This year, Madras Week will be celebrated from August 19 to 26.
The Chennai Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is planning several competitive programmes such as quiz, elocution contests and debates for schools and colleges, with Madras as the focus. Mylapore Times is organising a wide range of events such as walks, quiz contests, etc.
Chennai Heritage, publishers of Madras Musings, will be hosting eight talks at various locations on subjects related to the city. It will also be hosting heritage walks in the city. Hotels in the city will be enthusiastic participants. Some will be venues for talks while others will host art and photographic exhibitions, besides organising food festivals with Madras cuisine as their theme. Art galleries will also be celebrating the event in a big way.
This year, the celebrations will also be taken to the suburbs such as Thiruvanmiyur, Nanganallur and Tambaram.
Role of co-ordinators
Participation is purely a voluntary effort by those who want to organise programmes during the week.
The role of the informal group of co-ordinators is only to encourage such participation, try to organise publicity for the events, offer advice, and arrange venues, if possible.
Individuals/volunteer groups who wish to celebrate the founding of the city, can join.
For any assistance, contact: