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MLA to unveil high beam lights on Mada Streets Friday



BY PRAKASH M SWAMY

Mylapore MLA Dha Velu will inaugurate four luminous

focus lamps erected at the height of about 23 meters for

better illumination at four corners of the Mada Streets

this Friday.

Constructed and erected by the State Government

following the request of Velu, these high mask lights will

emit powerful focus beam lighting covering the entire

stretch.

“I am sure this will be an added attraction to the

residents of Mylapore especially during the ensuing

festival season and provide safety and security at night,”

Velu says.

Also, Velu was instrumental in the construction of a

three-storied cultural centre in Greenways Road at a cost

of Rs 27 Crores.” This is my election promise to the

residents of my constituency as Mylapore is rich in

culture and art. There will be smaller auditoriums for

Bharatanatyam teachers to take classes at a very nominal

rate to be fixed by the Hindu Religious and Charitable

Endowments (HR&CE) Department,” he says.

The Cultural Centre was inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister M K Stalin via video conference from the

Secretariat at Fort St George in the presence of P K

Sekhar Babu, Minister for HR&CE and Dha Velu among

others.

There will be two mini auditoriums with a seating

capacity of 150 each and a larger one on the third floor

with a 300 seater capacity. This can be used for small

functions and cultural events for dance, Carnatic music

programs, Harikatha, devotional songs and spiritual talks.

The three storied cultural complex will be ready in 18

months and work is going on in full swing, Velu says. This

will be the cultural hub of Mylapore and rented out on

very nominal rates affordable by patrons.

Local music and dance teachers who are in need of space

to teach the various art forms can use the mini

auditoriums or rooms on various floors. Also the venue is

ideal to conduct arangetrams and dance and music

recitals, he says.

Velu has also renovated the unused playground in Loop

Street near Dooming Kuppam at the cost of Rs 1.1 Crores

at the request of local youths and had opened a modern

gym, huge football ground with visitors’ gallery, rest

rooms children’s play area and provided related facilities.

The Bhoomi pooja is completed and work is in full swing.

Velu also inaugurated a multi-purpose hall at

Radhakrishna Puram in Bucks Road to be used as a ration

shop for the local residents at a cost of Rs 50 lakhs. The

facility near Satya Sai Centre will be constructed in MLA’s

funds for the constituency

He also inaugurated a modern building for the benefit of

dhobis in the neighbourhood at a cost of Rs 45 lakhs

from his allotted funds. “I am trying to fulfil all my

election promises ahead of time and focus now more on

things to do for the betterment of the residents,” Velu

says with a sense of pride.

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