An Ode to Madras

19th August 2023: News18 TamilNadu, the leading Tamil news channel, marked the occasion of Madras Day with a celebratory on-ground event titled ‘Enga ooru Madras’. The event’s primary objective was to celebrate the unique essence of Madras, by delving into its historical significance, artistic expressions, and the memories that make the city an integral part of Tamil Nadu’s identity.

News18 TamilNadu ‘Enga ooru Madras’ brought together an ensemble of 20 renowned personalities per a dynamic and spirited music troupe, and two charismatic anchors to delve into the rich cultural heritage and vibrant spirit of Madras. The program featured engaging discussions, reminiscences, and lively interactions among the celebrities, and the music troupe who also showcased their talents through occasional singing performances.

The event was graced by array of invitees, including Jayakumar: Distinguished Ex-Minister from ADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam); Deva: Renowned Music Director; Aishwarya Rajesh: Acclaimed Actress; Dushara: Prominent Actress; Amir: Noteworthy Director; Parthiban: Celebrated Actor and Director; Velmurugan: Talented Lyricist; Premji: Esteemed Actor and Mayor Priya: Honorable Mayor of Chennai

The captivating event unfurled at Anna Towers, nestled in the heart of Anna Nagar, Chennai. The venue provided the perfect backdrop for this celebration of Madras, encapsulating its vibrant past and promising future. Members of the general public were welcomed to join the event, making it an inclusive and festive occasion for all.

The ‘Enga ooru Madras’ will be telecasted on News18 TamilNadu on August 22nd at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 9.00 PM to 10:00 PM enabling viewers across Tamil Nadu to partake in the revelry, gain insights from the engaging discussions, and relish the musical performances that capture the essence of Madras.