfly Walk at Adyar Poonga.
Group Size: 20
Please bring along Binoculars & Cameras
Car Parking, Entrance and Camera Fees payable as per Poonga Rules. Please email Umesh at umeshmani1@gmail.com to confirm your participation. Confirmation strictly on a first-come basis.Venue: Adyar Poonga
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Date: 18th Aug – 20, 2017.

Eyes of Madras – Photo Exhibition of The Chennai Photowalk Group
o commemorate the 10th year of The Chennai Photowalk Group and to coincide with the Madras Week Celebrations, CPW is conducting a Photo Exhibition titled ‘Eyes of Madras’. On August 18-20, 2017

The theme of the Exhibition is “Essence of Madras”. Photographs, numbering about 100, taken by the Chennai Photowalkers in and around Chennai during the Photowalks will be displayed.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chennaiphotowalk/
https://www.flickr.com/groups/576825@N21/discuss/72157677926269952/72157684159285631

Venue: At C P Arts Centre, Mini Gallery, Eldams Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018.
Time: 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Date: 15th Aug, 2017.

Tree Walk: Kotturpuram Tree Park
Nizhal takes a look at the city’s post Vardah tree cover and the imperative need for a sensitive greening of this gracious city of Madras, that is Chennai. Join the Madras day special tree walks in your neighbourhood.

The walk will be between 5 pm and 6 pm. Registrations can be through email to nizhal.shade@gmail.com or by calling 97910 29568, 9840627376, 98404 44010, 99410 04642

Time: 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.
Date: 12th Aug, 2017.

Heritage Walk: Lanes of Aminjikarai
Walk down the lanes of Aminjikarai and know the stories behind them.
Starting point: Opposite Lakshmi Theatre
Organised by Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai
Contact Thirupurasundari Sevvel at +91 9444253532

Time: 7.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
Date: 12th Aug, 2017.

Walk through West Mambalam
Padmapriya Baskaran, heritage blogger and researcher and Aalayam Kanden Trust will be curating a walk that traces a heritage trail through West Mambalam.

On 12th of August from 7 to 8.30 am.

The walk will originate at the Madeley Subway, and go along the Kothandaramar Temple, Ahobila Mutt Oriental School, the Mambalam Agraharam, Srinivasa Theatre, Kasi Viswanathar Temple, the Sankara Mutt Goshala, Public Health Centre and the Madras Kali Bari,

This is a free walk. To register, send an email to aalayamkanden@gmail.com

Time:4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: 5th Aug, 2017
Heritage Walk: Community dwellings of Triplicane
Experience the community dwellings of Triplicane by walk.Organised by Nam veedu, Nam oor, Nam kadhai
Contact Ms.Thirupurasundari Sevvel at +91 9444253532

Venue: Starts at Peyazhwar Street & Parthasarathy temple junctions, next to the temple car.