Sunday, August 17, 2014

North Madras puts up their photo collection in exhibition

Nine years ago, Royapuram based Avvai Kalai Kazhagam organised various events for school children and a cultural evening 'Madras Nalla Madras' in 2005. The enthusiastic women had been part of the Madras Week guiding school children from the southern part of Chennai in their trip to north Madras for a couple of years. But they have been quiet and watching what the city was doing for the past few years.

We knew that they have a collection of old and new photos of Madras, particularly of Royapuran. Tondiarpet, Thiruvottiyur, Ennore and the neighbouring areas. This year we suggested they brought these pics out for an exhibition and Renuka Devi, a past secretary of the organisation, with whom we are co-ordinating showed much interest.

In three days they are ready with more than 200 photos neatly arranged in the hall where they host their annual Navaratri show. They are inviting the neighbourhood schoolchildren to the exhibition.

Renuka says that they are working on adding more to the collection  for next year and some pictures need correction with the city's administration making changes in the zones.

We are happy that the Madras Week 2015 is in their agenda now.

1 comment:

Venkat Narayanan said...

Great in each and every exhibition please use aluminium scaffolding for your safety.