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New office bearers for EKNRWA

The annual general body meeting of East Kamaraj Nagar Residents Welfare Association (EKNRWA) was held on Sept.3 at their association premises.

The meeting saw the newly-elected representatives of the association taking charge for the year 2017-18. Dr.V.Nallathambi was elected as the president, Ganapathy and Pratap Karan Paul were elected as vice presidents. M.N.Mahendar was elected general secretary, Kavitha Ramakrishnan was selected as joint secretary and S.Nagarajan was elected as the treasurer. Besides office bearers, ten executive council members were also elected.

“At the meeting, the members of the AGM approved installation of UPS backup for CCTV cameras in few houses and special donation for cleaning the streets. Several issues like storm water drains pending works, unauthorised parking, street dog menace, drinking water shortage, trimming of trees on the roadside and others were discussed. We are planning to meet the appropriate officials to sort-out the issues,” says Mahendar.

The Association can be reached at 9444018130.

Eco market at Palavakkam

German International School, Palavakkam is hosting a Sunday eco market titled ‘Green Love A’Fair’ on Sept.24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event has stalls selling organic, vegan, upcycled and sustainable products. Admission is free. At 4/391, Ram Garden, Anna Salai, Palavakkam, ECR. For details, call 24512504.

District level boxing tournament

Kanchi Kings Boxing Club conducted a district level boxing tournament on Sept.9 and 10 at Decathlon, Perungudi. The tournament was held in sub-junior, junior and senior categories. Prabhu, President of Kanchipuram District Boxing Association was the chief guest. More than 150 participants took part in the tournament.

M.Tamizhselvan was awarded the best boxer title and V.Dinesh was named the most promising boxer of the tournament. Kanchi King Boxing Club won the overall championship.

The students of Kanchi Kings Boxing Club are coached by B.Mohan. The club is at 5/41, Thiru Vi Ka Street, Karunanidhi Cholan Nagar, Kandanchavadi, OMR.

A.R.S. Satvika, resident of Thiruvanmiyur won the 1st runner up award in the ‘All India abacus and mental arithmetic competition’ held at the Chennai Trade Centre on August 20. She is a student of Adyar Abacus Centre (UCMAS) and is studying class VII at St.Patricks High School.

Students from Ideal Play Abacus (IPA), Kottivakkam bagged prizes at the state level abacus competition conducted recently. IPA can be reached at 98406 80266.

New preschool at ECR

Rising Star, Kottivakkam is a new preschool. The school follows kindergarten and Montessori syllabus and has day care and after-school activities.

“We encourage critical thinking process and creative pursuits, while ensuring that the learning environment at school facilitates experimental learning. We have sand play and water play area for kids. Equipped with all kinds of learning tools, we offer the right ambience for focused learning,” says Nihala, the director. Preschool has programmes in language and literacy, math skills, creativity and physical education. After-school activities like phonetics, karate, zumba, gymnastics, yoga, western dance and bharatanatyam are conducted for kids and adults. Admissions open for Vijayadasami.

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. At 53E, Lakshmi Vadhana Nagar, Kottivakkam, ECR. Ph: 98848 76141.

Duathlon at OMR

Mongrels, a cycling group from Chennai is conducting the 4th edition of Chennai Duathlon on Oct.8 at DLF Garden, Semmencherry from 4.30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to triathlons. The International Triathlon Union governs the sport internationally. The event was conducted in categories such as sprint and classic.

Sprint distance duathlon include a 5 kilometers run, a 20 kilometers bike, and a 2.5 kilometers run. Classic distance duathlon include a 10 kilometers run, a 40 kilometers bike, and a 5 kilometers run. Mongrels can be contacted at 98409 45673.