Event Kolam contests on North Mada Street this weekend
The popular and the flagship event of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival — the traditional white pulli kolam contests that have been held on North Mada Street for over a decade now — will take place this year today and tomorrow at 4 p.m. Over 200 participants are expected to take part over the two days of the contest. Prizes will be given the same evening. Two traditional games — dayakattam and pallankuzhi — will also be played this weekend at Lady Sivasami School at 5 p.m. The event is open to all and participants can register on the spot after 4.30 p.m. on both days. On January 13 at 6.30 a.m., over 50 children, aged below 15, from DAV Matriculation School will present a mikeless group kutcheri at Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.