Sunday 30 April 2017

World Heritage Day Ride to Ancient Tamil's Art Gallery - 2017

Ancient Tamil's Art Gallery @ International Institute of Tamil Studies 
Sunday, 16th April 2017

Covering an area of 14,500 sq ft the Ancient Tamil's Art Gallery consists of world class infrastructure including five exhibition Halls and state of art Mini Theatre, abundant resources and years of research from Tamil Literature have gone it making this Art Gallery. The uniqueness of Tamil Civilization considered as one among the oldest existing civilizations has been exceptionally brought forward at this centre thereby necessitating a visit during the World Heritage Day Ride. 

On Sunday 16th April 2017 a pelaton consisting of 75 Cyclists started off the 5th edition of World Heritage Day Ride on this occasion to Ancient Tamil Art Gallery from Probikers OMR at 5.00am in the morning and cycled up to SIPCOT Siruseri before making an U Turn and returning to reach Ancient Tamil's Art Gallery, Taramani and thereby making it a 50km Ride. At the finish point riders along with our guests and invitees were treated to Folk Dance performance by artists including students from Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram, after which Breakfast was served the participants were taken on a tour of the art gallery which included screening of film on Ancient Tamil Lifestyle, Water Management, Medicine and Warfare. 
Screening of film on Ancient Tamil Lifestyle 
After a short medal distribution cermony the event ended at 10.30 am with the highlight of the day being the Folk Dances performances by artists from Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram. Men and women from different age groups participated in the Ride. The event would have certainly created a mindset to assimilate our past glories and created an awareness about the ideals of ICOMOS which declared 18th April as World Heritage Day and need for celebration across the globe on this day.

Participants of World Heritage Day Ride 2017

Deccan Chronicle

Folk Dance Performance by Artists from Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram