Wednesday, July 8, 2009
or a year now OPM, the night club atThe Accord Metropolitan, has wowedpartygoers with its dance ﬂoor, spaciousambience and a warm place to hangout.Be it Ladies Night on Wednesday, RetroNights on Thursday and Desi Nights onFriday, the night club was a place tounwind with its music and entertainment.OPM now gears up to celebrate its ﬁrstanniversary. Popular DJ Nikhil Chinapa willentertain guests for their anniversaryspecial, to be celebrated on July 10 and11, from 8 p.m. onwards.The party will start on July 10 with DJ RayV and DJ Vijay, who are popular for theirHip Hop and House music. Nikhil will bethe star attraction on July 11, playingHouse music along with DJ Craig and DJChubby.For details call 2816 1000.
OPM turns one
n autorickshaw driver, wholavishly spent the money andgold his passenger left behind ina bag in his vehicle, fell into thepolice net.The culprit even sold some je- wellery from the bag for a galadrinking session. According to MKB Nagar po-lice, the passenger, Mani of Vy-sarpadi, had the hired theautorickshaw of the accused Ma-nivannan a few days ago. He gotdown at a speciﬁc destination innorth Chennai, forgetting his bag containing Rs. 12,000 in cash andﬁve sovereigns worth of gold je- wellery. Later, when he realisedhis folly, he rushed back in paniconly to ﬁnd that the autorickshaw had gone, police said.Mani lodged a complaint withthe MKB Nagar police after giving detailed identiﬁcation on the au-to driver.Following this, a police investi-gation was underway and autodriver Manivannan was appre-hended on Monday. Upon ques-tioning Manivannan confessed tohave driven away with the mis-sing bag. He later sold two sover-eigns of gold jewellery and spentmore than half of the cash on lav-ish drinking sessions withfriends, police added.Manivannan was remanded tocustody and sent to Puzhal pris-on.
Price of dishonesty
.M. Karthikeyan, a softwareengineer with Tata Consul-tancy Services, has covered adistance of 80 km on foot tospread the importance of educa-tion in Thiruvarur district.This associate started his four-day walkathon on June 24, visited50 Panchayats, covering a popu-lation of 15,000 people, and dis-tributed pamphlets insisting onthe importance of basic educa-tion. He educated the villagersabout the importance of sending their children to school and childlabour problems. Karthikeyan walked around 10 to 12 hours perday to complete the mission.“The locals of these Panchayatsare so downtrodden that they don’t send their kids to schools.There are around 16 governmentschools here and attendance isvery poor. So I thought of stress-ing on the importance of educa-tion to these villagers who aremostly illiterates,” says Karthi-keyan, who was assisted by his fa-ther and friends. Another feather to the techie’scap was getting the TCS Soldier Award from the company for hiscontribution towards society. Why the
? “I pre-ferred walking as it is the Gand-hian way of sensitising people.”Ergo had published an articleon Karthikeyan for helping stu-dents from underprivileged fam-ilies in Valangaiman andsurrounding villages completetheir basic education. This heachieves through the ARAMTrust.
Karthikeyan, who was recently awarded the TCSSoldier Award, now completes an 80-km walk
Walking all the way
J.M.Karthikeyan (centre) on the padhayatra.
PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
The bi-annual sale of Westside is on till July 26.Shoppers can avail discount of 20 per cent on purchaseof merchandise worth Rs. 5,000; 15 per cent on goodsworth Rs. 3,000; 10 per cent and 5 per cent on purchaseworth Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 15,00 respectively.