Get you Aadhar card without hassle

The Induslnd Bank in Sastri Nagar, 1st Avenue is conducting an Aadhar Card Camp at its premises till the end of January 2018.

Anxious parents who are eager to get their little ones admitted in schools can checkout this place. Anyone who has missed out on their Aadhar Card can also get it here.

The Government has extended the deadline for linking bank accounts to Aadhaar numbers by three months. The deadline now is March 31, 2018. Even schools have made it mandatory. Students for the academic year 2018-19 will require the unique identification or Aadhar number for admission. While only children above the age of 5 can get their cards at the Corporation Office, the bank provides Aadhar cards to children below 5 years of age. Further, the entire process is hassle free and the waiting time is negligible. Parents just have to take their Aadhar Cards and the child’s birth certificate to obtain the card.

Senior citizens can also make use of this Camp to avail their cards. For further information and details regarding the process contact the Bank at 4906 1400.

Pongal goodies for ration card holders

The festival Pongal which falls on January 14, marking the birth of auspicious Tamil month ‘Thai’ is the main festival of the Tamils. Tamil Nadu Government on Jan. 5 launched a Special Pongal package to rice card holders to enable them to celebrate the harvest festival.

The gift-pack comprises of 1 Kg raw rice, 1 Kg sugar, a piece of sugarcane, 20 gms each of cashew and dry grapes and 5 gms of cardamom. Card holders will also get in addition to the gift pack, a saree and a dhothi from the Tehsildar office.

Celebrating Pongal

Members from Sri Kapaleeshwarar Nagar Residents Welfare Association conducted the ECR Street Festival on Jan.7 at the association premises. The festival was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and was attended by the residents across ECR.

The festival venue was packed with stalls for food items, lifestyle products, accessories, various clubs like Global Art, Helen O’ Grady, The Quest and more. The roads around the association office were adorned with pandals and kolams by the residents. Competitions like fancy dress, cooking, kolam and drawing were held. Special counters for kili josiyam and potter’s wheel added to the attraction.

“The children were delighted to take part in bullock cart rides, uri adi competition and try their hands at the potter’s wheel. The festival paved way for the residents to come together and celebrate the festival with oneness,” says Raghupathy from the association.

The association can be reached 99405 93069.

Seeds and gardening materials for ‘Thai Pattam’

The Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops is distributing roof-top vegetable garden kits at subsidised cost to encourage residents to grow their own organic vegetables. The kit, which is originally priced Rs. 2555, can be purchased at a subsidised cost of Rs.1000. One can purchase up to 5 kits.

Each kit contains 30 growbags with Coco-peat, 10 varieties of vegetable seeds, 2 kg Bio-fertilizers, 500 ml Bio-pesticides, 5kg of water soluble chemical fertilizer and a Demo Hand Book. Offer available till stocks last.

Residents can avail the Roof top vegetable garden kits at the Horticulture depot in Thiruvanmiyur. To avail the kits, they must submit a photocopy of Aadhar or Ration card with one passport size photograph. Open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

At 9, Thiruveedhi Amman Kovil Street, Thiruvanmiyur. For details contact 24510597 and 98402 55347.