Here is a look at some of the events planned by local groups for Independence Day..
RAPRA is planning a celebration on Aug 15 at Corporation Park at 7th Main Road, R. A. Puram at 8 a.m. N. Ananthapadmanabhan, MD, NAC Jewelers will hoist the flag. Patriotic songs will be sung by Subhashree, a resident of 6th Main Road, R. A. Puram. Three octogenarians will talk about their Independence Day experiences. Cash prizes will be distributed to the winners of a speech competition held earlier. For details contact 9841030040.
Dwarakamai Educational Service Center is organising competitions for children including fancy dress, music and quiz on Aug 15. Games will also be held for parents and grandparents. Theme is freedom fighters and patriotism. Lunch will be provided. Entry fee is Rs. 100. At 14, Sai Bhavanam, II Link Street, C. I. T. Colony, Mylapore, II Link street, Mylapore, 10 a.m. onwards. Call 9500144940, 9444963548 to register.
At Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, the celebrations will be held at the school campus on Aug 15 at 7.30 a.m. At 5, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore.
Members of MRC Nagar Residents Association will be conducting their MRC Nagar Sports Day on Aug 15 at the Ambedkar Ground (opp. Ayyappan Temple). Olympian Baskaran is the chief guest and V. Balakrishnan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mylapore is the guest of honour. 7.15 a.m. onwards.
The Lotus Welfare Blind Trust of India, which runs a hostel in Mylapore for blind girls who want to pursue higher studies, is having a small celebration at the hostel premises on Aug 15 at 9 a.m. At Mahaveer Illam, Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street, Mylapore. Ph: 9840092850.
Lions Club of Madras Teynampet and Sree Karpagavalli Vidyalaya School, Mylapore will be celebrating Independence Day on Aug 15 at 9 a.m. K. M. Govindasamy, president, Lions Club Teynampet will preside over the function. Chief guest Madhubala Govindasamy will hoist the national flag. A cultural programme will be rendered by school children. At East Mada Street, Mylapore. At 9 a.m.
Kishore Gupta, Gupta Group of Companies, is the chief guest at the celebration planned at Andhra Mahila Sabha on Aug 15 at 9.30 a.m. At AMS Playground, R. A. Puram.