Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Madras Day 2008; Day Three

This is a tradition I guess.
The Tuesday of Madras Week is devoted to City Schools!
There's a double bill on today.
Over 70 students from 20 schools file into Srinivasa Sastri Hall in Luz for the Chennai Heritage Project Contest. Students are asked to choose a less known heritage site, visit and study it and work on a PP presentation. And the teams present their projects today.
So we get to listen to topics on St. Patrick's School in Adyar set up by Irish priests who once owned the area now called Gandhi Nagar, the Pattinathar Temple in Thiruvottriyur, Royapuram Railway Station . . .

Dr. Prema Kasturi and Indira Narayanan are the judges. And the winners - Sri Sankara Vidyashramam, Thiruvanmiyur, Sishya, Adyar and Lady Andal Venkata Subba Rao School, Chetput.

Earlier, Swahilya has good news for us. She is the guide of a tour which took a group of P. S. Senior School students to landmarks in north Madras. Swahilya says she enjoyed doing the tour as much as the kids did. A second such tour takes place later this week.

Swahilya volunteered to guide this tour. And we need more people who can lead events for Madras Day. Ideas, people, spaces. If you have some thing abuzz for 2009, do let us know.

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