As everyone deserves to celebrate their birthday then why not a city? Madras or Chennai is one of the populous cities located in South India. This very city got its identity on 22nd August 1639. All the Chennaites find the day very auspicious and so the celebration of the foundation day of Chennai is known as The Madras week celebration.  This special day carries significance as on this day the silver land where the fort St. George is located today was transacted by the East India Company. It is said that the deal was made by Francis Day and Andrew Cogan. It is believed that this significant deal was done on 22nd August.

Namma Chennai Chanceyilla!

The plan of the celebrating the foundation of Chennai was originated from a meeting conducted by the trustees of Chennai Heritage Foundation in the year 2004. This idea was proposed by Vincent D’Souza, a Chennai based journalist. Gradually this special day has gained immense adoration as the people of Chennai do not want to miss a single chance to enjoy this grand celebration. Here a number of tips are given for you on how the city celebrated the awesomeness of its legacy during the Madras Week 2017, and will have a few more to celebrate in the oncoming days.

Ways of Celebration of Madras Week 2017

  • Heritage ride 2017:cycling yogis

    It surely would have been a pleasure to involve yourself in that auspicious occasion to some wonderful entertainments such as a heritage ride. Cycling Yogis organization conducted a heritage cycle ride on the bank of Adyar River. The program venue is as given below.

    Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017.
    Starting time: 5:00 AM ,finishing time: 10:30 AM
    Starting point: Santhome Inn, finishing point: Santhome High Road.
    U turn spot: manimangalam Dharmeswarer temple.
    The total ride distance: 100 km.

  • Explore the campus events:Explore the campus events

    On the occasion of Madras Week Celebration, the Department of History and tourism is organized few special events at Stella Maris College. And there’s one still waiting….

    On 28/8/17 there will be an exhibition at Fort St. George. At that exhibition, you would get traditional food courts, cultural games, philately, ancient photo gallery, Cinematic Madras through a bioscope and so on.

  • Play the contests:Play the contests

    During this unique and splendid festival entertain yourself with a number of interesting contests. Contest details are given below:

    ThengaMaangaPataaniSundal Contest:
    For this contest register your name as a team of two. You will be given a table and then you need to set up a stall and prepare a delicious dish which reminds you of Namma Madras beach. The team prepares the best dish wins an exciting prize. There are no restrictions on the ages.  The time is from 10: AM to 12 noon. Place: The learning community at Quest 4/375 Chari Avenue, Palavakkam Chennai.

  • Food walk:mylapore food fest

    What’s Chennai city without its culture… even in little things like coffee. There was a dedicated event to explore the food-culture of Chennai amid the aroma of the brews:

    Mylapore food Walk: 19th August 2017
    The starting point: Indian Bank, North Mada St and R K Mutt Road, Mylapore.
    Time: from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Things to be noted: This was an evening walk (Maami Mess Coffee and Kalathi Rosemilk anyone?)

  • Explore the nature with a tree Walk (and it’s not too late!):nature walk

    Nothing can exist in this world without nature – so on this special festival go for a tree walk and find your comfort in the lap of lush green nature. The walk schedule is given below:

    Tree walk-Harrington road park, Chetpet, 27th August 2017
    Starting point: Harrington road Park Chetpet.
    Meeting point: Stoppers Stop Junction.
    Time: 5 PM to 6 PM.
    Register your name at or call 9791029568

  • Exhibit the gallery (and it’s going on!):miiltary exhibition

    Military Heritage Exhibition: 11
    th August -24th August 2017
    Hosted by CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, this very exhibition is fully dedicated to the Indian Army to our armed force. People of all ages would definitely find this exhibition interesting as here you would get a chance to peep into the military heritage of our nation. You would get to know about the different arms and weapons that the security force uses to save us.Exhibition venue: The CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, 1 Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.
    Time: from 11 AM to 6 PM.

  • Enhance your General Knowledge:

    During this exciting occasion, you can also join the various quiz contests to enhance your general knowledge.  These contests cover all important chapters such as geography, science, computer, heritage and culture, current affairs, identification of the artifacts and so on. The event venue is as follows.

    Knowing Madras through quiz:
    This quiz contest is conducted by Mr. S. Muthiah
    Time: 3 PM to 5 PM
    Contest Venue: Madras Literary Society, DPI Complex, College Road, next to Shankar Netralaya Eye Hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006.
    Registration will start from 2: 30 PM.
    Age no bar.
    Registration is free for the MLS members and for the non-members RS. 50 have to be paid.

  • Experience the traditional games:Experience the traditional games

    It’s a bit of an indulgence and a brush with history when participating in the exciting traditional games during the Madras Week 2017.

    Maths and traditional games, 22nd August 2017
    This event was conducted by Kreeda and Ramanujam maths Education Centre.
    Venue: At Ramanujam Maths Education Centre, 15/9 Somu Chetty, 4th lane, Royapuram, Chennai 600013.
    Time: from 10 AM to 1 PM. For more details please visit

  • Know your knowledge:Knowledge

    This wonderful event is suitable for all ages. Atten this event to test your knowledge about your city, landmarks and about the locality.

    Madras A-maze, 26th August 2017
    Venue: The learning community at Quest 4/375 Chari Avenue, Chennai
    Time: 10 AM to 4 PM.

  • Engage yourself in talks and conversations:

    The event is conducted by eminent photographer/ Designer/ Artist Kuntal Desai. Event details are given below:

    Talk: Nature and Art, 26th August 2017
    Venue: Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018
    Go through all the above-mentioned tips and information and make your Madras Week 2017 memorable.

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