Chennai, or Madras as it was originally known — until the name was officially changed in the late 1990s — is believed to have been founded on 22 August 1639, as the first of the nation's modern cities.
ORF Chennai has been associating with the annual Madras Day celebrations. Interactions this year will take place through August on thematic discussions.
The theme chosen for August 2018 is ‘Chennai for gen 2K millennium kids,’ — those born at the turn of the century and will be acquiring voting rights this year.
N. Madhavan is a senior journalist and economic commentator based in Chennai.
The timing of this event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.