22, Feb 2024
News18 Tamil Nadu presents Thoranam Aaiyiram, a festival of joy, culture and community in Puducherry

22nd February 2024: News18 Tamil Nadu is proud to present ‘Thoranam Aaiyiram – The Grand Carnival’, a flagship event that is set to captivate citizens and visitors in Puducherry. Designed to be a vibrant showcase of culture, entertainment, and community spirit, the event offers visitors a unique experience to come together for three unforgettable days of fun, learning, and shopping. The carnival will take place at Old Port Puducherry from February 23rd to 25th, 2024, starting daily at 3:00 PM, with the grand opening ceremony set for February 23rd at 6:00 PM.

TN Thoranam Aayiram FB Post 1.2-New_2

Thoranam Aaiyiram will feature an array of attractions tailored to suit every taste. The attendees can look forward to exploring an eclectic mix of shopping stalls, tantalizing food offerings, and engaging activities. From pottery workshops to baking demonstrations, the learning zone promises enriching experiences for all ages. It also includes a dedicated kids’ zone, along with live bands, concerts, and mesmerizing dance performances for entertainment seekers. Additionally, attendees can participate in various games and activities and get a chance to win exciting prizes.

Distinguished guests set to grace the inauguration ceremony include Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Puducherry; Shri. N. Rangasamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry; and Shri. K. Lakshminarayanan, Hon’ble Tourism Minister, Govt of Puducherry.

The carnival is presented by Pondicherry Tourism, co-powered by Fybros Switches – Switch to Life, Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Pondy Thanga Maaligai and Reliance, with a special partnership from Ponvandu Matic Liquid. The event is supported by associate sponsors Strong Aana Ply Sharonply, De’Shayra Skinz, and Shri Venkateshwara Group of Institutions.

News18 Tamil Nadu invites everyone to join in the festivities from 23rd to 25th February 2024 and experience the magic of Thoranam Aaiyiram.

11, Oct 2023
ABP Network announces The Southern Rising Summit

Chennai, 11th October 2023— ABP Network, the leading media and content creation powerhouse, is excited to unveil ‘The Southern Rising’ Summit, a prestigious event dedicated to celebrating the exceptional economic progress, cultural richness, and social harmony exemplified by the southern states of India. The summit is scheduled to take place on October 12, 2023, at The Taj Coromandel, Chennai.

This extraordinary gathering unites five Southern states under a single banner, driven by a shared ambition: to spearhead India’s transformative journey. ‘The Southern Rising’ Summit shines a spotlight on the region’s unparalleled role in shaping today’s India and tomorrow’s global India.

Creative The Southern Rising

‘The Southern Rising’ Summit will feature a day-long exploration of insightful discussions and distinguished speakers, including prominent figures such as:

· Hon’ble Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

· Dr. P. Thiaga Rajan, Minister of Information Technology & Digital Services, Tamil Nadu

· Udhayanidhi Stalin, Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Govt of Tamil Nadu

· Rana Daggubati, Actor

· Kushboo Sundar, Actor, Producer, and Politician

· Kavitha Kalvakuntla, Member of Legislative Council and Worker of BRS Party

· K. Annamalai, State President of BJP Tamil Nadu

· Prof. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal and Author

· Jothimani Sennimalai, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha (Congress)

· Ricky Kej, Music Composer and Environmentalist, 3X Grammy Award Winner

· Revathy, Actor, and Director

· Gurcharan Das, Author & Commentator

· Musicians Mahesh Raghvan and Nandini Shankar

· Suhasini Maniratnam, Actor, Director, and Producer

· John Brittas, Member of Parliament (CPIM)

· M V Rajeev Gowda, Vice-Chairperson of State Institute for Transformation of Karnataka and Ex-Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

· Digital Content Creators Chaithania Prakash, Ardhra Sajan, and Deepika Venkatachalam amongst other luminaries.

This convergence of sharp intellects, creative minds, and thought leaders promises a day filled with insight, ideas, and inspiration. ‘The Southern Rising’ Summit aims to foster a deep understanding of the remarkable achievements, cultural diversity, and social cohesion that characterize the southern states of India.

It will provide a platform for meaningful conversations about challenges faced by southern India as well as potential solutions for sustainable development. In attendance will be an esteemed assembly, including government officials, renowned industry leaders, influential policymakers, thought leaders of distinction, and eminent personalities who have played pivotal roles in crafting the region’s remarkable growth journey.

ABP Network is excited to host ‘The Southern Rising’ Summit as part of its commitment to promoting regional pride and fostering a sense of unity among Indians from all corners of the country.