It’s A Royal Sojourn For Jumbos At Thekkampatti

Local Administration Minister S P Velumani, State Forest Minister Dindigul Srinivasan and HR&CE Minister Sevvur Ramachandran inaugurated the 48 day elephant rejuvenation camp at Thekkampatti near here. About 26 elephants from across the temples in Tamil Nadu were brought to the camp alongwith the mahouts. Launched in 2013, this is the 13th camp being held at Mettupalayam. With a view identifying the weight of the elephants, a private weigh bridge on Annur four road junction has been engaged. After the elephants were alighted from the lorries, they were taken near…

Catering To The Taste Buds Amidst An Array of Antique Collection In Kannur

SHEFA RAFI Passion differs from person to person. For Shaji T whose passion is for antique collection caters not just tongue tingle dishes to food lovers, but also displayed an array of old things right from old newspapers to utensils, tape recorders, typewriters, televisions, wall clocks, time pieces, torches, motorcycles besides musical instruments, conventional type telephones. The list is endless. Interestingly, Mathruka Fast Food in Kannur hogged the limelight for its innovative concept as the youtube posting went viral on social media. Not just residents of Kannur, even from the…

CODISSIA Signs Pact With IAF To Mentor Startups

CODISSIA Defence Innovation and Atal Incubation Centre (CDIIC) signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Aero India 2021 fair in Bengaluru. The pact was signed in the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar. According to CODISSIA president M V Ramesh Babu, the IAF was represented by Air Vice Marshal S Ramakrishnan, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Maintenance Plans) while CDIIC was represented by M.V. Ramesh Babu, President, CODISSIA/Director, CDIIC and V. Sundaram,…

Kovaiites Hail Aathupalam-Ukkadam Flyover Extension Work

Local Administration Minister S P Velumani laid the foundation for the extension work of flyover between Aathupalam to Ukkadam junction till Oppanakara Street in the city in the presence of Tamil Nadu Assembly deputy speaker Pollachi V Jayaraman, District Collector K Rajamani, MLAs Amman K Arjunan, VC Arukutty, Ettimadai Shanmugham. The minister after inaugurating the extension work of flyover said that the earlier it was planned to construct flyover from Ukkadam to Karumbukkadai before the tollgate. However, there were repeated representations from the public seeking to extend the flyover upto…

Srijan Counselling To Conduct Free Mental Health Program For Students

Srijan Counselling Centre will be conducting a mass mental health training program on “The art of personal enhancement” for students for classes from 9th to 12th from the 1st week of March. Emphasizing on emotional well-being and academic improvements, the program will be conducted FREE for all Government Schools and paid for private schools. The program will focus on 5 important modules such as – psychological well being, behaviour modification, academic achievement, exam strategies and ways to put away addiction for children (like smartphones or other gadgets). With over 5…

Valli, The Singing Queen on NMR Turns Railway’s Pride

SHEFA RAFI Not just ticket checking, the Travelling Ticket Inspector (TTI) Valli steals the heart of the tourists through her singing talents on Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) between Mettupalayam and Coonoor. Meet the Nightingale of NMR, who not only entertains but engages them by making them sing songs of their choice. Singing in four languages—Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Badaga, the ever smiling NMR’s first woman TTI keeps the tourists mostly upcountry and within the country in good spirits all through the uphill journey. Quite interestingly, the ‘Antakshari’ is quite popular…

Meatless Day By Bharathi Park Ladies Association

Bharathi Park Ladies Association formed in 1983 has been active for the past 38 years. With its main aim of Know thy neighbour and motto Friendship and service it has been conducting various social service activities every year. Each year on account of Dada Vaswani’s birthday they celebrate meatless day. Due to Covid reasons the celebration last year got postponed. The competition was conducted on the 2nd of Feb 2021 with 14 participants who prepared various mouth watering dishes with the main ingredients as Banana-Raw, Ripe or stem or flower…

Collector, CoP Inspect Counting Centre at GCT

District Collector, who is the District Election Officer for Coimbatore district K Rajamani alongwith City Police Commissioner Sumit Saran reviewed the arrangements at Government College of Technology (GCT) which is usually the counting centre for all the 10 assembly constituencies-Coimbatore South, Coimbatore North, Kavundampalayam, Kinathukadavu, Pollachi, Sulur, Mettupalayam, Thondamuthur, Singanallur and Valparai. The officials discussed at length the facilities to be made at the counting centre premises including drinking water, rest rooms, strong room, security and parking space. City Police Commissioner had discussion with the Deputy Commissioner Stalin and other…

Round Table 31, City Ladies Circle 16 With KVB Inaugurated Classroom Blocks

As part of Round Table India’s vision of “Freedom Through Education”, Coimbatore City Round Table 31, Coimbatore City Ladies Circle 16 along with Karur Vysya Bank inaugurated two classroom block at Panchayat Union Middle School (PUMS) in Ellapalayam village, Annur Block, Coimbatore on January 27th 2021. The construction that began in August was completed by January along with continuous CSR fund support from Karur Vysya Bank. The plots were inaugurated by R Venkateshan, Deputy General Manager, Karur Vysya Bank, Coimbatore division, Tr. Pradeep Rajappa, Area 7 Chairman and Cr. Shalaka…

KG Hospital Inaugurates Upgraded ‘Accident And Emergency Services’

KG Hospital inaugurated its upgraded Accident and Emergency Services. Nallaram Trust chairman S.P. Anbarasan lighted the traditional lamp alongwith Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam, Chairman, KG Hospital and Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Managing Trustee, KG Hospital to mark the inauguration. The Accident and Emergency Services wing is directly accessible from the hospital’s entrance. It is a Zero-Delay Emergency Room. It features a 7 bedded emergency unit and 21 bedded ICU on the first floor. 7 dedicated doctors will be present at ICU. Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam said KG Hospital was the first to start…