Every year, in August various groups, clubs, organisations and individuals get up events like heritage walks, talks, contests, quizzes, shows and more to focus on the city people call Madras and Chennai. On its history and heritage, people and communities, issues and movements.
‘Madras Nalla Madras’ is the contest put out now by Mylapore Times newspaper.It asks school students to have a conversation with their grandfather or grandmother if they have lived many years in this city in the 1950s / 60s/ 70s.
The conversation can cover their school and college days, their work and social life days, local community life, transport, weekend amusements, festivals and social events in the colony where they resided then. Make sure all these events they recall are based in Madras.
This conversation must have details and small anecdotes, all factual. The student can then write down this conversation as a reportage in 300 words. In English.
Aldo, the contestant must add a photo of the person/s you have spoken to. A photo taken in their school / college / colony/ public spaces shot in the 1950s / 60s.
Also, record in audio format one snappy part of the conversation ( for one minute) and also send this too as a MP3 format file.
Contestants need to mail a Word file of the recollection, at least one photo and a MP3 audio file.
E-mail the entry ( with your full name, name of school, short address, e-mail ID and contact phone no. ) to – firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark the mail – Madras Nalla Madras! ( For any clarification call 9841049155)
Contest closes Aug.26, 2020. Best 5 submissions get prizes – Certificate and Madras souvenirs.
All info on events of Madras Day 2020 are at – www.themadrasday.in