Republic Day: snapshots from across Mylapore

Posting here reports of Republic Day e vents across Mylapore – on January 26 morning.

  • In Jeth Nagar, Mandaveli the celebrations brought residents together;  among others present was BJP MLA and leader, Vanathi Srinivasan. ( first photo)

A Padmanabhan, 94 years old, who is the senior-most member of the local association hoisted the flag

Padmanabhan joined Imperial bank of India on a clerical job. Due to India’s independence movement in 1947 he had to leave Secunderabad where he was based and move to Madras Presidency ( near Kumbakonam). He then moved to Madras and got a job in Caltex ( an American company) in 1949 and continued to work in the same organization ( subsequently the name changed to Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd) till his retirement in 1987, after completing 38 years of service.

In 1961, he bought a plot and constructed a house in Jeth Nagar, 3rd Street in 1962 and continues to live there till date. He is associated with R A Puram Bhakta Jana Sabha and is a prominent member attending all religious activities associated with the Sringeri Mutt and Saradambal Temple.

  • Members of the Kalyan Nagar Association gathered on the Association premises in Mandavelipakkam, to unfurl the Indian flag. ( photo above)
  • The celebration of the. CIT Colony community  gathered at the CIT Colony GCC park; the national flag was unfurled by Justice A. Kulasekaran.
    A E-waste collection drive was organised in the area and saplings planted, says Ramdas Naik, secretary, CIT RWA. ( Photo below)
  • The community at Jeeva Bhima Enclave, located off the east end of Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.  Children also joined the event, says resident Subha Dilip. ( photo below)

The community at Luz Golden Enclave had the unfurling of the Indian flag ; some members were invited to speak on this occasion.

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