Friday, January 28, 2022

Capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai celebrates its 382 birth anniversary

Chennai the capital of Tamilnadu celebrates Madras Day today in commemoration of a pact inked 382 years ago. It is said that on this day in 1639 that the Madrasapatnam or Chennapatnam, a coastal village, was purchased by the East India Company. Madras Day came into existence recently in 2004. Since then the day has been celebrated with fanfare. Chief Minister M.K.Stalin wished the people of beautiful Chennai.

Chennai week celebrations have gone online due to the pandemic. For Chennaiites, the long beautiful Marina Beach with a beautiful lighthouse is a relaxing place buzzing with fun activities for children, a stroll and a staring time at the waves simply refreshes. The remarkable landmark of the city, St.George’s Cathedral has the cemetery of Captain Christopher Biden, who had worked for the British East India Company. He is the great-great grandfather of US President Joe Biden. The US Consulate, situated next to the CathedraL is also celebrating Madras Week virtually. Visitors get to know of many historical and cultural icons as they walk on the shores of Marina. The University of Madras, Presidency College, the Santhome Cathedral, Napier Bridge and Vivekananda Illam are some of the prominent places which imprint evergreen memories in the hearts of people who visit the place. Chennai Super Kings has also made an indelible mark in the world of Cricket that Chennai is no lesser in the game. With more than eleven lakh people, the Places, People, Street food, Chennai slang have their own place in making the city great.

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