ELDIA PURE COCONUT OIL PRESENTS “Valentunes 2020” – A unique Singing Competition

Chennai, 15th Feb 2020, Citi Centre, Mylapore was filled with enthusiastic women & men dressed in red to celebrate Valentines day. Eldia Pure Coconut Oil & Iris events presented a unique singing competition “Valentunes 2020” aimed at young adults, college students & working professionals. This event was organised to identify and bring to light musical talent and provide them an opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Eldia pure coconut oil is a result of handpicked and finest crushed in the most hygienic of environmental and packed with utmost care. Most exciting, foot-tapping and memorable event to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentunes – 2020.

10th edition of Valentunes saw more than 800 participants who enrolled for the auditions held at few colleges & at Citi Centre during the first week of Feb 2020. 60 of them made it to the semi finals .The quality of the performances were remarkable with 18 contestants making it to the final stage.

The finalists performed to the tunes played by live band. VALENTINES – Thematic fashion show was hosted by students of Iris Glam powered by Naturals. Singer Jayadev enthralled the audience with a Tamil medley.

The event had 3 categories Miss Valentunes (for girls & women), Mr valentunes (for Boys & Men) & Duet round for pairs

The event was well attended by celebrities and received popular acclaim from the public. Special Guest and Jury were Inspiring Ilango, Director Raja Pallavi Raja, Singers Jaya Dev, Satrangi Promod & Kamalaja. The event provided an ideal platform for closet singers to come out in the open, dazzle the audience and walked away with fabulous prizes, fame and stardom.

Winners won excellent prizes and awards, The winners of the evening

ELDIA PURE COCONUT OIL Miss Valnetune – Ms Abhinaya, (IT professional) Nikita (Student of Ethiraj) & Lohawani (IT Professional from TCS)
ELDIA PURE COCONUT OIL Mr Valnetune – Mr Manoj,Jayaraj & Balasubramanian – all the three are working professionals


ELDIA PURE COCONUT OIL – Creative Jingle round

Citi centre was the hospitality Partner. Associate partners – Arun Excello who gave away gift vouchers of Rs 50000 for booking a flat & Studio Homz Gift vouchers worth 1,00,000 to the winners, Lenco watches & awards for all the winners. Hariththarang was the green partner. The event was conducted in aid of ARK INDIA SOCIETY, The event was conceptualised and organised by IRIS EVENTS.

பூச்சிஅத்திப்பேடு அருள்மிகு ஸ்ரீ அங்காள ஈஸ்வரி ஆலயத்தில் 6 ஆம் ஆண்டு தீமிதிதிருவிழா





பூச்சிஅத்திப்பேடு அருள்மிகு ஸ்ரீ அங்காள ஈஸ்வரி ஆலயத்தில் 6 ஆம் ஆண்டு தீமிதிதிருவிழா நடைபெற்றது திருவள்ளூர் மாவட்டம் செங்குன்றம் அடுத்த
பூச்சிஅத்திப்பேடு மஹாலக்ஷ்மி நகர் கரையோரத்தில் அமைந்துள்ள அருள்மிகு ஸ்ரீ அங்காள ஈஸ்வரி ஆலயத்தில் 6-வது வருடம்தீமிதி திருவிழா மற்றும் மாசி மாதத் திருவிழா ஆலய நிர்வாகி வெங்கட்ராமன் தலைமையில் வெகு விமர்சையாக நடைபெற்றது இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியையொட்டி கடந்த 14-2-2020 வெள்ளிக்கிழமை அன்று காலை 7 மணிக்கு கிராம தேவதை செல்லியம்மன் ஆலயத்திலிருந்து பக்தர்கள் பால்குடம் ஏந்தி வந்தனர் இதனைத்தொடர்ந்து அம்மனுக்கு சிறப்பு பால் அபிஷேகம் நடைபெற்றது மதியம் 12 மணிக்கு மாபெரும் அன்னதானம் நடைபெற்றது மாலை 6 மணிக்கு காப்பு கட்டுதல் மற்றும் கொடியேற்றும் உற்சவம் நடைபெற்றது இரவு 8 மணிக்கு ஸ்ரீ அங்காள ஈஸ்வரி அம்மன் திருவீதி உலா நடைபெற்றது 15/2/2020 சனிக்கிழமை இரவு 8 மணி அளவில் அக்னி கப்பறை கரத்தில் ஏந்திய வண்ணம் அம்பாள் திருவீதி உலா நடைபெற்றது இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியையொட்டி 16/2/2020 ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை மதியம் 12 மணிக்கு அம்மனுக்கு கூழ் வார்த்தல் நடைபெற்றதுஇதனையடுத்து மாலை 6 மணி தீமிதி திருவிழா நடைபெற்றது இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் காப்பு கட்டி கடும் விரதம் இருந்த பக்தர்கள் ஓம் சக்தி பராசக்தி என்ற கோஷத்துடன் அக்னி குண்டத்தில் இறங்கி தீ மிதித்தனர் இதில் சுற்று வட்டாரத்திலுள்ள திரளான பக்தர்கள் கலந்துகொண்டு தீமிதி திருவிழாவை கண்டுகளித்தனர் முடிவில் அனைவருக்கும் பிரசாதம் வழங்கப்பட்டது







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VR Chennai presents ‘Valentine’s Blind Date’, an exclusive Valentine’s Day dog show on 15th February





VR Chennai presents ‘Valentine’s Blind Date’, an exclusive Valentine’s Day dog show on 15th February 2020

VR Chennai celebrated the day of love honouring the most loyal life partners of them all – pets! Blind date was a health dog show conducted on the 15th of February at Uzhavar Sandhai, VR Chennai. The dogs were given a thorough health check-up which was followed by the ramp walk.

The evening saw upto twenty adorable pooches dressed their best, strutting the ramp for the crowd of animal lovers. Owners and their little loved ones were seen enjoying fun treats and celebrating love together.

VR Chennai, through its underlying ideal of Connecting Communities, brought together a crowd of dog parents who were seen bonding over their four legged friends and cheering them on as they showcased their talents.


PAYANAM 75 – World’s Longest Walkathon Organised by #Walk_for_Plastic on 16th Feb

PAYANAM 75 – World’s Longest Walkathon Organised by #Walk_for_Plastic on 16th Feb 2020



16th February 2020, Chennai: “PAYANAM 75” by ‘Walk for plastics’ is the World’s Longest Walkathon which aimed at collecting the littered recyclable plastics and creating social awareness for a litter-free city.

A movement that was started towards creating a better world has now become yet another milestone by youngsters. The initiative of #WalkForPlastics primarily, was aimed at spreading awareness about plastic recycling started with just 10 volunteers but now, more than 500 volunteers from all over the world have come together to create a record on its 238th day.

Till date, Walk for plastic has recycled over 7 tons of reusable plastics in 237 days, amounting up to Rs. 45,000/- collected by recycling these plastic wastes. Approximately 1 lakh sq. ft. of landfill area has been accommodated for this activity. The funds raised is entirely used for educating the rag picker’s children & provide them with their other educational needs. Payanam is a major initiative by ‘Walk for plastic’ is to create public awareness simply by getting into action without any slogans or placards.

Today, #walk_for_plastics successfully entered the 238th day with Payanam-75 covering 75 km in major parts of the city. The first set of volunteers began their journey for the big day from the Art Kingdom, Villivakkam along with Gowtham. B, the Founder of ‘Walk for plastics’ at 10:30 AM, reaching Kathipara Junction at 5:30PM via Thirumangalam – Koyambedu – Vadapalani – Ekkatuthangal. Simultaneously, volunteers from other parts of the city had gathered at four major locations like Tambaram, Poonamallee, Shollinganallur and Anna Square and completed their journey at Kathipara Junction.

At dusk, more than 300 volunteers had assembled to pull off the ‘World’s Longest Walkathon’ – A Walk for the betterment of Mother Earth. Zonal Officer of Chennai City Corporation – Mr. Murugan H (Zone 12) graced the occasion with his presence and appreciated their efforts taken. He further encouraged them to work towards creating a litter-free city. In his words, “Payanam-75 is one-of-a-kind initiative across the world to make our surroundings a better place to live in. A social change is possible only when the youth show interest and take it up as a challenge in solving a problem. I am happy to see the wonderful response this initiative has received and I congratulate each and every citizen who has volunteered and contributed.”

Other socialites like Actor Kumaran Thangarajan, Model/Actress Pradaini Surva and RJ Vijay also contributed their part in creating a cleaner environment. The 75-km walk involved over 300 volunteers and had collected approximately 500 kgs of plastics. The collected, recyclable plastics were handed over to the Greater Chennai Corporation for the welfare of sanitary workers. Finally, the most-awaited moment for the team had arrived when the walkathon was declared and awarded as the “WORLD’S LONGEST WALKATHON” and had made its entry into the Triumph World Records.

The organiser & founder of the initiative ‘Walk for Plastics’, Artist Gowtham B says that, “The vision is to create a litter-free sensible world, where waste management could be understood easily thus protecting the nature by all means and to create a world with good human values and high civic sense. I whole-heartedly, thank each and every soul who has contributed in making this initiative a big success.”

Akme Star Housing Finance Limited forays in Tamil Nadu, Establishes physical presence in Chennai Saturday, February 15, 2020:

Akme Star Housing Finance Limited forays in Tamil Nadu, Establishes physical presence in Chennai
Saturday, February 15, 2020:

Akme Star Housing Finance Limited (Akme Star HFC), a housing finance company active in affordable housing finance space has announced its foray in Tamil Nadu through establishing and operationalizing a branch in Chennai.Akme Star HFC has been operating in Rajasthan since more than a decade and has recently expanded its presence in the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The Company works with a business philosophy of enabling credit access to first time home buyers in target EWS / LIG (Economically Weaker Section / Low Income Group) section who wish to purchase low cost housing units
Akme Star HFC has chosen Tamil Nadu as the first state for expansion in southern part of India and through its Chennai branch, will be working with an objective of providing demand side intervention at the retail level targeting end users in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) notified towns. The focus will be on residential projects where units qualify the criteria set by CLSS guidelines under the PMAY
Akme star HFC branch at Chennai is situated at Butt Road. This office would act as a hub for adjoining locations including Tambaram, Mahabalipuram, Sriperumbudur, Villupuram and Tiruvallur. The Company would be focusing on customers in EWS/LIG segment looking towards purchase / construction of own home. Akme Star HFC would offer housing loans up to Rs. 25 lakhs to these customers
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Ashish Jain, Chairman &Managing Director, Akme Star HFC said,“Akme Star HFC is has expanded to newer geographies in the last couple of quarters and Tamil Nadu, being one of the biggest affordable housing finance market in India, becomes a natural choice for establishing our presence. With a projected housing demand of more than 5 million units over the next decade, more than 90% of which would be in low cost housing segment, we aim to play a meaningful role in providing housing finance assistance to the first-time home owning families. We intend to open more physical branches in Tamil Nadu over the next 2-3 years as a part of our scale up program”
On the occasion, Mr. Prashant Karulkar, a reputed social entrepreneur and a key member of Arkfin Investments Pvt. Ltd which is a strategic investor in Akme Star HFC said, “We are extremely happy to have Akme Star HFC venturing into Tamil Nadu. Multitudes of first-time home buyers stand to benefit from financial assistance through the Company and eligible ones stand to gain through Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)”
About Akme Star Housing Finance Limited
Akme Star Housing Finance Limited (Akme Star HFC) is an NHB registered housing finance company founded by Late Shri. Mohan Lal Nagda and Shri. Nirmal Kumar Jain. The company has been operational in affordable housing finance space since commencement of business operations in Sep 2009. Akme Star HFC works with an intent to enable home ownership through providing housing finance to target EWS/LIG customers. Akme Star HFC is managed by Shri. Ashish Jain, Chairman and Managing Director and a team of experienced housing finance professionals. Akme Star HFC is registered as a Primary Lending Institution (PLI) under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The Company is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) since March 2015. Akme Star HFC has its registered office in Udaipur, Rajasthan and Corporate Head Office in Mumbai, Maharashtra
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TAMILNADU STATE SPORTS KARATE ASSOCIATION conducted Tamilnadu state selection tournament




Chennai, 15th Feb 2020: TAMILNADU STATE SPORTS KARATE ASSOCIATION conducted Tamilnadu state selection tournament for south zone championship & National Championship 2020 at Montfort Technical Institute, Alandur

Players age of category

1) SUB JUNIOR ( 8 yrs to 13 yrs )

2) Cadet ( 14 yrs to 15 yrs )

3)Junior ( 16 yrs to 17yrs )

4)Under-21 ( 18 yrs to 20 yrs ) from all district associations are participating with a student base of 1200

We have experienced international & National Referees & Judges. TNSSKA’s Ambition is to encourage the players to compete for National & international levels. Tamilnadu state players should get more Medals.

Our Association is ready to sponsor for players transport & accommodation expenses. We expect more sponsors for our Tamilnadu state players this tournament.

The following are the office bearers of TNSSKA. Shihan SAI BRUCE ( State President ), Shihan N Karate ANANDHAN ( State Chairman ), Shihan N MOHAN ( Admin Secretary & State Treasure ), Shihan P R RATHNABALA ( Technical Commttee Chairmen ), Shihan S M VETRI ( Technical commission Chairman )

Macro Brain Abacus, Chennal organised a competition for school students by name GENIUS CONTEST on




Macro Brain Abacus, Chennal organised a competition for school students by name GENIUS CONTEST on

15.02.2020 at Balamurugan Hall, Madavaram. More than 1000 students from schools in various districts participants in the event. The event was presided over by guests Mr S Jaffar Hussain, Managing Director, New Star City

Mr A. Sanjai Babu, Founder, Wellness Pharmacy

Mr Balakrishnan Srinivasan, Advocate Ex-Secretary, Law Association, Madras High Court Bullding

Mr C. Raju B.Sc., PGDMM, M.B.A, CO – Founder, Vibhu Healthcare LLP

Dr Lakshmi Rajaram, UMSM President, Freedom Fighter Daughter

S.Mohana, Kalam TV

Mr Velayutham, B.E

See green cosmetics private limited, Chennai

Mr G. Edwin, B,Com.DFA

Regional Manager,

Himalaya drug company pharmaceutical divislon

The students exhibited their talents in various subjects such as Abacus, Handwriting, Drawing, Arts and Crafts and Essay writing.

Vote of thanks given by Ms.VIJAYALAKSHMI, CEO,

Macro Brain Abacus.