Mandaveli Raja Street RWA celebrated the 74th Republic Day on January 26 2023 in their street highlighted by a theme based kolam competition ; the theme was Moovanna Muzhakkam “The Tricolour Rage”.
The event started with unfurling of the national flag by the residents; the kolam competition followed.
12 teams of five members each participated in the competition and and by the end of the competition, Raja Street was a colourful carpet of rangolis.
This year there were not only teams from Raja Street but also from R K Nagar and teams from as far as Thondiarpet, Perungudi and Madhavaram.
The competition was followed by a cultural event – dances and singing of patriotic songs.
Special guests of the event were Kalpana Vummidi, Priya Kannan, Savitha Suresh Kanna and Revathy Sankaran.
The first prize winner of the competition was Team Sange Muzhangu from Tondiarpet. Other winners were Team Akai of Raja Street and Team Azhagiya Tamil Magal from Perungudi.
Sakkarai pongal and Venn pongal and goli soda was served by the RWA to all visitors.
- Report, photos by Ganga Sridhar