The Madras Week Celebrations kicked off in the city in a big way on Sunday. With a list of events ranging from heritage walk on Islamic Heritage of Mount Road to a public talk on Superstar Rajnikanth, the first Sunday of the Madras Week had every Chennaite just waiting to celebrate the birth of their city.
The day began with half a dozen heritage walks organised in the various parts of the city. Inspite of it being a cozy weekend, all the heritage walks were full.
The Fort St George Heritage walk, Heritage Walk around Kipauk and the Islamic Heritage walk along the Mount Road were some of the prominent ones that had several city-lovers clamouring for spot in.
Several organisers also came up with innovative ways to take a ride around the city. One was Crafting along the Marina, a walk taking in the statues on the Marina beach starting from Kannagi statue.
At the end of the walk children made a scrapbook on their walking tour. Runners of Chennai and Bicycle enthusiasts organised their own tours through the city.
Children’s events found a special place on Sunday. Asha Sampath of Tale Spin and Kavitha and Debjani of Once Upon a Time .. Tells a Tale organised a story telling event about Namma Chennai which also included storytelling activity.
There were also online events for children and adults on the knowledge of Chennai. “ Something that is heartening about this years’ events is that people from North Chennai too are participating like never before. There is also an unprecedented enthusiasm from schools. Looks like all of Chennai have found their own ways to make the best of the Madras Week Celebrations,” said R Revathi, one of the key coordinators of the Madras Week Celebrations.