More than 300 women participated in the day-long event

Women who participated in the ‘Heels on Wheels' treasure hunt organised as part of International Women's Day enjoyed their day out.

Some used the opportunity to go wild by painting their faces. Some displayed their patriotism by wearing the tricolour.

Yet others declared themselves a team by wearing identical outfits.

The exuberant group included young and old women, intent on making the best of the day.

More than 300 women participated in the day-long event which began with a treasure hunt at the CitiCentre.

In four hours, the contestants had to crack about 50 clues hidden in dummy news stories in The Hindu Metro Plus, which organised the event.

Flagging off the hunt, Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind cheered the women saying, “Live it up all you women, wild women from Chennai.”

For the team in tricolour, it was a special occasion. The four-member team of K. Srimathy, B. Madhavi, P. Rukmini and Sowmya Reddy, made Chennai their home after marriage.

Their children are currently writing their class X exams under the CBSE stream.

In another group that included a mother-daughter team, the daughter Shalini Ramkumar, said she had a two-year-old son who was at home with her husband.

Several interesting events followed the treasure hunt.

There were quizzes and on-the-spot talent contests. The women who participated in the talent contest were cheered for the speed with which they multi-tasked: they chopped onions, painted a handkerchief with the ‘Heels on Wheels logo' and applied nail polish, eyeliner and lipstick in less than three minutes.

There were also events for couples. In one event the husband had to express his love for his partner and tell her why she was special to him. A contestant floored his wife by thanking her for marrying him; another told his wife he loved her so much that he kept an eye on her.

While the women waited for the prize distribution function, they got their palms decorated with mehendi.

Rajya Sabha Member Kanimozhi distributed the prizes to the winners of the treasure hunt and the talent contest.

The winning teams received cash prizes and gift hampers from the sponsors. The talent contest winner G. Gunvanthy won a Hero Honda two-wheeler.

The event was sponsored by Pothys, Sowbaghya and Naidu Hall – the family shop. O2 Health Studio, Aspen, Witco, Mahavir Optics and Hero Honda sponsored the prizes.