Around the City


CHENNAI.: The Women's Voluntary Service of Tamil Nadu organised the valedictory function of hand-embroidery and dressmaking courses sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board on Saturday. Managing Director of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance board Ambuj Sharma gave away certificates and tailoring kits to the trainees.

Crash course

Aloha India is conducting a crash course in mental arithmetic for children between 6 and 13 years in April and May at all its centres. Contact 24613262/6268

Eye camp

An eye screening camp for journalists will be held at Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya, R.A. Puram, Venkatakrishna Road on Sunday between 9.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The camp is jointly organised by Sankara Nethralaya and the National Union of Journalists, Tamil Nadu Unit.

Health Today

Vivek Publications— Health Today is holding a `Health Today 2005' expo from May 6 to May 8 at Valluvar Kottam featuring health care products and services. Contact 28483163, 28487533


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is celebrating Rama Navami on April 18 and April 19 with a Carnatic recital by T.V. Sankaranarayan and a group recital women musicians of the group `Champakapriya' at 6.30 p.m.

Summer course

Softview Visual Communication is offering a one-month summer course in photography from April 20. The course will cover aspects such as types of camera, rules of composition, lighting and backgrounding, software technologies, photo development and processing besides local visits. Classes will be held for two hours everyday and course fee Rs.5,500. There would also be guest lectures by professionals, says a release from Softview. For registration details contact: 52113535.

Bus shelters set up

The Metropolitan Transport Corporation will set up nearly 200 bus shelters throughout the city, said the managing director, C.T. Meyyappan, on Saturday.

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