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Sunday, December 7, 2014

SYMA launches 'Clean Triplicane' Campaign - adopts 3 Mada Streets

'Kairavini Pushkarini' - the thirukulam of Sri Parthasarathi Swami Temple - a pond of lily flowers ~  gave the place the name 'Thiruvallikkeni' .. Thiruvallikkeni, the abode of Sri Parthasarathi Perumal has pristine glory and puranic past.  By some accounts, the Temple has existed  for more than 5000 years now. Going by the stone inscriptions found in the temple and by the fact that it is sung by Pey Azhwar, Thirumazhisai Azhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar, it can safely be concluded that this temple has existed for a minimum of more than 1200 years now.  There is inscription of Pallava King - Danti Varman dating (779-830); in effect Triplicane also has existed for more than 1200 years by now, if not more.

The name Tiruvallikeni by natural laws of linguistics, was crudely rolled and twisted out of shape by the English tongue as Triplicane.  It is a place where religion, nationalistic fervour, patriotism, sports, education and the individual dignity have interspersed for the benefit of the State and the larger interests of the Nation. Chennai  city was the chief centre from which the  British  rule expanded in the sub-continent and it remains a standing monument  of British contribution to  India.

What it takes to keep the surroundings clean and hygienic. SYMA’s answer is : WE can make a difference to the place around us – all that is required is ‘indomitable will, few leading from the front and people cooperating ’ –  This morning,  SYMA launched  a ‘Cleaning Campaign’ – not a single day job – with vision to keep Streets of Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam clean forever. 

7th December 2014 [Sunday] catalysed Triplicane residents into action. With brooms in their hands, pledge on their lips imbued with enthusiasm to make the Divyadesam, a model place – a clean, hygiene place – volunteers of SYMA and passionate residents went around Mada  Streets launching cleanliness campaign making the Streets around the Temple – ‘Litter-free Zone’, a clean area, where bakthas can walk with bare-foot around the Temple.  SYMA is at the forefront in making the residents of Triplicane realise that a clean litter-free environment is possible, if only, we all dedicate ourselves in that. For three months from now on  South Mada Street, Thulasinga Perumal Kovil Street [TP Kovil St] and Peyalwar Kovil Street are adopted and maintained by SYMA as a “Pilot Project”.  We are creating the necessary infrastructure, spread the awareness making the residents getting involved in keeping our place clean. 

The Cleaning campaign kicked-off  with a grand campaign @ 7 am on Sunday, 7th Dec 2014.   More than 200 residents representing various associations including :  Sathyananda Yoga, Soundarya RAthinamala Isaikuzhu, Mrs Lalitha of  Pasumai Iyakkam, Nanbargal kuzhu participated.  The Awareness procession started from Bharathiyar Illam, was flagged off by Mr Thirugnana Sambandham, Project Director, Ramky.  116 ward Councillor Mr B Srinivasan@ MGR Vasan, uniformed students and teachers of Hindu Sr Secy School, Patel Scout Group, Corporation workers and SYMA volunteers participated.  Immediately after the ‘awareness rally’ – volunteers swept the streets of Triplicane ensuring its cleanliness.

It certainly does not stop here … more needs to be accomplished. Together, we will ensure a neat, clean, hygiene environment – it starts with Us, our Family, our Street, our Area, ………. Our Nation.

Come, Join us …… Together, we will strive to ensure that the Society is a better place to live.  Do contact us through e-mail []  or our Office bearers by phone @ 044-28445050.

SYMA in service to Society

Yours Truly – S. Sampathkumar, Secretary, SYMA

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