The Hindu Friends of Chennai brings together the lovers of Madras through Madras Medai 2018
Madras turned 379 on August 22nd and this is the time when the city’s enthusiasts come together to reminiscence and celebrate their beloved former capital of the state. In connection to this, The Hindu’s Friends of Chennai (FoC), a forum that unites those driven by the sheer love for the city from various walks of lives, organised Madras Medai, a series of activities during the Madras Week (18 – 26 Aug).
Paint them vivid!
Spread over two weekends (18th, 19th, 25th and 26th, Aug ’18), over 700 volunteers painted the gloomy MRTS railway stations of Chindadripet, Greenways Road and Taramani in hues and shades of what the city represents – flamboyancy and beauty. With the central theme revolving around Madras, the walls now adorn artful depictions of monuments, heritage sites, its environment, culture etc. Joining hands with Friends of Chennai in this initiative was KRI Foundation, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) and Chennai Wall Painting helping participants create magic with colour.
Let’s talk, Chennai!
On the last weekend of Madras Week, Chennaites were part of the Town hall sessions led by Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy, Founder – Environmentalist Foundation of India on the 3 Ws of Chennai – its Water, Waste and Wildlife. Three sessions were spread across the city with over 800 participants engaging in discussion about Chennai, its waterbodies, waste management and wildlife. Activities and quizzes made way for some exciting goodie bags for those who emerged winners. The sessions were not only informative, but also opened up the opportunity to connect with a community of like-mindedness!