Welcome again to the second half of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Fest.
There isn't any jazz, pizzas and glitter.
There aren't any Page 3 celebrities on stage.
This is a Fest of the people.
And this year, children and young people dominate the Fest.
Which lends it a vibrance and that makes it unique.
Karnik and friends landed up for our 'Discover Mylapore' contest held last Sunday at the Park with nothing else but lots of enthusiasm.
The contest encourages people to know more about their neighbourhood. Many did, but they did so using Google Search, cars, bikes and autos.
These three students walked it all the way and when there were 5 minutes to deadline time, they hailed an auto and zipped back to the Park.
We love you friends for that spirit.
This is truly the spirit of this fest.
The past two days have seen children and teenagers dominate the lead events - dance, music, arts, crafts, volunteering. . .
The Mylapore Sound and Light show has been the work of about 60 young people. When we enhance it for a year ahead we would welcome musicians and studio engineers to help make this sound track a great one.
We hope to see more young people at the two Kolam Contests when east end of the North Mada Street becomes a carpet of the best kolams.
This is indeed a visual spectacle and as Director of the Fest, I would love to see the North, East and South Mada veedhis packed with 400 kolams.
If police officer Sunil Kumar and men can make it possible, that is!
This is a Fest that has been made possible.
When you take part in it, that effort is truly rewarded.
See you at the Fest.
More is on at www.mylaporefestival.com