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Join hands to remove water-depleting Karuvelam Trees – Dr.V.K.Kathiravan
 
31st July 2014 Join hands to remove water-depleting Karuvelam Trees – Dr.V.K.Kathiravan In a press conference, Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, said, let us join hands to remove water depleting Karuvelam maram in Sivakasi town. The press meet was arranged by Sivakasi Municipality in association with Sivakasi Pasumai Iyakkam, on 30th July 2014, Wednesday, at Sudarson Plaza. More than 20 reporters from Print media and TV media were present during the Press Meet. Addressing the press conference Dr.V.K.Kathiravan said, in a move to conserve water, Sivakasi Municipality has taken out several initiative measures to clear Karuvelam Trees (Prosopis Juliflora), in Sivakasi town. He asked public and Social Clubs and other associations in Sivakasi to join hands to remove Seemai Karuvelam. Clearing Karuvelam maram would improve water table in Sivakasi, he added.
 
News posted on 2014-07-31

In Sivakasi Vegetable Market: Lemon turns dearer
 
30th July 2014 In Sivakasi Vegetable Market: Lemon turns dearer During summer, Lemon, which is most sought for being a thirst quencher, has turned dearer in recent weeks in Sivakasi town. A kg of lemon was priced at Rs.20 in the Sivakasi Anna Vegetable market, last week. In the retail markets, one lemon costs Rs.2/-. Last month it was sold out for Rs.160/- per kg.. The fall in price of lemon brings smile in the face of Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-07-30

Mega Exchange Mela - YAMAHA Sivakasi
 
30th July 2014 Mega Exchange Mela - YAMAHA Sivakasi Date: 30,31 and Aug 01, 2014, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Venue: AMS Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: YAMAHA Showroom, Swanaa Motors, 377 A1, Virudhunagar Road, Sivakasi For further details contact 7373065534, 04562-231531 / 231631
 
News posted on 2014-07-30

Friendship Day fervour grips Sivakasi
 
30th July 2014 Friendship Day fervour grips Sivakasi Sivakasians are flocking Sivakasi gift shops to send a whacky message or to pick up a surprise gift for their friends. Popular gift shops and showrooms in Sivakasi have stocked up a mind-boggling range of gift articles. Sivakasi Ramesh Store has added more than 100 varieties of friendship bands. Leather bands, flashy beads and trendy wrist wraps are included in the wide collection. The range of gifts includes varieties of friendship day chocolates, key chains, cute soft toys, friendship chains and finger rings. Nothing conveys those deep feelings of warmth more effectively than greeting cards. The shop has a wide collection of greeting cards, from naughty ones to meaningful notes on friendship, the array is a shoppers delight. Friendship Day cards and Rakhis in various hues being hung in front of the shop and shoppers busy buying them. Friendship Day Rakhi price ranges from Rs.3/- to Rs.60/. And they also offer Colourful Rakhis to celebrate Raksha Bandhan.
 
News posted on 2014-07-30

Ramadan Mubarak!
 
Dear Sivakasians, As the crescent moon is sighted.... And the holy month of RAMADAN begins... may ALLAH bless you with happiness and grace your home with warmth & peace! Ramadan Mubarak! - www.sivakasiweekly.com
 
News posted on 2014-07-29

Muslim street glowing with lights
 
29th July 2014 Courtesy: Syed Abu Siddique Muslim street glowing with lights Muslim street wore festive look, as hundreds of colorful lights set the street aglow. There are also hundreds of serial lits to mark the 2014 Ramadan Festival in Sivakasi. The street was dazzlingly light up yesterday night and celebrated EID.
 
News posted on 2014-07-29

Sivakasi celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr
 
29th July 2014 Sivakasi celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr Marking the end of the month-long Ramzan fasting, Muslims from all walks of life in Sivakasi Town gathered to celebrate Ramzan on 29th July 2014, Tuesday after the sighting of the new moon. Wearing new clothes, the Muslim devotees gathered at mosques to offer prayers in the town. Special prayers mark Ramzan celebrations. After the prayers were over, Sivakasians greeted by embracing each other. Muslims shared Briyani to non muslim neighbours and friends, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-29

Check entry of Chinese crackers: AIADMK MP
 
28th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Check entry of Chinese crackers: AIADMK MP The fireworks units at Sivakasi, which account for 90 per cent of crackers and other fireworks made in India, have been affected by illegal entry of Chinese crackers on a large scale, T. Radhakrishnan, AIADMK MP for Virdhunagar, has said. Though imports of Chinese crackers and fireworks have been banned, they clandestinely reach the Indian market through various channels, he said in a notice drawing the government of India’s attention to the issue in the Lok Sabha a few days ago. Chinese crackers found their way to India not only by container shipments through ports but also by road passing through Nepal, he said, urging the Centre to take effective steps to curb their smuggling. This posed a threat to the livelihood of two lakh people in Virdhunagar district, who depended on fireworks manufacture, he said. Even shipments of crackers seized by Customs officials were later auctioned by the authorities. The first-time MP urged that all ports be equipped with more sophisticated scanning facilities to detect such surreptitious shipments, and that the seized crackers be quickly “destroyed” without being allowed to be auctioned in the domestic market. The public should also be made aware of the “dangers” of Chinese crackers through campaigns, he said. When contacted, Mr. Radhakrishnan said he gave his submission in writing under Rule 377 of the Lok Sabha on July 24.
 
News posted on 2014-07-28

Prides 2014: SHN Girls School lifts overall trophy
 
28th July 2014 Courtesy: Vel Shankar, Alumni, The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School Prides 2014: SHN Girls School lifts overall trophy PRIDES - District Level Inter School Culturals is organised every year by the alumni association of The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School. The alumni association of the school are conducting the PRIDES for the fourteenth consecutive year. This year PRIDES 2014 was oragnised by 2010-11 batch. Chief guest for PRIDES 2014 was Dr.K.Thiagarajan, Controller of Explosives PESO, Government of India, Sivakasi. Ln. K.Ambulirajan, Correspondent, The Sivakasi Lions Mat. Hr. Sec. School, was the Guest of Honour for the function. Dr.Aiyavoo.T.Mony, Principal and Ln.A.Kumaravel, President, Lions Club of Sivakasi were present on the occassion. PRIDES 2014 gave an opportunity to the school students to showcase their talents. 450 school students from 11 schools from various regions of Virudhunagar District participated in the event. Events such as Group dance, Solo dance, Quiz, Fashion walk, Singing, Elocution, Treasure hunt, Egg art, Paper art and Photography were conducted. Lunch was arranged for the gathering. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School stood in the first place and won the winners trophy. VSKD Girls Matriculation Higher Secondary School bagged the second place. Participation certificates and prizes were distributed by the chief guest.
 
News posted on 2014-07-28

Mild drizzle for few seconds
 
28th July 2014 Mild drizzle for few seconds Today evening, at 04:00 p.m., Sivakasi town experienced mild drizzle for a few seconds accompanied by strong winds. Drizzle for few seconds not able to make the road wet, but brings down the temperature down. The mild drizzle in the town did not post any hurdle to Sivakasians. And the temperature remains cloudy. For the next one week sky will be cloudy with a slim possibilities of rain on weekend, with average maximum temperature of 37 degree celsisus and minimum of 27.
 
News posted on 2014-07-28

Shab-e-barat observed in Sivakasi
 
26th July 2014 Courtesy: Syed Abu Siddique Shab-e-barat observed in Sivakasi Sivakasi Muslims observed, "Shab-e-Qadr", the night of power, on Friday. Also known as "Lailatul-Qadr", the event is observed on the 27 day of Ramzan. The night is considered auspicious as QURAN was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. Sivakasi devotees turned in large numbers at the special prayers and sermons organised at different mosques around Sivakasi town. Ramzan will be celebrated on 29th July 2014, Tuesday.
 
News posted on 2014-07-26

Lions School swimmers scoop 22 medals
 
26th July 2014 Lions School swimmers scoop 22 medals The students of The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School have bagged as many as 22 medals in the District-level swimming competitions held at Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudhunagar, on 18th July 2014, Friday. The medal haul included five gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The students, trained by coach Sakravarthy, had mostly excelled in the events such as butterfly, breast stroke, free style and back stroke. Akilan of 12th standard has to his credit 4 gold medals in 50m & 100m free style and 50m & 100m breast stroke. Jeganath bagged one gold in 50m butterfly, one silver in 50m free style and one bronze in 100m free style. Two bronze medals went to Aravind (50m & 100m free style). Naren sweeps one silver and one bronze. Madhesh got two silvers (50m & 100m back stroke). Hari Prasanth won one silver in 50m butterfly. Velmurugan got two bronze (50m & 100m breast stroke). Visveshwaran got two silver in 50m & 100m breast stroke. Two bronze medals went to Ishant (50m & 100m back stroke) and Sanjay Vishnu won one silver (100m breast stroke) and one bronze (50m breast stroke). The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School won the overall championship trophy. Ayyavoo T. Moni, lauded the efforts of the swimmers and their coach Sakravarthy.
 
News posted on 2014-07-26

Sivakasi Y-s DOM - Installation Ceremony
 
25th July 2014 Sivakasi Y-s DOM - Installation Ceremony Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 06:00 p.m. Venue: Hotel Chidambaram, Gandhi Road, Sivakasi HRM. Y-sm. C.R.Raghunadhan, Imm. Past Regional Director - South India Region has kindly accepted to be the installing officer PWAF. Y-sm. G.Ramkumar, District Governor - South Central District will induct the new members. Organisers: Sivakasi Y-s DOM
 
News posted on 2014-07-25

Coming up next
 
25th July 2014 Coming up next Rotary Sparkling Stars 2014 - Virudhunagar District Youth Festival Date: 26-07-2014, Saturday Time: 09:00 a.m. onwards Venue: The Sivakasi Master Printers Association Hall, Sivakasi Organisers: Rotary Club of Sivakasi Sparkler Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration @ Sivakasi Jaycees School Inauguration of West Block Building, Digitalised Labs and Smart Classrooms. Date: 26-07-2014, Saturday Time: 05:30 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vilampatti Road, Sivakasi Chief Guest: JCI. Sen. K.Vallabhdas, National President 1974, JCI India Organisers: Sivakasi Jaycees Charities K.S.S.Periakaruppa Nadar - K.S.S.Palaniappa Nadar Sivakasi Jaycees Nursery School and K.P.A.T.Dharmaraj Nadar - Rojapputhayammal Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Prides 2014 - District Level Inter School Competition Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:30 a.m. Venue: The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Oranisers: Alumni Assosiation (The Class of 2011), The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Sivakasi Y-s DOM - Installation Ceremony Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 06:00 p.m. Venue: Hotel Chidambaram, Gandhi Road, Sivakasi HRM. Y-sm. C.R.Raghunadhan, Imm. Past Regional Director - South India Region has kindly accepted to be the installing officer PWAF. Y-sm. G.Ramkumar, District Governor - South Central District will induct the new members. Organisers: Sivakasi Y-s DOM
 
News posted on 2014-07-25

Prides 2014
 
25th July 2014 Prides 2014 - District Level Inter School Competition Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:30 a.m. Venue: The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Oranisers: Alumni Assosiation (The Class of 2011), The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-07-25

Dr.V.K.Kathiravan flagged off rainwater harvesting awareness rally
 
25th July 2014 Dr.V.K.Kathiravan flagged off rainwater harvesting awareness rally Today, about 500 Sivakasi school and college students in Sivakasi town took out an awareness rally on the need to effectively harvest rain water. The rally was organised by the Sivakasi Municipality to create awareness among the Sivakasians on the need to make arrangements to store rainwater. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality flagged off the rally at the Sivakasi Municipality premises. The students carried awareness placards on the need for proper rainwater harvesting to face the acute drinking water crisis. Sivakasi Municipality Officials and Sivakasi Municipality Ward Councillors also took part in the rally.
 
News posted on 2014-07-25

Frequent and Unannounced Power Cuts in Sivakasi
 
24th July 2014 Frequent and Unannounced Power Cuts in Sivakasi Sivakasi town have been facing power cuts ranging between 1-2 hours of frequent and unannounced power cuts, for last two days. The unscheduled and unannounced power cut has left Sivakasi industrialists, businessmen, traders, micro and macro industries and homemakers in the lurch. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator.
 
News posted on 2014-07-24

Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration @ Sivakasi Jaycees School
 
24th July 2014 Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration @ Sivakasi Jaycees School Inauguration of West Block Building, Digitalised Labs and Smart Classrooms. Date: 26-07-2014, Saturday Time: 05:30 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vilampatti Road, Sivakasi Chief Guest: JCI. Sen. K.Vallabhdas, National President 1974, JCI India Organisers: Sivakasi Jaycees Charities K.S.S.Periakaruppa Nadar - K.S.S.Palaniappa Nadar Sivakasi Jaycees Nursery School and K.P.A.T.Dharmaraj Nadar - Rojapputhayammal Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-24

Rotary Sparkling Stars 2014
 
24th July 2014 Rotary Sparkling Stars 2014 - Virudhunagar District Youth Festival Date: 26-07-2014, Saturday Time: 09:00 a.m. onwards Venue: The Sivakasi Master Printers Association Hall, Sivakasi Organisers: Rotary Club of Sivakasi Sparkler
 
News posted on 2014-07-24

Awareness programme on rainwater harvesting held at VSKD School
 
24th July 2014 Awareness programme on rainwater harvesting held at VSKD School Today, Sivakasi Municipality conducted an awareness programme for the students of Sivakasi VSKD Higher Secondary School on the importance of implementing rainwater harvesting in houses to tackle water crisis. More than 100 students took part in the programme that was organised at the school premises. Inaugurating the programme, Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, said that the prevailing drinking water shortage and depleting underground water table in Sivakasi town has left no other option but to collect and make optimum use of the minimum available rainwater in Sivakasi. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan has asked the school students to plant saplings on their birthday and other occassions, and take care of them to make them environmentally conscious. Nurture more trees and get more oxygen. Apart from oxygen production, trees also absorb the carbon dioxide in the air, whose increased level is a major cause for global warming, he added. Earlier on 23rd July 2014, Wednesday, an awareness campaign on rainwater harvesting, held at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-24

Pleasant climate likely to continue in Sivakasi
 
23rd July 2014 Pleasant climate likely to continue in Sivakasi Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. There is 25% chance for shower, mainly across Sivakasi town, but this is only a slim possibility. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle for the next three days with average maximum and minimum temperature of 37 and 27 degree celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-07-23

147th free mental health camp
 
23rd July 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva 147th free mental health camp Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy in association with MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, jointly organised the 147th free mental health camp, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 20th July 2014, Sunday. 255 people were benefited out of this camp. Narayan Seva has been done for 600 people. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 17th August 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-07-23

Sivakasians beware of Vinayaka Idol theft
 
22nd July 2014 Sivakasians beware of Vinayaka Idol theft Vinayakar idol theft on the rise in Sivakasi area. Last month, a Vinayakar idol was stolen near Amathur, last month. The theft of the idol took place at midnight. A gang decamped with the two and a half feet Vinayagar idol and the culprits are yet to be nabbed. Last year, 3 vinayaka idols were stolen near PKN Road, National Colony and Coronation Colony. Sivakasians are asked to inform the police when they go out of town so that they can keep an eye on their houses during routine patrols and by beat constables.
 
News posted on 2014-07-22

Free Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
22nd July 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Homeopathy Camp The 348th Free Homeopathy Camp was successfully organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 29th July 2014, Sunday, at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. 105 patients were treated for various diseases by Homeopathy Dr.Pasupathi and his team. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Sivakasi, actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 27th July 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-07-22

Twin institutes in Sivakasi: imparting print education
 
21st July 2014 Courtesy: PrintWeek Twin institutes in Sivakasi: imparting print education Known across the world for its printing industry with the second largest number of offset printing machines in the world, next to Gutenberg (Germany), Sivakasi is also one of the pioneer cities imparting print education. The twin institutes - Sivakasi Institute of Printing Technology (SIPT) and Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College (AGPC) – are playing vital role in nurturing technicians and supervisory staff for a large number of printing establishments, mushrooming in and around the area of Sivakasi, popularly called as ‘Kutty Japan’ in South India. Here is a brief. he year 1977 by the Sivakasi Master Printers’ Association (SMPA) with the name ‘Graphics Arts School’, Sivakasi Institute of Printing Technology (SIPT) initially offered certificate course in ‘printing technology’ only. Government of Madras accorded affiliation for conducting certificate course in ‘photo engraving and camera operation’, ‘lithographic printing,’ lithographic platemaking’, ‘hand composition’ and ‘proof reading’. Later, in the academic year 1983-84, ‘diploma in printing technology’ was introduced and the name of the institute was changed as SPMA’s Sivakasi Institute of Printing Technology. To promote and to protect the printing units in the city, the Sivakasi Master Printers’ Association was established in 1948. Members of the association felt the need for skilled workers such as artist, plate makers, printers and computer operators, and to train these workers, Graphics Arts School was established. Initially the institute was intended for training students in various printing process and now the scope and vision of SIPT have been widened to all disciplines of technology including the ‘packaging technology’. The institute was shifted to a new campus at Meenakshipuram in the year 2007 comprising about 24.3 acre space having numerous units of buildings and good infrastructure like vast class rooms, laboratories for all branches, workshops, computer centers, staff rooms, etc of totaling about 10,000 sq m area. The latest and sophisticated machines were installed in this new location of the institute which include: flat-bed colour scanner, horizontal process camera, Hamada mini offset machine, Polygraph single colour machine, two colour flexography machine, semiautomatic cutting machine, Proteck auto plate processor, single colour gravure machine, thermal lamination machine, DuPont flexo plate exposure and processor, etc. The laboratories and workshops are fully equipped with the latest and best equipments, and are spacious and designed to provide a natural environment for study and stimulate the inherent creativity of the students. The institute also conducts short term basic and advanced technical courses during holidays at nominal rates, and staff training programme for strengthening staff-student relationships. The placements of students have never been an issue, as many companies inerested in getting passing out students offer opportunities regularly. The companies who recently visited the institute for campus interviews include: ITC, Chennai; Protrol Process Control Instrumentation Pvt Ltd, Bangalore; AutoPrint Machinery Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore; Srinivas Fine Arts Ltd, Standard Press (India) Pvt Ltd, Majestic Offset Printers, Sel Jegat Printers Pvt Ltd, Jothi Art Calendar, Coronation Security Printers Pvt Ltd and Madan Cards from Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-21

Heidelberg-powered Centre to boost print in Sivakasi
 
20th July 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Heidelberg-powered Centre to boost print in Sivakasi It has been more than a year since a common Centre for printing unit has been set up under the cluster development programme near Tiruthangal. This Centre, which is the brainchild of Sivakasi Master Printers Association, is part of the special purpose vehicle (SPV), Unigraa Printing Solutions Private. The cluster programme has the support of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. According to a government spokesman, "The capability of SSI units can be improved only by adopting the cluster approach. The Tamil Nadu State Government is taking speedy and effective action for development of Industrial Cluster in Tamil Nadu. District Industries Centres are implementing product-based clusters." The Cluster in Tiruthangal is part of this scheme. Despite an increase in print production in India, the Rs 1,500-crore printing industry in Sivakasi is going through a slump. Many printing units are idle or running fewer shifts. Printing units – mostly SMEs – are encountering power cuts and a slowdown in their traditional businesses of notebooks, stationery, calendars, text books, novels and labels. Today, 80% of the 6,000 units in and around Sivakasi are medium and small sized and are unable to make capital investment in top technology. “An individual firm in Sivakasi cannot make huge investment because of the huge mismatch in the turnover, ROCE and the capital investment. Investing in a pre-owned kit will not result in quality in printing,: said AMSG Ashokan, the president of the All India Federation of Master Printers, who is hosting the GC meet. Which is how the print industry opted for the cluster development programme promoted by the Centre to meet the investment for machinery, according to one of the directors of the SPV, VS Raveendran, who is also the director of Sel Jegat. 30 members of the printers association raised the funds for the Rs 15-crore project. “While the Centre gave a grant of 70 per cent, the State contributed 10 per cent,” Raveendran said. The common facility centre is located on a four-acre land and houses a 12,000 sqft building. "A five-colour Heidelberg with varnish coating has been installed.” he said. On cards is a CTP kit and an imported Japanese cutting machine. Raveendran added, any player in the industry could use the facility for a nominal charge. The Sivakasi Master Printers Association plans to provide hands-on training to the students from the two print institutions in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-20

Pamex show in December 2015 in Mumbai
 
20th July 2014 Courtesy: PrintWeek Pamex show in December 2015 in Mumbai The big news from Sivakasi is Pamex moves out of Delhi. The tenth edition of the show in 2015 will be hosted in Mumbai from 9 to 12 December. This announcement was made on 19 July during the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) governing council meeting in Sivakasi. To ensure a professional show, Print-Packaging.com will co-organise the show along with the AIFMP. Anil Arora, the director of Print-Packaging.com was formally introduced to the AIFMP GC members. After which he made a presentation etching out the game-plan for the show. The ninth edition of Pamex was hosted in 2013 . At that time, Tafcon, co-organised the the show in 14-17 November at the India Expo Centre & Mart, NCR Delhi. The industry response to this development has been positive. This is due to two reasons. Top members of IPAMA who host PrintPack said, "It means the old formula of one big print show (PrintPack) in Delhi and another big show (Pamex) in rest of India has been revived. This is good for the betterment of the print industry." The other reason, according to a top AIFMP member is, "two of Mumbais premier print associations, The Bombay Master Printers Association and the Mumbai Mudrak Sangh have decided to work unitedly. Its a win-win for both associations, as well as the innumerable printers who are well wishers of both the associations."
 
News posted on 2014-07-20

Printex 2014 : Ramu Ramanathan explores printing trends
 
19th July 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Printex 2014 : Ramu Ramanathan explores printing trends PrintWeek India’s editor, Ramu Ramanathan, delivered a guest lecture to printing students at Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College, Sivakasi on 16 July 2014. In the two-hour session, Ramanathan spoke about success stories and industry trends. In his sleek presentation defining the A to Z of printing industry, Ramanathan covered trends, growth areas, new applications and emerging sectors of Indian printing industry. He motivated the students to ‘think big’ to achieve success in their chosen field. He also spoke about successful print companies in India such as The Hindu, Vistaprint, Repro India, Parksons, Glo Digital Press, who have achieved printing excellence in India. During his visit to the institute, Ramanathan witnessed laboratory facilities and digital classrooms for distance education programme. He also interacted with Prof Nanda Kumar, principal of the institute and other faculty members about the institute’s initiatives and student placements.
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

Three-day printing expo begins at Sivakasi
 
19th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Three-day printing expo begins at Sivakasi A three-day conference-cum-exhibition on printing and allied machineries, Sivakasi Printex 2014, organised by Sivakasi Master Printers’ Association began here on Friday. The exhibition is aimed at popularising the industry and to attract new players, especially younger generation into the industry which was growing at a faster pace, said president of All India Federation of Master Printers A.M.S.G. Ashokan. “Awareness of the opportunities in the printing industry was lacking among entrepreneurs. Besides catering to the growing printing and packaging needs of various industries, the export avenues too in the sector was increasing,” Mr. Ashokan said. Sivakasi had over 6,000 printing and other allied units. The fireworks and matches industries were the major customers for the printing industry, he said. These two sectors alone contributed to around 70 per cent of the jobs to the printing units. Besides the industry was into printing books, diaries, packing materials and labels among others. “While the annual turnover is estimated to be around Rs.2,000 crore, the export last year was around Rs.200 crore,” he said. The exhibition has on display several digital printers, cutting and folding machines, box-making machines, paper products, spare parts for the machineries, chemicals and consumables in over 100 stalls.
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

Guest Lecture and Memorandum of Understanding
 
19th July 2014 Courtesy: Dr.D.Isaac Dhinakaran, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biotech, ANJAC Guest Lecture and Memorandum of Understanding In Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, the Department of Biotechnology organized the Guest lecture & MoU on Friday 18th July 2014. Dr.V.Pandiyarajan, Principal, inaugurated the Guest lecture programme. Dr.K.Dharmaraj, Co-ordinator, College-Industries Collaboration Cell gave the welcome address. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Dr.Nagamani Balagurusamy Professor & Head, Biorem Lab, School of Biological sciences, (Autonomous) University of Coahuila, Mexico along with the Departments of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi. Dr.Nagamani Balagurusamy delivered the Guest lecture on the topic “Whether microorganism are intelligent than all of us” UG& PG students of Life sciences participated in this Guest lecture. He also discussed about the recent applications of microbes with the use of Molecular biology techniques.
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

Sivakasi School toppers honoured
 
19th July 2014 Sivakasi School toppers honoured The school toppers in tenth and twelfth public examinations were presented with Gold and Silver medals by Mr.R.Jegadeesh Sankar, Director, The Orient Colour Craft, Sivakasi. The function was organised by Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Vaasaga Saalai, at Rojappoothayammal Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 18th July 2014, Friday. Mr.S.Chermathurai, President, Kamaraj Vaasaga Saalai welcomed the gathering. Mr.M.P.Palanivel, Eswari Picture Mart, presided over the function. Mr.R.Jegadeesh Sankar was the Chief Guest and Mr.J.Albert Selvaraj, H.M.(R) SHNV Higher Secondary School, was the Guest of Honour, for the function. Chief guest and guest of honour were honoured with shawl and momento. The school toppers were presented along with their parents and relatives. Leoram Sidharth, Lingesh & Vidya Rathna of The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Swetha of VSKD Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Maheswaran of SHNV Higher Secondary School, Lavanya of SHNV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Archana of Shenbaga Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School and G.Srinithi of YRTV Matriculation Hr. Sec. School came third in state level by scoring 497 marks, in SSLC Examination 2014 and they were honoured with gold medals. Sharmila from Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, secured first place in State-level (Vocational Course - Textiles Dress Making Group) and she was honoured with silver medal. Around 45 students were honoured on the presentation ceremony. Earlier elocution contest on the topic Kamaraj was conducted. Twelve students participated. The chief guest gave away prizes to the winners and consolidation prizes to all the participants. The function was well organised by Mr.M.Surulivel Pandian, Secretary, Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Vaasaga Saalai. Dinner was arranged for the gathering.
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

Sivakasi Printex creates impact with 100 exhibitors
 
19th July 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Sivakasi Printex creates impact with 100 exhibitors A three-day conference-cum-exhibition on printing and allied machineries, Sivakasi Printex 2014, organised by Sivakasi Master Printers Association was inaugurated on 18 July. The exhibition has more than 100 stalls. The biggest stall belongs to Redland who have more than 70 installations in Sivakasi. P Babu stated the news from the show was Redlands alliance with Petratto and Bowes. Meanwhile both Autoprint and Welbound are showcasing live demos of the Reckoner VDP 65 and the six clamp Welbound 2000. Other marquee names at the show with a basic display are: Cosmo Films, Insight, Kodak, KMI, Provin, TechNova, etc. Besides this, there are digital printers, stitching, cutting and folding machines, box-making machines, paper products (from ITC, Ballarpur, International Paper, TNPL, SMI Coated, Sripathi Paper and Boards, Leaf Trading), spare parts, chemicals and consumables. The president of the All India Federation of Master Printers, AMSG Ashokan stated during the inauguration, "Awareness in the printing industry was lacking among entrepreneurs. Besides catering to the growing printing and packaging needs of various industries, the export avenues in the sector was increasing." Sivakasi has more than 6,000 printing and other allied units. The fireworks and matches industries remain the top top customers for the printing industry, he said. These two sectors contributed to 70 per cent of the jobs to the printing units. Besides the Sivakasi print industry produced books, diaries, packing materials and labels. “With an annual turnover which is estimated to be Rs 2,000 crore, the print export from Sivakasi in the previous financial year was Rs.200 crore,” Ashokan said. He added, "In spite of a grim market situation, the future looks good."
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

Maintenance Work Carried Out
 
19th July 2014 Maintenance Work Carried Out Today, power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 01:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town, for the month of July 2014. Also, during the shutdown, tree branches would be cut and take up regular maintenance work, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-19

A comeback story
 
18th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu A comeback story Depression was five times more in A. Subramanian’s life till a decade ago. Today, he is a changed man having overcome every odd with grit With some hesitation, A. Subramanian says that he is “successful”. For a decade, life wreaked havoc on him. But today he has taken himself and his four sons out of insanity and hopelessness on to the road of recovery with the help of lot of good people. “My faith in humanity is intact,” he says. As the owner of a goshala recognised by the Animal Welfare Board (AWB), Subramanian has also turned into an ambassador for people suffering from mental disabilities. His is a heartwarming story of overcoming the fear of living and now he goes door-to-door advocating timely medical intervention and the importance of regular medication for mentally ill patients. Nearly two decades after his wife, Seeniammal’s death, he laments that he failed to see the signs of depression in her. She used to work in the Child Welfare Department in Kadayanallur. “She was the central force of the family and always happy in the midst of children,” he says. Subramanian thinks he had empowered his wife by allowing her to work and run the family but what he was not able to see was how she was slowly losing grip after giving birth to their fourth son in 1992. She never complained about anything and he never took her to a doctor. And suddenly one day in 1996 she was gone. The boys ranged from four to 11, 15 and 19 years then were deeply attached to the mother. They all went into shock unable to reconcile to the loss. Now that she was gone, there would be no love and no food either, they believed. Subramanian’s world fell apart. He too lost his sleep and appetite as one by one, the boys dropped out of school. “They started exhibiting similar symptoms of restlessness, anger bursts, violent behaviour,” he says. “There were days when I would return from work in the farmer’s market to find them all dishevelled and if I tried to feed them, they would beat me up.” The deterioration in behaviour of his children added to Subramanian’s worries and he too went into depression and a state of forgetfulness. He never thought his family would survive the emotional turmoil till a neighbour advised him to go to a free medical camp in Sivakasi. This one journey that he took from Kadayanallur to Sivakasi with his paranoia sons, changed the course of their lives. All five of them were diagnosed with various types of mental disorders from schizophrenia to bipolar mood disorder, hyperactivity with borderline mental retardation and depression. Luckily, they were taken under the fold of Madurai-based M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation and have been under treatment for the last 12 years. Today, none of them shows any trace of what they went through barely a decade ago. They are on lifelong medication, but each of them feels better now and that is what is important. Subramanian has made himself self-sufficient. Few years ago, he started an NGO, Amma Trust, to maintain cattle of various temples and landlords in the region and also to take care of stray cattle. His work was recognised by the AWB and the Centre allotted him land for running a goshala. Now, he makes his income from the cowdung and the milk selling 1,000 litres to Aavin daily. But, he asserts, whenever I find time I go around telling people my story and refer patients to medical camps run by the Trust. Though he also dreams of starting a research centre for dairy products, to help mentally challenged people is what he wants to do always and foremost. “I see some purpose in life if I am able to help the vulnerable,” he says. In his own little way he tries to rehabilitate some of the mentally challenged individuals in his village who are under medication by giving each of them a cow free of cost. “They will have some source of income,” he says. (Making a difference is a fortnightly column about ordinary people and events that leave an extraordinary impact on us. E-mail soma.basu@thehindu.co.in to tell her about someone you know who is making a difference)
 
News posted on 2014-07-18

Sivakasi Printex 2014 Trade Show inaugurated
 
18th July 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi Printex 2014 Trade Show inaugurated Today, the Sivakasi Printex 2014 Trade Show was inaugurated at The Sivakasi Master Printers Association Kalyana Mandapam. More than 100 exhibitors from different regions of the country are participating in the Printex 2014. The Sivakasi Printex 2014 features Printing, Packaging, Book Binding and Consumables. All kinds of printing and packaging equipment, both indigenous and imported, would be kept on display. Sivakasi Printex 2014 would be an opportunity for Sivakasi entrepreneurs in printing industry to enhance their quality. A seminar on "Enrich your Attitude" for entrepreneurs and students was held today. The seminar was inaugurated by lighting kuthu vilakku by Mr.A.M.S.G.Ashokan, Mr.A.Marirajan, Mr.W.Michael Alex, Mr.Venkatraman and Mr.Kumaravel. Inaugural address was delivered by Mr.G.D.Nataraj Prabhu. Dr.RAjendrakumar Anayath delivered a speech on Values and the modern world. Presentation by W.Michael Amick, Jr. President, International Paper India Limited was held at 11:00 a.m.. Mr.Ramu Ramanathan delivered a speech on The Importance of Communication. Mr.P.N.Sridhar, Chief Manager Marketing ITC Limited delivered a speech. Question and answer session was held at the end of the seminar. At afternoon session, Prof. Ramachandran will deliver a speech on Let Dream Come True, Balance Score Card by Mr.C.N.Ashok, Family Business - Challenges in Growth and Succession by Mr.C.A.A. Selva Ganesh. Vote of thanks will be delivered by Mr.N.V.Muralitharan, Past President. The exhibition time is 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. and the Printex 2014 Trade Show Registration is free. Sivakasi Printex 2014 ends on 20th July 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-07-18

Sivakasi Printex 2014 - Registration is free
 
18th July 2014 Sivakasi Printex 2014 - Registration is free Today, the Sivakasi Printex 2014 Trade Show was inaugurated at The Sivakasi Master Printers Association Kalyana Mandapam. More than 100 exhibitors from different regions of the country are participating in the Printex 2014. The Sivakasi Printex 2014 features Printing, Packaging, Book Binding and Consumables. All kinds of printing and packaging equipment, both indigenous and imported, would be kept on display. Sivakasi Printex 2014 would be an opportunity for Sivakasi entrepreneurs in printing industry to enhance their quality. The exhibition time is 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. and the Printex 2014 Trade Show Registration is free. Sivakasi Printex 2014 trade show ends on 20th July 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-07-18

The Daytime Moon
 
17th July 2014 The Daytime Moon From today, you might have seen moon during the daytime, in Sivakasi town. This is because, after Full Moon, the Moon continues in its orbit, moving slowly towards the Sun on the opposite side, and again Sun and Moon can be seen at the same time in the morning sky. You can see the moon at daytime for next three to four days, in Sivakasi. Earlier on 12th July 2014, Saturday, on full moon day, Guru Poornima Pooja was performed. Some Sivakasians observed fasting on full moon day.
 
News posted on 2014-07-17

Badrakaliamman Kovil getting ready for Sadha Sandi Yaaga Kalasa Abhisegam
 
17th July 2014 Badrakaliamman Kovil getting ready for Sadha Sandi Yaaga Kalasa Abhisegam Construction of yaaga Kundam work is going on in full swing, at Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, for the last one week. Around 20 workers involved in constructing the yaaga kundam. Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil Sadha Sandi Yaaga Kalasa Abhisegam is going to be held from 08-08-2014, Friday to 10-08-2014, Sunday, at the temple premises. Maha Yaagam will be taken place on all the three days. On 10th August 2014, Sunday, Sadha Sandi Yaaga Kalasa Abhisegam will be held from 10:30 a.m. To 12:00 p.m..
 
News posted on 2014-07-17

Theatres at burns treatment centre yet to operate
 
16th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Theatres at burns treatment centre yet to operate Chief Minister opened them on June 23 Two operation theatres at the Centre of Excellence for Burns Treatment at the government hospital in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu are yet to become functional, even two weeks after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa opened them. The Chief Minister opened the super-speciality service through videoconference on June 23. Though the need for such a facility was felt for long, the Rs.4.50-crore proposal was renewed only after the September 5, 2012 fire at Om Sakthi Fireworks Industry, which claimed 41 lives. But the facility could not offer full-fledged services without the operation theatres. “The theatres have not been declared fit. Officials of the Department of Micro-Biology have to inspect them, and proper fumigation has to be done,” an official of the Health Department said on Sunday. Similarly, several instruments required for the theatres are yet to be delivered. “The indent for the instruments has been sent to the government. We expect them to be delivered soon. By July-end, the centre will function with all modern facilities,” the official said. Four fire accidents have occurred in Virudhunagar district since June 23, and they have killed 12 persons. Except a few, most of the victims were taken to other hospitals such as the government hospital at Virudhunagar and the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. “The very purpose of the Centre of Excellence is to avoid delay in rushing victims to a super-speciality hospital. Many workers with burns have lost their lives in transit to Madurai,” Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader N. Muthuraj said. The former Director for Public Health, S. Elango, said the number of fire accidents was the highest in Sivakasi, and this necessitated such a facility.
 
News posted on 2014-07-16

Aani Therottam Festival at Thiruthangal
 
16th July 2014 Aani Therottam Festival at Thiruthangal As a part of 13 days Aani Festival 2014, Therottam was held, on 14th July 2014, Monday, at Thiruthangal. After special pujas were performed to the presiding deities, Nindra Narayana Perummal and Sengamalathaayar, at 09:10 a.m.. Devotees pulled the decorated temple car which carried the idols of presiding deities Nindra Narayana Perummal and Sengamalathaayar. Mr.Ravichandran, President, Srivilliputhur Andal Kovil Arangaval, Mrs.Dhanalakshmi Ganesamoorthy, Chairman, Thiruthangal Municipality, Mr.Sakthivel, Vice Chairman, Mr.Balakrishnan, Ex MLA, Mr.Murugan, Committee Member and other members of Nindra Narayana Perummal Thirukovil were present on the occassion. Thiruthangal devotees pulled the temple car and it reched the destination at 10:45 a.m.. Devotees prepared and offered pongal to the deities. Hundreds of people witnessed Therottam Festival in Sivakasi. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Thiruthangal Traffic Constable, regulated the large gathering. Thiruthangal devotees captured the golden moments of therottam in their mobile phones and digital cameras.
 
News posted on 2014-07-16

Guru Poornima celebrated in Sivakasi
 
16th July 2014 Guru Poornima celebrated in Sivakasi Guru Poornima was celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm all over Sivakasi town on 12th july 2014, Saturday. Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil and Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil in particular, were thronged by devotees all through the day. Prasadams were distributed to the devotees. Devotees worshiped and offered their prayers by standing in the long queues. You can see the Moon at daytime from tomorrow onwards in Sivakasi, for three to five days.
 
News posted on 2014-07-16

Staff Development Programme @ ANJAC
 
16th July 2014 Courtesy: Ms.G.Karunya, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, & Dean, Centre for Technology Enhaced Learning, ANJAC, Sivakasi Staff Development Programme On 14th and 15th July 2014, Centre for Technology Enhance Learning (CTEL) organised a Staff Development Programme to train the faculties on ICT enabled teaching and learning. Dr.V.Pandiyarajan, Principal, inaugurated the training programme. Ms.G.Karunya, Co-ordinator, CTEL welcomed the gathering. Mr.T.Marimuthu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Application and Mr.B.Venkatesh, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Visual Communication trained the faculty members on preparing e-content, online quiz making, learning material (MLM). About 50 faculty members from various disciplines attended the training. The training programme focuses on preparation of e-learning material in simple topics for the first year under graduate students of all disciplines.
 
News posted on 2014-07-16

Sivakasi celebrates birth anniversary of Kamaraj
 
15th July 2014 Sivakasi celebrates birth anniversary of Kamaraj Today, the 112th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, K.Kamaraj, was celebrated across Sivakasi town. Sivakasians celebrated the 112th birth anniversary of late leader K.Kamaraj by hoisting flag and distributing sweets, pongal, handkerchief, free books and notebooks to the poor students. Various camps were also conducted to mark the occasion. Earlier on 13th July 2014, a massive blood donation camp held at Velankanni Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. A record 475 units of blood was collected at the camp.
 
News posted on 2014-07-15

Management seminar at Sivakasi
 
15th July 2014 Courtesy: PrintWeek Management seminar at Sivakasi Sivakasi Master Printers’ Association (SMPA) is organising a day long management seminar ‘Enrich Your Attitude’ at SMPA Hall in Sivakasi on 18 July 2014. The seminar which is being held on the first day of the Sivakasi Printex 2014 is divided in to four sessions and will include six speakers who will shed light on varied aspects concerning the print industry. The six speakers who will address the gathered delegates includes Rajendra Kumar Anayath, director, the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, Rampraveen Swaminathan, vice president, International Papers, C N Ashok, managing director, Autoprint, M Ramchandran, Ex-HOD of English, ANJA College, CA A Selva Ganesh and Ramu Ramanathan, group editor, Haymarket Media India. The speakers will talk about various aspects of management starting from ‘Values of the modern world’, ‘The importance of communication’, ‘Balanced scorecard’ and ‘Family business – Challenges in growth and succession’. Sivakasi Printex 2014 will kick off on 18 July 2014. The three day event will be open till 20 July 2014, it will exhibit various machineries and consumables for the printing, packaging and converting industry.
 
News posted on 2014-07-15

Awareness Programme Organised at AAACET
 
15th July 2014 Awareness Programme Organised at AAACET Narcotics Control Bureau organized an awareness programme on the topic “Heroes Becoming Zeroes by Drug Abuse” at AAA College of Engineering &Technology campus on 10th July 2014, Thursday. Dr.M.Vijaya Saravanan MD., PG Dip in Public Health., Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Mr.J.Appukuttan, Intelligence Officer Narcotics Control Bureau, the guests of honor of the day delivered an insatiable talk on the Drug Abuse and its Noxious Effects on Psychological behavior of humans. Furthermore, they elaborated vital statistics about the drug abuse in Indian youths and insisted on the social responsibilities of youths and advised them not to ever give in to the human toll illegal drugs. Selvan Pradeep, II yr CSE, Selvan H.Kishore, II yr CSE and Selvi V.Gayathri, II yr CSE secured the top three places respectively in the painting competition conducted on July 9th 2014, which was a part of the programme. Mr.J.Appukuttan distributed the certificates for the winners. Chairman Shri.P.Panjurajan, Secretary Dr.P.Karvannan, Correspondent Dr.P.Ganesan, Joint Secretary Er.K.Vignesh Kumar B.E., MBA (UK), Principal Dr.K.Arulmozhi and the AAA Family members have organized the programme to guide the youths of AAACET in creating a Drug Free Society.
 
News posted on 2014-07-15

Inaugural Function of SOFTCOM Association
 
14th July 2014 Inaugural Function of SOFTCOM Association SOFTCOM Association was inaugurated on 30th June 2014, Monday, The Department of M.Com.(CA), ANJAC, Sivakasi. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com.(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. Chief Guest for the function was Mr.K.Vengatesh,Head, Department of Visual Communication, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi. He gave a lecture on the topic “Personality Development” for the M.Com.(CA) Students. In his speech, he highlighted the interview and group discussion tips.
 
News posted on 2014-07-14

116th Free eye camp conducted
 
14th July 2014 Courtesy: Mr.Pawan Khaitan, Organiser 116th Free eye camp conducted Sivakasi Khaitan Steel Mart and Sankara Eye Hospital on 13th July 2014, Sunday conducted a free eye screening camp. According to a release from the organisers, they conducted the free camp for 116th time at the Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion, between 09:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m.. Doctor and staff from Sankara Eye Hospital screened 140 participants at the camp. The organisers would send those identified (40 patients) by the doctors for surgery to the hospital, where they would be operated free of cost. Plus, the patients would also get free boarding and lodging and lens. Those in need of spectacles would also get one.
 
News posted on 2014-07-14

Today in Sivakasi
 
13th July 2014 Today in Sivakasi Blood Donation camp Date: 13-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu and Sivakasi Government Hospital Eye Camp Date: 13-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart
 
News posted on 2014-07-13

475 units collected at blood donation camp
 
13th July 2014 475 units collected at Sivakasi blood donation camp A record 475 units of blood was collected at a camp organised by the Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu and Sivakasi Government Hospital at the Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi to mark the 112th birthday of Karmaveerar Kamaraj. This is the 11th time that Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu has organised such a camp in connection with the day. Overwhelming response from the student community, coordinated efforts of Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu and well-thought out plan were primarily the reasons for this successful massive blood donation camp, in Sivakasi Town. The highlight of the blood donation camp, was physically challenged people came on their own and donated blood. A team of twelve staff was headed by Dr.Ayyanar, Blood Bank Medical Officer, Sivakasi Government Hospital, for the camp. Blood donors were provided with glucose, orange fruit and biscuits, as refreshment. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors. The camp was well supported by NSS volunteers from Thiruthangal Kalaimagal School. Tree saplings were distributed to all the donors. There was live coverage and broadcast of the camp by the local cable channels. The camp bagged huge appreciation from doctors and medical staff.
 
News posted on 2014-07-13

Water motors seized
 
12th July 2014 Water motors seized Sivakasi Municipality have seized around 150 electric motor pumps from Sivakasians who were allegedly involved in illegal tapping of water from pipelines, in the past one year. A team led by Sivakasi Municipality officials went around all the wards of Sivakasi and conducted a surprise inspection among the households engaged in illegal tapping of water and seizing the motors. Officials said that, there will be disconnection of water supply to those houses which were using the illegal motors, and also added that they would not be returned to the owners at any cost. The severed connections are restored on payment of a fine of Rs.12,500.
 
News posted on 2014-07-12

Pizzakaaran - One Day Chef Contest
 
12th July 2014 Pizzakaaran 1st Anniversary Celebration One Day Chef Contest Date: 30-08-2014, Saturday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Sri Kaliswari Le Orchids, Sivakasi Enrolment charge: Rs.50/- per team Maximum 4 members per team Enroll yourself Decorate your own Pizza Have your preparation for free Win prize worth Rs.1000/- For further details contact 7373748686
 
News posted on 2014-07-12

A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi
 
11th July 2014 A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi Sivakasi town experienced a mild drizzle for several hours, at today morning. The temperature falls down to 23 degree Celsius. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning. The drizzle in the town adds more chillness on the climate and also drenched Sivakasi. The mild drizzle in the morning time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. And now the skies are clear and there was strong wind for last three days. There is a chance for drizzle / rain in Sivakasi for next one week.
 
News posted on 2014-07-11

Drizzle greets Sivakasi
 
10th July 2014 Drizzle greets Sivakasi Today Sivakasians woke up to a pleasant cloudy weather, after a sizzling and sultry fortnight. The chill weather, which set in right from the break of dawn, and expected to be continued to the evening much to the delight of the Sivakasians. A faint drizzle also greeted Sivakasi in the morning time for a very brief period, bringing the much-needed respite from the sweltering heat. Sky will be cloudy for next one week with average maximum and minimum temperature of 35 and 26 degree celsius with a chance of drizzle.
 
News posted on 2014-07-10

Budget 2014: Matchbox to be cheaper
 
10th July 2014 Budget 2014: Matchbox to be cheaper Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hike by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 2014-15. Following is a list of what will now become cheaper and what will be costlier: Cheaper * Matchbox * CRT television * LED/LCD TVs especially below 19 inch * Footwear priced between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per pair * Soaps * E-book readers * Desktop, laptops and tablets * RO based water purifiers * LED Lights, fixtures and lamps * Pre forms of precious and semi-precious stones * Sports gloves * Branded petrol * Life micro insurance policies * HIV/AIDS drugs and diagnostic kits * DDT insecticides Costlier * Cigarettes * Aerated drinks with sugar * Pan masala * Gutka and chewing tobacco * Jarda scented tobacco * Radio taxi * Imported electronic products * Portable X-ray machines * Half cut/broken diamonds
 
News posted on 2014-07-10

Pleasant climate likely to continue in Sivakasi
 
10th July 2014 Pleasant climate likely to continue in Sivakasi Last week the maximum and minimum average temperature is around 39 and 31 degree celsius and now it falls down to 35 and 26 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi. Chill breeze, mild showers, cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Sun too shy to show up its face, for last two days. Today, many parts of Sivakasi Town experienced very mild showers, after a cloudy start. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning and it is drizzling often and it continues. For the next three days, the climate is expected to remain cloudy with the chances of drizzle. Now the weather in Sivakasi town is pleasant and it is likely to continue.
 
News posted on 2014-07-10

Guest Lecture on “Differentiation that Made the Difference” @ AAACET
 
9th July 2014 A Guest Lecture on “Differentiation that Made the Difference” Industry Institute Interaction Cell of AAACET organized a Guest Lecture on Differentiation that Made the Difference in the College on 07 July, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the A/C Seminar Hall. Mr.R.G.Chandramogan, Chairman and Managing Director of Arun Ice cream and Hatsun Agro Products was the Guest of Honour of the Day. The Guest shared his real-life challenges, handling problems and success formula towards the path of making their firm to an international standard. He highlighted the scope of the entrepreneurs in the future market. His guidance was so helpful to the students to visualize the viable future market and to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The young and booming entrepreneurs of AAACET were gifted to be a part of the program as it was so inspiring to set their goal to become a successful entrepreneur. Special thanks to Chairman Shri.P.Panjurajan, Secretary Dr.P.Karvannan, Correspondent Dr.P.Ganesan, Joint Secretary Er.K.Vignesh Kumar B.E.,MBA (UK), Principal Dr.K.Arulmozhi and the AAA Family members for organizing the program to guide them to evolve as successful leaders.
 
News posted on 2014-07-09

Mild drizzle for few seconds
 
9th July 2014 Mild drizzle for few seconds Today morning, there was mild drizzle for few seconds, at 08:55 a.m., in Sivakasi. Drizzle for few seconds not able to make the road wet, but brings down the temperature down. The mild drizzle in the town did not post any hurdle to Sivakasians. And the temperature remains cloudy. For the next two days sky will be cloudy with a chance of drizzle, with maximum and minimum temperature of 37 degree celsius and 28 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-07-09

Free Medical Camp organised by AAACET
 
9th July 2014 Free Medical Camp organised by AAACET KAMARAJAR SOCIAL WELFARE TRUST,Virudhunagar in association with AAA College of Engineering & Technology, Sivakasi and with the support of Velammal Medical Hospitals, Madurai organized a FREE MEDICAL CAMP on 06th July, 2014 (Sunday) at A.P.S.Girls Middle School Virudhunagar commemorating PerunThalaivar K.Kamarajar’s 112th Birthday Celebration. The camp was organized with an objective to provide general free medical check-up for the public in and around Virudhunagar. Around 586 public availed the free medical camp service and benefited.The AAACET’s NSS Volunteers eagerly participated and rendered their service in the Camp.
 
News posted on 2014-07-09

Drizzle makes the road wet
 
9th July 2014 Drizzle makes the road wet Today, skies were clear during morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town. After a sweltering day, as the day progressed a band of cloud and drizzle makes the road wet at evening. It was drizzling for several minutes from 03:50 p.m. and the drizzle makes the road wet. Drizzle did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Climate will be cloudy for next one week, with average minimum temperature of 27 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 35 degree Celsius, with chances of drizzle.
 
News posted on 2014-07-09

Care to exercise?
 
8th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Care to exercise? Spare time for exercise Students do have time to exercise and involve in sports or any other physical activity. They can do moderate exercises. School life is the time to groom oneself, which also includes physical exercise and one should spare time for it. G.M.B. Raaga Sudhan Class 9, Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Don’t be couch potatoes We have time for TV, computer and mobile games. But when it comes to exercising, we do not have enough time. Parents and teachers should push children to exercise and show them that exercising can be fun. We should all make exercising a daily routine and not be "couch-potatoes."
 
News posted on 2014-07-08

Science City sets young minds thinking
 
8th July 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Science City sets young minds thinking Academicians promote idea of research in pure sciences among students through a training programme Mohana from Sivakasi, a postgraduate student in chemistry, knows what she wants to do after completing her course: she would take up research and identify a drug for treatment of cancer. “The present generation of anti-cancer drugs, one of which is cisplatin, contains the heavy-metal platinum, which causes many side-effects, including damage to healthy cells and tissues surrounding the malignant tumour. Now, I want to discover or identify a complex, based on ruthenium and flavonoids, which will have fewer side-effects,” she says.
 
News posted on 2014-07-08

Suggestion to expand Silk Production in Sivakasi
 
8th July 2014 Courtesy: Business Standard Suggestion to expand Silk Production in Sivakasi Tamil Nadu government was keen on increasing production of raw silk in the state through various mesures, state Rural Industries and Labour Welfare Minister P Mohan said today. Presently, the state ranked fourth in raw silk production, with the cultivation of mulberry in 33,861 acres, with an yield of about 1,000 tonnes annually, he said here. Government wanted to increase the mulberry cultivation to 3,000 tonnes a year, he said and suggested that the officials should take steps to expand the silk production to Sattur and Sivakasi areas also. "Every panchayat should have mulberry cultivation. Now 327 new silk growers were involved in mulberry cultivation, which could be done by women, even at home," he said. The state government had given an incentive subsidy of Rs 3.48 crore for silk growers. In this current year, Rs 10.80 crore had been allocated for the Silk Project. The Minister was speaking at a meeting organised by the Regional Sericultural Research Insitute (Salem) and Tamil Nadu Silk Development Department for distribution of welfare schemes to silk growers here to tune of Rs 3.82 crore. He also inaugurated a silk technology development exhibition.
 
News posted on 2014-07-08

Hot sunny day ends with moderate rain
 
7th July 2014 Hot sunny day ends with moderate rain Yesterday, after a long, hot day, Sivakasians were greeted by a moderate rain, at evening, in Sivakasi,. Dark clouds kept hovering over the town during evening time, bringing down the temperature which had become unbearable. And it was rained for around 20 minutes, from 4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Today the climate remains cloudy. The moderate rain has come as a welcome relief for the Sivakasians. Sivakasi weather expected to remain cloudy and there is chance for drizzle / rain for next three days, with average maximum and minimum temperature of 33 degree celsius and 27 degree celsisus.
 
News posted on 2014-07-07

Black Clouds hovered but no rain
 
7th July 2014 Black Clouds hovered but no rain Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning, today. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning and afternoon. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the morning hours though the sky was cloudy throughout the day. A cloudy start but no rain disappointed the Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-07-07

District level Football Tournament
 
5th July 2014 District level Football Tournament Date: 06-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Venue: Annamalai Unnamalai Ammal Municipal School, Sivakasi First Prize - Rs.3001/- Second Prize- Rs.2001/- Third Prize - Rs.1001/- Organisers: SHNV Football Club, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-07-05

Barricades placed to regulate traffic in Sivakasi
 
5th July 2014 Barricades placed to regulate traffic in Sivakasi Sivakasi Traffic Police have begun placing barricades to regulate traffic in Sivakasi Bazar. Sivakasi Traffic Police put up barricades along the entire stretch of East Car Street. To ensure free flow of traffic, Sivakasi Traffic Police have installed such barricades at a number of places across the town.
 
News posted on 2014-07-05

Beware of fake Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currencies, in Sivakasi
 
3rd July 2014 Beware of fake Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currencies, in Sivakasi Some customers of Sivakasi Petrol Bunks pass off fake currency notes and petrol pump attendants cannot do much about it in the peak hours. A petrol bunk dealer in Sivakasi said sivakasiweekly.com that, daily we are getting 2 to 3 fake currencies especially in the denomination of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000/- and he asked the public to be cautious as counterfeit currency notes are in circulation, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-07-04

Blood Donation Camp @ Kalaimagal Hr. Sec. School
 
4th July 2014 Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 06-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Kalaimagal Higher Secondary School, Thiruthangal Organisers: Kamarajar Makkal Nala Sangam and Thiruthangal Government Hospital
 
News posted on 2014-07-04

Blood Donation camp to be held
 
3rd July 2014 Blood Donation camp to be held Date: 13-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu and Sivakasi Government Hospital
 
News posted on 2014-07-03

Kaliswari Group Lights up Printing Division
 
3rd July 2014 Courtesy: Heidelberg India "The Perfect Match" – Sivakasi-s Kaliswari Group Lights up Printing Division with Heidelberg Solutions Sivakasi-s Kaliswari Group, a leading manufacturer and global exporter of Fireworks, added sparkle to its in-house printing division, by recently investing in Heidelberg solutions. Although Pyrotechnics is the primary business, the Kaliswari umbrella brings together other diverse business verticals, including educational institutions, Transport and Hotels. An in-house printing division caters to the labeling and packaging needs of the Group-s own Fireworks business. From humble beginnings as a "Match factory" founded by Shanmuga Nadar in 1923, the 90-year old company exploded into prominence and growth after expanding into fireworks. The Kaliswari group manufactures and sells fireworks under the well-established and reputed "Cock" brand. Today, the group of companies has 30 plus factories, employing nearly 9,000 staff. In a latest move, the Kaliswari Group has installed the Heidelberg Pro C 751 digital press for its internal applications. Ideal for cost-effective production on very short runs, the digital press can print up to 75 A4 pages/minute with paper density or grammages of up to 300 GSM. The oil-free PxP toner ensures optimum image quality of up to 4800 dpi resolution, which is close to results achieved with offset printers. The digital press can handle paper sizes between 3.94 × 5.51 inches and 13.00 × 19.20 inches. Mr. A. P. Selvarajan, the Director of Kaliswari Group, is an ardent admirer of Heidelberg equipments. "We still have the original Heidelberg cylinder presses that were used during early days of operation. The equipments are in perfect working condition even today" he beams. "The Heidelberg Pro C 751 is the latest jewel in our crown. Easy to use, it offers an exceptional range of functions and outstanding print quality". Mr. Manoharan, Senior Manager of the Group nods in affirmation, before adding, "We use the Heidelberg Pro C 751 mostly for test-printing and sampling specialty paper and boards for packaging purposes. The print matches offset quality. Also, it helps save considerable time and money that we would otherwise spend on outsourcing." Although it was started as an offshoot of the Fireworks division, the in-house printing unit at Kaliswari is well endowed with state-of-the-art equipments. Prepress facilities include CtP, multi-colour offset presses and flexo printing presses, while the Postpress portfolio features Polar cutters, die-cutters and folder gluers. In addition to the Pro C 751, the Kaliswari Group has also invested in a Heidelberg Polar N 115 plus cutting equipment. This programmable, high-speed cutter, which is used for cutting paper, cardstock, paper board, and plastic foils, comes with an 18.5 inches colour display and touch screen operations to avoid errors in programming. The Polar N 115 plus offers shortest make-ready times, thanks to intuitive cutting programs. The patented Direct Positioning System (DPS) of the Polar N 115 plus ensures mechanical positioning accuracy of 1/100 mm, thereby offering the greatest cutting accuracy. An added advantage is the nickel-refined, wider machine table that facilitates easy handling of sheets. The standard model has extensive features to boost productivity by up to 20%. Higher productivity can be achieved by additional, programmable functions. "Life is a lot easier with the Polar N 115 plus", quips Manoharan. "The Polar cutter reduces the time usually spent on labeling and small-sized packaging jobs". The senior manager expects the Heidelberg equipments to play a crucial role during Diwali season. "Fireworks production usually peaks before Diwali, when its boom time for business. The printing unit operates in all shifts to match packaging with production. The print jobs involve specialized hot- and cold-foil embossing, and die-cut designs to make the packaging of these Pyro products more attractive. Both the press and cutter will come in handy, especially at the time." Year after year, the Kaliswari Group focuses on churning out quality products with minimum risk to its 9,000 employees. As a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative, the Group has a tie-up with the Indian Government-s Department of Science & Technology, to research the possibility of machine-made Fireworks in a bid to eliminate risks. The Kaliswari Group is a happy customer and plans to shop again at Heidelberg. "Heidelberg is a trusted brand worldwide and our experience with Heidelberg has been spectacular. With these equipment-s, the ROI is significant.", Selvarajan ends on an excited note.
 
News posted on 2014-07-03

Sivakasi back to its hot climate
 
3rd July 2014 Sivakasi back to its hot climate After a cool days with drizzle and breeze on this week, Sivakasi back to its hot climate. Today, Sivakasi residents have been experiencing hot weather. The blue sky with white clouds had been responsible for the hot blow in Sivakasi temperature. Sky will remain partly cloudy for next one week, with a chances for drizzle and rain. Today the maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 39 and 28 degrees Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-07-03

Over 340 take part in free eye camp
 
2nd July 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Over 340 take part in free eye camp Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Sivakasi and Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai jointly organised a free eye check-up and cataract operation camp, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 15th June 2014, Sunday. The camp began with prayer and bhajan songs. A team of 30 Medical experts was led by three Ophthalmologists from Madurai Aravind Eye Hospital examined the patients at the camp. 340 patients were screened under various eye tests. Of them, 103 patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai. The free services will include eye check up and refraction for glasses, medicines, eye surgery and glasses at discount rate. Around 70 volunteers from Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Sevaa Samidhi supported and organised the camp, in a systematic manner.
 
News posted on 2014-07-02

Screen Print India to organise six roadshows
 
2nd July 2014 Courtesy: Print Week India Screen Print India to organise six roadshows The 12th Screen Print India is scheduled to be held at The International Centre, Goa between 18-21 September 2014. Screen Print India, an exhibition focusing on the screen, digital and textile printing industry in India has been endorsed by 12 industry associations from across India and the globe. Screen Print India is organising six roadshows in six cities in South India which includes Chennai, Sivakasi, Madurai, Tiruppur, Bengaluru and Hubli between 30 June – 7 July 2014 to promote participation for the flagship event in Goa. The roadshow will showcase new techniques and special effects in screen printing, textile and garment printing as well as glass and ceramic printing solutions. Major exhibitors at the four day show includes Epson India, Fujifilm Sericol, HP India, Grafica Flextronica, Kunal Enterprises, Repro Graphics and Skyscreen.
 
News posted on 2014-07-02

Phoenix Literary Association inauguration held on 10th July
 
2nd July 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC Phoenix Literary Association inauguration held on 10th July The Post Graduate Department of English has planned to inaugurate its association on 10th July 2014, Friday. Mr.A.Shyamraj, B.E. Principal Trainer, Beehive Communication Club, Virudhunagar will deliver the inaugural address on the topic "Effective Communication". Ms.M.Akila, Asst. Prof. in English (P.G) and Vice-President will give the introductory remarks. Ms.S.Subbuthai, Secretary II M.A. English will deliver the welcome address. Ms.S.Saranya, I M.A. English will propose Vote of Thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-07-02

This July in Sivakasi
 
1st July 2014 This July in Sivakasi Bangle Mela at Sivakasi TATA Goldplus Date: 25-06-2014 to 06-07-2014 Venue: TATA GOLD PLUS, No.108, South Car Street, Sivakasi - 626123. More than 1000 attractive designs. Making & wastage charges per gram are just Rs.199/- or Rs.299/- only.* For further details contact 04562-233055/66 Kabaddi Championship to be held Date: 05-07-2014, Saturday Time: 10:00 p.m. onwards, Flood Light Match Organisers: Maamannar Marudhupandiar Nagar & Marudhu Boys Kabaddi Team Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 06-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Kalaimagal Higher Secondary School, Thiruthangal Organisers: Kamarajar Makkal Nala Sangam and Thiruthangal Government Hospital Blood Donation camp Date: 13-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Kamarajar Retha Dhaana Kulu and Sivakasi Government Hospital Eye Camp Date: 13-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Sivakasi PRINTEX 2014 - National Level Seminar & Exhibition Date: 18-07-2014 (Friday) to 20-07-2014 (Sunday) Seminar (Enrich your attitude) will be held on 18th July 2014, Friday. Venue: Sivakasi Master Printers Association Kalyana Mandapam, 425 Railway Feeder Road, Sivakasi. For further details contact +91-4562-221083, email id: sivakasiprintex2014@gmail.com , smpasivakasi@gmail.com Free Mental Health Camp Date: 20-07-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 27-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-07-01

Sivakasi welcomes July with Drizzle
 
1st July 2014 Sivakasi welcomes July with Drizzle Drizzle from 04:31 p.m. to 04:40 p.m. makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi, today. Band of clouds developed during evening around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by strong winds. Caught unawares by the sudden opening of the skies most Sivakasians especially students and office-goers, in the absence of umbrellas, were drenched. They took shelter inside nearby buildings, temple pandhals and tea shops. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 37 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-07-01

Happy Doctors Day & Chartered Accountants Day
 
1st July 2014 Happy Doctors Day Doctors lead a Hectic Lifestyle to Keep Us Healthy. As a result they hardly get Any Time to Take Care of Their Own Health. On this Doctor’s Day, We all should resolve to Take Care of Our Doctor and Wish them Good Health to Show Our Appreciation for Their Service to Mankind. Happy Doctors Day. - www.sivakasiweekly.com Happy Chartered Accountants Day Happy CA day! - www.sivakasiweekly.com
 
News posted on 2014-07-01

Cloudier start for Sivakasi
 
30th June 2014 Cloudier start for Sivakasi Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. There is 25% chance for shower, mainly across Sivakasi town, but this is only a slim possibility. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle for the next three days.
 
News posted on 2014-06-30

Sivakasi PRINTEX 2014 - National Level Seminar & Exhibition
 
30th June 2014 Sivakasi PRINTEX 2014 - National Level Seminar & Exhibition Date: 18-07-2014 (Friday) to 20-07-2014 (Sunday) Seminar (Enrich your attitude) will be held on 18th July 2014, Friday. Venue: Sivakasi Master Printers Association Kalyana Mandapam, 425 Railway Feeder Road, Sivakasi. For further details contact +91-4562-221083, email id: sivakasiprintex2014@gmail.com , smpasivakasi@gmail.com
 
News posted on 2014-06-30

Heidelberg adds firepower to Kaliswari
 
30th June 2014 Courtesy: Asian Printer Online Heidelberg adds firepower to Kaliswari One of India’s leading fireworks manufacturers, Sivakasi’s Kaliswari Group has increased its in house print shop’s capabilities with the addition of two solutions from Heidelberg. The company’s investment sees the addition of a Pro C751 digital press (pictured above) and a Polar N 115 plus cutter. A P Selvarajan, director of Kaliswari Group, say the company values its association with Heidelberg. He says, “We still have the original Heidelberg cylinder presses that were used during early days of operation. The equipment is in perfect working condition even today. While pyrotechnics forms Kaliswari’s primary business, the company’s umbrella brings together other diverse business verticals, including educational institutions, Transport and Hotels. The in house printing division caters to the labelling and packaging needs of the Group’s own Fireworks business. The Pro C751 digital printer will cater for the company’s internal applications. M Manoharan, senior manager at Kaliswari Group says, “We use the Heidelberg Pro C 751 mostly for test-printing and sampling specialty paper and boards for packaging purposes. The print matches offset quality. Also, it helps save considerable time and money that we would otherwise spend on outsourcing.” The printer uses oil-free PxP toner to improve image quality, delivering up to 4800dpi resolution, which he says comes to results achieved with offset printers. The printer can handle paper sizes between 3.94 × 5.51 inches and 13.00 × 19.20 inches. A P Selverajan sees it as the ideal solution for cost-effective production on short runs; it can print up to 75 A4ppm with on stock up to 300gsm. He says, “The Heidelberg Pro C 751 is the latest jewel in our crown. Easy to use, it offers an exceptional range of functions and outstanding print quality.” The Polar N 115 Plus, a programmable high-speed cutter, has application for cutting paper, cardstock, paper board, and plastic foils. It comes with an 18.5 inch colour display and touch screen operations to avoid errors in programming. It offers short makeready times, largely thanks to its intuitive cutting programmes. Manoharan says, “Life is a lot easier with the Polar N 115 plus. The Polar cutter reduces the time usually spent on labelling and small-sized packaging jobs.” Heidelberg says the Polar N115 Plus’s patented Direct Positioning System ensures mechanical positioning accuracy of 1/100 mm, offering excellent cutting accuracy. Its nickel-refined, wider machine table helps facilitate easy handling of sheets. The company says that the standard model has extensive features that can boost productivity by up to 20 per cent, adding that print shops can achieve higher productivity by using additional, programmable functions. Manoharan expects the new equipment to play a crucial role during Diwali season. He says, “Fireworks production usually peaks before Diwali, when its boom time for business. The printing unit operates in all shifts to match packaging with production. The print jobs involve specialised hot- and cold-foil embossing, and die-cut designs to make the packaging of these Pyro products more attractive. Both the press and cutter will come in handy, especially at the time.”
 
News posted on 2014-06-30

Sivakasi experiences cool breeze
 
30th June 2014 Sivakasi experiences cool breeze Since the last two to three days, Sivakasi town has been receiving good breeze, providing relief to the Sivakasians from scorching heat. Dew was also experienced at evening. The cool weather, coming after several hot days, has come as a welcome change. There was strong wind at 04:30 p.m. to 05:25 p.m.. And thick dark clouds kept hovering over Sivakasi town during evening. But rains were not experienced during this period.
 
News posted on 2014-06-30

Sivakasi for fire crackers, Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan says
 
29th June 2014 Courtesy: Deccan Herald Sivakasi for fire crackers, Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan says TN model Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan appealed to the State government to take a cue from neighbouring Tamil Nadu in industrial development. He said, Karnataka is ranked seventh in industrial development in the nation, while Maharashtra is ranked first and Tamil Nadu second. In Tamil Nadu, every district is known for its distinctiveness, with Coimbatore popular for automobile products, Erode for textiles and Sivakasi for fire crackers, to name a few. However, in Karnataka, barring Bangalore that is overcrowded by industries and Mysore that is witnessing tremendous growth, no district is industry-friendly. Mandya district is crying for attention, while Tumkur and Chitradurga are yet to make a start.
 
News posted on 2014-06-29

Bangle Mela at Sivakasi TATA Goldplus
 
29th June 2014 Bangle Mela at Sivakasi TATA Goldplus Date: 25-06-2014 to 06-07-2014 Venue: TATA GOLD PLUS, No.108, South Car Street, Sivakasi - 626123. More than 1000 attractive designs. Making & wastage charges per gram are just Rs.199/- or Rs.299/- only.* For further details contact 04562-233055/66
 
News posted on 2014-06-29

Free Mental Health Camp Organised
 
28th June 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Mental Health Camp Organised The 145th Free Mental Health Camp was jointly organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy and M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 15th June 2014, Sunday. 245 people were benefited out of this camp. Free medicines were provided for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Eye camp was also organised on the same venue, in association with Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. Narayan Seva has been done for 700 people. 70 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 20th July 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-06-28

At last, drizzle brings down the temperature
 
28th June 2014 At last, drizzle brings down the temperature Drizzle from 04:00 p.m. to 04:15 p.m. brought welcome relief albeit briefly to the Sivakasians today. Sivakasians had hot days for last one month with a rise in temperature but the sudden drizzle at today evening came as a pleasant treat bringing down the increasing mercury levels. And there was short spell of drizzle from 05:48 p.m. to 05:55p.m.. For the next one week sky will be partly cloudy with a chance of drizzle / rain, with maximum and minimum temperature of 38 degree celsius and 28 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-06-28

Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality
 
27th June 2014 Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, has appealed to the Sivakasi people to create rainwater harvesting structures in their houses. Rain Water Harvesting Structure in houses and office premises would be made compulsory from 30th June, 2014, Monday. Sivakasi Municipality will take necessary actions to those who violating the mandatory / compulsory installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems in their premises. To create awareness on Rain Water Harvesting System, rallies were taken out by Sivakasi school students for last one month.
 
News posted on 2014-06-27

Unscheduled Power Cuts in Sivakasi
 
27th June 2014 Unscheduled Power Cuts in Sivakasi Today, Sivakasi town have been facing power cuts ranging between 2-3 hours of power cut. The unscheduled and unannounced power cut has left Sivakasi industrialists, businessmen, traders, micro and macro industries and homemakers in the lurch. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator, once again. And Sivakasi have also started facing low-voltage problem over the past few days.
 
News posted on 2014-06-27

Govt Hospitals Get Rs 40-crore Infra Boost
 
26th June 2014 Courtesy: The New Indian Express Govt Hospitals Get Rs 40-crore Infra Boost Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated a slew of amenities and refurbished buildings at various State-run hospitals, through video-conferencing, on Wednesday. In all, the CM inaugurated schemes executed by the Health and Family Welfare department worth `40.35 crore at various locations across Tamil Nadu. At the Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital in the city, the CM inaugurated the Silver Jubilee Auditorium that has been refurbished at a cost of `1.9 crore. In addition, a newly procured CT scanner was also inaugurated. She also declared open the emergency care centre that was constructed at Padianallur, in nearby Tiruvallur district. In Salem Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, the CM inaugurated their newly constructed examination hall, library which have been built at a cost of `4.47 crore. Patients seeking medical assistance will now be able to utilise the facilities at the new block at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, build at a cost of `6.38 crore -- with facilities including a state-of-the-art ICU, outpatient ward, maternity ward, 66 beds and chambers for professors and doctors. Other new buildings inaugurated by the CM included upgraded Primary Health Centres in four places, including Thirthamalai in Dharmapuri, and a new mortuary at the Nagapattinam GH The burns unit functioning at the Sivakasi GH, has now been upgraded as a Centre of Excellence and was recognised and inaugurated by the Chief Minister.
 
News posted on 2014-06-26

CM inaugurated Burns Ward at Sivakasi GH through Video Conferencing
 
25th June 2014 CM inaugurated Burns Ward at Sivakasi GH through Video Conferencing Today, TamilNadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha inaugurated the Burns Ward at Sivakasi GH through Video Conferencing, at 02:00 p.m.. Among the modern facilities at the centre is the centralised oxygen supply to the Intensive Care Unit, operation theatre and post-operative ward. The ward also has a C-Arm facility to deal with multiple injuries such as fractures and soft tissue injuries, ventilators, an anaesthetic work station and theatre ceiling lights with LED lamps. The air-conditioned ward has Fowler’s cot for the convenience of patients with alpha bed that would prevent them from developing bed sore. The cost incurred to set up the entire facility, including construction of building, appointment of specialist doctors, purchase of modern equipment, furniture, linen and stores, is Rs.4.50 crore. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, Dr.Ayyanar, Blood Bank Officer, Sivakasi Government Hospital were present on the ocassion.
 
News posted on 2014-06-25

JACKO: recalling the King of Pop 5 years after his death
 
25th June 2014 JACKO: recalling the King of Pop 5 years after his death Five years ago today, the music world lost a pop icon when Michael Jackson died suddenly from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. At the time, the 50-year-old performer and father of three was mired in debt, struggling to shake off an image still tarnished by allegations of child molestation (though he was cleared) and risking everything for a highly ambitious and intensely physical comeback concert series. His passing — as well as the details that emerged about his secretive life in the subsequent legal battles surrounding his death — kicked off a massive, international wave of nostalgia that has kept him in the headlines, inspired films and shows as well as sparked a musical resurgence (including award show "performances" and the release of several posthumous albums) in the years since. Michael Jackson-s estate is making more money five years after his death than he was at the prime of his career, says author of book Michael Jackson Inc
 
News posted on 2014-06-25

Blood Donation Camp to be held
 
24th June 2014 Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 06-07-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Kalaimagal Higher Secondary School, Thiruthangal Organisers: Kamarajar Makkal Nala Sangam and Thiruthangal Government Hospital
 
News posted on 2014-06-24

Kabaddi Championship to be held
 
24th June 2014 Kabaddi Championship to be held Date: 05-07-2014, Saturday Time: 10:00 p.m. onwards, Flood Light Match Organisers: Maamannar Marudhupandiar Nagar & Marudhu Boys Kabaddi Team
 
News posted on 2014-06-24

Mangoes to delight Sivakasians
 
23rd June 2014 Mangoes to delight Sivakasians The markets across Sivakasi town don a shade of yellow and green mangoes, for last one month. Sivakasi roadside vendors say the season will peak in May and June when much-in-demand mango varieties such as Alphonso, Paalamani, Rajapalayam Sappattai and Imam Pasand, Killi Mookku from Rajapalayam come in bulk. Panchavarnam sells at Rs.25/- a kg; and Sappattai Mambalam at Rs.35/- a kg.
 
News posted on 2014-06-23

Prestige Exchange Offer
 
22nd June 2014 Exchange / upgrade any old cooker, cookware or kitchen appliances of any brand in any condition for any new Prestige product and get fabulous discounts. Date : 20-06-2014 to 22-06-2014, Friday to Sunday Venue: Sundaram Chettiar Seeniammal Kalyaana Mandapam, AVT Pada Salai Road, Near Court, Sivakasi. Organisers: Prestige Smart Kitchen, No. 519 B, Opposite to Balasanka TVS, Thiruthangal Road, Sivakasi - 626 123. For further details contact 9944930825
 
News posted on 2014-06-22

Free Eye Camp organised by Sankara Eye Hospital
 
21st June 2014 Free Eye Camp organised by Sankara Eye Hospital Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Khaitan Steel Mart, Sivakasi jointly organised 115th Free Eye camp, on 8th June 2014, Sunday, an eye screening and cataract surgery camp held here at the Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion. Patients were screened under various refractive errors and other diseases by a team of ophthalmologists from Sankara Eye Hospital. Of them, some patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Sanakara Eye Hospital. Facilities such as treatment, operations including IOL, lodging and boarding are provided free of cost. Next camp will be held on 13th July 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-06-21

Power Shut Down for Maintenance in Sivakasi
 
21st June 2014 Power Shut Down for Maintenance in Sivakasi Today, power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 9:00 a.m. to 04:15 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town. Also, during the shutdown, tree branches would be cut and take up regular maintenance work, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-06-21

JUDO Championship 2014-2015
 
21st June 2014 Tamilnadu State 24 Sub Junior JUDO Championship 2014 - 2015 Date: 20th to 22nd June 2014, Friday to Sunday Venue: KMKA Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thiruthangal Chief Guest: W.I.Devaram, IPS (DGP) Rtd., Chairman, Tamilnadu State Judo Association Organisers: A.Sivakumar B.A., D.Ped., NSNIS (Judo), Secretary, Virudhunagar District Judo Association
 
News posted on 2014-06-21

Book Exhibition & CD Fair at Sivakasi
 
20th June 2014 Chithirai Thamizh Puthaandu 2014 Book Exhibition & CD Fair at Sivakasi Date: 16-06-2014, Monday to 29-06-2014, Sunday Time: 09:30 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Ulaga Madhaa Periyandavar Swamigal Samudhaya Koodam, Near Nadar Lodge, Sivakasi 10% discount for all books Special discounts for CD
 
News posted on 2014-06-20

Welcome move by the Sivakasi Municipality
 
20th June 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Welcome move by the Sivakasi Municipality Once again, Sivakasi Municipality enforced a major eco-friendly move by banning the use of polythene carry bags in Sivakasi Town. The move to ban polythene carry bags was because they were found to be a major cause for blockage in drainage and water channels in the town. As polythene carry bags get dumped everywhere, the Sivakasi drainage system is getting affected and it is leading to mosquito breeding and also the soil loses fertility. For last four days, at early morning, near Kadai Kovil, Sivakasi Municipality Officials distributing one Manja Pai for free, for those who carry plastic bags for shopping and they educate consumers about the dangers of using plastic products. Sivakasi Municipality is merely raising the awareness of Sivakasi consumers to change their habits and to stop using non-biodegradable plastic bags. Distributing manja pai for free of cost is a welcome move by the Sivakasi Municipality, to reduce plastic bags usage in the town.
 
News posted on 2014-06-20

Initiatives to ensure health and welfare workers
 
19th June 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Initiatives to ensure health and welfare workers As part of efforts to ensure the health and welfare of workers and their families, the State government has rolled out a number of initiatives. A training centre has been established at Sivakasi by the Department of Labour to impart skilled training to workers in fireworks’ factories. Final touches are being given by the Public Works Department to complete the civic works there. A mobile team headed by an additional director has been formed to monitor the factories and so far this year, 399 inspections have been carried out.
 
News posted on 2014-06-19

Facebook goes down in Sivakasi
 
19th June 2014 Facebook goes down in Sivakasi Access to Facebook-s website and apps went down at 01:25 p.m. to 01:55 p.m., shutting out thousands of Sivakasi FB users for a brief period. For about half an hour, Sivakasians who tried to access Facebook in Sivakasi received the following message: "Sorry, something went wrong. We-re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can." Problems were also reported across multiple nations in Asia and the Middle East (United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel and India).
 
News posted on 2014-06-19

YRTVians bags 7 medals in Asian Adithada Championship
 
19th June 2014 YRTVians bags 7 medals in Asian Adithada Championship YRTV Matriculation Higher Secondary School bagged 7 medals, in First Asian Adithada Championship 2014, held at Coimbatore. The championship was organised by Adithada Foundation. The gold medal was won by Nandha Krishnan (5th Standard), while silver was bagged by Jaijigishaa (3rd Standard) and she won 1 bronze medal and 2 bronze medals went to Rohit (2nd Standard) and 2 bronze medals for Rakshanya (7th Standard). Thilagavathy Ravindran, Correspondent, YRTV School, Murali, Principal, YRTV, Mahalakshmi, HM. YRTV School, lauded the efforts of the Silambam players and their coach Mahendran.
 
News posted on 2014-06-19

TN safety match industry seeks excise duty exemption
 
18th June 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu BusinessLine TN safety match industry seeks excise duty exemption Safety match industry in Tamil Nadu is seeking excise duty exemption to bring down costs and compete with the unorganised sector. Also, lifestyle changes including falling smoking habits, increased use of lighters and stove igniters have hit demand growth. Usage of safety matches should have increased by 7.5 per cent annually but has been stagnant for over a decade, according to J. Devadoss, Secretary, South India Match Manufacturers Association. Annually, the safety match industry produces nearly 60 lakh bundles with each bundle having 24,000 match sticks, he told Business Line. Ten years ago, there were nearly 10,000 safety match factories in southern India employing nearly 7.50 lakh people. This has now dropped to nearly 1,000 units employing 50,000. Some of the biggest production centres include Kovilpatti, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar, Ettayyapuram and Sattur, he said. The industry has urged the government to scrap excise duty for safety matches. This will reduce the disparity in the cost of production of matches between the organised and unorganised sectors.The government should safeguard the industry which sells a box of 50 match sticks for ₹ One , he said. Devadoss said the organised match manufacturers are not in a level playing field to face competition from the unorganised sector due to this anomaly in Excise duty payment of 8 to 12 per cent depending up on the category of the unit. In 2006, the Excise department allowed sale of chemical dipped splints to anybody on payment of ad valorem duty by the machine made match industry. Traders purchasing chemical dipped splints from machine made units started manufacturing their own brand without licences like Central Excise ESI, Arms Act and Factory Act. According to Central Excise, the industry’s annual turnover is around ₹2,100 crore. The government should get Excise revenue of around ₹100 crore, but the government record shows that the collection for the last financial year was only ₹46.06 crore. This means for over 50 per cent of the matches marketed in India by the unorganised sector, Excise duty has not been paid. This in turn affects those units paying the duty and follow all government norms, he said.
 
News posted on 2014-06-18

State-of-the-art burns ward ready in Sivakasi
 
18th June 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu State-of-the-art burns ward ready in Sivakasi “It will be a boon for those from southern districts” A burns ward set up under the Centre of Excellence for Burns Treatment at the Government Hospital here is getting ready with state-of-the-art medical equipment and specialist medical officers to treat victims of fire accidents, especially those occurring in cracker industries. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will soon inaugurate the facility. Ms Jayalalithaa had ordered establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Burns Treatment following the worst-ever fireworks accident at Muthalipatti near here on September 5, 2012, in which 40 persons were killed and several others injured. The need for such a facility has long been felt as the victims of fire accidents die often due to lack of quality medical attention during the golden hour. Many patients succumbed to the burns on their way to Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. Among the modern facilities at the centre is the centralised oxygen supply to the Intensive Care Unit, operation theatre and post-operative ward. The ward also has a C-Arm facility to deal with multiple injuries such as fractures and soft tissue injuries, ventilators, an anaesthetic work station and theatre ceiling lights with LED lamps. The air-conditioned ward has Fowler’s cot for the convenience of patients with alpha bed that would prevent them from developing bed sore. The cost incurred to set up the entire facility, including construction of building, appointment of specialist doctors, purchase of modern equipment, furniture, linen and stores, is Rs.4.50 crore. Joint Director (Health) M. Kathiresan said five specialist doctors – a plastic surgeon, general surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon, anaesthetist and a physician – had been appointed. Besides, a physiotherapist, 15 staff nurses, a lab technician, hospital staff and sanitary workers had been posted, he said. The facility would be a boon to all the southern districts as far as burns treatment was concerned. It would also be a trauma care centre, he added. Minister for Information and Special Schemes Implementation K.T. Rajendra Balaji inspected the 52-beded ward on Sunday. Virudhunagar MP T. Radhakrishnan and Collector T.N. Hariharan were among those who accompanied him.
 
News posted on 2014-06-18

Minnoolaakam Certificate Presentation Ceremony @ SKC
 
18th June 2014 Minnoolaakam Certificate Presentation Ceremony @ SKC Date: 19-06-2014, Thursday Time: 09:30 a.m. Venue: Conference Hall A/c, Sri Kaliswari College, Autonomous, Sivakasi Chief Guest: Narayanan Kannan, Putra University, Malaysia & Subashini Tremell, Germany Organisers: Department of Tamil, SKC and Tamil Marabu Arakkattalai
 
News posted on 2014-06-18

Look for daytime moon each morning this week
 
17th June 2014 Look for daytime moon each morning this week From today morning, you might have seen moon in the daytime, in Sivakasi town. This is because, after Full Moon, the Moon continues in its orbit, moving slowly towards the Sun on the opposite side, and again Sun and Moon can be seen at the same time in the morning sky. You can see the moon at daytime for next three or four days, in Sivakasi. Earlier, on 5th June 2014, Thursday, special pujas were performed in majority of the Sivakasi temples on full moon day including the Pournami Pooja. Some Sivakasians observed fasting on full moon day.
 
News posted on 2014-06-17

Strictly No Parking in No Parking Zone in Sivakasi
 
16th June 2014 Photo: Ravindran Strictly No Parking in No Parking Zone in Sivakasi Sivakasi Traffic Police Constables are now tying vehicles together with a long chain and deflating tyres of vehicles breaking traffic rules such as parking in no-parking area and travelling in one way roads. Now the Sivakasi traffic police is quite strict about the rules they set in Sivakasi town. These implemented rules, helps them to manage traffic easily.
 
News posted on 2014-06-16

More hot days to come
 
16th June 2014 More hot days to come Today, Sivakasi experienced another cruelly hot day, with the maximum temperature settling at 39 degrees Celsius, a frightening two degrees higher than what is normal for this time of the year. The minimum at 27 degrees Celsius. In Sivakasi, most of the Sivakasians preferred to remain indoors while those who had to go out to work were seen fretting and fuming. Tender coconut vendors, juice sellers, and Ice Apple & Padhaneer sellers had a busy day. Hot days to continue for a few more days in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2014-06-16

Kaliswari Group of Sivakasi gets heidelberg-s digital and cutting solutions
 
15th June 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Kaliswari Group of Sivakasi gets heidelberg-s digital and cutting solutions Sivakasi-based Kaliswari Group, a leading manufacturer and global exporter of fireworks has recently invested in a series of Heidelberg solutions, a Pro C751 digital press and a Polar N115 cutting machine. Established in 1923, Kaliswari Group caters not only to fireworks but has a diversified presence in educational institutions, transport and hotels. An in-house printing division caters to the labelling and packaging needs of the group’s own fireworks business. In a latest move, the Kaliswari Group installed the Heidelberg Pro C751 digital press for its internal applications. A P Selvarajan, director of Kaliswari Group and an ardent admirer of Heidelberg equipments said, “Heidelberg is a trusted brand worldwide and our experience with Heidelberg has been spectacular. With these equipment’s, the ROI is significant. We still have the original Heidelberg cylinder presses that were used during early days of operation. The equipments are in perfect working condition even today.” “The Heidelberg Pro C751 is the latest jewel in our crown. It is easy to use and offers an exceptional range of functions and outstanding print quality,” he added. Ideal for cost-effective production on very short runs, the digital press prints up to 75 A4 pages/minute with grammages of up to 300 GSM. The oil-free PxP toner ensures optimum image quality of up to 4800 dpi resolution, close to results achieved with offset printers. The digital press can handle paper sizes between 3.94×5.51 inches to 13×19.20 inches. Manoharan, senior manager at the group said, “We use the Heidelberg Pro C751 mostly for test-printing and sampling specialty paper and boards for packaging purposes. The print matches offset quality. Also, it helps save considerable time and money that we would otherwise spend on outsourcing.” In addition to the Pro C751, the Kaliswari Group has also invested in a Heidelberg Polar N115 plus cutting equipment. According to Manoharan, the Polar cutter makes life a lot easier. “It practically reduces the time usually spent on labeling and small-sized packaging jobs,” he said. The high-speed programmable cutter Polar N115 plus offers shortest make-ready times. The machine can be used for cutting paper, cardstock, paper board, and plastic foils and comes with an 18.5 inches colour display and touch screen operations to avoid errors in programming. “Fireworks production usually peaks before Diwali, when its boom time for business. The printing unit operates in all shifts to match packaging with production. The print jobs involve specialized hot- and cold-foil embossing, and die-cut designs to make the packaging of these pyro products more attractive. Both the press and cutter will come in handy, especially at the time,” said Manoharan. Kaliswari-s shopfloor is well endowed with state-of-the-art equipments including a CTP, multi-colour offset presses and flexo printing presses, while the post-press portfolio features Polar cutters, die-cutters and folder gluers.
 
News posted on 2014-06-15

Acupuncture camp for Mentally Challenged
 
14th June 2014 Headmaster M.Balraj memorial Acupuncture camp for Mentally Challenged Date: 16-06-2014, Monday Time: 06:00 p.m. Venue: Azhagan Kaapagam, 861-B, National Colony, Sivakasi Chief Guest: Mr.S.Kannan, M/s. Vasantha Sparklers, Kannan & Co., Sivakasi Mrs.K.Jeyalakshmi will distribute uniforms & medicines Organisers: Azhagan Seva Sangam & Rotary Club of Sivakasi Central
 
News posted on 2014-06-14

Dosa Fest
 
14th June 2014 Appans Kudumba Unnavagam - Dosa Festival Varities: Chicken Dosa, Mutton Dosa, Egg Dosa, Chicken Egg Dosa, Chicken Mutton Dosa, Mutton Egg Dosa, Punjabi Dosa, Pepper Chicken Dosa, Prawn Dosa, Manjoorian Dosa, Kothu Curry Dosa, Mushroom Dosa, Cauliflower Dosa, Paneer Dosa and Veg. Dosa Price ranges from Rs.30/- to Rs.50/- Date: 11-06-2014 to 18-06-2014 Time: 06:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
 
News posted on 2014-06-14

Jewel One Gold & Diamond Jewellery Exhibition cum Sale
 
13th June 2014 Jewel One Gold & Diamond Jewellery Exhibition cum Sale Date: 13,14 & 15 June 2014, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Venue: Bell Hotel, No.123, Thiruthangal Road, Sivakasi - 626 123. For further details contact 04567222200 / Toll free: 18001033916
 
News posted on 2014-06-13

Pournami Poojai Performed
 
13th June 2014 Pournami Poojai Performed Yesterday, on Full Moon Day, Pournami Poojai was performed in majority of the temples in Sivakasi town. Special pujas were performed on the special occasion of full moon day. Prasadams were distributed to the devotees. Devotees worshiped and offered their prayers by standing in the long queues. You can see the Moon at daytime from day after tomorrow onwards in Sivakasi, for three to five days.
 
News posted on 2014-06-13

Sivakasi fireworks units shut down due to superstition, convention
 
13th June 2014 Courtesy: The Times of India Sivakasi fireworks units shut down due to superstition, convention Fireworks manufacturers of Sivakasi closed down more than 700 of their units on Thursday, risking Rs 50 crore loss, fearing that an astrological prediction about accidents could come true. While the ostensible reason for the mass shutdown was a convention organized by a forum against Chinese fireworks, sources said elderly members in the industry found a mention in an astrological calendar about Thursday being an inauspicious day when fireworks explosions could occur. Sivakasi, the countrys fireworks hub, has seen several accidents every year that kill hundreds of workers. Forty people were killed in one of the worst accidents in Om Sakthi Fireworks in Sivakasi on September 6, 2012. The accident occurred on a day when similar planetary positions and conditions prevailed and it was a Thursday, a manufacturer, who is a staunch believer of astrology warned the industry, sources said. Based on the prediction, fireworks manufacturers decided to suspend operations for a day. Workers were told they were being given a day off to take part in the convention, seeking to persuade the government to ban exports of Chinese fireworks. "Most of the owners felt it was better not to take a chance and decided to suspend operations on Thursday," said A M S G Ashokan of We Two Brand. Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA) vice-president A Mariappan said besides such a fear among the owners, workers were keen to participate in the convention organised by the Tamil Nadu Fireworks & Workers Protection Movement against Chinese fireworks. "Workers wanted to participate in the event and owners, uncomfortable with the astrological prediction, decided to close down operations to give them a day off," Mariappan said. He estimated Rs 50 crore loss due to the one-day shutdown. "It was a closed holiday without pay. We will compensate by working on a holiday," he added. However, the workers association claimed they had no choice but to go with the "whims and fancies" of the owners. "Workers were not paid for almost a week during the total lockout in April to protest the hike in explosives license fee," rued Fireworks Workers Association in Sivakasi district secretary M Mahalakshmi. Later in the day, the convention passed resolutions mainly urging the Union government to ban exports of Chinese fireworks. The forum also urged authorities to destroy Chinese fireworks consignments seized by officials and punish the smugglers. A resolution urged the state government to regulate small units functioning under district revenue officer license and demanded that owners abolish sub-contract and leasing methods, suspected to be reasons behind the accidents at fireworks units.
 
News posted on 2014-06-13

Power outage at Sivakasi PAP Colony
 
13th June 2014 Power outage at Sivakasi PAP Colony There was power outage from 09:45 a.m. to 05:35 p.m. at Palaniandavarpuram Colony, Sivakasi, today. A transformer problem near Sivakasi Junior Jaycees School caused a power outage for about eight hours. Power was restored at 05:35 p.m..
 
News posted on 2014-06-13

Free Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
12th June 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Homeopathy Camp Organised At Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, the 347th Free Homeopathy Camp was organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 25th May 2014, Sunday. 105 patients were screened under various tests by Homeopathy Dr.Pasupathi and his team. Patients were treated for various diseases. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Sivakasi, actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 29th June 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-06-12

Jamun fruit price soars
 
12th June 2014 Jamun fruit price soars In Sivakasi, this year, the price of Jamun Fruit (Naaval Pazham) is going through the roof. Price of Jamun Fruit is Rs.200 to Rs.240 a kg.. The road side vendors of Jamun attribute price rise to supply constraints. It is expected that there will be fall in price within 2 weeks. But the soaring price has not dampened the demand for the fruit, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-06-12

Rally stresses importance of rainwater harvesting
 
11th June 2014 Rally stresses importance of rainwater harvesting A rally to raise awareness on the importance of rainwater harvesting was taken out in Sivakasi town on 10th June 2014, Tuesday. Sivakasi Municipality has launched a campaign on Tuesday to promote awareness among Sivakasians on the importance of rainwater harvesting. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School students took out a rally as a part of the campaign. Flagged off by Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, at the School premises in the presence of school management member Mrs.A.Vijaya Mohini, the rally passed through important thoroughfares including the four car streets of Sivakasi. SHNG students raised slogans asking the Sivakasians to create structures in their homes and offices to harvest rainwater effectively.
 
News posted on 2014-06-11

Eye camp to be held
 
10th June 2014 Eye camp to be held Date: 15-06-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi & Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
 
News posted on 2014-06-10

Mild drizzle for few seconds
 
10th June 2014 Mild drizzle for few seconds There was mild drizzle at today afternoon, for few seconds, at 02:35 p.m., in Sivakasi. Drizzle for few seconds not able to make the road wet, but brings down the temperature down. The mild drizzle in the town did not post any hurdle to Sivakasians. Maximum temperature fell to 36 degree celsius today and it may further fell down to 32 degree celsius for the coming days. For the next two days sky will be cloudy with a chance of drizzle / rain, with maximum and minimum temperature of 32 degree celsius and 28 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-06-10

Fireworks industry hails cancellation of hike in fees
 
9th June 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Fireworks industry hails cancellation of hike in fees The fireworks industry has welcomed the cancellation of the contentious order, increasing various licence fees for the industry. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in a June 5 order, has announced the cancellation of the March order and made a “nominal” revision of the fees with effect from April 1 this year. The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers’ Association (TANFAMA) and The Indian Fireworks Manufacturers’ Association (TIFMA) have welcomed the decision to increase the fees at a “reasonable” rate. “Earlier, the fee revision was proposed up to 27 times. The proposed fee that was hiked up to Rs. 4 lakh earlier now has been fixed at Rs. 28,000. We welcome it and thank leaders of all parties, including Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who stood by the industry,” said TANFAMA president A.P. Selvaraj. The hike is at the rate of 30-37 per cent for various licences, A. S. Arjun Raja, president of the TIFMA, has said. The fees were increased last in 2008. The associations organised a strike against the increase when electioneering for the Lok Sabha polls peaked. Consequently, officials of the Ministry of Commerce invited their representatives for talks. “It is a victory for our protest,” Mr. Arjun Raja said. Mr. Selvaraj said the new order also dispelled speculation on an attempt at opening the Indian market for Chinese crackers. “Earlier, the officials proposed to do away with all testing fees for imported crackers. Now, those proposals have been rolled back,” he said. Parliament ratification However, the TANFAMA still wants the Centre not to delegate its power for revision of fees to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Its vice-president K. Mariappan, who had challenged in the High Court the delegation of power for fees revision, said the Explosives Act, 1884, which governs all rules for the industry, exempted delegation of powers by the Centre to any body for fee revision. “We want Parliament to ratify all fee revisions for the fireworks industry in future. Otherwise, officials might revise the fees as per their wish,” Mr. Selvaraj said.
 
News posted on 2014-06-09

Nagpur to host print meet on 28 June
 
9th June 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Nagpur to host print meet on 28 June The Printers Guild in Nagpur will host a knowledge session for the print fraternity on 28 June at Hotel Hardeo. Arvind Mardikar of Printers Guild, Nagpur informed us that, "the programme will include a press conference at the Patrkar Bhavan, Nagpur. This will be followed by the knowledge session at the banquet hall which includes an overview of the print industry by Ramu Ramanathan of PrintWeek India and a keynote by AMSG Ashokan, the president of the All India Federation of Master Printers. AMSG Ashokan, the president of All India Federation of Master Printers, comes with many stints in government committees including the vice president of the Sivakasi municipality and is the present chairman of Capexil. He has been known as a formidable battler for long-term care interests. At the Federation, he faces major challenges in advancing the cause of the AIFMP, its affiliate association and the Indian print industry, in general. He will spell out his plans and concerns, both near and long-term for the Indian print industry. PrintWeek India along with the Printers Guild will host a roundtable for top print firm CEOs on 29 June. In the past one year, PrintWeek India has organised roundtables in cities like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (two), Coimbatore, Faridabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Pune.
 
News posted on 2014-06-09

Licence fee reduced for manufacturing explosives
 
8th June 2014 Licence fee reduced for manufacturing explosives The Ministry of Commerce and Industry revised the manufacturing explosives licence fee. Earlier, in a notification, dated 20 March, 2014, the Director of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said fees payable by the industry would be revised under the Explosives Rules, 2008. The revision of fees — from about five times to 27 times — is totally unjustified. The annual licence fee to manufacture explosives of Class 1 or 7 (exceeding 200 kilograms at a time) has been revised to Rs.66,000 from a maximum of Rs.15,000. Similarly, the annual licence fee for possessing fireworks of Class 7 explosives in magazine has been increased to Rs.4 lakh from Rs.15,000, the industry sources say. To protest the department-s decision, the industry go for an indefinite strike and staged hunger strike at TANFAMA, on 15th April 2014. Now the new Government reduces the licence fee for manufacturing explosives and that brings smile in the face of Sivakasians. 1330 kgs, Old Tarrif - Rs. 13,500, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 33,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.16,300 1712 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 41,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.18,350 2032 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 47,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.18,650 3027 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 67,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.19,650 4759 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs.1,02,000,Revised Tariff - Rs.21,400 Magazine Godown 20,000 kgs, Old Tarrif - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 40,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.17,000 30,000 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 60,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.18,000 50,000 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 1,00,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.20,000 1,00,000 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs. 2,00,000, Revised Tariff - Rs.22,000 2,00,000 kgs, Old Tariff - Rs. 15,000, Unilaterally Revised Tariff - Rs.4,00,000,Revised Tariff - Rs.27,000
 
News posted on 2014-06-08

Sivakasi YES team to US
 
8th June 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Sivakasi YES team to US A 100-member delegation visits America to study business opportunities and improve bilateral trade If the delegation of Young Entrepreneur School (YES), a youth development programme of the Tamil Nadu Chamber Foundation, signs a trade contract during their visit to the popular brand’s Visitors’ Centre in San Francisco, Madurai can expect a Levi’s jeans manufacturing unit. “It is part of our plan,” says V. Neethi Mohan, Chairman, YES. “The Visitors Centre is a permanent installation in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Levi Strauss and Co. showcasing the company’s history and business. We will be visiting the Levi’s facility on June 23.” The 17-day trip is titled as "Bizcover America". Members drawn from various YES centres such as Chennai, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Karur and Sivakasi leave on June 8. The delegation will also visit US India Business Council, a premier business organisation representing America’s top companies investing in India. They have planned to visit New York, Washington, Niagara, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. “We have also planned to visit ZAPPOS.com, a popular online store for shoes and clothes based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The store is presently owned by Amazon.com. We will be there to study their business culture and understand their core values,” he says. The team’s prime focus is to improve trade links in food processing and garment industries. According to Neethi Mohan, e-commerce is a rapidly growing business in the country as the total business done through online shops in the country at present stands at around one billion dollars and it is expected to grow up to 76 billion dollars by 2020. “Already showrooms are being converted into warehouses and businessmen are showing keen interest in e-commerce,” he says. “The team will study the business models, tools for business development and their best practices. The key objective is to increase volume of bilateral trade and promote industrial investments,” says S. Rethinavelu, chairman of the foundation. The group will also be at the Infocomm 2014, one of the largest professional AV shows in the world with more than 950 exhibitors from over 110 countries attending.
 
News posted on 2014-06-08

Podhigai TV retelecast Sivakasi Programme Today
 
7th June 2014 Podhigai TV retelecast Sivakasi Programme Today Podhigai TV retelecasting Sivakasi Programmes today, at 11:00 a.m.. The variety programme was held at SOP Kalyana Mandapam and was telecasted in DD Podhigai on 1st May 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-06-07

Sultry Weather in Sivakasi
 
7th June 2014 Sultry Weather in Sivakasi For the third consecutive day, Sivakasi town went through a harsh spell of scorching sun. Until earlier this June, the weather used to be cool, especially, in the nights, due to few spells of rain in May and June. June 5 was one of the hottest days of the year so far, in Sivakasi town. The temperature in Sivakasi might go up further for another two or three days.
 
News posted on 2014-06-07

Heat is on
 
6th June 2014 Heat is on Sultry weather is upon Sivakasi residents, for the last three days. Even as weather observatories recorded close to normal day temperature on 3rd June 2014, Tuesday, Sivakasi residents are experiencing more heat. Sivakasi registered 39 degree Celsius against its normal of 38 degree Celsius during this month. Temperatures have been rising above normal levels in Sivakasi, as dry weather conditions prevail. Sivakasians said that residents on the move would feel that the day was hotter than it actually is. The sun-s rays begin to hit at a sharp angle around this time and people who are outdoors begin to experience the discomfort. Travelling during noon hours in Sivakasi town is especially difficult, said Kannan, Prop. Screen Printer.
 
News posted on 2014-06-06

Vaikasi Therottam in Sivakasi
 
6th June 2014 Vaikasi Therottam in Sivakasi Sivan devotees thronged Sivakasi Viswanathan Visalakshmi Amman Thirukovil to participate in the annual temple car festival held as part of the 11 day Vaikasi Festival, today. After special pujas were performed to the presiding deities, Sivan and Visalakshi, the event began from Sivan Kovil at 09:15 a.m.. Devotees pulled the decorated temple car which carried the idols of presiding deities. The procession covered the four car streets of Sivakasi town. The temple car procession was accompanied with band set and Kerala Chenda Melam. Hundreds of people witnessed Therottam Festival in Sivakasi. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Traffic Constable and volunteers of Hindu Arakattalaithurai, regulated the large gathering. Some Sivakasians captured the golden moments of therottam in their mobile phones and digital cameras.
 
News posted on 2014-06-06

Sivakasi TDR bags three medals in Malaysian IMAC 2014
 
5th June 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi TDR bags three medals in Malaysian IMAC 2014 T.D.Rajendran, 78, runs his own business of exporting medicinal herbs in Sivakasi. He participated in 28th Malaysian International Masters Athletics Championships 2014 organised by The Malaysian Masters Athletic Association (MMAA), on 31-05-2014 & 01-06-2014, at Pahang, Malaysia. He took the first place in the 1500m and 5000m in the 75-79 age category and bags two gold medals. And in 5km Race Walking he took the third place and won bronze medal. TDR has earned laurels for Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2014-06-05

Heat hits Sivakasi Town
 
5th June 2014 Heat hits Sivakasi Town Today, Sivakasians have begun to feel the heat, of a sultry kind, right from the early hours of the day. Travelling on the Sivakasi roads even as early as 08:00 a.m. is now tiring due to the unrelenting heat. The day temperature with 40 degree celsius has hovered over Sivakasi is two degrees above normal on most days. Clear skies brings hot air and increased temperature level in the town. The weatherman has forecast that Sivakasi will experience a day temperature of 39 degree Celsius till 8th June 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-06-05

Drive to check rainwater harvesting systems in Sivakasi
 
4th June 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Drive to check rainwater harvesting systems in Sivakasi Shortage of water is a common problem in Sivakasi town. Rainwater harvesting is a simple and economical process through which the common man can save water. Sivakasi Municipality Chairman Dr.V.K.Kathiravan has appealed to the Sivakasi people to create rainwater harvesting structures in their houses. Sivakasi Municipality has taken up a month long special survey on proper functioning of the rainwater harvesting structures set up on domestic and commercial campus in Sivakasi town. The survey by Sivakasi Municipality will insist on setting up rainwater harvesting structures at new buildings under construction or the ones constructed in the past few years without the Rain Harvesting System. The owners of the property without Rain Harvesting System are being persuaded to set up the Rain Water Harvesting System immediately. Sivakasi Municipality will take necessary actions to those who violating the mandatory / compulsory installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems in their premises.
 
News posted on 2014-06-04

Entrance for M.A. English at ANJAC
 
4th June 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College Entrance for M.A. English at ANJAC The Admission for the Post graduate department of English for the Academic Year 2014 -2015 is going to commence from 5th June 2014, Thursday. The students who are willing to join the course can apply and attend the entrance test in the Dept. of English at 10.30 a.m. on 5.6.2014.
 
News posted on 2014-06-04

Sivakasians spend sleepless nights due to power cuts
 
4th June 2014 Sivakasians spend sleepless nights due to power cuts Yesterday, there was One hour power cuts almost every other hour at night. There was power cuts from 06:10 p.m. to 07:10 p.m., 08:10 p.m. to 09:10 p.m., 10:10 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.. Unscheduled power cuts on yesterday night causes sleepless nights to Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-06-04

Plums season begins in Sivakasi
 
3rd June 2014 Plums season begins in Sivakasi With summer around the corner, locally grown fruits are vying for the attention of Sivakasi fruit lovers. Among them, watermelons and Ice Apple heaped up in Sivakasi Bazar and roadside shops, are most enticing. Jack fruit season begins in Sivakasi town. Plums vendors have been mushrooming in the town, for the few days. Many of them can be seen displaying hundreds of red coloured plums in the roadside. Sivakasi buyers busy in buying the seasonal fruit plums. The selling price of Plums in Sivakasi is between Rs.120 a kg.. A fruit seller near Agni Vinayakar Kovil said sivakasiweekly.com that the Plums season starts in May and goes on till July.
 
News posted on 2014-06-03

Sivakasi school goers back to school
 
2nd June 2014 Sivakasi school goers back to school After the summer holidays, most schools in Sivakasi, reopens today. Some Sivakasi kids are thrilled to meet their old friends and new classmates, some are a little apprehensive about their first day at school because of all things new, from new teachers, new friends to new worries, and may be even a new school. Earlier on 1st June 2014, Sunday, Sivakasi parents have thronged Sivakasi Bazar and plunged into the race for school uniforms, textbooks, shoes, bags, pencil boxes and watercanes for their children. Today, Sivakasi school goers returned to their classrooms for another academic year. Some Matriculation schools in Sivakasi will be reopen by 5th June 2014, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2014-06-02

A rainy beginning to June
 
2nd June 2014 A rainy beginning to June Sivakasians were in for a surprise today as Sivakasi received steady rainfall for 40 minutes. Though the day was hot, the afternoon showers brought down the temperature, in Sivakasi. Even though the day saw sunny skies at a temperature of 39 degree Celsius, dark clouds that gathered gave way to a steady drizzle from 05:00 p.m.. And Sivakasi experienced steady showers till 05:40 p.m.. For next one week sky will be cloudy with a chance of rain / drizzle, with average minimum temperature of 29 degree Celsius and maximum of 40 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-06-02

This June in Sivakasi
 
1st June 2014 This June in Sivakasi Eye Camp Date: 08-06-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Free Mental Health Camp Date: 15-06-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 29-06-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-06-01

AJ college Principal retires today
 
31st May 2014 AJ college Principal retires today The Principal of the Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous) Sivakasi, Dr.S.Baskaran, is retiring from service tomorrow after 30 years of teaching at the ANJA College Sivakasi. He had made several valuable contributions towards the progress of the AJ college on various fronts and the prime among them was that it was during his tenure as Principal that the college had earned Best College Award with NAAC score of 3.67 as "College of Excellence" and "Community College". He also won "Best College Teacher" and "Environmental Protector" Awards from Tamil Nadu Government. A grand send-off has been arranged in his honour at the AJ College here on May 31, 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-05-31

The New Principal of ANJAC
 
30th May 2014 The New Principal of ANJAC Dr.V.Pandiarajan has been appointed as the New Principal of Ayya Nadar Janaki Amman College (Autonomous), Sivakasi. Congratulations Sir and all the very best to lead the college into greater heights.
 
News posted on 2014-05-30

Drizzle makes the road wet
 
28th May 2014 Drizzle makes the road wet At late evening today, it was drizzling for several minutes and the drizzle makes the road wet. Drizzle accompanied by hundreds of thunders and lightening. The drizzle in the late evening did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Drizzle / rain likely to continue for next one week, with average minimum temperature of 29 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-05-28

Mild drizzle for few minutes
 
27th May 2014 Mild drizzle for few minutes Yesterday, there was mild drizzle at late evening, for few minutes from 07:20 p.m. to 07:30 p.m., in Sivakasi. Drizzle makes the road and brings down the temperature down. The mild drizzle in the town did not post any hurdle to Sivakasians. For the next one week sky will be cloudy with a chance of drizzle / rain, with maximum and minimum temperature of 38 degree celsius and 27 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-05-27

YRTV girl secured State Third in SSLC
 
27th May 2014 YRTV girl secured State Third in SSLC The class X board exams results were announced on Friday, May 23. Across Sivakasi town, scenes of anxiety turned to jubilation as several students were State toppers. Sri Nidhi of YRTV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, secured State Third in SSLC exam by scoring 497 marks out of 500. Srinidhi has earned laurels for her school.
 
News posted on 2014-05-27

Strong wind & rain causes power outage
 
26th May 2014 Strong wind & rain causes power outage Yesterday the summer rain accompanied with strong winds, thunders and sharp showers causes power outages in Sivakasi. Trees were uprooted in the strong wind, in many areas of Sivakasi. There was no power from 05:30 p.m. to 09:45 p.m., in many areas.
 
News posted on 2014-05-26

114th Free eye camp organised
 
26th May 2014 Courtesy: Mr. Pawan Khaitan 114th Free Eye Camp Organised Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Khaitan Steel Mart, Sivakasi jointly organised 114 Free Eye camp, on 11th May 2014, Sunday, an eye screening and cataract surgery camp held here at the Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion. Patients were screened under various refractive errors and other diseases by a team of ophthalmologists from Sankara Eye Hospital. Of them, some patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Sanakara Eye Hospital. The free services will include eye check up and refraction for glasses, medicines, eye surgery and glasses at discount rate. As a part of the camp food were distributed for all the beneficiaries. A team of 6 volunteers from Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College participated in the camp. Facilities such as treatment, operations including IOL, lodging and boarding are provided free of cost. Next camp will be held on 8th June 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-05-26

Sivakasi gets ready for school reopening
 
26th May 2014 Sivakasi gets ready for school reopening In Sivakasi, shoppping stores and shoe showrooms are lining up deals and offers for school essentials as students gear up to return to schools after a two-month summer break. As the demand for these trendy bags is high this season, the Sivakasi Bazar is flooded with these bags with prices ranging from Rs.220/- to Rs.850/- and shoes ranging from Rs.300/- to Rs.800/-. Many shops and showrooms in Sivakasi Bazar, which have a good stock of such trendy bags (Chhota Beem, Ben10, Dora and so on0), are doing brisk business with the school reopening date fast approaching. School kids are busy in buying shoes, shocks, lunch box, school note books, school stationeries such as pen, pencils, box, erasers and water colours. Sivakasi parents also have no other option but to agree with the wishes of their children. Lots of roadside vendors has been mushroomed in Sivakasi town and busy making money by selling shoes for Rs.100/- and school bags for Rs.50/- to Rs.100/-. It is expected that the sale will be double by this weekend.
 
News posted on 2014-05-26

VSKD Swetha scores centum in four subjects
 
25th May 2014 VSKD Swetha scores centum in four subjects Swetha, a student of VSKD Matriculation Higher Secondary School Sivakasi came third in the State by scoring 497. She got centum in four subjects - English, Maths, Science and Social Studies, and scored 97 in Tamil. Swetha has earned laurels for Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2014-05-25

Free mental health camp organised
 
25th May 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free mental health camp organised Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy in association with MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, jointly organised the 145th free mental health camp, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 18th May 2014, Sunday. 245 people were benefited out of this camp. Narayan Seva has been done for 500 people. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 15th June 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-05-25

Summer rain lashes Sivakasi
 
25th May 2014 Summer rain lashes Sivakasi The summer showers that lashed Sivakasi town from 05:30 p.m. to 05:55 p.m., today, provided some respite from the sweltering weather. The sky had remained overcast since 24th May 2014, Saturday morning and it started drizzling Sunday evening. The rain, accompanied by lightning, strong wind and thunders, picked up momentum. More rains to come in 24 hours.
 
News posted on 2014-05-25

8 Sivakasians secure state rank in SSLC exam
 
24th May 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan 8 Sivakasians secure state rank in SSLC exam Eight students from Sivakasi, among 321 students, who came secured third place in State-level, brought laurels to their schools in Virudhunagar district in the SSLC examination results announced on 23rd May 2014, Friday. Leoram Sidharth, Lingesh & Vidya Rathna of The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Swetha of VSKD Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Maheswaran of SHNV Higher Secondary School, Lavanya of SHNV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Archana of Shenbaga Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Deepika of Good Shepard Matriculation Higher Secondary School came third in state level by scoring 497 marks. The school teachers and their friends celebrated their victory by distributing sweets to other students.
 
News posted on 2014-05-24

Thiruthangal Girl Student Makes Her Town Proud
 
24th May 2014 Thiruthangal Girl Student Makes Her Town Proud Jothilakshmi from the KMK Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Thiruthangal has emerged one among the 321 third rank holders in the SSLC examination in the State. She came third in state level by scoring 497 marks and makes her town proud.
 
News posted on 2014-05-24

School reopens on 2nd June
 
23rd May 2014 School reopens on 2nd June Majority of the aided and Matriculations schools in Sivakasi will reopen on 2nd June 2014, Monday for 2014-2015 academic year. Few Matriculation schools will be reopen by 5th June 2014, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2014-05-23

Sivakasi steps up fight against Chinese crackers
 
23rd May 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Sivakasi steps up fight against Chinese crackers Customs officials promise to prevent import of Chinese goods. Stepping up its fight against smuggled Chinese fireworks in the hub of Indian crackers industry, Tamil Nadu Cracker Industry Workers Protection Association has announced cash rewards of up to Rs.10 lakh for those giving information about the presence of Chinese crackers. The unregistered association has pasted posters all over Sivakasi stating that any person providing information about a container load of Chinese crackers would be rewarded with Rs.10 lakh. Information about a truckload of the banned goods would fetch Rs.5 lakh and a van load Rs.2 lakh, say the posters. The posters have come up against the backdrop of the association members seizing, with the help of revenue officials, Chinese crackers from a shop in Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district on May 14. “Till now, police have not arrested the accused and no investigation is made into the case to find out the seller and the importer of the goods,” association president N. Raja told The Hindu . Mr. Raja, a cracker dealer here, said the association formed in 2012 had around 1,000 members — all workers in fireworks units, cracker shopkeepers and marginal manufacturers. Alleging that some leading manufacturers were stealthily importing crackers from China, he said it would affect not only the manufacturers, but also around five lakh workers. “We fear that some manufacturers are illegally importing cheap, unfinished Chinese goods and pack them to look like Indian fireworks. Some companies have orders for phenomenal quantity of crackers, though they have very few factories and limited number of workers. How do they meet their orders?” Mr. Raja asked. The association has also announced a cash reward of Rs.5 lakh for tip-offs about such units. Asked how an unregistered association could promise huge rewards, he said some of the leading manufacturers were ready to support it to safeguard the industry. President of Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association A.P. Selvaraj said the association could not take action against any members without proof. He said the association would tip off about members if they imported or stocked Chinese crackers. Similarly, the association would not do any business with those involved in selling Chinese crackers. Customs officials had promised to take all measures to prevent smuggling of Chinese goods, he added.
 
News posted on 2014-05-23

Eye camp to be held
 
22nd May 2014 Eye camp to be held Date: 25-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Vel BSS Computer Education, NRKR Road, Sivakasi Organisers: Anil Eye Hospital, Sivakasi & Sri Vel BSS Computer Education, Sivakasi For further details contact 04562279926
 
News posted on 2014-05-22

Power cuts are back in Sivakasi
 
21st May 2014 Power cuts are back in Sivakasi For last three days, there is power shut cut for 2 to 3 hours a day, in Sivakasi. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator. Sivakasians had no clue when supply would be cut off or restored. Power situation had worsened commercial and non commercial users in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-05-21

The Moon in the Daytime, in Sivakasi
 
21st May 2014 The Moon in the Daytime, in Sivakasi For last 2-3 days you might have seen moon in the daytime, in Sivakasi. This is because, after Full Moon, the Moon continues in its orbit, moving slowly towards the Sun on the opposite side, and again Sun and Moon can be seen at the same time in the morning sky. You can see the moon at daytime for next one or two days, in Sivakasi. Special pujas were performed in majority of the Sivakasi temples on full moon day including the Chitra Pournami Pooja on 14th May 2014, Wednesday. Some Sivakasians observed fasting on full moon day. Usually, the Pournami Fasting begins at Sunrise and ends after sighting the Moon. Some Sivakasi devotees only take food after seeing the moon or after evening prayers.
 
News posted on 2014-05-21

Black clouds hovered but no rain
 
21st May 2014 Black clouds hovered but no rain Today, black clouds hovered in the afternoon and it was thundering for several hours, but unluckily there was no rain in Sivakasi town. Sivakasians hope that there would be summer rain to tackle water crisis problem. For next one week, the climate will be partly cloudy and there may be chance for drizzle or rain for next one week with maximum and minimum temperature of 40 and 29 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-05-21

Wanted
 
21st May 2014 Wanted School: The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Wanted: PGT in Maths to teach Primary Classes, Resident Gent Study Supervisors, Resident PETs Willing candidates are to meet the Principal at once with their original certificates. For further details contact sivakasilionsschool@gmail.com
 
News posted on 2014-05-21

Drizzle makes the road wet
 
21st May 2014 Drizzle makes the road wet At late evening today, it was drizzling occasionally for several minutes and the drizzle makes the road wet. The drizzle in the late evening did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Drizzle / rain likely to continue for next one week, with average minimum temperature of 29 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-05-21

Michael Jackson hologram performs Slave To The Rhythm
 
20th May 2014 Michael Jackson hologram performs Slave To The Rhythm Michael Jackson hologram performs Slave To The Rhythm... and gets standing ovation at Billboard Music Awards 2014. He died in June 2009 but Michael Jackson-s music is still having audiences everywhere on their feet. And on Sunday night (19th May 2014) a hologram of the late King Of Pop rocked the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The hologram, which was amazingly realistic, performed Slave To The Rhythm and even moonwalked across the stage. The track is off Jackson-s new posthumous album Xscape and was introduced by Ludacris, alongside his Rising Star co-hosts Kesha and Brad Paisley. The hologram danced around the stage in a golden jacket and red trousers with fire shooting all around him, before appearing alongside several dancers, and began with Michael on a throne. The onstage resurrection garnered a standing ovation by the massive star-studded audience, who were clearly moved by the performance nearly five years after his death - but it might not have happened. Only on Friday did a federal judge rule that the Billboard Music Awards could use the hologram, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance.
 
News posted on 2014-05-20

Art of Living class
 
20th May 2014 Art of Living class Date: 20-05-2014, Tuesday to 25-05-2014, Sunday Time: 06:30 p.m. to 08:30 p.m., 06:30 a.m. to 08:30 a.m. Venue: Sri Ayyappan Kovil Mandapam, Srivilliputhur Road, Sivakasi For further details contact 9443409175, 9842125657
 
News posted on 2014-05-20

Sivakasi gets summer rain
 
20th May 2014 Sivakasi gets summer rain After days of sweltering heat, Sivakasians were in for a pleasant surprise as clouds finally opened up and cooled the earth with refreshing rain accompanied with strong winds, lightening and thunders, today evening at 05:20 p.m. to 05:35 p.m.. Though the increasing temperature over the last few days had the Sivakasi town hoping for rain, it caught everyone by surprise when the skies darkened and it started pouring all of a sudden. The most enjoyable part was probably the strong and cool winds in Sivakasi that accompanied the rain. Much before the rain came in full force, the trees in Sivakasi swayed in the breeze, as if dancing with joy. There was thunder and lightning too, which, so to speak, added the sound and light effects to the dancing trees. Rains likely continue for next one week with maximum temperature of 40 degree celsisus and minimum of 29 degree celsisus.
 
News posted on 2014-05-20

Former child workers make a mark
 
18th May 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Former child workers make a mark Gopal once worked as a bonded labourer and Mahalakshmi made matchboxes S. Gopal was 11 years old when he was indentured as a bonded labourer in a weaving unit near his house in Namakkal district for three years for just Rs.15,000. His family needed the money for the marriage of his third elder sister’s marriage. His day of deliverance came when his differently abled elder brother Kathirvel scored 491 marks in the SSLC examinations and used his cash price of Rs. 10,000 to redeem his brother. On Friday, Gopal proved for the second time what he is capable of. After scoring 471 marks in the SSLC examinations, he has secured 1,144 marks in the Plus Two examinations. The story of S. Mahalakshmi of Sivakasi, who has scored 1068 marks, is also no different. When children of her age were practising the alphabet, she was making matchboxes to augment her family income. Both Gopal and Mahalakshmi entered the corridors of education at the intervention of officials of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP). Seven students, who once supported their families as child labourers, have scored more than 1,000 marks in the Plus Two examinations and are waiting to join professional courses. Former child labourers were re-admitted to schools after completing a three-year bridge course at a special training centre (STC). “My brother Kathirvel, a differently abled person, is my role model. He scored 1,165 in the Plus-Two examinations in 2011 and is doing MBBS at Stanley Medical College, Chennai,” said Gopal, expressing his desire to become a veterinarian or a dentist. Gopal, a student of the Government Higher Secondary School for Boys at Vennanthur in Namakkal, said he decided to apply for re-totalling in Mathematics and Chemistry as he expected a better score. Mahalakshmi continued to lag behind and realised her potential only in Class VIII after tireless efforts. “It was not easy for me to follow the subjects along with other children,” she said, recalling her days in school.
 
News posted on 2014-05-18

Radhakrishnan of AIADMK wins the Virudhunagar constituency
 
17th May 2014 Radhakrishnan of AIADMK wins the Virudhunagar constituency Radhakrishnan T of AIADMK WINS the Virudhunagar Constituency with 406694 votes in Lok Sabha Election,Virudhunagar Constituency of Tamil nadu. Radhakrishnan T WINS by a margin of 145551 compared to his/her immediate rival Vaiko of MDMK. RADHAKRISHNAN T, AIADMK - 406694 VAIKO, MDMK - 261143 RETHINAVELU S, DMK - 241505 MANICKAM TAGORE B, INC - 38482 SAMUELRAJ K, CPoI(M) - 20157 Check out this link for full result http://www.sivakasiweekly.com/virudhunagar-mp-2014-election-result.html
 
News posted on 2014-05-17

Felicitation Fiesta for the acquisition of CE
 
17th May 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College Felicitation Fiesta for the acquisition of CE The Management of ANJAC has planned to organise a Felicitation Fiesta for the staff members of ANJAC on 21.5.2014 at 6.30 p.m. Dr.Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and Dr.P.P.Chelladurai, Member Syndicate, Director of Youth welfare Studies, MKU will felicitate the staff members. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, ANJAC will also deliver his felicitation address. Thiru.A.Ramamurthy, President, ANJAC will distribute mementos for the staff members on behalf of the Management. Correspondent Thiru.V.Ayyan Kodiswaran will propose Vote of Thanks. The Management has also planned to provide dinner for all the teaching and non-teaching faculty. The Fiesta is organised as the mark of recognition for the hard work and the support rendered by the staff members to achieve CE status and bring laurels to the campus to stand in unique way by focusing mainly on the development of rural students.
 
News posted on 2014-05-17

AIADMK leads in Sivakasi
 
16th May 2014 AIADMK leads in Sivakasi AIADMK candidate leads with 190701 votes in Virudhunagar Constituency, Lok Sabha Election 2014. MDMK-s Vaiko with 125647 votes was way behind AIADMK candidate Radhakrishnan. Rethinavelu is in 3rd position with 117341 votes. AIADMK party begins to fire crackers in the four car streets and bazar from morning 11 a.m.. Visit updated result in http://www.sivakasiweekly.com/virudhunagar-mp-2014-election-result.html
 
News posted on 2014-05-16

Virudhunagar Constituency Election Result Online
 
16th May 2014 Virudhunagar Constituency Election Result Online. Check out 2014 Virudhunagar Constituency Election Result Online in the below given link: http://www.sivakasiweekly.com/virudhunagar-mp-2014-election-result.html
 
News posted on 2014-05-16

AIADMK leads with 406232 votes
 
16th May 2014 AIADMK leads with 406232 votes AIADMK candidate Radhakrishnan leads with 406232 votes. Vaiko (MDMK) gets 260317 votes. Rethinavelu (DMK) gets 241089 votes.
 
News posted on 2014-05-16

T.D.Rajendran to participate in Malaysia Athlete Meet
 
14th May 2014 T.D.Rajendran to participate in Malaysia Athlete Meet T.D.Rajendran, 78, runs his own business of exporting medicinal herbs in Sivakasi. He began walking and running only about 6-7 years ago, to improve his health in general. He walks or runs every alternate day for about 10 km and exercises at home 3 days a week when he is not walking or running. Being quite new to running, he was quite eager to learn about how to improve his speed as well as resolve issues with shoe-selection, which had led him to run barefoot in his events. He took the 4th place in the 5000m in the 75-79 age category, in 33rd National Masters Athletic Championship, held at the Kanteerava stadium. He also complete the full Marathon (The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2013) in 6 hours. This year he is going to participate in Malaysia Athelte Meet 2014. Good luck to our Super Senior Sivakasian, We are all cheering you on! We are very very proud of you.
 
News posted on 2014-05-14

Free Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
14th May 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Homeopathy Camp Organised The 346th Free Homeopathy Camp was successfully organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 27th April 2014, Sunday, at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Homeopathy Dr.Pasupathi and his team participated and screened 117 patients. Patients were treated for various diseases. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Sivakasi, actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 25th May 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-05-14

Super rain saves Sivakasi
 
14th May 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Super rain saves Sivakasi In Sivakasi, after a long, hot day, Sivakasians were greeted by a sudden downpour, at evening, today. Dark clouds kept hovering over the town during evening time, bringing down the temperature which had become unbearable during the past few days and there was no sign of rain, today. But unexpectedly it was rained for around one hour, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Rain accompanied by thunders, lightening and winds. The drains were overflowed and the roads remained flooded for some hours. Rainy onslaughts leave several roads damaged, in Sivakasi. Due to shortage of water in Sivakasi and problem in Manur Water pipeline, water supply through pipeline by Municipality has been supplied once in 15-18 days. Usually it was supplied once in four days. Today, the super rain not only chilled Sivakasi grounds but also filled the water tanks of Sivakasians. The downpour brought cheers for Sivakasians. And it is still drizzling. For the next two days sky will be cloudy and on next week there is a chance for drizzle / rain, with average maximum temperature of 40 degree celsius and minimum of 29 degree celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-05-14

Mission Mars Possible, Sivakasian lads to Tell NASA
 
13th May 2014 Courtesy: The New Indian Express Mission Mars Possible, Sivakasian lads to Tell NASA Eight students of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering in Chennai will visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to present a project on developing a "flyby" machine that will make possible the "mission to Mars with human beings" in 2018. The students, who submitted a 50-page project on March 15, were selected and will present their project to NASAs mass convention on August 9. Speaking about the project at a function organised by the Virudhunagar Rotary Club on Sunday, S Vishnuram Barath of Sivakasi, a third-year mechanical engineering student, said that United States-based Inspiration Mars, which had sent a project on flyby machine and rejected by NASA, announced an online global competition in September 2013 inviting a 50-page project on "mission to Mars with humans possible" that had to be submitted by March 15, 2014. He said that he, along with V Vishal, Vijul L Shah, Anand Sundarajan, Mohit R Tagore, S Vishwanath, V Sathya Subramanian and S B Vishnu Kothar of the college, had studied the project for about two months and then came out with an idea for the mission. Elaborating on the project, Vishnuram said that the machine would go around the surface of Mars by using its gravity and after completing a circle, the machine would come back to Earth by using its gravitational force. This is called a natural flyby machine, which would take 510 days to reach Earth after completing its mission. “In our project, we suggested a method to reduce the number of days for the mission by converting the elliptical path to the hyperbolic path powered by the flyby, which is our main concept. In this process, the machine would be pushed into the space and be switched on once it reaches the space and would use its fuel to accelerate so the number of days could be reduced. By using the powered flyby concept, a total of 70 days of the mission can be reduced and the whole process can be completed in 431 days,” Vishnuram explained. “When there are humans inside the machine, there is a possibility for them to get cancer by Sun-s radiation, and considering the safety of the humans in the machine, we suggested this method. Moreover, the cost of food and clothing would come down and the space for them can be used to have other equipment in the machine,” he said.
 
News posted on 2014-05-13

Mission to Mars Possible - Sivakasi Vishnu Ram Barath
 
13th May 2014 Courtesy: Live Chennai Mission to Mars Possible - Sivakasi Vishnu Ram Barath About eight students from Sri Venketeshwara College of Engineering, Chennai will pop into National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to put on their project on crafting a "flyby" tool that will avail "Assignment to Mars along with the Humans", by 2018. After the demo of this project on 15 March, it got selected and gets a go-ahead signal to depict it to the NASAs mass gathering on 9 August. On the occasion of the Virudunagar Rotary Club function on Sunday, S Vishnu Ram Barath, a student of Venketeshwara College of Engineering said that, he all along with his friends including V Vishal, Vijul L Shah, Anand Sundarajan, Mohit R Tagore, S Vishwanath, V Sathya Subramanian and S B Vishnu Kothar, had analyzed the venture for nearly two months and then roll up with an outline for the assignment. Vishnu ram, continued his elaborative speech about the project, stating that this machine will go all-around the shell surface of the Planet Mars using its gravity force. After completing one full circle around the Mars, the machine will reach the Earth with the assistance of the gravitational force. This machine operates with a target of reaching the earth within 510 days of travel. Main objective of our project is to reduce the travel days around the Mars to reach Earth within 510 days, by using the hyperbolic path instead of the elliptical path, he added.
 
News posted on 2014-05-13

Cloudy sky & strong wind but no rain on 11th May
 
12th May 2014 Cloudy sky & strong wind but no rain on 11th May Yesterday, skies were clear during morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town. After a sweltering day, as the day progressed a band of cloud at afternoon. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at evening. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the afternoon (at 03:45 p.m.) hours though the sky was cloudy throughout the day. There was strong wind accompanied by black clouds at afternoon and evening. No rain disappointed Sivakasians. For next one week sky will be partly cloudy with a chance of drizzle on 17th May 2014. Average maximum temperature will be 38 degree Celsius and minimum temperature will be 28.
 
News posted on 2014-05-12

Temple chariot reaches destination
 
12th May 2014 Temple chariot reaches destination Hundreds of devotees resumed pulling the chariots of the deities in the Chithirai Pongal Therottam Festival on 9th May 2014, Friday, and the chariots reached their destination, on 11th May 2014, Sunday. The main ritual of the annual Chithirai Pongal chariot festival started Friday at 4.30 p.m., and the decorated small Vinayaka car reached its destination in around one hour. The Badrakaliamman deity temple car reached its destination on yesterday. The Chithirai Pongal festival ends 11 days later when the deities make their way back home to the Sivakasi Kadai Kovil. Today kadaisi thiruvizhaa will be held.
 
News posted on 2014-05-12

Thunders, Strong Winds and Drizzle in Sivakasi
 
12th May 2014 Thunders, Strong Winds and Drizzle in Sivakasi Cool breeze, thunders, lightning and mild showers, an overcast sky and respite from heat, Sivakasi weather has pleasant for the last two days. Temperatures are cooling but still no rain, in Sivakasi town. Today, there was drizzle in Sivakasi at evening for five minutes, but added no rain. The next one week is going to be equally pleasant with a chance of drizzle and rain.
 
News posted on 2014-05-12

Blood donation camp to be held
 
11th May 2014 Blood donation camp to be held Date: 18-05-2014, Sunday Time: 09:30 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Viswanatham Orratchi Ondriya Uyarnilai Palli, Viswanatham Organisers: Viswanatham Friends Blood Club and Government Hospital, Sivakasi For further details contact 9486736817, 9003811045
 
News posted on 2014-05-11

Sivakasian secured State First in Textiles Dress Making
 
10th May 2014 Sivakasian secured State First in Textiles Dress Making Sharmila from Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, secured first place in State-level (Vocational Course - Textiles Dress Making Group), brought laurels to her school in the Plus Two Higher Secondary examination results announced on 9th May 2014, Friday. She scored 186 marks in Textiles Dress Making subject, 185 in Tamil, 115 in English, 154 in Home Science, 200 in Practical I and 200 in Practical II, total - 1040.
 
News posted on 2014-05-10

Sivakasi Lions School bags District Rank
 
10th May 2014 Sivakasi Lions School bags District Rank Deepa Priya and Sathya Priya of The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, secured the Virudhunagar District Third Rank with 1184. Gnana Selvaraj of PACM Hr. Sec. School, Rajapalayam came first scoring 1,187 marks while Gayathri of Rajapalayam Chinmaya Vidyalaya School, Mohana Priya (Rajapalayam Chinmaya Vidyalaya School) and Nivetha of Virudhunagar PSCN secured 1,186, 1,184 & 1,184 marks respectively. Sharmila from Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, secured first place in State-level (Vocational Course - Textiles Dress Making Group), brought laurels to her school in the Plus Two Higher Secondary examination results announced on 9th May 2014, Friday. She scored 186 marks in Textiles Dress Making subject, 185 in Tamil, 115 in English, 154 in Home Science, 200 in Practical I and 200 in Practical II, total - 1040.
 
News posted on 2014-05-10

14 schools in Sivakasi register cent percent pass
 
10th May 2014 14 schools in Sivakasi register cent percent pass 14 schools in Sivakasi register cent per cent pass in Plus Two examinations 2014. SHN Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Hindu Devamar Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi VSKD Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi SHNV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi SNM Mehta Jain Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi YRTV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Kamarajar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi SNM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Shenbaga Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi NPSS NRKR Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Viswanatham
 
News posted on 2014-05-10

Exciting Exhibition ends on 11th May
 
9th May 2014 Exciting Exhibition ends on 11th May The 66th Annual Sivakasi Chithirai Pongal Exhibition started from 27th April 2014, April, at SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. The entrance ticket is priced at Rs.10 and will be the same on all the days. The 66th Sivakasi exhibition offers a variety of articles including toys, garments, ornaments, electronic goods, books and snacks. To excite and entertain Sivakasians, the exhibition have Giant Wheel, Tora Tora, The Columbus Ship, toy train and many toy rides for kids, and many more fun-filled activities filled the space. The giant wheel and other amusement rides are a hit among Sivakasi youngsters at the Annual Chithirai Pongal Exhibition and charging about Rs.40 to Rs.80 per person, for a ride. Parking charges for bike is Rs.10/- and Bicycle is Rs.5/-. The exhibition will also have stalls such as Delhi Appalams, Milagaai Bajji, Panji Mittai (Cotton Candy) and Ornaments. The 66th Annual Exhibition in Sivakasi is exciting and entertaining all sections of people in Sivakasi town. Exhibition ends on 11th May 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-05-09

Chithirai Pongal Therottam 2014
 
9th May 2014 Chithirai Pongal Therottam 2014 As a part of Chithirai Pongal 2014, Therottam was held, today, at four car streets. After special pujas were performed to the presiding deities, Badrakaliamman and Vinayaka, the event began from Theradimukku at 04:00 p.m.. Devotees pulled the decorated temple car which carried the idols of presiding deities Goddess Badrakaliamman and Vinayaka. The procession covered the four car streets of Sivakasi town. Enthusiastic devotees, including large number of school and college students, pulled the car through the four Car Streets of Sivakasi town. The decorated small Vinayaka car reached its destination in around one hour. The big temple car procession began at 05:25 p.m. and it reached near Agni Vinayakar Kovil turning. Devotees prepared and offered pongal to the Goddess. Hundreds of people witnessed Therottam Festival in Sivakasi. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Traffic Constable and volunteers of Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai, regulated the large gathering. A huge crowd witnessed the colourfully decorated car from the top of various buildings. Some Sivakasians captured the golden moments of therottam in their mobile phones and digital cameras. It is expected that the temple car will reach its destination in one or two days.
 
News posted on 2014-05-09

Fireworks display show at Badrakaliamman Kovil
 
8th May 2014 Fireworks display show at Badrakaliamman Kovil On 7th May 2014, Wednesday, at 09:25 p.m.., a wowing fireworks display has been arranged. Thousands thronged the Badrakaliamman Kovil and enjoyed watching the show. A large number of Sivakasians witnessed the colourful fireworks show from the top of their home and various buildings. Sivakasians captured the colourful moments of the fireworks display show in their mobile phones and digital cameras. Earlier special pujas were performed to Goddess Badrakaliamman and devotees offered prayers. Sivakasians are busy in shopping and tasting the delicious Karuppatti Mittai and Vellai Mittai. Kayirukuthu festival entertains all sections of people in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-05-08

Special Class Begins for 10th @ 12th
 
8th May 2014 Special Class Begins for 10th & 12th Majority of the Matriculation and aided Schools in Sivakasi has began conducting special classes for current 10th and 12th standard students, from the starting of May 2014. After the annual examinations were over by the first and second week of April 2014, most of the higher secondary schools in Sivakasi are functioning with the SSLC and Plus Two students attending classes regularly during their summer vacation. And these special classes are likely continue till the school reopens.
 
News posted on 2014-05-08

Sharp showers makes the road wet
 
8th May 2014 Photo: Mr.Dheepanraj Sharp showers makes the road wet Today, skies were clear during morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town. After a sweltering day, as the day progressed a band of cloud and drizzle makes the road wet at afternoon from 01:45 p.m. to 01:55 p.m.. And it was drizzling occassionally and the climate remains cloudy. The next one week is also expected to remain partly cloudy with maximum and minimum temperature expected to hover around 36 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively, with chances of drizzle and rain.
 
News posted on 2014-05-08

Devotees throng Badrakaliamman Temple amidst rain
 
7th May 2014 Devotees throng Badrakaliamman Temple amidst rain Chithirai Pongal Kayirukuthu festival was celebrated in Sivakasi, today. Large number of devotees take part in Vesham Poduthal ( swearing of white and black dots in their body and having neem leaves in their hands ) and sings the song Aahoi Ayyaahoi. Devotees carried mulaipaari, agni chatti, 1000 kannu paanai, and maavilakku. Some devotees perform nerthikadan such as Padha Kaanikai, Kan Malar, Muthu Poduthal, Kayirukuthudhal and mottai podudhal. Sevaral fans club and Social Clubs in Sivakasi distributed free Butter Milks, Rose milk, Sarbath, Lemon Juices and Paanai Karam to the public. The devotees did vesham poduthal braving the showers which began in the early morning and continues throughout the day. While many devotees carried umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain, the majority of them made do without any sort of protection. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a grand and in an systematic manner. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. Earlier, there was huge crowd seen in all the mutton and chicken stalls, throughout the day. In Sivakasi, price of Mutton is Rs.550 a kg. and Chicken is Rs.160 a kg..
 
News posted on 2014-05-07

First Annual Day Celebration at AAACET
 
7th May 2014 First Annual Day Celebration at AAACET AAA College of Engineering & Technology-s first Annual Day brought out the creative best of the students. Thiru R. Muthumani, B.Sc., Proprietor of Ambal & Abis Coffee, Virudhunagar presided over the function. Dr. K. Arulmozhi, the Principal presented the Annual Report of the academic year 2013 – 14 and highlighted the achievements of the students. Chief Guest, Thiru. R. Muthumani delivered an inspiring speech for the students on setting goal for a bright future. To achieve the goal, the students have to be social in their responsibility and utilize their time and think productively was his message. A traditional touch to the celebration was marked by the opening dance, Bharatanatyam, the traditional dance of Tamil Nadu. The performance of the students blended the rich heritage of the country and the rock style of the western dance. The drama brought to life the beauty of Shakespeare-s stage. The winners in various competitions and the top 10 academic achievers in the first semester were honored andawarded with prizes by the Chief Guest. The arrangements were well organized by Chairman Thiru. P. Panjurajan, Secretary Dr. P. Karvannan, Correspondent Dr. P. Ganesan and Joint Secretary Er. K. Vignesh Kumar and Principal Dr. K. Arulmozhi.
 
News posted on 2014-05-07

Rains lash Sivakasi, cause inconvenience to devotees
 
7th May 2014 Rains lash Sivakasi, cause inconvenience to devotees Today-s heavy rains disrupted Kayirukuthu festival mood at Sivakasi, forcing devotees run for shelter at different places. The heavy cloudburst for last two days, which began early morning today, continued for hours together, causing extreme inconvenience to the visiting devotees to Sri Arulmighu Badrakaliamman Thirukovil. Today skies bulged with dark clouds and rain lashed Sivakasi town at early morning, afternoon and evening. Sivakasi received good showers from 11:35 a.m. to 11:50 p.m., 03:40 p.m. to 04:30 p.m., 02:20 p.m. to 02:50 p.m.. Todays rain not only chilled Sivakasi grounds but also filled the water tanks of Sivakasians. The drains were overflowed and the roads remained flooded for some hours. Rainy onslaughts leave several roads damaged, in Sivakasi. And there is chance for drizzle / rain in Sivakasi for next one week.
 
News posted on 2014-05-07

Happy Chithirai Pongal
 
6th May 2014 Dear Sivakasians, Wish you and your family a very happy Chithirai Pongal. - Sivakasi Weekly
 
News posted on 2014-05-06

A few minutes of rain
 
6th May 2014 A few minutes of rain Sharp showers greeted Sivakasi residents today morning between 11:05 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. making them hopeful of a favourable weather in the town, for the next one week. Within minutes of a steady rain accompanied the town was seen flooded and clogged. The rain gods were intent on playing hide-and-seek and now the dense clouds are over the Sivakasi town. Sivakasi likely to get more rain, today.
 
News posted on 2014-05-06

Rain brings welcome relief for Sivakasi
 
6th May 2014 Rain brings welcome relief for Sivakasi After playing hide and seek for the past one week, the much awaited rain finally made its presence felt in Sivakasi town, today. The town not only woke up to an overcast sky and drizzle, but it also received heavy rain in morning, afternoon (12:05 p.m. to 12:20 p.m., 03:20 p.m. to 03:35 p.m.) and evening. Rain water harvesting systems, installed in buildings, received copious amount of water. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days.
 
News posted on 2014-05-06

Sivakasi celebrates Chithirai Pongal
 
6th May 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi celebrates Chithirai Pongal Chithirai Pongal Festival was celebrated in Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, today. The way leading to the temple wore a festive look. The balloon, toy sellers and vendors arranged stalls on either side of the road near Badrakaliamman Kovil. The temple has been decked up with festoons, flowers, lights and banners for the Chithirai Pongal Festival. Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple to offer worship. Sivakasians prepared and offered pongal for Badrakaliamman. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a grand and in an systematic manner. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. Paadha Kanikai, muthu poduthal were offered by the devotees, for last week. Some devotees carried out Aayiramkan Paanai. In recent years some devotees carrying out Agni Chatti on Pongal Festival, rather than on Kayirukuthu Festival. Devotees throng Badrakaliamman Kovil amidst drizzle and rain. Majority of Sivakasians, in their home prepared traditional Kathirikaai and Murungaikaai Puli Kulambu.
 
News posted on 2014-05-06

Warning sign boards - Beware of thieves
 
6th May 2014 Warning sign boards - Beware of thieves Devotees taking part in the Sivakasi Chithirai Pongal 2014 and Kayirukuthu Festival celebrations were advised to be wary of snatch thieves. Warning sign boards were put up in the Temple Campus to remind the devotees and handbill notice were distributed by the Devasthanam.
 
News posted on 2014-05-06

A rainy start for Sivakasi
 
5th May 2014 A rainy start for Sivakasi Early morning, many parts of Sivakasi Town experienced very mild showers after a cloudy start, today. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning. There was sharp shower in Sivakasi for 10 minutes from 8:25 a.m to 08:45 a.m.. The sharp shower adds more chillness on the climate and also drenched Sivakasi town. It is expected that, rain would prolong in Sivakasi for next few days with maximum 33 degree Celsius and minimum 26 degree Celsius, due to low pressure in coastal regions.
 
News posted on 2014-05-05

Chithirai Festival - Local Holiday
 
5th May 2014 Chithirai Festival - Local Holiday Majority of the commercial establishments and industrial units in Sivakasi has declared May 5 (Monday) as a local holiday for the annual Chithirai festival in the Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil. In lieu of May 5, May 4 (Sunday) was a working day. And there will be local holiday on 7th May 2014, Wednesday for Kayirukuthu festival.
 
News posted on 2014-05-05

Sharp showers for ten minutes
 
5th May 2014 Sharp showers for ten minutes Today, a dense cloud cover took over Sivakasi during the later part of the afternoon, accompanied by a sharp showers and drizzling at 02:00 p.m. to 02:15 p.m.. Within minutes of a steady rain accompanied by strong wind the town was seen flooded and clogged. Sivakasi Town can look forward to cooler weather over the next few days following the spell of sharp showers on last week and it was drizzling for a long at evening. And it is expected that, temperatures to remain more or less the same with the maximum at 28 and the minimum at 26 degree Celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-05-05

Devotees throng 5aam thriuvizha mandagapadi amidst drizzle
 
4th May 2014 Devotees throng 5aam thriuvizha mandagapadi amidst drizzle Incessant rainfall did not deter devotees from queuing up to offer puja to the goddess Badrakaliamman on the occasion of 5aam Thiruvizhaa on 3rd May 2014, Saturday, at Mandagapadi place, Sivakasi. Thousands of devotees thronged Mandagapadi for darshan on the special occasion. The devotees stood in queues from 06:00 p.m. braving the showers which began in the evening and lasted till 09:40 p.m.. While many devotees carried umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain, the majority of them made do without any sort of protection.
 
News posted on 2014-05-04

5-aam Thiruvizhaa - Samhaaram of Mahisaasuran
 
4th May 2014 5-aam Thiruvizhaa - Samhaaram of Mahisaasuran Chithirai Pongal 5-aam Thiruvizhaa was held at mandagapadi place, organised by Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Javuli Varthagargal Sangam, today, at 02:00 a.m.. While one half of the Chithirai Pongal 5-aam Thiruvizhaa, that stands for the Samhaaram of Mahisaasuran. That takes place in the four car street of Sivakasi. Devotees worshiped Badrakaliamman in mandagapadi. The place of mandagapadi was decorated with festoons, garlands, flowers, thoranais attractive colour papers and decorative lights. Police securities were tighten to control over the crowd. Sivakasi Municipality workers cleaned the mandagapadi premises, at the midnight. Their services are splendid and invaluable. Sharply at 02:00 a.m., amman in black saree weeded out Mahisaasuran. Hundreds of devotees witnessed samhaaram of Mahisaasuran. Whistles, kulavai and claps rent the air. Thousands of Flower pots were lighten in the centre of the road. The organisers burst crackers and paper shots, at the time of the Soorasamharam of Mahisaasooran. As the part of the Soorasamhaaram, fireworks display were taken place in a grand manner. After seeing Badrakaaliamman killing Mahisaasooran, as a symbol of good winning over the evil, devotees worshiped Badrakaliamman in mandagapadi place. Special abhishekam and poojas were made to Badrakaliamman at mandagapadi, amman idol was sent back to Kadai kovil. People also visited 6-aam thiruvizhaa mandagapadi place. It is getting decorated with glasses, flowers, festoons, colour papers and the work is still in progress, to entertain the Sivakasians today night.
 
News posted on 2014-05-04

Over one lakh visit Sivakasi Exhibition
 
4th May 2014 Over one lakh visit Sivakasi Exhibition The 66th Annual Chithirai Pongal Exhibition started from 27th April 2013, Sunday, at SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. The entrance ticket is priced at Rs.10 and will be the same on all the days. The 66th exhibition offers a variety of articles including toys, garments, ornaments, electronic goods, books and snacks. To excite and entertain Sivakasians, the exhibition have Giant Wheel, Tora Tora, The Columbus Ship, toy train and many toy rides for kids, and many more fun-filled activities filled the space. The giant wheel and other amusement rides are a hit among Sivakasi youngsters at the Annual Chithirai Pongal Exhibition and charging about Rs.40 to Rs.80 per person, for a ride. The exhibition will also have stalls such as Delhi Appalams, Milagaai Bajji, Panji Mittai (Cotton Candy) and Ornaments. Over one lakh visited Sivakasi Exhibition, today. The 66th Annual Exhibition in Sivakasi is exciting and entertaining all sections of people in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2014-05-04

5aam Thiruvizha begins
 
3rd April 2014 5aam Thiruvizha begins Chithirai Pongal 5aam Thiruvizhaa begins at mandagapadi place, from today morning. The fifth day festival will be organised by Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Javuli Varthagargal Sangam. 5aam Thiruvizhaa is attracting a steady stream of visitors who flock to the Mandagapadi from today morning. And in the evening Sivakasians are going to enjoy the festive buzz of 5aam Thiruvizhaa. Samhaaram of Mahisaasuran will be held at 02:00 a.m. (04-05-2014).
 
News posted on 2014-05-03

Drizzle drenched Sivakasi
 
3rd May 2014 Drizzle drenched Sivakasi The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at evening. It was drizzling for long hours since evening 06:50 p.m.. Drizzle for several hours makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi. It was drizzling for the fifth consecutive day in Sivakasi. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 35 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius. Drizzling during 5aam Thiruvizhaa, did not pose any hurdle to the devotees who visited and offered special prayer at Mandagapadi.
 
News posted on 2014-05-03

Blood Donation Camp Organised on Palm Sunday
 
2nd May 2014 Blood Donation Camp Organised on Palm Sunday Sivakasi Catholic Commercialists Association in association with Sivakasi Government Hospital organised a blood donation camp at Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi on 13th April 2014, Sunday. The blood was collected by the team of doctors of Government Hospital, Sivakasi under the supervision of Dr.Ayyanar, Incharge Blood Bank. The camp was well supported by the members of Sivakasi Catholic Commercialists Association. The blood donors were given a certificate and refreshments such as fruits and lemon juice. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors. Earlier Kuruntholai bavani has been taken place.
 
News posted on 2014-05-02

East Car Street is now two way
 
2nd May 2014 East Car Street is now two way Sivakasi Traffic Police re-imposed the one way rule at East Car Street, from January 2014. Sivakasi Traffic Police installed barricades near Sivakasi Agni Vinayakar Temple Junction and awareness on the new traffic regulation would be created among the traders and general public from February 2014. Infrequent visitors to Sivakasi Bazar were confused on imposing of the new rule. The normally busy East Car Street wore deserted look. Shop owners and general public asked to reconsider the newly imposed one-way rule. And from April 2014 the rule was reconsidered and Sivakasi Traffic Police removed the barricades and now East Car Street is two way and the Street getting busy again.
 
News posted on 2014-05-02

Drizzle for the fourth consecutive day
 
2nd May 2014 Drizzle for the fourth consecutive day Today, thick dark clouds kept hovering over Sivakasi town during evening, bringing down the temperature. There was few drizzle for few minutes from 06:50 p.m.. It was drizzling for the fourth consecutive day in Sivakasi. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the evening hours though the sky was cloudy throughout evening. No rain disappointed the Sivakasians, once again.
 
News posted on 2014-05-02

This May in Sivakasi
 
1st May 2014 This May in Sivakasi Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 01-05-2014, Thursday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 01:30 p.m. Venue: Annadhaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Ayyappan Kovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Government Hospital & V.Kaliappan (In memory of S.Velayutha Nadar - Rathinammal) 3-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 01-05-2014, Thursday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Kaakka Group of Industries, Sivakasi 66th Annual Exhibition Date: 27-04-2014, Sunday to 11-05-2014, Sunday Time: 05:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Venue: SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi 4-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 02-05-2014, Friday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: A.P.R.S.P.Pavanasa Nadar & Sons, M/s. National Match Works, Sivakasi 5-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 03-05-2014, Saturday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Surasamhaaram Date: 04-05-2014, Sunday Time: 03:00 a.m. Venue: Arisi Kottai Mandagapadi, Four Car Street, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Javuli Varthagargal Sangam, Sivakasi 6-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 04-05-2014, Sunday Amman Idol Procession at 06:00 p.m. Chithirai Pongal Mandagapadi Venue: Sivan Sanathi Date: 05-05-2014, Monday Kalugetram at 05:00 a.m. @ Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Navadhaaniya Vargargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 7-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 05-05-2014, Monday Amman Idol Procession at 07:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Kothamaargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 8-aam Thiruvizhaa Chithirai Pongal 2014 Date: 06-05-2014, Tuesday Amman Idol Procession at 05:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Rajapalayam, Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Mahamai Fund, Rajapalayam 9-aam Thiruvizhaa Kayirukuthu Festival Date: 07-05-2014, Wednesday Amman Idol Procession at 07:00 p.m. Fireworks Display Show at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Kovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Pugaiyilai Fund, Sivakasi 10-aam Thiruvizhaa Chithirai Pongal Therottam Date: 08-05-2014, Thursday Venue: Four Car Street, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 11-aam Thiruvizhaa Kadaisi Thiruvizhaa Sri Mariamman, Sri Badrakaliamman Idol Procession at 05:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Panju Varthagargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi Eye Camp Date: 11-05-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Free Mental Health Camp Date: 18-05-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 25-05-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-05-01

3aam Thiruvizhaa Celebrated
 
1st May 2014 3aam Thiruvizhaa Celebrated Sivakasi Chithirai Pongal Moonam Thiruvizhaa was celebrated, today. Third day festival of Chithirai Pongal 2014 was organised by Sri Kaliswari Group of Industries, Sivakasi. At 7:35 p.m. Badrakaliamman Procession in Parvadha Vaaghanam has been taken place from Kadai kovil to Badrakaliamman Kovil. The procession of The Traditional Kerala Pancha Vaathiyam, Singari Melam and Deeba Vilakku procession in front of the Radhams added to the festive spirit. In the procession, Sivakasi kids were wowed by seeing Lord Vinayaka, Lord Murugan in dancing peacock and Amman. Sivakasians captured the golden moments of Chithirai Pongal Moonam Thiruvizhaa procession in their mobile phones and digital cameras. Light music was performed by Murali Orchestra at SHNV Girls Higher Secondary School. Thousands of Sivakasians witnessed moonam thiruvizhaa festival and exhibition.
 
News posted on 2014-05-01

Drizzle likely to continue in Sivakasi
 
1st May 2014 Drizzle likely to continue in Sivakasi For the last few days in Sivakasi, chill breeze, mild showers cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Today, Sivakasi and its neighbourhood received mild shower from 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.. The mild drizzle in the evening time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians during the Moonaam Thiruvizhaa. Pleasant climate likely to continue for next one week with a chance of drizzle and rain, with average minimum temperature of 28 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 36 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-05-01

Sivakasi cracker units should adopt modern technology
 
30th April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Business Line Sivakasi cracker units should adopt modern technology The firecracker industry in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, can be made safer for the workers by modernising production and adopting safer technologies, said G Thyagarajan, former Director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. Speaking at the Foundation Day celebrations on Wednesday, he lauded CSIR-CLRI for its environment-friendly practices and improving the working conditions in tanneries in Kolkata. Pollution levels were brought down after the tanneries relocated to the Calcutta Leather Complex, which set safety standards for workers and incorporated environment-friendly practices, he recalled. So many people die in Sivakasi because of the hazardous working conditions, he said, adding that an effort similar to that taken for the Kolkata tanneries will benefit the firecracker industry. SP Thyagarajan, Professor of Eminence and Dean, Sri Ramachandra University, pointed out the contribution of the leather research institute in coming up with newer methods to augment production and cut costs for the leather industry. AB Mandal, Director of the CSIR-CLRI, said researchers at the institute hold technology patents for cleaner production, and the industry should make use of them. The institute also announced a tie-up with Vaniyambadi Tanners Enviro Control Systems, which represents 120 tanneries in Vaniyambadi, Tamil Nadu, to help them implement pollution control measures. Sayeed Ahmed Pakkar, Director, Vanitec, said CLRI will receive ₹10 lakh from the tanners for its assistance.
 
News posted on 2014-04-30

Yet another drizzling day in Sivakasi
 
30th April 2014 Yet another drizzling day in Sivakasi Cool breeze, mild showers, an overcast sky and respite from heat, Sivakasi weather has pleasant for the past three days. Temperatures are cooling but still no rain, in Sivakasi town. Today, there was drizzle in Sivakasi at evening for more than 20 minutes, but added no rain. The next 10 days are going to be equally pleasant with a chance of drizzle and rain.
 
News posted on 2014-04-30

5aam Thiruvizha Mandagapadi getting ready
 
30th April 2014 5aam Thiruvizha Mandagapadi getting ready 5aam Thiruvizha Mandagapadi is getting ready for Chithirai Pongal 2014, in Sivakasi town, for last few days. Around 5 workers involved in decorating Mandagapadi place at Arisi Kottai, Sivakasi Bazar. Cloth decoration work has also been taken place in full swing for 6aam Thiruvizhaa Mandagapadi in Sivan Sanathi. Chithirai Pongal 5aam Thiruvizhaa will be held on 3rd May 2014, Saturday and 6aam Thiruvizhaa is on 4th May 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-30

Certificate Verification goes Online at ANJAC
 
29th April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Certificate Verification goes Online at ANJAC The Controller of Examination of ANJAC introduces Genuineness Verification Online @ www.anjaconline.directverify.in This facility will be useful for the stake holders and the employers for pre-verification facility and faster direct verification facility respectively. It will also be helpful for the international acceptance for Visa processing. For further assistance contact : Controller of Examination Office - 04562 - 255866
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Sivakasi wants firepower to fight China rockets
 
29th April 2014 Courtesy: Business Standard Sivakasi wants firepower to fight China rockets Between April 7 and 16, the town of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu wore a deserted look. Those 10 days saw manufacturing units in the hub of India-s firecracker industry going on an indefinite strike to protest both the steep increase in the various charges related to manufacturing explosives and the government-s inability to slow the import of Chinese incendiaries into the country. While the industry lost an estimated Rs 15 crore a day during the period, the strike had the desired result - the Union ministry of commerce and industry invited industry representatives for talks on Monday, just three days before Tamil Nadu goes to the polls on April 24. The protest over the "User Fees Notice (Explosives)" issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion was withdrawn temporarily by the industry body, the Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA). At the meeting, officials of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion agreed to follow the old rules for the time being. They told TANFAMA representatives to wait till the elections were over and the model code of conduct was withdrawn for any permanent solution to their grievances over the new rules and enhanced fees. A participant at the meeting felt that the final fate of the ministry-s notification, which according to him is ultra vires, lies with the courts. He said that it was likely the issue would be taken to court once elections are over. Sivakasi and the villages in the Virudhunagar district of the state produce around 80 per cent of the country-s fireworks. Around 300,000 people are engaged in the manufacture of firecrackers. On March 20, they were in for a shock when the steep revision of various fees was notified. The annual fee levied on storage of fireworks up to 200 tonnes was raised from Rs 15,000 to Rs 4 lakh, an increase of over 25 times, while the charges for storage of lesser amounts went up to Rs 66,000. The cost of a four-month competency certificate mandatory for a foreman of a manufacturing unit also went up from Rs 100 to Rs 3,000. "The department has also relaxed various taxes prescribed for different categories of crackers," alleges K Mariappan, vice-president, TANFAMA. "All these steps clearly show they are laying a strong foundation for the free inflow of Chinese imports.
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Fireworks Fee Burden
 
29th April 2014 Courtesy: Business Standard Adding to the burden The changes in the fee structure have stumped the owners of the firecracker factories in Sivakasi. "We really dont know what to do and are surprised that the government has done something like this," says a senior industry representative. The Rs 3,000-crore business is labour intensive, and plagued by health and fire hazards. It has also been criticised in the past for being reliant on child labour. The industry was only now starting to modernise and install safety measures and induct safer technology. The additional costs under the new notification will now put further financial pressure on the manufacturing units. As it is, Sivakasi is already wary of competition from China, the world-s largest producer of fireworks. According to Mariappan, last year around Rs 300 crore worth of firecrackers, most of them of the aerial type, were imported from China. He says, "We have received information that more orders have been placed this year by sellers and the import is expected to double." The ministry of home affairs had written to all state governments in 2013, highlighting the dangers of smuggled Chinese fireworks that contain potassium chlorate, a compound banned in India, and the need to deal strictly with people found in possession of such fireworks. TANFAMA was content that such a guideline would help protect it from the onslaught of the Chinese products. But the March 20 "User Fee Notice" was a bolt out of the blue. However, more than the increase in the rates, what alarmed the industry was the inclusion in the notice of the fee for an import licence for Class 7 explosives, that is, fireworks. This raised suspicions that the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, or PESO, which has so far never granted import licences for incendiaries, would now change tack. In its representations to the government, the fireworks industry has expressed apprehension that a new post has been created in the Nagpur office of PESO to process the applications for import and export of explosives and fireworks. Ruing that the Explosives Act makes no distinction between explosives and fireworks, the industry has also demanded a separate set of rules to govern fireworks since the current legal guidelines are meant to govern high explosives and are, therefore, too stringent for fireworks. Because China allows certain cheap chemicals, like potassium chlorate, for use in pyrotechnics there, the cost of production is low, unlike in India where the use of such raw materials is banned. "Chinese firecrackers are cheaper than Indian products, but they use hazardous compounds," says Siva Balan of Pooja Fireworks. To check the flow of the Chinese products into the country, the industry has appealed to both Anand Sharma, Union commerce and industry minister, and EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, minister of state for commerce and industry, stressing the need to issue a public notice warning of punishment under Section 9B (1) of the Explosives Act to anybody trying to import, store and sell foreign fireworks. TANFAMA will now have to wait for the elections to be over for any step regarding the withdrawal of the notification. Ironically, on May 16, when the poll results are announced, the victory of the winning candidates will be greeted, as usual, by the bursting of firecrackers. These will have been made, in all likelihood, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Political bomb
 
29th April 2014 Courtesy: Business Standard Political bomb The plight of the people engaged in the pyrotechnic business has become a political hot potato in poll season. All parties, with an eye on the votes, have taken up the issue in their political agendas. The Virudhunagar seat, under which the town falls, is considered an important constituency, having produced two chief ministers: P S Kumarasamy Raja and K Kamaraj. The Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency comprises the assembly segments of Virudhunagar, Sivakasi, Aruppukottai and Sattur. During his two-day campaign across six constituencies in Tamil Nadu last week, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party-s prime ministerial candidate, came down heavily on the Centre for letting this fireworks units "die". Assuring the people at Sivakasi - Vaiko, president of the MDMK, an ally of BJP, is contesting from the seat - that if his party came to power he would help the cracker industry, he said, "Sivakasi has reached a stage where it is dying. The reasons are the hefty licence fees and the help being given to Chinese imports." Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa too has urged the Centre to immediately withdraw the notice on the new user fees, while asking the customs to more effectively check the smuggling of Chinese fireworks. In a letter to the prime minister, she wrote, "I am very surprised that the government of India went ahead with issuing such a sensitive policy order after the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls. Not only is this an act bereft of any understanding of the etiquette of parliamentary democracy, but it also constitutes a violation of the model code of conduct." She also said, "Chinese fireworks use the cheaper chlorate raw materials that are banned in India and so they not only affect domestic employment, but also represent serious safety and environmental hazards." DMK-s candidate, S Rethinavelu, has also raked up the issue. Describing the import of Chinese crackers as a threat to the domestic industry, he said that he would fight tooth and nail for the Sivakasi cracker industry. THE FIRE CRACKER INDUSTRY Number of people it employs: 300,000 Number of legal units: 780 Number of illegal units: 700 Total value: Rs 3,000 crore Growth: 10 per cent annually Value of exports: Rs 150 crore Value of the allied industry: Rs 1,500 crore Value of imports from China: Rs 300 crore
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

No rain disappointed Sivakasians once again
 
29th April 2014 No rain disappointed Sivakasians once again Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the morning hours though the sky was cloudy throughout the day. There was strong wind accompanied by thunders at afternoon and evening. Around 3:15 it was drizzling for few minutes and the drizzle makes the road wet. No rain disappointed Sivakasians once again.
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Chithirai Pongal IrandaamThiruvizhaa
 
29th April 2014 Chithirai Pongal Irandaam Thiruvizhaa Date: 30-04-2014, Wednesday Amman Idol Procession at 07:00 p.m. Fireworks Display Show at 07:45 p.m. Bakthi Isai - Irai Isai Thendral Kalaimaamani Veeramani Raaju at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: K.A.A.Sankaralinga Nadar, K.A.A.Arunachala Nadar & Family, M/s.Asia Match Company Private Limited, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Thousands witnessed Chithirai Pongal Kodiyetram
 
29th April 2014 Thousands witnessed Chithirai Pongal Kodiyetram The 11 days Chithirai Pongal Festival commenced at Sivakasi Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Temple with the flag hoisting ceremony, today. Special pujas were performed on the chief deity Badrakaliamman. The priests also performed special pujas on the flag post, where the holy flag was hoisted. Thousands witnessed Kodiyetram Festival. Some devotees prepared Pongal and offered to Badrakaliamman. Light music was arranged. Vijay TV fame Sri Nisha and Prasannaa enthralled the audience for more than two hours. After Kodiyetram event, Fireworks display has been made. Kumududhanam will begins from tomorrow onwards.
 
News posted on 2014-04-29

Netrikadan dolls begins arriving for Chithirai Pongal
 
28th April 2014 Netrikadan dolls begins arriving for Chithirai Pongal Netrikadan dolls are in high demand this week, as Chithirai Pongal, the festival of Sivakasi, Sivakasians offer Netrikadan dolls such as Hands, Legs, Baby and House to Goddess Badrakaliamman. Supplies have already started to trickle in, but traders near Sivakasi Badrakaliamman Kovil expect supplies to increase over the next two days.
 
News posted on 2014-04-28

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam
 
28th April 2014 Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam Sri Sathya Sai Baba-s Aaradhana Mahotsavam (death anniversary) was observed in Sivakasi under the auspices of Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 27th April 2014, Sunday. The Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy also distributed free Annadhanam at Malli Puthur, Anbu Illam, Annai Sadha Anbu Illam and near Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi. Special prayers and bhajans were organised at evening. Sairam S.Vinayaga Prabhu, Convenor, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samity, Sivakasi, welcomed the gathering. Villupaattu on Sri Sathaya Sai Avadhaara Vaibhavam was performed by Sri Sai Madhuram Group, Chennai. The Villupattu enthralled the audience for around two hours. Mr.S.Baghavan Das proposed vote of thanks. Special prayer was performed by Dr.T.A.Pasupathi. And Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam ends up with Mangala Arathi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-28

Chithirai Pongal Kodiyetram is on tomorrow
 
28th April 2014 Chithirai Pongal Kodiyetram is on tomorrow The 11 days Chithirai Pongal Festival will begin with flag hoisting ceremony (Kodiyetram) on 29th April 2014, Tuesday, at Sri Arulmighu Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, from 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.. There will be fireworks display, after Kodiyetram at 10:30 p.m.. Light Music Manual Orchestra will be performed by Balu & Balu Innisai Kulu. Onnaam Thiruvizha will be organised by Ayyan Fireworks Factory Private Limited, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-28

Chithirai Pongal Onnaam Thiruvizha Special
 
28th April 2014 Chithirai Pongal Onnaam Thiruvizha Special Light Music Manual Orchestra by Balu & Balu Innisai Kulu Airtel Super Singer Fame Sri Nisha & Roshan Date: 28-04-2014, Tuesday Time: 08:30 p.m. Venue: Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil Campus, Sivakasi Fireworks Display Show at 10:30 p.m. Organisers: Ayyan Fireworks Factory Private Limited, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-04-28

All set for Chithirai Pongal 2014
 
27th April 2014 All set for Chithirai Pongal 2014 Chithirai Pongal decoration work is going on in full swing, at Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, for last few days. The 11 days festival starts from 29th April 2014, Tuesday with Kodiyettram event, at the temple premises. Chithirai Pongal is going to be held on 6th May 2014, Tuesday and Kayiru Kuthu Festival is on 7th May 2014, Wednesday. The decorative works for Chithirai Pongal Utsav has been taken place, in Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil for last two days, in the temple campus and the way leading to the temple is getting a festive look. It is expected that the light decoration work will be completed by today night. Sivakasi Badrakaliamman Temple is attracting a steady stream of visitors who flock to the premises in the evenings to enjoy the festive buzz of Chithirai Pongal.
 
News posted on 2014-04-27

May Day Celebration at S.O.P. Kalyana Mandapam
 
26th April 2014 May Day Celebration Pattimandram, Modern Tamil Play, Thappaattam, Oyilattam, Karagaattam, Silambattam, Periya Kuchiyaattam, Kolaattam, Kaliaattam & Village Dance Date: 26-04-2014, Saturday Time: 05:00 p.m. onwards Venue: S.O.P. Thirumana Mandapam A/c, Sivakasi The show will be broadcasted in DD Podhigai Channel on 1st May 2014, Thursday. For further details contact 94882-47674, 9486030605, 8903685595, 9787232541
 
News posted on 2014-04-26

Coming up next
 
26th April 2014 Coming up next May Day Celebration Pattimandram, Modern Tamil Play, Thappaattam, Oyilattam, Karagaattam, Silambattam, Periya Kuchiyaattam, Kolaattam, Kaliaattam & Village Dance Date: 26-04-2014, Saturday Time: 05:00 p.m. onwards Venue: S.O.P. Thirumana Mandapam A/c, Sivakasi The show will be broadcasted in DD Podhigai Channel on 1st May 2014, Thursday. For further details contact 94882-47674, 9486030605, 8903685595, 9787232541 Homeopathy Camp Date: 27-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi. Annadhaanam Sri Sathya Sai Memorial Day Date: 27-04-2014, Sunday Time: 12:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: E55, PKSA Arumugam Road, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi. 66th Annual Exhibition Date: 27-04-2014, Sunday to 11-05-2014, Sunday Time: 05:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Venue: SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Kodiyetram Festival Date: 29-04-2014, Tuesday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund & Sri Badrakaliamman - Sri Mariamman Devasthanam, Sivakasi 1-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 29-04-2014, Tuesday Fireworks Display Show at 08:00 p.m. Amman Idol Procession Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: A.P.R.S.P.Ayya Nadar & Sons, Sivakasi 2-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 30-04-2014, Wednesday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: K.A.A.Sankaralinga Nadar, K.A.A.Arunachala Nadar & Family, M/s.Asia Match Company Private Limited, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-26

Blood Donation Camp to be held
 
26th April 2014 Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 01-05-2014, Thursday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 01:30 p.m. Venue: Annadhaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Ayyappan Kovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Government Hospital & V.Kaliappan (In memory of S.Velayutha Nadar - Rathinammal)
 
News posted on 2014-04-26

Virudhunagar constituency recorded a turnout of 74.03%
 
25th April 2014 Virudhunagar constituency recorded a turnout of 74.03% VIrudhunagar Loksabha constituency was formerly the Sivakasi Constituency. The constituency has a total of 13,13,035 Voters. Male- 6,50,443; Female- 6,62,505. Neither the hot weather, nor long queues deterred Sivakasi voters from exercising their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls that were held on 24th April 2014, Thursday. This was pretty much the scene in Virudhunagar district where voting was by and large peaceful except for minor incidents that were mostly brought under control immediately. Virudhunagar constituency recorded a turnout of 74.03%. Sivakasians those who are active on social media networking websites, post their inked finger photos.
 
News posted on 2014-04-25

11 days Chithirai Pongal Festival begins from 29th April
 
25th April 2014 11 days Chithirai Pongal Festival begins from 29th April Sri Badrakaliamman Chithirai Pongal Utsav Kodiyetram Festival Date: 29-04-2014, Tuesday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund & Sri Badrakaliamman - Sri Mariamman Devasthanam, Sivakasi 1-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 29-04-2014, Tuesday Fireworks Display Show at 08:00 p.m. Amman Idol Procession Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: A.P.R.S.P.Ayya Nadar & Sons, Sivakasi 2-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 30-04-2014, Wednesday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: K.A.A.Sankaralinga Nadar, K.A.A.Arunachala Nadar & Family, M/s.Asia Match Company Private Limited, Sivakasi. 3-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 01-05-2014, Thursday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Kaakka Group of Industries, Sivakasi 4-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 02-05-2014, Friday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: A.P.R.S.P.Pavanasa Nadar & Sons, M/s. National Match Works, Sivakasi 5-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 03-05-2014, Saturday Amman Idol Procession at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Surasamhaaram Date: 04-05-2014, Sunday Time: 03:00 a.m. Venue: Arisi Kottai Mandagapadi, Four Car Street, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Javuli Varthagargal Sangam, Sivakasi 6-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 04-05-2014, Sunday Amman Idol Procession at 06:00 p.m. Chithirai Pongal Mandagapadi Venue: Sivan Sanathi Date: 05-05-2014, Monday Kalugetram at 05:00 a.m. @ Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Navadhaaniya Vargargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 7-aam Thiruvizhaa Date: 05-05-2014, Monday Amman Idol Procession at 07:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Kothamaargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 8-aam Thiruvizhaa Chithirai Pongal 2014 Date: 06-05-2014, Tuesday Amman Idol Procession at 05:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Rajapalayam, Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Mahamai Fund, Rajapalayam 9-aam Thiruvizhaa Kayirukuthu Festival Date: 07-05-2014, Wednesday Amman Idol Procession at 07:00 p.m. Fireworks Display Show at 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Badrakaliamman Kovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Pugaiyilai Fund, Sivakasi 10-aam Thiruvizhaa Chithirai Pongal Therottam Date: 08-05-2014, Thursday Venue: Four Car Street, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi 11-aam Thiruvizhaa Kadaisi Thiruvizhaa Sri Mariamman, Sri Badrakaliamman Idol Procession at 05:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadargal Panju Varthagargal Mahamai Fund, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-04-25

Free Mental Health Camp Organised
 
25th April 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Mental Health Camp Organised The 144th Free Mental Health Camp was jointly organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy and M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 20th March 2014, Sunday. 245 people were benefited out of this camp. Free medicines were provided for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Narayan Seva has been done for 550 people. 40 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 18th May 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-25

Your Vote. Your Voice. Make it Count.
 
24th April 2014 Your Vote. Your Voice. Make it Count. Voting is the responsibility of every citizen. It is the only way to ensure that "our voice is heard". We have to vote for the best candidate instead of politicians. Voters should assess politicians on the basis of their track record. Cast your vote, choose a efficacious government. - www.sivakasiweekly.com
 
News posted on 2014-04-24

Polling begins on brisk note in Sivakasi
 
24th April 2014 Polling begins on brisk note in Sivakasi At polling booth in Sivakasi in Virudhunagar constituency, voters turned out enthusiastically, many of them queuing up before 7am. At Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, young and old queued up early in the morning. Several people present outside the polling station were seen greeting the leader. Mrs.Shenbagavalli, 25, was excited to cast her vote for the very first time. "Last time I didnt manage to vote, so I was determined to vote this time" she said.
 
News posted on 2014-04-24

SDP by AARC of ANJAC
 
23rd April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi SDP by AARC of ANJAC Academic Affairs and Research Cell of ANJAC organised a staff development programme for the staff members of ANJAC on 22.4.2014. Dr.P.Veluchamy, Dean, AARC delivered the welcome address. Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Principal i/c delivered the Presidential address. Dr.K.Lingakumar, Associate Professor of Botany(P.G) delivered his address on Research Enrichment and pointed out the funding agencies to be sought to apply for Major and Minor research Projects. He stressed the importance of applying for research projects for the improvement of individual-s research potential. Dr.M.Selvakumar, Asst. Prof. of Commerce (P.G) delivered his address on the preparation of research proposals. He also highlighted the expectation and allocation of budgets of the funding agencies like ICSSR, UGC, DST, etc. Dr. Saravanan, Asst. Co-ordinator of AARC proposed Vote of Thanks. Three staff members from each department were deputed to attend the meeting.
 
News posted on 2014-04-23

TASMAC outlets to be shut for 3 days
 
23rd April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu TASMAC outlets to be shut for 3 days All TASMAC liquor outlets and bars attached to them will remain closed for three days from April 22 in view of the Lok Sabha elections. The liquor outlets and bars will be closed from 10 a.m. on April 22 to midnight of April 24. They would be closed on May 16 when the counting of votes is slated, an official release here said. A training programme for the officials of election reception team was conducted at the Collectorate here on Sunday. The officials were briefed on Election Commission guidelines to be followed.The officials were directed to function in a neutral manner and initiate appropriate action on poll-related violations. The norms to be followed by them while receiving the electronic voting machines and poll-related documents from zonal officers upon completion of election process were explained. Collector and District Election Officer Darez Ahamed presided over the programme. They would also be closed on May 16 when the counting of votes is slated.
 
News posted on 2014-04-23

Voters can carry any of 11 documents
 
23rd April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Voters can carry any of 11 documents The Election Commission of India has announced on Tuesday that voters can carryany of the 11 photo identity documents to establish their identity in the absence of Electoral Photo Identity Card says releases from the District Election Officer. The alternate photo ID cards are: Passport, Driving Licence, Service Identity Card with photograph issued by the Central/State government PSUs/Public Limited Companies, Pass books with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, PAN card, Aadhar Card, Smar Card issued by RGI under NPR; MGNRGEA Job Card, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the Ministry of Labour; Pension document with photograph and Authenticated Photo Voter Slip.
 
News posted on 2014-04-23

Mandagapadi getting ready for 2014 Chithirai Pongal
 
23rd April 2014 Mandagapadi getting ready for Chithirai Pongal Mandagapadi getting ready for Chithirai Pongal 2014, in Sivakasi town, for last few days. Around 20 workers involved in constructing and decorating 25 feet Mandagapadi place near Theradi Mukku. 2014 Chithirai Pongal Kodiyettram will be held on 30th April 2014, Wednesday, 5aam thiruvizha and Surasamharam will be held on 3rd May 2014, Saturday, 6aam mandagapadi thiruvizha will be held on 4th May 2014, Sunday and Pongal is on 6th May 2014, Tuesday and Kayirukuthu will be held on 7th May 2014, Wednesday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-23

Cloudier but no rain disappointed Sivakasians
 
23rd April 2014 Cloudier but no rain disappointed Sivakasians Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the morning hours though the sky was cloudy throughout the day. A cloudy start but no rain disappointed the Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-04-23

2 hours power cut in Sivakasi
 
22nd April 2014 2 hours power cut in Sivakasi After a season of uninterrupted supply, power cuts are back in Sivakasi for last two months. Earlier the power cut was for more than 6 hours a day. For last 3 weeks the power cut timing was reduced to 2 hours a day, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator.
 
News posted on 2014-04-22

Five minutes of rain in Sivakasi
 
22nd April 2014 Five minutes of rain in Sivakasi Skies are clear this morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town, today. Band of clouds developed during afternoon around 4:00 p.m.. Today, at evening, Sivakasi received sharp showers for five minutes from 4:05 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. which brought a sigh of relief to Sivakasians, who had been braving sweltering heat in the town, during the past one month. The sudden change of climate in Sivakasi has brought cheers to the Sivakasians. But unluckily the rain was disappeared. Sivakasians expecting a heavy rain to get relief from water crisis prevails in the town. The next five days are also expected to remain partly cloudy with maximum and minimum temperature expected to hover around 37 and 29 degrees Celsius, with a chances for drizzle and rain, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-22

Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
21st April 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Homeopathy Camp Organised The 345th Free Homeopathy Camp was organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 30th March 2014, Sunday, at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Homeopathy Dr.Pasupathi and his team participated and screened 112 patients. Patients were treated for various diseases. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost. Next Camp will be held on 27th April 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-04-21

Cloud cover & drizzle in Sivakasi
 
21st April 2014 Cloud cover & drizzle in Sivakasi Today, the weather remained hot and cloudy sometimes, even though the cloud cover continued to spread over Sivakasi. Daytime temperatures rose to 37 degrees Celsius in Sivakasi. Humidity levels were considerably low at evening. Some areas in Sivakasi received a light drizzle at 05:00 p.m. for five minutes. Sivakasians can expect similar weather over the next two days. Sivakasians expecting heavy rainfall to tackle water crisis problem in this summer season. Sivakasi to face severe water crisis if there is no rain in the coming days.
 
News posted on 2014-04-21

Exhibition begins from 27th April
 
19th April 2014 Exhibition begins from 27th April The 66th Annual Chithirai Pongal Exhibition begins from 27th April 2014, Sunday at SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, to entertain Sivakasians. Time of the exhibition is 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.. Some of the entertaining shows to be arranged are Giant Wheel, Tora Tora, The Columbus Ship, toy train and many toy rides. Exhibition ends on 11th May 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-19

Summer vacation begins for Sivakasi School goers
 
18th April 2014 Summer vacation begins for Sivakasi School goers For school goers summer vacation begins from 16th April 2014, Wednesday. Interestingly, for Some Matriculation schools summer vacation for 2014 begins from 3rd April 2014 itself. Lot of summer camps started for this summer vacation. Children in Sivakasi eagerly joined too many classes in a day, with their friends. Some prefer to play video games, computer games, mobile games and play stations. Some school gangers play cricket, shuttle cock and foot ball in roadside. Some planned to spend their holidays in tourist places and some are seriously watching cartoon channels and IPL matches in TV. For Government aided schools, summer vacation begins from 1st May 2014, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-18

Petrol price cut by .89 paise per litre in Sivakasi
 
18th April 2014 Courtesy: Mr.R.P.Natarajan,Manager,HP Autocare Centre, Sivakasi Petrol price cut by .89 paise per litre in Sivakasi In Sivakasi, petrol price was on Monday cut by .89 paise per litre with effect from midnight on 14th April 2014. The fuel costs Rs.74.99 per litre from midnight of 14th April 2014, against Rs.75.88. Fall in petrol price brings smile on the face of common man, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-18

Distribution of booth slips on in Sivakasi
 
18th April 2014 Courtesy: S.Raju, Sivakasi Municipality Distribution of booth slips on in Sivakasi The distribution of booth slips began in Sivakasi town on 16th April 2014, Wednesday. Sivakasi has 54 polling booths. Booth-level Sivakasi Municipality officials would carry out door-to-door distribution of the booth slips. Only the Sivakasi Municipality officers would be authorised to distribute the slips. The voter or any member of the family could sign and procure the slip. Booth slips distribution will continue till April 19, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-18

SDP by IQAC at ANJAC
 
17th April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi SDP by IQAC at ANJAC A Staff Development Programme was organised for the staff members of ANJAC by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, ANJAC on 16th April 2014, Wednesday. Dr.V.Ramasubramanian, Executive Member of IQAC welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal delivered the Presidential address and introduced the chief guest. In his Prsidential address the Principal highlighted the role of the teachers, the necessity of their updation for their success. He also said that like students the teacher should also do home work for effective teaching. Dr.R.M.Chidambaram, former Dean of Management Studies, Alagappa University, Karaikudi was the chief guest. He delivered his address on the topic "Teaching Learning Transaction". He enthralled the attention of the teachers and hold them under his spell by telling various anecdotes which were very interesting and quoted some examples to elucidate the techniques to be handled by the teachers. He enlightened the teachers by suggesting some tips for their successful career. Dr.M.K.Rajan one of the Executive members of IQAC proposed Vote of Thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-04-17

Fireworks factories withdraw indefinite strike
 
17th April 2014 Courtesy: Web India Fireworks factories withdraw indefinite strike After a 12-day ordeal, fireworks manufacturers in Sivakasi have withdrawn their indefinite strike and resumed production today. All the 800 licensed fireworks factories, affiliated to Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA) have resumed production activities this morning, TANFAMA President A.P.Selvaraj announced. The fireworks factories in Sivakasi region went an indefinite strike on April five last to protest against an order of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that unilaterally revised various fees, including the license fee. The Director of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in a notification, dated March 20, 2014 stated that fees payable by the fireworks industry would be revised under the Explosives Rules, 2008 and as per the new notification, the revision of fees was increased from about five to 27 times, paving way for the import of Chinese crackers. The TANFAMA observed a day-s bandh and hunger strike in Sivakasi on April 15, which was supported by 36 trade bodies and associations.
 
News posted on 2014-04-17

Fireworks manufacturers invited for talks in Delhi
 
17th April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Fireworks manufacturers invited for talks in Delhi Fireworks manufacturers in Sivakasi have been invited to New Delhi for talks on April 21 with officials in the Department of Industrial Policy and to discuss the concerns raised by the cracker industry. The meeting has been arranged following the bandh observed in Sivakasi by over 800 fireworks units on Tuesday with participation of manufacturers, workers and 36 associations from different spheres which extended solidarity to "Save Sivakasi" call. On Wednesday, an emergency meeting of manufacturers and associations was convened here to discuss the next course of action and how to take up their issues with the Centre. The fireworks manufacturers have been primarily objecting to the explosives licence fee which has been increased by 27 times from Rs.15,000 to Rs.4 lakh and illegal import of crackers from China, a move which they feel has affected the domestic fireworks industry, especially in Sivakasi. A.P. Selvaraj, president, Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA), told The Hindu after the meeting that they received communication from the Commerce Ministry, inviting for talks to hear their grievances. Officials from the explosives division will also take part in the April 21 meeting. In view of the talks, the fireworks manufacturers have decided to resume production from Thursday. “We are strictly opposing the revision of licence fee for fireworks units. If nothing positive happens at the meeting, we will take up the issue with the new government at the Centre,” Mr. Selvaraj also said. A 10-member delegation of fireworks manufacturers, representing three associations, will attend the meeting. He said the next action plan will be chalked out in June first week after hearing the response from the government. The bandh and hunger strike call on Tuesday evoked a good response from people in and around Sivakasi, besides political parties. MDMK general secretary Vaiko and CPI(M) general secretary G. Ramakrishnan were among those who visited the fireworks manufacturers to extend their solidarity.
 
News posted on 2014-04-17

24-hour general strike impacts normal life in Sivakasi
 
16th April 2014 Courtesy: The Times of India 24-hour general strike impacts normal life in Sivakasi The buzzing Sivakasi town in Virudhunagar district came to a standstill on Tuesday as the 24-hour general strike called by the associations came into force. Altogether, 25 associations in Sivakasi including those belonging to the plastic bag manufacturers, vegetable vendors, general merchants, accountants, bus drivers and tax payers participated in the strike extending their support to the fireworks industry which went on an indefinite lockout from April 5. With its unique work culture, Sivakasi industries never went on a known strike till last year when the workers struck work in support of their owners. A Kartheeswaran (52) from Sivakasi said the strike was a great success with most of the commercial establishments shutting their shops. "Fireworks industry is the backbone of the region and employs most of the people. The entire economy will come to a standstill if the industry is crippled," he said. The genesis of fireworks industry is coupled with match industries when two enterprising businessmen from Sivakasi learnt the nuances of match-making and fireworks in 1923 and started the industry. Over the period, the industry grew into 700 more fireworks units employing as many as three lakh people, the biggest in the region where agriculture failed in the beginning of the 20th century. A Marirajan, president of Master Printers Association in Sivakasi said that they took part in the strike in support of the fireworks industry. "Most of the industries in Sivakasi were started to support matches and fireworks and they are interwoven with each other. If firework units take a hit, it will cause ripple effect in every industry of Sivakasi," he explained. For instance, the printing industry in Sivakasi that has earned nationwide reputation for its diaries and calendars depends on fireworks industry printing labels for the fireworks, he pointed out. The fireworks manufacturers meanwhile staged a day-long hunger strike on the TANFAMA office premises condemning the fee hike and import of Chinese fireworks. G Athipathi of Aiyan fireworks said the government should clarify its stand on Chinese fireworks. "The industry here is not allowed to use chloride in manufacturing which is an environmentally safe practice. We use nitrates in its place which inflates the manufacturing cost but Chinese use chloride. Hence, there is no level playing grounds for us if the Chinese fireworks allowed to be imported," he said. The manufacturers have called for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the future course of action.
 
News posted on 2014-04-16

Eerie silence engulfs Sivakasi as fireworks manufacturers shut shop
 
16th April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Eerie silence engulfs Sivakasi as fireworks manufacturers shut shop The country-s bustling cracker capital, Sivakasi, went into silent mode on Tuesday as hundreds of fireworks units observed bandh protesting against the "Chinese intrusion" and abnormal increase in explosives licence fee. As many as 843 cracker manufacturing factories and the allied businesses were shut down for the day raising concerns over the very survival of Sivakasi. Manufacturers, workers and general public congregated in large numbers on the Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA) premises here early in the morning, suspending production of fireworks for the day. While the fireworks manufacturers have urged the Centre to immediately revoke and withdraw the order issued in March hiking the licence fee from Rs.15,000 to Rs.4 lakh, they also condemned the illegal import and smuggling of crackers from China. Expressing solidarity to the striking Sivakasi cracker industry, the general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Vaiko has said that he will make all-out efforts to save Sivakasi and protect the livelihood of lakhs of workers depending on fireworks industry. “I am closely associated with the fireworks industry and know their hardships. Sivakasi crackers are famous across the country and it earned a distinction for itself. It enjoys monopoly in crackers and that position must be safeguarded,” Mr. Vaiko said. “What was the UPA doing?” The MDMK chief questioned what was the UPA government doing in New Delhi when containers of crackers were being smuggled illegally into India from China. “This issue will be taken up with NDA’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the new government will have to reverse the decision to hike the licence fee for fireworks units,” he added. A. P. Selvaraj, president, TANFAMA, has said that 36 associations and trade bodies have rallied behind the "save Sivakasi" campaign and they are vehemently opposing the import/smuggling of crackers from China since it is a threat to livelihood. He has appealed to crackers units, match factories and allied units in printing and packaging to give national-level support for Sivakasi to retain its position. Posters with messages “no work because of illegal cheap unsafe Chinese fireworks,” “chase away Chinese intrusion” and “save Indian fireworks” were pasted at the venue of hunger strike. Fireworks units and several shops remained closed for the day in and around Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-16

Licence Fee Hike Is Cracker Of a Poll Issue
 
16th April 2014 Courtesy: The New Indian Express Licence Fee Hike Is Cracker Of a Poll Issue All the candidates belonging to major political parties, who are contesting in the coming Lok Sabha elections, lined up in Sivakasi to support the hunger strike of the fireworks manufacturers and in the process garner votes for their parties. The parties, however, said they did not come to the fast to get votes but to seek support to their candidature. The MDMK chief Vaiko, who was one of them, said that if the BJP strong man and Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power in this election, all the rules imposed on the cracker industry would be scrapped. Former DMK Minister K K S S R Ramachandran said that all the parties should stay united and show their support to the cracker industry. The DMK’s Virudhunagar constituency candidate S Rethinavelu said that he would also fight for the cracker industry. He said that a committee should be formed with the officials from the cracker industry in order to frame the rules for the industry. The DMK candidate further said that Chinese crackers should not enter India as they were a threat to the domestic industry. The State secretary of CPM G Ramakrishnan, who called on the fireworks manufacturers along with the party’s Virudhunagar constituency candidate K Samuelraj, said that the Central government should immediately ban the import of Chinese crackers illegally and cancel the fees hike imposed on the cracker industry. He said that as agriculture activity was not encouraged in the Virudhunagar district, around five lakh people depend on the cracker units for their livelihood. The Minister for Information and Special Programme Implementation and the AIADMK district secretary K T Rajendra Balaji, who took part in the hunger strike, said that he has raised the issue with the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and she knows that he is here. He also assured that the Chief Minister would take this issue in the national level and would speak to the owners of the cracker units in order to find a permanent solution to this problem after the elections. He also requested the cracker unit owners to withdraw their indefinite strike and see to it that the workers’ livelihood was not affected.
 
News posted on 2014-04-16

Sivakasi Industrial units & shops down shutters
 
15th April 2014 Sivakasi Industrial units & shops down shutters Protesting against the steep hike in the fireworks licence fee for manufacturing explosives and to stop importing cheap Chinese fireworks to India, members of 33 associations in Sivakasi downed their shutters and staged a one-day protest fast, at TANFAMA Centre, today. The usually busy NRKR Road, Vegetable Market, Bus Stand, Thiruthangal Road and Four Car Streets Sivakasi-s wholesale hub for perishable goods and other goods, wore a deserted look, today.
 
News posted on 2014-04-15

33 Associations stage hunger strike at Sivakasi TANFAMA
 
15th April 2014 33 Associations stage hunger strike at Sivakasi TANFAMA Today, 33 assocations from Sivakasi & Thiruthangal staged a one day hunger strike at TANFAMA Centre, to protest against the steep hike in the fireworks licence fee for manufacturing explosives and to stop importing cheap Chinese fireworks to India. Over a thousand people gathered at TANFAMA and actively participated to vent their feelings. Sivakasi industrial units and shops downed their shutters and participated in the one-day strike. They also demanded relaxation on several controls, which were not practicable.
 
News posted on 2014-04-15

தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்&
 
அன்புடையீர், இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் - சிவகாசி வீக்லி
 
News posted on 2014-04-14

Sivakasians to go on one day strike
 
14th April 2014 Sivakasians to go on one day strike Protesting an order of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that “unilaterally revised” various fees for the industry, Sivakasi Fireworks units has been down shuttered and to go on an indefinite strike from 5th April 2014, Saturday. The industry suspects that the move was an attempt to allow mass import of cheap Chinese fireworks to India and destroy the domestic industry. To protest the steep hike in the fireworks licence fee for manufacturing explosives and to stop importing cheap Chinese fireworks to India, 14 associations (Printers Association, Matches Manufacturers Association, Sivakasi Traders Association, Sivakasi Grocery Shop Assocation, Navathaniya Varthagargal, Vegetable Traders Association, Paper Merchants Association, Transporters Association, Sivakasi Crackers Traders Association, Sivakasi Fireworks Agents, Accounts Associations, Sivakasi Polybag Manufacturers Association and Thiruthangal Traders Association) in Sivakasi to go on one day strike on 15th April 2014. TANFAMA to stage hunger strike from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m., at TANFAMA Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-14

Flower prices skyrocket
 
14th April 2014 Flower prices skyrocket Due to Chithirai Vishu Festival, flower prices were skyrocketed in Sivakasi. As per the Sivakasi Flower Market rates, Sevanthi — that would cost Rs.180 on a normal day — now goes for Rs.300 a kg. Meanwhile the rates of roses have also been pushed up. The 120 rupees kilo Rose have jumped over to 200 rupees per kilo. It is expected that flower price will fall back to normal in one or two days.
 
News posted on 2014-04-14

Sivakasians take part in Palm Sunday
 
13th April 2014 Sivakasians take part in Palm Sunday Today, marking the beginning of the Holy Week, hundreds of Sivakasi Roman Catholic Christians participated in a "Palm Sunday" procession (Kurutholai Bavani) taken out from Velangannni Matha Higher Secondary School to RC Church. Even as the hundreds of Christians gathered at Velangannni Matha Higher Secondary School singing "Hosanna…" Bishop of Sivakasi RC Church holding coconut fronds, led the Palm Sunday procession. Special prayers were offered at the churches on culmination of the processions.
 
News posted on 2014-04-13

Tamil Puthaandu Special at Sivakasi
 
13th April 2014 Tamil Puthaandu Special at Sivakasi Chithirai Visukani Special Date: 14-04-2014, Monday Annadhanam will be held at 11:30 a.m. 1008 Thiruvilakku poojai Time: 05:30 p.m. onwards Venue: Arulmighu Sri Ayyappan Kovil, Sivakasi Organisers: Arulmighu Sri Ayyappan Sangam, Sivakasi Tamil Puthandu Special Annaabisegham Date: 14-04-2014, Monday Time: 08:00 a.m. Venue: Agni Vinayakar Thirukovil, Sivakasi Annadhanam will be held Organisers: Sivakasi Bazar Traders
 
News posted on 2014-04-13

A reunion after 40 years at SHNG
 
12th April 2014 A reunion after 40 years at SHNG An annual alumnae meeting of the Former Students of Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Girls Higher Secondary School was held at the SHNG School on 6th April 2014, Sunday. Belonging to the 1971-1975 SSLC batch students of SHNG they met for the first time on the school campus, after four decades. With many of them in 55s and looking back at life they had spent 40 years later and comparing the notes with classmates is something they have never even dreamt of. Mrs.V.Grahapushpam, Trichy, said that we were delighted to see our teachers and classmates, after 4 decades. Few teachers past 80 and were felicitated. Mrs.A.Vijaya Mohini, President, Alumnae Association of SHNG Higher Secondary School, was present on the occassion. Students of Sivakasi CSI School For The Mentally Retarded were honoured at the function. A wonderful cultural programme was presented by the students of Saradha Ashram Students and SHNG Alumnae Association. The alumnae contribute their donation to the Correspondent, SHNG Hr. Sec. School. And the alumnae also contributed school uniforms to the students. Dinner was arranged for the gathering.
 
News posted on 2014-04-12

Indefinite strike by Sivakasi fireworks units
 
10th April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu Indefinite strike by Sivakasi fireworks units S. Sundar Protest revision of fees, suspect bid to open Indian market to Chinese crackers Fireworks units and cracker transporters have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Saturday, protesting an order of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that “unilaterally revised” various fees for the industry. The industry suspects that the move was an attempt to allow mass import of cheap Chinese fireworks to India and destroy the domestic industry. In a notification, dated 20 March, 2014, the Director of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said fees payable by the industry would be revised under the Explosives Rules, 2008. The revision of fees — from about five times to 27 times — is totally unjustified. The annual licence fee to manufacture explosives of Class 1 or 7 (exceeding 200 kilograms at a time) has been revised to Rs.66,000 from a maximum of Rs.15,000. Similarly, the annual licence fee for possessing fireworks of Class 7 explosives in magazine has been increased to Rs.4 lakh from Rs.15,000, the industry sources say. “This has led to manyfold increase in fees,” Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers’ Association president A.P. Selvaraj says. Around 500 units have magazines that could store up to two lakh kg of fireworks. “The transporters who have around 50 magazines will also be affected,” association vice-president K. Mariappan says. The industry is more concerned about certain changes made in the clauses of the Explosives Rules, which, they say, are aimed at encouraging import of Chinese fireworks. Two important rules – the ceiling of 125 decibels of sound created by cracker burst and the ban on use of potassium chlorate in cracker manufacturing – are being diluted during mandatory testing of fireworks in Departmental Testing Stations, the manufacturers complain. “Chinese crackers don’t have any decibel ceiling. Similarly, they contain cheap, highly dangerous potassium chlorate. These two clauses had hitherto been preventing legal import of Chinese crackers,” Mr. Mariappan adds. The industry has challenged the notification stating that the provisions of the Explosives Act, 1884, have exempted delegation of powers by the Centre to anybody for revision of licence fees. Mr. Selvaraj says the issue has been taken up with the Centre. If a favourable reply is not received by Friday, the units will be closed indefinitely from Saturday, rendering over three lakh workers jobless.
 
News posted on 2014-04-11

Sivakasi fires against fee hike, Chinese imports
 
11th April 2014 Courtesy: Business Standard Sivakasi fires against fee hike, Chinese imports Thousands of fire cracker units in Sivakasi, the hub of India-s fire cracker industry, are on an indefinite strike against the steep increase in the licence fee for manufacturing explosives and also against the government-s inability to arrest Chinese imports into the country. Chinese imports are expected to double this year to Rs 600 crore. Around 300,000 people are engaged in making fire cracker products in and around Sivakasi, which caters to 80 per cent of India-s needs. K Mariappan, vice president, Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces, said, last year around 500 containers with full load of firecrackers were imported, estimated to be valued at Rs 300 crore and this year "we have got information that orders were placed and import is expected to double." Most of these are aerial firecrackers. "Chinese firecrackers are cheaper than ours because of the cheaper raw material, but are very hazardous and dangerous," said Siva Balan of Pooja Fireworks. The industry made a representation to the Union commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma and to Union minister of state for commerce and industry EM Sudarsana Natchiappan in February and also met all the secretaries and stressed a public notice should be made in the newspaper that anybody trying to import, store and sell fireworks will be punishable under Section 9B (1)a. On March 20, 2014, the department of Industrial Policy and Promotion gave an order, which increased the fees to "unimaginable" levels. For example, the storage fee was raised to Rs 400,000 from Rs 15,000, an increase of 2,700 per cent. Licence fee for magazine was increased to Rs 66,000 per year, an increase of around 450 per cent; for a four-month certificate for the supervisor it was increased to Rs 3,000 from Rs 100. "Besides, they also relaxed various text prescribed for crackers. All these steps clearly show they are laying a strong foundation for free inflow of Chinese imports and they (the bureaucrats) are pushing Chinese imports,” he alleged. All these have been done without the knowledge of the ministers who are busy with Lok Sabha elections, he alleged. In a move to protest the department-s decision, the industry has decided to go in for an indefinite strike. The estimated loss for the industry is Rs 15 crore a day. The Sivakasi industry is estimated to be Rs 3,000 crore and on average the industry works for 200 days in a year.
 
News posted on 2014-04-11

Lockout of Sivakasi units leaves 3 lakh workers in lurch
 
11th April 2014 Courtesy: Times of India Lockout of Sivakasi units leaves 3 lakh workers in lurch With fireworks manufacturers declaring an indefinite lockout to protest the steep hike in the licence fee for manufacturing explosives, nearly three lakh workers are staring at unemployment. For decades now, the fireworks units have been the sole employer for thousands of villagers living in the vicinity of Sivakasi town, which accounts for nearly 80% of all the fireworks produced in the country and has an annual turnover of Rs 2,000 crore. With the general election round the corner, the issue has become the talking point in the high profile constituency where MDMK chief Vaiko is among the candidates. Sitting Congress MP Manick Tagore claimed that he has discussed the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - the new fee has been proposed by the ministry of Commerce and Industry-who has promised to revoke the hike. Other leaders including Vaiko, DMK leader M K Stalin and AIADMK minister K T K Rajendra Balaji have promised to help the industry and the workers.
 
News posted on 2014-04-11

Staff Club Meet at ANJAC
 
11th April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Staff Club Meet at ANJAC The Staff Club of ANJAC has planned to organise a meeting to felicitate the retiring staff members on 21st April 2014, Monday. The retiring staff members will be felicitated both by the management and the staff club members of ANJAC. On account of Staff Club various sports events were conducted for the teaching staff and the winners will be given prizes on that day.
 
News posted on 2014-04-11

Felicitation to the Retiring Staff members of ANJAC
 
10th April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Felicitation to the Retiring Staff members of ANJAC The 22nd College Council of ANJAC was held on 9th April 2014, Wednesday. The Council meet was specially organised for the felicitation of the retiring staff members of ANJAC. The retiring personalities retire from their service from the 31st of May after their decades of service at ANJAC. The meeting began with Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal-s felicitation address. Initially he thanked all the heads of the departments for having co-operated with him and made the campus achieve its glory during his tenure. He wished all the members to pursue the path of success even after his retirement. He also acknowledged the services rendered by the Professors, Dr.S.Elangovan, Head, Dept. of Commerce (R), Mr.M.Rajasekaran, Head, Dept. of B.B.A., Dr.V.Balasubramanian, Head, Dept. of Zoology (U.G), and Librarian Thiru.T.Kasirajan. The toast proposal for the five retiring personalities was made by Dr.S.Johnson to Thiru T.Kasirajan, Dr.M.K.Rajan to Dr.V.Balasubramanian, Dr.R.Jeyaram to Mr.M.Rajasekar, Dr.R.Manohar to Dr.S.Elangovan and Dr.L.Isaiarasu to Dr.S.Baskaran. All the retiring personalities replied to the toast by sharing their experiences at ANJAC, expressing their gratitude to ANJAC management and former Principals, glorifying the campus for having taught them so many experiences in improving their expertise. The meeting ended with sumptuous feast.
 
News posted on 2014-04-10

CE status to ANJAC
 
10th April 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi CE status to ANJAC ANJAC is promoted to the status "College of Excellence" by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from its previous status College with Potential for Excellence. The attainment of this status will enhance the scope of research among the students of ANJAC who hail mainly from the educationally backward areas. With the grant of Rs.2 crores from the UGC the college has drafted many plans for the upgradation of the campus especially on the installation of automated library. Only two colleges were given the status in Tamil Nadu AYYA NADAR JANAKI AMMAL College is one among the two. And eight colleges were given the CE status all over India. The Hindu-s special correspondent from Chennai talked to Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal over phone on 8.4.2014 and published the matter
 
News posted on 2014-04-10

AJ College gets status of excellence
 
10th April 2014 Courtesy: The Hindu AJ College gets status of excellence The University Grants Commission (UGC) has certified Loyola College, Chennai, and Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, as "College of Excellence." The certification, for a period of five years till 2019, comes with a grant of Rs. 2 crore for each college to upgrade its facilities. In an effort to improve higher education a decade ago, the ministry of human resources and the UGC had selected around 200 colleges across the country, and provided them funds to upgrade facilities. In March, 48 colleges were asked to present their performance, and, based on their achievement, eight colleges had been chosen for the College of Excellence status. K.S. Antonysamy, associate professor of English at Loyola College, said, “The funds will be used to further research, make classrooms IT-enabled, and improve the outreach and extension programmes.” Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College principal S. Baskaran said the funds would be used to upgrade laboratories, for library automation and establishing a trans-disciplinary research centre besides developing software for teaching soft skills. The college has a number of IAS and IPS officers among its alumni, besides the present Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam.
 
News posted on 2014-04-10

Coming up next
 
9th April 2014 Coming up next 2014 Panguni Pongal Therottam Date: 09-04-2014, Wednesday Time: 04:00 p.m. Venue: Theradi Mukku, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund Eye Camp Date: 13-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Blood Donation Camp Date: 13-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Catholic Commercialists Association and Sivakasi Government Hospital Sing Hallelujah Featuring: Joseph Stanley Selvaraj Date: 13-04-2014, Sunday Venue: Sivakasi Church of God CD release service at 06:30 p.m. Dinner will be served following the service. Organisers: Pastor A.Selvaraj & Family & David & Dona Braun
 
News posted on 2014-04-09

2014 Panguni Pongal Therottam
 
9th April 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Panguni Pongal Therottam A large number of devotees thronged near Sivakasi Theradimukku to participate in the annual temple car festival held as part of the Sivakasi Panguni Pongal Festival, today. After special pujas were performed to the presiding deities, Mariamman and Vinayaka, the event began from Theradimukku at 04:00 p.m.. Devotees pulled the decorated temple car which carried the idols of presiding deities Goddess Mariamman and Vinayaka. The procession covered the four car streets of Sivakasi town. Enthusiastic devotees, including large number of school and college students, pulled the car through the four Car Streets of Sivakasi town. The decorated small Vinayaka car reached its destination in around one hour. The big temple car procession began at 05:15 p.m.. Devotees prepared and offered pongal to the Goddess. Hundreds of people witnessed Therottam Festival in Sivakasi. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Traffic Constable and volunteers of Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai, regulated the large gathering. A huge crowd witnessed the colourfully decorated car from the top of various buildings. Some Sivakasians captured the golden moments of therottam in their mobile phones and digital cameras. It is expected that the temple car will reach its destination in one or two days.
 
News posted on 2014-04-09

Panguni Pongal Oyilattam
 
8th April 2014 Panguni Pongal Oyilattam As a part of Sivakasi 2014 Panguni Pongal Festival, Oyilattam was performed at 11:00 a.m., at Mariamman Temple campus. Hundreds witnessed the Oyilattam performance. Around 20 artists staged Oyilattam and said the history of Goddess Mariamman. Earlier the procession of Goddess Idol has been taken place from Mandagapadi to Mariaaman Temple, at 08:00 a.m.. Special pujas has been performed to the Amman. Devotees in large numbers prepared pongal and offered to the Goddess. Today also, some devotees did padhakanikkai, muthu poduthal and mudi kanikkai netrikadans. Roadside vendors and hawkers wind up their stalls, at afternoon. The 10 days Panguni Pongal Festival ends up with Oyilattam performance.
 
News posted on 2014-04-08

Strong winds and moderate rain in Sivakasi
 
8th April 2014 Strong winds and moderate rain in Sivakasi Sivakasians heaved a sigh of relief after drizzling for 40 minutes (from 03:10 p.m. to 03:50 p.m.) with gusty winds lashed the town, today afternoon. Strong winds pushed the sand and dusts. Strong winds brought down the branches of trees. The sudden rain brought down the temperature in Sivakasi which had been hovering around 37 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and fell down to 28 degree Celsius. The weather continue to stay pleasantly humid and the sky remain partly cloudy for the next five days.
 
News posted on 2014-04-08

Kayirukuthu Festival - Panguni Pongal 2014
 
7th April 2014 Kayirukuthu Festival - Panguni Pongal 2014 Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil Panguni Pongal 2014 - Kayirukuthu festival was celebrated in Sivakasi, today. Large number of devotees take part in Vesham Poduthal ( swearing of white and black dots in their body and having neem leaves in their hands ) and raised the Aahoi Ayyaahoi slogans. Devotees carried mulaipaari, agni chatti, 1000 kannu paanai, and maavilakku. Some devotees perform nerthikadan such as Padha Kaanikai, Kan Malar, Muthu Poduthal, Kayirukuthudhal and mottai podudhal. Sevaral fans club and Social Clubs in Sivakasi distributed free Butter Milks, Rose milk, Sarbath, Lemon Juices and Paanai Karam to the people. Procession has been taken place from Mariamman Kovil to Mandapadi place and the idol has been kept in Mandapadi and the idol will be kept once again in the temple by tomorrow. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a grand and in an systematic manner. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. There was live coverage and broadcast of the festival by the local cable tv networks. Kayirukuthu festival entertains all sections of people in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-04-07

Thousands witnessed Panguni Pongal Mandagapadi
 
7th April 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Thousands witnessed Panguni Pongal Mandagapadi As a part of Panguni Pongal, Mandagapadi held at Sivakasi Arisi Kottai. The place of mandagapadi was decorated with fruits, festoons, garlands, flowers, thoranais attractive colour papers and decorative lights. The mandagapadi place were decked up for the special day. Devotees from the nearby villages and Sivakasians will throng the mandagapadi place throughout today night to offer prayers to the deity. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Traffic Constable and volunteers of Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai, regulated the large gathering. After worshiping the Goddess, Sivakasians are busy in buying the traditional Vellai Mittaai and Karuppatti Mittaai. Kayirukuthu Mandagapadi was organised by Sri Sirrambala Nadar Vagaiyaraakal.
 
News posted on 2014-04-07

Sivakasi celebrates Panguni Pongal
 
6th April 2014 Sivakasi celebrates Panguni Pongal Sivakasi celebrates Panguni Pongal in Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil, today. Numerous shops were placed around the temple, a week before the celebration. Majority of the offices and industries declared local holidays for 3 days. Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil has been decked up with festoons, flowers, lights and banners for the Sivakasi Panguni Pongal Festival. Sivakasians prepared and offered pongal for Mariamman from 4th April 2014 onwards. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a grand and in an systematic manner. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. Paadha Kanikai, muthu poduthal were offered by the devotees to Lord Mariamman. Some devotees carried out Aayiramkan Paanai. Majority of Sivakasians, in their home prepared traditional Kathirikaai and Murungaikaai Puli Kulambu. Today, the temple remains open throughout the night and special prayers will be performed. Tomorrow, Kayirukuthu festival will be held.
 
News posted on 2014-04-06

Panguni Pongal Therottam is on 9th April
 
6th April 2014 Panguni Pongal Therottam is on 9th April Panguni Pongal Therottam will be held on 8th April 2014, Tuesday. The decoration work of Peryia Ther is in full swing and it is expected to be completed by today. And Chinna Ther decoration work will be completed by tomorrow. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund members makes necessary arrangements for Therottam Festival.
 
News posted on 2014-04-06

Warning sign boards - Beware of thieves
 
5th April 2014 Photo Courtesy: Mr.Dheepanraj Warning sign boards - Beware of thieves Devotees taking part in the Sivakasi Panguni Pongal 2014 and Kayirukuthu Festival celebrations were advised to be wary of snatch thieves. Warning sign boards were put up in the Temple Campus to remind the devotees and handbill notice were distributed by the Devasthanam.
 
News posted on 2014-04-05

Toy sellers do brisk business
 
5th April 2014 Toy sellers do brisk business Roadside vendors, toy sellers and shacks encroach the roadsides (Ambedkar Statue to Velanganni Matha Hr. Sec. School) selling all kinds of colourful toys and balloons, wares, fancy ornaments, electronic goods attracting women and kids alike. Sivakasi kids enjoying a range of panji mittai, Delhi appalams, Milahai Bhaaji, Sivakasi women busy buying bangles, anklets and earrings, children crying for toys and balloons and smiles returning on their faces when the demand is met. To excite and entertain Sivakasians, the Panguni Pongal Festival 2014 have many toy rides for kids, and many more fun-filled activities filled the space. From yesterday onwards, festival and local toy sellers make the most of the crowds.
 
News posted on 2014-04-05

Paravai Kavadi Vehicle is getting ready
 
5th April 2014 Paravai Kavadi Vehicle is getting ready Paravai Kavadi and Vel Kavadi Vehicle is getting ready for Sivakasi Panguni Pongal 2014 Festival. As a part of Sivakasi Panguni Pongal devotees perform paravai kavadi on Kayirukuthu Festival. Those who perform paravai kavadi and Vel Kavadi observe fasting for 21 days. The paravai kavadi vehicle is getting ready for last one week and the decoration work is expected to be completed by tomorrow.
 
News posted on 2014-04-05

Thunders but no rain in Sivakasi
 
5th April 2014 Thunders but no rain in Sivakasi After a long hot day the sky was little clouded over Sivakasi with some thunders today. The weatherman has forecast a slight dip in temperature but ruled out the possibility of rain. For next three days sky will be partly cloudy with a chance of drizzle on 7th April 2014, Monday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-05

Career Guidance Programme at AAACET
 
5th April 2014 Career Guidance Programme at AAACET AAA College of Engineering & Technology organized the Career Guidance Programme on April 5, 2014. The educational opportunities are well elucidated by the team of experts. Er.Dinesh Arunachalam, Quality Assurance Manager, Fiberlink Software Pvt.,Ltd.(IBM company), Bangaloreflashed light on the career opportunities in professional fields. Prof.R.SIVAKUMAR, Catalyst IAS Academyand Assistant Professor in Loyola College expounded the importance of Civil Services Sectors andCivil Service Examinations. Dr.R.Jayaraman, Member Secretary of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development(Tamilnadu)highlighted the Government funds available for the budding entrepreneurs. He also motivatedthemto be an entrepreneur and mapped them the path to entrepreneurship. Mr.Padmanaban, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Indiafocused the financial support the students can avail from the banks and the procedure about how to apply for the bank loans. Dr.K.Arulmozhi, Principal,spotlighted the branches of studies in the professional fields and their career prospects. On this occasion, the students were provided with a handy booklet about the courses available in the college. Bus facilities were arranged from Madurai, Virudhunagar, Aruppukottai, Rajapalayam, Kovilpatti, Sattur and Sivakasi to pick up the students and the parents. The participants wereprovided with sumptuous food. Chairman, Thiru.P.Panjurajan, Secretary, Dr.P.Karvannan, Correspondent, Dr.P.Ganesan, Er.K.Vignesh Kumar and Dr.K.Arulmozhi piloted the programme in a grand manner.
 
News posted on 2014-04-05

Mandagapadi place getting ready for Panguni Pongal 2014
 
4th April 2014 Mandagapadi place getting ready for Panguni Pongal 2014 As a part of Sivakasi Panguni Pongal Festival 2014, Mandagapadi will be held at Arisi Kottaai, Sivakasi Bazar. The cleaning work of Mandagapadi place begins from today onwards, decoration work will begin by tomorrow. It is expected that cleaning work will be completed by today evening.
 
News posted on 2014-04-04

Sivakasi gears up to celebrate Panguni Pongal
 
4th April 2014 Sivakasi gears up to celebrate Panguni Pongal A festive mood has enveloped Sivakasi Mariamman Temple with decorative lights illuminating the campus and shopping stalls in the Temple Campus and other key junctions of Sivakasi town. Sand and clay make pots, Kaal, kai, baby dolls have arrived in most of the shops. Roadside vendors and stalls have already started selling fancy ornaments, ballons and toys for kids and elders alike. Panguni Pongal is a day away and as it is Friday, devotees carried out Padhakaanikai, Muthu Poduthal in large numbers. Devotees arrived in large numbers at the Mariamman temple and offered special prayers. Long queues of devotees were seen outside the temple. The devotees also offered coconuts at the temple. Kummududhaanam begins from 31st March 2014, Monday.
 
News posted on 2014-04-04

Career Guidance Programme at AAACET
 
3rd April 2014 Career Guidance Programme at AAACET Date: 05-04-2014, Saturday Venue: A/C Seminar Hall, AAA College of Engineering & Technology, Amathur Village, Sivakasi Bus facilty will be available from Sivakasi, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Kovilpatti, Rajapalayam, Madurai & Aruppukottai. Lunch & High Tea will be provided. For registration send sms CGP to 9443167210, 9443011453, 9486636500 & 9865277331
 
News posted on 2014-04-03

Neem flower blossom
 
3rd April 2014 Neem flower blossom Recently neem trees are covered with white Neem flower blossoms, in Sivakasi. The skeleton look of the tree is now changed completly to greeny form. Roads in Sivakasi were seen with shedded neem leaves, earlier. Now its neem flowers turn and it indicates the begining of the summer season, in Sivakasi. Beat the heat of this summer under the shadow of a neem tree.
 
News posted on 2014-04-03

Election Commision Complaints Toll Free Phone Number
 
3rd April 2014 Election Commision Complaints Toll Free Phone Number Virudhunagar District Administration has taken several measures to ensure transparency in the polling process, with an aim to ensure free and fair conduct of Lok Sabha elections. Polling in Virudhunagar District will be held on 24th April 2014,Thursday as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India. District administration has commissioned a toll free telephone number ( 1800 425 7039 ) to receive complaints with regard to elections and polling process.
 
News posted on 2014-04-03

Free Diabetes Camp Organised at Sivakasi Diabetes Club
 
2nd April 2014 Free Diabetes Camp Organised A free diabetes awareness and detection camp was organised by Rajesh Clinic in association with Sivakasi Diabetes Club, here on 23rd March 2014, Sunday, at Sivakasi Diabetes Club, Sivakasi. In the LCD projector, Diabetes awareness slides were screened. Mr.Albert Selvaraj, President, Sivakasi Diabetes Club, Mrs.Annaamalaithayammal, Director, were present in the diabetes camp. Counseling regarding diet and exercise was given by Dr.A.Ganesh Moorthy. Dr.A.Ganesh Moorthy and his 10 members team screened diabetic patients. Proper medical support and free tablets, syrup and Pro Calcium Tin was also provided to patients.
 
News posted on 2014-04-02

Power cuts are back in Sivakasi
 
2nd April 2014 Power cuts are back in Sivakasi For last few days, Sivakasi town have been facing power cuts ranging between 2-5 hours of power cut daily. The unscheduled power cuts extend to more than two hours in the day time. The unscheduled and unannounced power cut has left Sivakasi industrialists, businessmen, traders, micro and macro industries and homemakers in the lurch. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator, once again.
 
News posted on 2014-04-02

The begining of the new FY 2014-15
 
1st April 2014 The begining of the new FY 2014-15 Financial year 2014-15 begins from today. In Sivakasi, some companies did poojas and started new account from last Sunday. And majority of the companies begins their new financial year, today, with Special pooja with their family members, staff and friends. Offices were decorated with garlands and swearing Sandhanams and Kunkumams in the accounts notes and books. Most of the Sivakasians plan many resolutions and set targets for their organizations, for this Financial year 2014-15. Sivakasians are the best and they deserve it and wish them continued success.
 
News posted on 2014-04-01

This April in Sivakasi
 
1st April 2014 This April in Sivakasi Panguni Pongal 2014 Date: 06-04-2014, Sunday Kayirukuthu Date: 07-04-2014, Monday Venue: Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Therottam Date: 08-04-2014, Wednesday Venue: Four Car Street, Sivakasi Eye Camp Date: 13-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Blood Donation Camp Date: 13-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Catholic Commercialists Association and Sivakasi Government Hospital Free Mental Health Camp Date: 20-04-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 p.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 27-04-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-04-01

Happy Ugadi
 
Dear Sivakasians, Wishing you and your family A very HAPPY NEW YEAR on the auspicious occassion of UGADI! - Team Sivakasi Weekly
 
News posted on 2014-03-31

Ice Apple Season in Sivakasi
 
31st March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Ice Apple Season in Sivakasi Padhaneer and Pana Nungu has turned Sivakasi town-s favourite drink during summer season. The hottest days of the summer is the season for Pana Nungu (Ice Apple) and watermelon. The best remedy to keep out bodies heat is to drink Padhaneer. For last few weeks, the most common sights in Sivakasi town is, motorcycles and cars parked in front of Nungu and tasted the natural nutrition to beat the heat of the summer. In Sivakasi, price of one Pana Nungu is Rs.5. Plain Padhaneer priced Rs.10 and Nungu Padhaneer is Rs.20-. Sivakasi Nungu Vendors procure Nungu from Surandai and more than 50 roadside vendors shops has been placed in the main areas of Sivakasi town. Most of these Nungu vendors loads get exhausted even before afternoon. Sivakasians prefer tender coconuts and Padhaneer as a healthy refresher in the hot season of Summer instead of other soft drinks. Always, there remains demand for these natural nutrition during summer season, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-31

Netrikadan Dolls sale picks up in Sivakasi
 
31st March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Netrikadan Dolls sale picks up in Sivakasi Netrikadan dolls made of sand and clay, sale picks up from yesterday onwards. As Nerthikadan some devotees carried hand, leg, baby dolls made of sand and clay, Ayiramkan paanai and Agni Chatti and offered to Goddess Mariamman. Clay dolls vendors have been mushrooming in the town, for the last two days, near Mariamman Kovil and Church. Many of them can be seen displaying their colourful dolls, muthus and pots. In Sivakasi, clay doll price ranges from Rs.50/- and price of agni chatti / aayiramkan paanai is Rs.100/-, and one packet Muthu is Rs.20/-. Some devotees began to offer the dolls to amman from yesterday onwards. A vendor near Roman Catholic Church said sivakasiweekly.com that the sale of dolls and pots will be doubled during pongal and kayirukuthu festival.
 
News posted on 2014-03-31

2014 Panguni Pongal Festival begins with Kodiyetram
 
30th March 2014 2014 Panguni Pongal Festival begins with Kodiyetram The 10 days Panguni Pongal Festival commenced at Sivakasi Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Temple with the flag hoisting ceremony, today. Special pujas were performed on the chief deity Mariamman. The priests also performed special pujas on the flag post, where the holy flag was hoisted. Thousands witnessed Kodiyetram Festival. Light music was arranged. After Kodiyetram event, Fireworks display has been made. Kumududhanam will begins from tomorrow onwards.
 
News posted on 2014-03-30

World Tuberculosis Day observed at SBCP
 
29th March 2014 World Tuberculosis Day observed at SBCP The NSS Unit of Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy observed World Tuberculosis Day and World Water Day, on 26th March 2014, Wednesday, at the college premises. Prof.P.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function. Dr.Visu and Dr.Manthri Kumar were the chief guests for the function. The medicines for Tuberculosis is available free of cost, at Government Hospitals. TB can be cured by intaking TB medicines for at least six to eight months regularly. The programme was organised by Prof.Regurath Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, SBCP.
 
News posted on 2014-03-29

Meet of the Youth Festival Winners at ANJAC
 
29th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Meet of the Youth Festival Winners at ANJAC The fine arts students of ANJAC lifted the over all trophy of 29th Madural Kamaraj University Youth Festival on 16.3.2014. The winners were congratulated by the Correspondent, Thiru V. Ayyan Kodiswaran in a meet held on 22.3.14. Dr. S. Baskaran, Principal appreciated the winners. Dr. K. Lingakumar, Convener of ANJAC Fine Arts felicitated the staff members who were in-charge of training students in various literary and non-literary events.
 
News posted on 2014-03-29

Sivakasi wore festive look
 
29th March 2014 Sivakasi wore festive look Sivakasi Mariamman Temple wore festive look, as thousands of colorful lights set the temple aglow. There are also hundreds of serial lit Mariamman, Vinayakar, Soolaayutham structures to mark the 2014 Panguni Pongal Festival in Sivakasi. This year attractive serial lights in blue, green and red colour decorated trees and plants in the Mariamman Temple Campus. The temple dazzlingly light up every night until April second week and has become a much-awaited Panguni Pongal and Kayirukuthu event for Sivakasians and visitors alike. Kodiyetram event will be held on 30th March 2014, tomorrow.
 
News posted on 2014-03-29

Adieu to II M.A. English students
 
28th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Adieu to II M.A. English students The students of I M.A. English is going to say "Good Bye" to their seniors (II M.A. English students) during the Farewell which is going to be held on 2nd April 2014, Wednesday. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal will preside over the function.
 
News posted on 2014-03-28

Second Slot NAAC Sensitization Programme at ANJAC
 
28th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Second Slot NAAC Sensitization Programme at ANJAC The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of ANJAC organized the second slot of NAAC sensitization programme on 27th March 2014, Thursday. Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Co-ordinator of IQAC welcomed the gathering. Mr,M.Moovendhan, briefed the key aspects of the criterion “Governance, Leadership and Management, Dr.N.Senthil Kumar highlighted the main aspects of “Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Strategies”, and Dr.M.K.Rajan concluded the programme by explaining the important aspects in the “Research” component. The sensitization programme was really an eye opener for the newly inducted staff members of IQAC. Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Co-ordinator of IQAC proposed Vote of Thanks besides acknowledging the support rendered by the Principal, Dr.S.Baskaran in organizing such programmes for the progress of the institution.
 
News posted on 2014-03-28

Temple chariot taking shape for Therottam
 
28th March 2014 Temple chariot taking shape for Therottam Constructing work of chinna ther and periya ther for the Panguni Pongal 2014 Therottam Festival has been taken up in full swing, in Sivakasi. For last two days assembling of wooden part of the ther taken place and it is expected to be completed by three days. And cloth decoration work begins from next week onwards.
 
News posted on 2014-03-28

Panguni Pongal Kodiyetram is on 30th March 2014
 
28th March 2014 Panguni Pongal Kodiyetram is on 30th March 2014 Panguni Pongal Festival 2014 Kodiyetram event will be held on 30th March 2014, Sunday, at Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi. Kumududhanam will begins from 31st March 2014, Monday, onwards. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund and Sri Badrakaliamman – Mariamman Devasthanam, Sivakasi, makes necessary arrangements for Therottam Festival.
 
News posted on 2014-03-28

First Slot NAAC Sensitization Programme at ANJAC
 
27th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi First Slot NAAC Sensitization Programme at ANJAC The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of ANJAC organized the first slot of NAAC sensitization programme on 26th March 2014, Wednesday. Dr.R.Manohar, Assistant Co-ordinator of IQAC welcomed the gathering. Dr. S. Baskaran, Principal briefed the purpose of the programme. He stressed the importance of preparing NAAC report effectively and set the wheel started rolling towards the forthcoming accreditation. Dr.L.Isaiarasu highlighted the key aspects of the criterion “Curricular Aspects”. Mrs.P.Tamilselvi elaborated the criterion “Infrastructure”, Dr. V. Ramasubramanian explained the criterion “Students Support”, Dr.M.Meenakshi Sundaram described the key points of the criterion “Extension Activities” and Mr.R.Jegannathan pointed out the important aspects of the criterion “Innovation and Best Practices”. All the newly enrolled staff members of IQAC attended the meeting.
 
News posted on 2014-03-27

Free Mental Health Camp Organised
 
27th March 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Mental Health Camp Organised The 143rd Free Mental Health Camp was jointly organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy and M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 16th March 2014, Sunday. 274 people were benefited out of this camp. Free medicines were provided for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Narayan Seva has been done for 550 people. 40 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 20th April 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-03-27

Mariamman Temple glowing with lights
 
27th March 2014 Mariamman Temple glowing with lights Sivakasi Mariamman Temple wore festive look, as hundreds of colorful lights set the temple aglow. There are also hundreds of serial lit Soolaayutham structures to mark the 2014 Panguni Pongal Festival in Sivakasi. Work to light up the temple started last week and it is expected to be completed by 28th March 2014, Friday. The temple will dazzlingly light up every night until April second week and has become a much-awaited Panguni Pongal and Kayirukuthu event for Sivakasians and visitors alike.
 
News posted on 2014-03-27

Englishdom SFRC Memoralia-14
 
26th March 2014 Englishdom SFRC Memoralia-14 - Fabulous Get - Together Date: 29-03-2014, Saturday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Venue: Navathaniya Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Registration Fee: Rs.500/- Organisers: Alumnae, Department of English, SFR College for Women, Sivakasi For further details contact Mrs.C.Elavarasi - 04562-220386, Mrs.P.Sri Vanitha - p.srivanitha@gmail.com
 
News posted on 2014-03-26

Modhi Vilaiyaadu Paapaa
 
25th March 2014 S.Ve.Shekaher-s Modhi Vilaiyaadu Paapaa Date: 30-03-2014, Sunday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Grahadurai, Bhavani Ammaal Thirumana Mandapam, Near Ulavar Sandhai, Sivakasi Entry Ticket: Rs.1,000/- & Rs.2,000/- Ticket Booking Centres: Puppys Bakery, Appans Hotel, Marudham Restaurant, Sarojini Super Market and Fashion World For further details contact 9943009403, 9442588977, 9843355551 Organiser: Rajapalayam Sivakasi Round Table - 158.
 
News posted on 2014-03-25

Coming up next in Sivakasi
 
25th March 2014 Coming up next in Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 30-03-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy S.Ve.Shekaher-s Modhi Vilaiyaadu Paapaa Date: 30-03-2014, Sunday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Grahadurai, Bhavani Ammaal Thirumana Mandapam, Near Ulavar Sandhai, Sivakasi Entry Ticket: Rs.1,000/- & Rs.2,000/- Ticket Booking Centres: Puppys Bakery, Appans Hotel, Marudham Restaurant, Sarojini Super Market and Fashion World For further details contact 9943009403, 9442588977, 9843355551 Organiser: Rajapalayam Sivakasi Round Table - 158. Panguni Pongal 2014 Kodiyetram Festival Time: 08:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Organiser: Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Mahamai Fund & Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman - Sri Mariamman Devasthaanam, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-25

Guest Lecture on Effective Research Report
 
25th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Guest Lecture on Effective Research Report The Phoenix Literary Association of the Post Graduate Department of English, ANJAC arranged a Guest lecture and Valedictory function on 25th March 2014, Tuesday for the I and the II M.A. students. Dr.S.Cinthana, Assistant Professor of English, V.V.V. College Virudhunagar delivered a lecture on the topic "Effective Research Report". And Valedictory address was also delivered by her. The programme was organised by Mrs.S.Suganya, Asst. Prof. of English and Vice- President of the association and J.D.Arputha Samrajan of I M.A. English, the Secretary of the Association made the arrangements. Prizes were distributed by the chief guest for the winners of various literary events which were held in the academic year 2013-2014. Mr.Pulugandi of I M.A. English delivered the welcome address. S.T.Muthu mari of II M.A. English proposed Vote of Thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-03-25

Eye Camp Organised by Sathya Sai Seva Samithy
 
24th March 2014 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Eye Camp Organised by Sathya Sai Seva Samithy On 16th March 2014, Sunday, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi in association with Madurai Aravind Eye Hospital organised free eye camp, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi. A team of 25 Medical experts was led by four Ophthalmologists and they examined the patients at the camp. Total of 278 people were examined by the doctors out of whom 74 were identified for free surgery to be performed at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. The camp was supported by 40 volunteers from Sri Sathya Seva Samidhi. Spectacles were given at concessional rates.
 
News posted on 2014-03-24

Seminar on Mobile Application Development at SKC
 
24th March 2014 Seminar on Mobile Application Development at SKC On 11th March 2014, Tuesday, the Department of B.C.A. and I.T., Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi organised a seminar on the topic Mobile Application Development. Mrs.Kanmani, Principal, SKC, presided over the function. Ms.R.Muthulakshmi, Head, Department of B.C.A. & I.T., welcomed the gathering. Chief guest for the function was Mr.Gajendran Ganesapandian, Paypal, Chennai. In his speech he highlighted Android OS and mobile application development tools. Earlier Mrs.Kanmani honored the chief guest by presenting him a shield.
 
News posted on 2014-03-24

Temple chariots cleaning work begins
 
24th March 2014 Temple chariots cleaning work begins As a part of Sivakasi Panguni Pongal Festival 2014, Therottam will be held at four car streets of Sivakasi. The cleaning work of temple chariots begins from today onwards, painting and decoration work will begin by this weekend. It is expected that cleaning work will be completed by tomorrow.
 
News posted on 2014-03-24

Kallarai Theru celebrated Therukattu Pongal
 
23rd March 2014 Kallarai Theru celebrated Therukattu Pongal On 22nd March 2014, Saturday, Sivakasi Kallarai Theru celebrated Therukattu Pongal. On the occassion of Therukettu Pongal Kallarai Theru was decorated with colour papers, festoons, flowers, thoranais, Veppilai thoranais, decorative serial lights, tube lights and focus lights. Music systems arrangements was made at the entrance of the streets. Special puja were performed for Arasaradi Kaaliamman. As a part of Therukettu Pongal Festival, mulaipari, milk pots and agni chatti are carried out by the street people. Villupattu was arranged. Annadhaanam has been done.
 
News posted on 2014-03-23

Paalkudam Procession
 
21st March 2014 Paalkudam Procession As a part of Sivakasi Therukattu Pongal Festival 2014, Sivakasians took out a pal kudam procession from PKN Road Ayyanar Temple to Kallarai Theru, Sivakasi. Around 50 persons carried the milk pots today. Special puja were performed. Balaabishegam was performed to the goddess and annadhanam was done.
 
News posted on 2014-03-21

2014 Panguni Pongal Offer sale begins
 
21st March 2014 2014 Panguni Pongal Offer sale begins As Panguni Pongal is just two weeks away, most of the Sivakasi textiles stores and fast moving consumer goods shops, seen outside with signboards such as 60 percent off, 40 percent flat discount and buy one get one free. Majority of the Sivakasi shop owners offer heavy discounts and it is impossible not to shop. In Sivakasi, the Panguni Pongal Festival Offer Sale is on from 15th March 2014 till Chithirai Pongal. The shops in Sivakasi town begins to pull crowds as because of Panguni Pongal Festival Offer Sale.
 
News posted on 2014-03-21

AAACET student bags second prize in Talent Show
 
21st March 2014 AAACET student bags second prize in Talent Show Selvi. AnnaPoorani K, I yr. CSE of AAA College of Engineering & Technology has won SECOND prize in the TALENT SHOW organized by Viswas Academy, Aruppukottai on March 16th 2014, Sunday. The Management, the Principal and the faculties heart-fully eulogize the investment analysts of AAACET for embellishing the institution’s grandeur.
 
News posted on 2014-03-21

No rain disappointed Sivakasians
 
21st March 2014 No rain disappointed Sivakasians Yesterday, Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the afternoon hours though the sky was cloudy and it was drizzling for seconds at 03:10 p.m., in Sivakasi. A cloudy start for afternoon but no rain disappointed the Sivakasians. Today maximum temperature will be 36 degree Celsius (average) while the minimum temperature will be 26 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-21

Drizzle for few seconds
 
20th March 2014 Drizzle for few seconds Today morning, Sivakasi town experienced mild drizzle for a few seconds. Today maximum temperature will be 35 degree Celsius (average) while the minimum temperature will be 25 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi. There may be chances for drizzle, in Sivakasi Town for next two days. And sky will be cloudy for next one week. Sivakasians expecting a heavy rain to get relief from water crisis prevails in the town.
 
News posted on 2014-03-20

All set for Panguni Pongal 2014
 
20th March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan All set for Panguni Pongal 2014 Panguni Pongal decoration work is going on in full swing, at Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil, for last few days. The 10 days festival starts from 30th March 2014, Sunday with Kodiyettram event, at the temple premises. Panguni Pongal is going to be held on 6th April 2014, Sunday and Kayiru Kuthu Festival is on 7th April 2014, Monday. The decorative works for Panguni Pongal Utsav has been taken place, in Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil for last two days, in the temple campus and the way leading to the temple is getting a festive look. It is expected that the Pandhal decoration work will be completed by today evening.
 
News posted on 2014-03-20

Reflective jacket for Sivakasi Municipality sanitary workers
 
19th March 2014 Reflective jacket for Sivakasi Municipality sanitary workers Sanitary workers of Sivakasi Municipality would be equipped with reflective jackets (fluorescent green colour), cap (orange colour) face masks and hand gloves. The Municipality has recently purchased the equipment for all its 167 sanitary workers who are deployed in solid waste management exercise in Sivakasi town. These modern protective gear were provided to safeguard Sivakasi Municipality Sanitary Workers from health hazards they face during their day-to-day work. Sanitary workers began to wear the modern protective gears for last one week.
 
News posted on 2014-03-19

Sivakasi Panguni Pongal is on 6th April 2014
 
19th March 2014 Sivakasi Panguni Pongal is on 6th April 2014 This year Sivakasi Mariamman Panguni Pongal festival is going to be held on 6th April 2014, Sunday and Kayirukuthu Festival will be celebrated on 7th April 2014, Monday. Utharavu Ketkum Naal was held on 16th March 2014, Sunday, at Sivakasi. Sivakasi Badrakaliamman Chithirai Pongal will be held on 6th May 2014, Tuesday and Kayirukuthu on 7th May 2014, Wednesday. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Mahamai Fund members were participated in the Utharavu Ketkum event.
 
News posted on 2014-03-19

Campus Drive at ANJAC
 
19th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Campus Drive at ANJAC Placement Cell of ANJAC arranged for the campus drive on 13th March 2014, Thursday. The students of III B.A. and II M.A. wrote written test in the first round and faced Personal interview in the second round. S.T.Muthu Mari of II M.A. English was selected and was given offer letter on 19th March 2014, Wednesday. She is selected as the Spoken English Trainer to Bee Hive Communication Centre. Mr.Shyam Raj, Chief Executive of Bee Hive Communication Centre handed over the offer letter to the Co-ordinator of Placement Cell, Mr.Madhu Prasad, Assistant Prof. of B.B.A..
 
News posted on 2014-03-19

TN 84 Z - The new identity for Sivakasi
 
18th March 2014 TN 84 Z - The new identity for Sivakasi From the last week of February 2014, new vehicles registered in Sivakasi RTO will bear the code TN 84 Z. Motorists who have purchased new cars, two-wheelers and other vehicles from March 2014 and registered with Sivakasi RTO will get TN 84 Z series numbers for their vehicle. “Last week I purchased a new two wheeler and I am happy to get the new registration series TN 84 Z” says a youth of Sivakasi PKN Colony. You might see lot of new vehicles bearing FOR REGISTRATION, in Sivakasi town, soon you will see them bearing the TN 84 Z series numbers. And its time to say good bye to TN 67.
 
News posted on 2014-03-18

Pournami Puja Performed at Sivakasi
 
18th March 2014 Pournami Puja Performed at Sivakasi On 16th March 2014, Sunday, on Full Moon Day, Pournami Poojai was performed in majority of the temples in Sivakasi town. Special pujas were performed on the special occasion of full moon day. Prasadams were distributed to the devotees. Devotees worshiped and offered their prayers by standing in the long queues. Sunday evening was celebrated by lighting huge bonfires as part of the Holi celebration when Sivakasi Marwaris gather near the fire to fill the air with folk songs and dances, near Velayutharastha, Sivakasi. You can see the Moon at daytime from day after tomorrow onwards in Sivakasi, for three to five days.
 
News posted on 2014-03-18

Festival of colours celebrated at Sivakasi
 
17th March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Festival of colours celebrated at Sivakasi The festival of colours "HOLI" was celebrated in Sivakasi, today, by Sivakasi Marwaris. Revellers splashed colour on each other as they exchanged hugs and embraces across the roads in Sivakasi to celebrate the festival of colours. Many areas in Sivakasi wore a multi-colour look as revelers came out to join the festivities. Children had most of the fun as they sprayed coloured water using water guns and hurled water-filled balloons on people. The festival of colours not only entertains the Children and young but also the old, they too threw dry colour on others and blessed the young.
 
News posted on 2014-03-17

ANJAC lifts MKU Youth Festival Trophy
 
17th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi ANJAC lifts MKU Youth Festival Trophy ANJAC fine arts team conquered success in the 29th Madurai Kamaraj University Youth Festival held at C.P.A. College, Bodi on 15th and 16th March 2014, Saturday & Sunday. ANJAC won the over all trophy and retained its last year victory.
 
News posted on 2014-03-17

Holika Dahan 2014
 
17th March 2014 Holika Dahan 2014 On 16th March 2014, Sunday evening was celebrated by lighting huge bonfires as part of the Holi celebration when people gather near the fire to fill the air with folk songs and dances, near Velayutharastha, Sivakasi. Around 100 Sivakasi Marwaris participated on the occasion. Mr.Ankur Biyani said sivakasiweekly.com that, crowd gathered near Velayutharastha to watch the lighting of a bonfire, which is known as Holika Dahan. And the fire traditionally marks the beginning of the Holi festival, and colors are thrown the following day, he added.
 
News posted on 2014-03-17

Holi Puno to be held today
 
16th March 2014 Holi Puno to be held today The long awaited time of the year is back for Sivakasi Marwaris when they celebrate the festival of colours, Holi. The festivities are a symbol of the triumph of good over evil. Today Holi Puno will be celebrated near Velayutharastha Road, from 06:00 p.m. onwards. This year, the main Holi day falls on March 17.
 
News posted on 2014-03-16

Nitty-Gritty of Communicative English
 
16th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Nitty-Gritty of Communicative English Phoenix Literary Association of the Post Graduate dept. of English, ANJAC organised a guest lecture for the I and II M.A. English students on 15th March 2014, Saturday. Mr.S.Venkatesh Asst. Prof. in English, Rajapalayam Rajus-s College delivered a lecture on the topic "Nitty-Gritty of Communicative English". Mr.S.P.Ashok Kumar I M.A. English was the Master of the Ceremony. Mr.S.Veyilu Muthu Pandian II M.A. English welcomed the gathering. Mr.Aravindh I M.A. English proposed Vote of Thanks. Mrs.S.Suganya, Asst. Prof. in English and Vice-President of the Association made the necessary arrangements.
 
News posted on 2014-03-16

Mazhai Kanji - Special Pooja to appease rain
 
15th March 2014 Mazhai Kanji - Special Pooja to appease rain As a part of Therukattu Pongal Festival, few streets in Sivakasi organised Mazhai Kanji fest - special Pooja to appease rain in the town. Mazhai Kanji has been prepared and special pujas were performed for Muthaalamman. And offered the godess Mazhai Kanji, to invoke the rain god. The street people take part in the services in large numbers and pray for bountiful rains. Believing that, after offering the puja, they will receive enough rainfall in the town.
 
News posted on 2014-03-15

No Power Shut Down today
 
15th March 2014 No Power Shut Down today Power Shut Down for the month of March 2014, in Sivakasi areas was scheduled today (15-04-2014, Saturday). The power shut down date has been postponed. Power Shut Down date will be announced soon. Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
 
News posted on 2014-03-15

Power shutdown tomorrow
 
14th March 2014 Power shutdown tomorrow There will be power shutdown between 09:00 a.m. and 05.30 p.m. on 15th March 2014, Saturday at Sivakasi and Thiruthangal area in view of monthly maintenance works.
 
News posted on 2014-03-14

Health Food Festival at Sivakasi
 
14th March 2014 Health Food Festival at Sivakasi Date: 05-04-2013 and 06-04-2013, Saturday & Sunday Time: 06:30 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Saiva Velaalar Thirumana Mandapam, Sivakasi Fees: Kids - Rs.30/-, Adults - Rs.150/- Drawing Competition for Kids Topic: Iyarkkai Soolalil Vilanguhal, Iyarkkai Soolalil Manidhan Last Date for submission: 31-03-2014, Monday Submit to REPCO Bank, 189, South Car Street, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-03-14

Crash Course on E-learning
 
13th March 2014 Crash Course on E-learning Date: 19-04-2014 onwards Time: 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Course Duration: 10 days Objectives of the Course * To know the importance of e-learning * To design webpages * To be aware of the power of HTML * To create an interactive multimedia e-learning modules * To gain knowledge on video lecture Organiser: Department of M.Com (CA), ANJAC For further details contact Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Asst. Prof. and Head, Dept. of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-13

NAAC Sensitisation Programme at ANJAC
 
13th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi NAAC Sensitisation Programme at ANJAC The Internal Quality and Assurance Cell of ANJAC organised a sensitisation programme for the newly deputed staff members of IQAC along with the Executive Members on 12th March 2014, Wednesday. Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Co-ordinator of IQAC welcomed the members. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, ANJAC delivered his address regarding the criteria which have to be submitted for the next accreditation. He advised the staff members to take up the task of preparing NAAC criteria with involvement and then only the work can be done with ease and comfort. Dr.Manohar, Asst. co-ordinator proposed Vote of Thanks. He too asked the staff members to cope up with the future endeavour of IQAC for the successful progress of the institution.
 
News posted on 2014-03-13

Sivakasi printers get technical treat
 
13th March 2014 Courtesy: Print Week Sivakasi printers get technical treat Heidelberg, in association with printers of Sivakasi conducted two technical seminars in the respective cities on on January 24, 2014, Friday. In Sivakasi, Heidelberg’s technical team discussed topics such as quality control, press maintenance, ink-water balance and pre-press know-how among others for the benefit of the 80 press operators and supervisors. The highlight of the day-long show was ‘Problem Matrix Solutions’ poster, the troubleshooting poster presented by Heidelberg for addressing technical issues in printing. Ganesh Kumar of Heidelberg made a presentation titled Gutenberg 2.0, projecting the future of printing.
 
News posted on 2014-03-13

Sivakasi Celebrates Therukattu Pongal
 
13th March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi Celebrates Therukattu Pongal Theru kattu Pongal is celebrated on Masi month of Tamil Calendar every year, in Sivakasi and the festival is famous in majority streets of the town. Therukkettu Pongal is celebrated in Sivakasi for more than 100 years. The spirit of Therukettu Pongal encourages the feeling of brotherhood in the street and even the enemies turn friend on this day. People of all communities and even religions participate in this entertaining street festival and strengthen the secular fabric of the street. Each street has Idol, commonly Amman (Muthaalamman) idol and workshipped by the street people. Before a week of the festival, sprouted grains (Mulaipari) are produced in pots and kept in a dark room. For eight days, Kummi will be performed by the girls and women of the street, accompanying kummi song, in front of the small temple (Poodam). A sum of amount collected as Therukattu Pongal Vari from each family of the street and the committee members of the street organise Therukattu Pongal. On the occassion of Therukettu Pongal the street are decorated with colour papers, festoons, flowers, thoranais, Veppilai thoranais, decorative serial lights, tube lights and focus lights. Music systems arrangements will be made at the entrance of the streets. Games, competitions will be conducted. Dance, drama will be performed by the Street kids, in a pre arranged stage. Chief guest of the theru kettu pongal, distribute prizes to the winners. Chief Guest may be usually, the ward councillor or the Chairman or the famous personalities of the town. As a part of Therukettu Pongal Festival, mulaipari and milk pots are carried out by the street people. In the mulaipaari procession, girls and women of the respective streets carry earthen pots with grown grains (nine different types of grains) inside on their heads and walk towards Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil Theppakulam where the content is dissolved. The street people go with their street mates accompanying with Maela Thaalam, to the temples and special poojas will be done for the wellness of the street people. After their arrival to the street, special archanai will be performed to the goddess of the street. Annadhaanam will also be done, in some streets. Pongal are prepared and distributed to all the families, on the next day. Auctions will be taken place. People get flower garlands, lemon garlands, amman sarees through auction. The festival will be concluded with immersion of the created idol in the well or Theppakulam.
 
News posted on 2014-03-13

Youth Festival to be held at CPA College, Bodi
 
12th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC Youth Festival to be held at CPA College, Bodi The 29th Madurai Kamaraj University Youth Festival is going to be held at C.P.A. College. Bodinayakanur on 15.3.14 and 16.3.2014. 25 students from ANJAC are going to participate in the Youth Festival. Dr.K.Linga Kumar, Associate Professor of Botany (P.G.) and the convener of Fine Arts does the needful for the successful participation. ANJAC won the over all trophy four times in a row. And so all the participants are motivated to retain the glory in this year too.
 
News posted on 2014-03-12

Special Pooja to appease rain in Sivakasi
 
12th March 2014 Special Pooja to appease rain in Sivakasi Special Balabisegam to Sivakasi Badrakaliamman Date: 14-03-2014, Friday Time: 07:00 a.m. Venue: Procession from Sivakasi Kadai Kovil to Badrakaliamman Kovil Prayer: Prayer and Pooja for rainfall and betterment of the country. Organisers : Arulmighu Badra Kalaiamman - Mariamman Kovil Devasadhanam, S.S. Annamalai Nadar - Seethalakshmiammal & S.S.A.Baskaran - B.Sumathi, B.Deepak Amarnath and D.Prajitha, Ravindra Fireworks, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-12

Madhumaram - Street Theatre
 
12th March 2014 Madhumaram - Street Theatre Date: 14-03-2014, Friday Time: 05:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. Venue: NRKR Ravindran Thilagavathy Kalaiarangam, Sivakasi Arts Club Street Theatre Performers: ANJAC students Chief Guest: Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality Welcome Address: Mrs.M.Thilagabama, President, Sivakasi Arts Club Vote of Thanks: Mrs.T.Sasi Priya, Treasurer, Sivakasi Arts Club Organisers: Mr.S.Kutralam, Secretary, Sivakasi Arts Club
 
News posted on 2014-03-12

Phonemic symbols
 
11th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC Phonemic symbols Phoenix Literary Association of ANJAC, organised a guest lecture on "Phonetics". Master R. Ramkumar, a child prodigy of V std. RJ Manthra School, Virudhunagar, delivered a lecture on Phonemic symbols to the students of III B.A., I M.A., and II M.A English students on 10th March 2014, Monday.
 
News posted on 2014-03-11

Parents Teachers Meet at AAACET
 
11th March 2014 Parents Teachers Meet at AAACET The Parents Teachers Meet in AAA College of Engineering & Technology for the academic year 2013 – 14 was conducted on 8th March, 2014. Dr.P.Karvannan, the Secretary, Dr.P.Ganesan, the Correspondent, Er. K. Vignesh Kumar, the Joint Secretary and Dr.K.Arulmozhi, the Principal and the management members honoured the meet by their august presence. Mr.G.Selva Shanmugam, Director of Sri Kaliswari Fireworks Pvt. Ltd addressed the parents and the students in the perspective of acquiring knowledge. He highlighted the importance of updating the knowledge in the core field and mastering life skills. There was an open discussion between the parents and the management.
 
News posted on 2014-03-11

Talentia 2014
 
11th March 2014 Talentia 2014 Talentia 2014, a Grand Exhibit of the Talents was organized in AAA College of Engineering & Technology on 8th March, 2014. The students enthusiastically participated and exhibited their talents. There was a feast to the senses by the students’ performance in Dance, Singing, Hula Hoop, Mime, Drama and Mimicry.
 
News posted on 2014-03-11

ID Programme on the topic SUITCASE
 
10th March 2014 ID Programme on the topic SUITCASE Faculty: Jc.M.Arunkumar, Zone Trainer - Zone XVIII, JCI India Date: 10-03-2014, Monday Time: 07:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Jaycees Nursery School, Gnanagiri Road, Sivakasi Organisers: JCI Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-03-10

Mulaipari festival at Sivakasi Streets
 
9th March 2014 Mulaipari festival at Sivakasi Streets As a part of Therukettu Pongal Festival, mulaipari and milk pots are carried out by the street people. In the mulaipaari procession, girls and women of the respective streets carry earthen pots with grown grains (nine different types of grains) inside on their heads and walk towards Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil Theppakulam where the content is dissolved. The street people go with their street mates accompanying with Maela Thaalam, to the temples and special poojas will be done for the wellness of the street people.
 
News posted on 2014-03-09

District Level Silambam Championship 2014
 
8th March 2014 District Level Silambam Championship 2014 On 2nd March 2014, Sunday, Virudhunagar District Silambam Championship 2014 was inagurated by Shri.Ganesan, SONY Fireworks, at Sivakasi AJ Stadium. Around 250 Students from Sivakasi, Virudhunagar, Arupukottai and Srivilliputhur participated in Kambu Veechu & Kambu Chandai. Mr.M.Rama Subramaniaraja, Dist Sports & Youth Welfare Officer, Virudhunagar District was the chief guest for the function and he gave away Medals & Shields to the winners. The function was organised by Sivakasi Silambam Association.
 
News posted on 2014-03-08

Kummi dance season in Sivakasi
 
8th March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Kummi dance season in Sivakasi Theru kattu Pongal is celebrated on Masi month of Tamil Calendar every year, in Sivakasi and the festival is famous in majority streets of the town. Therukkettu Pongal is celebrated in Sivakasi for more than 100 years. As a part of Therukattu Pongal, for eight days, Kummi will be performed by the girls and women of the street, accompanying kummi song, in front of the small temple (Poodam). The women and girls in the street stand in a circle and clap their hands according to the rhythm of the dance. One of the women leads the singing team while the rest of the group takes up the chorus. You can see this Kummi Dance for next few weeks, in Sivakasi streets.
 
News posted on 2014-03-08

MoU signed
 
7th March 2014 MoU signed The Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lucky Traders, Sivakasi on 21st February 2014, Friday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.P.Selvaraj, Managing Director, Lucky Traders, Sivakasi (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-03-07

Crash Course on Open Source Technology
 
7th March 2014 Open Source Technology Duration: 10 Days Time: 04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. Fee: Rs.100/- Course Starts from 12th March 2014, Wednesday Objectives * To know the importance of open source technology * To understand the concepts of open source software * To be familiar with free flash templates * To gain knowledge on image conversion * To design commercial applications Course by Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, Sivakasi For further details contact Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Dept. of M.Com(CA), ANJAC
 
News posted on 2014-03-07

Eves Fiesta 2014
 
7th March 2014 Eves Fiesta 2014 Date: 08-03-2014, Saturday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venue: Paper Merchant Association Hall, Sivakasi Competition: Mehandi, Samayal, Rangoli, Eves Jodi No.1, On the spot games and Fancy Dress Competition (3 to 11 yo girls) Organiser: Lions Club of Sivakasi Central, Sivakasi ONLY FOR LADIES.
 
News posted on 2014-03-07

Hot day ends with drizzles
 
6th March 2014 Hot day ends with drizzles Yesterday, skies were clear during morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town. After a sweltering day, as the day progressed a band of cloud and drizzle makes the road wet at late evening. It was drizzling from 08:00 p.m. to 08:20 p.m.. And the climate is cloudy today. And today maximum temperature will be 32 degree Celsius (average) while the minimum temperature will be 23 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi. The next ten days are also expected to remain partly cloudy with maximum and minimum temperature expected to hover around 32 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2014-03-06

Kalyana Muhurtham pushed up flower price
 
6th March 2014 Kalyana Muhurtham pushed up flower price Thirumana muhurtham dates in Maasi Month pushed up the price of flowers in Sivakasi, last week. In Sivakasi, Jasmine price ranges from Rs.500 to Rs.600 per kg. and Kanakaambaram was sold for Rs.300 per kg.. Jasmine flower is just a dream for Sivakasi commoners this wedding season as it costs Rs.600 per kg.. Sivakasi florist expected that the price of Jasmine flower will fall back to normal in one week. And Sivakasians prefer buying Rose Aaram, which cost just Rs.20/-.
 
News posted on 2014-03-06

Verse Recitation
 
5th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), AJ College Verse Recitation Phoenix Literary Association of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College conducted Verse recitation for the students of I and II M.A., English on 4th March 2014, Tuesday. All the students recited the poems written by the romantic poets. Mrs.S.Suganya, Assistant Prof. in English and Vice-president of the association made all the arrangements for the conduct of the competition.
 
News posted on 2014-03-05

Campus Drive
 
5th March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College, Sivakasi Campus Drive The Placement Cell of ANJAC has proposed to conduct campus drive for the students of III B. A., and II M.A., English. Mr.Shyam B.E., M.S., Executive , Beehive Communication will test the efficiency of the students through written and oral tests. The selected students will be appointed as the spoken English and soft skill trainers in Beehive Communication. Mr. Madhu Prasad , Asst. Prof. of B.B.A., Dept. and the Co-ordinator of the Placement Cell made all the arrangements for the campus drive on 10th March 2014, Monday.
 
News posted on 2014-03-05

MoU signed between AJ College & Sri Annai Blood Bank
 
5th March 2014 MoU signed between AJ College and Sri Annai Blood Bank The Department of M.Com. (CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Annai Blood Bank, Sivakasi on 20th February 2014, Thursday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.K.Arumugam @ Ravi, Management Trust, Sri Annai Blood Bank, Sivakasi. (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-03-05

Guest Lecture on ANOVA
 
4th March 2014 Guest Lecture on ANOVA The Department of M.Com(CA) organized a Guest Lecture on 20th February 2014, Thursday. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. Ms.Kirubasharon, Student of M.Com(CA) welcomed the gathering. Chief Guest Ms.R.Gowri, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, V.P.M.M. Arts and Science College for Women, Krishnankovil gave a lecture on the topic “ANOVA” for the I M.Com(CA) Students. She highlighted the importance of ANOVA and their types. Mr.Vignesh, Student of M.Com(CA) proposed Vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-03-04

Kallarai Theru celebrated CM-s Birthday
 
4th March 2014 Kallarai Theru celebrated CM-s Birthday Sivakasi Kallarai Theru celebrated CM Selvi.J.Jayalalitha-s birthday on 2nd March 2014, Sunday at Kallarai Theru Junction. Chief guest for the function was Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality. Chief guest and Guest of Honour were honoured with a shawl. Palkudam has been carried out. The function was organised by 12th Ward Councillor Mrs.Kamatchi Ayyanar. Earlier the Sivakasi AIADMK party workers held special prayers in temples, including Sri Arunlmighu Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, where they pulled the golden chariot on 24th February 2014, Monday. K.T.Rajendra Balaji, Minister for Information, Special Programme Implementation, presided over the function. In connection with CM-s birthday various camps were conducted.
 
News posted on 2014-03-04

Cloudier but no rain on 2nd March
 
3rd March 2014 Cloudier but no rain on 2nd March Yesterday, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. Sivakasians expected a heavy rain but there was no rain in the morning hours though the sky was cloudy throughout the day. A cloudy start but no rain disappointed the Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-03-03

Mild drizzle did not pose any hurdle
 
3rd March 2014 Mild drizzle did not pose any hurdle Today, a drizzling, cool start to the day with broken cloud and sunny spells, in the early morning, in Sivakasi. In the morning clouds starting to build allowing fewer drizzles and makes the road wet. The mild drizzle in the morning time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Today the climate will be cloudy and there will be occasional drizzling / rain. And the sky will be cloudy for next one week. Today the temperature falls down to 23 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature will be 32 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-03-03

MoU signed
 
3rd March 2014 MoU signed The Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arun & Muthu Associates LLP., Sivakasi on 13.02.14 and 14.2.2014. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.B.Arunkumar, B.Com.,F.C.A.,DISA., and Mr.P.Muthukumar, B.Com.,F.C.A., Chartered Accountants, Partner, Arun & Muthu Associates LLP.,  Sivakasi(Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-03-03

AAA college students won prizes in Excelsia 2014
 
3rd March 2014 AAA college students won prizes in Excelsia 2014 Excelsia 2014 was organized by the Department of Management Studies of MEPCO SCHLENK on February 27th 2014, Thursday. Many colleges participated in the Inter-College Competition and show-cased their talents. The students of AAA College of Engineering and Technology, Selvan Samsir Ali Kaja U of First Year Mechanical Engineering and Selvan Thulasi Raj C of First Year Electronics & Communication Engineering have won SECOND price in VYUHA (Stock Market Simulation).
 
News posted on 2014-03-03

AAA College NSS Team at Elwin Centre
 
3rd March 2014 AAA College NSS Team at Elwin Centre The National Service Scheme team of AAA College of Engineering & Technology, Sivakasi has visited Elwin Centre, a non-profitable home for intellectually disabled children situated at Satchiapuram, Sivakasi on February 28th 2014, Friday. The NSS volunteers have sponsored Public Addressing System out of their own interest for those students. NSS Program Officer, Mr. D. Babu and the Co-ordinator, Ms. G. Kavitha, the NSS Volunteers of AAA spent their valuable time with the gifted students of the home and wished them the best for their forthcoming endeavours.
 
News posted on 2014-03-03

Water motors seized for illegal pumping
 
2nd March 2014 Water motors seized for illegal pumping As summer is nearing water problem in Sivakasi is stated to have intensified in recent days. And the Municipality is releasing soft water once in 5-6 days. Some Sivakasi residents make use of small motors to pump water to their houses. Sivakasi Municipality officials have stepped up vigilance on illegal connections and seizing of motors at different places in the Municipality area. Hundreds of water motors used for illegal purposes were seized by Sivakasi Municipality, in last one month. Officials said that, there will be disconnection of water supply to those houses which were using the illegal motors, and also added that they would not be returned to the owners at any cost. The severed connections are restored on payment of a fine of Rs.12,000.
 
News posted on 2014-03-02

MoU signed between AJ College & Sri Annai Hardwares
 
2nd March 2014 MoU signed between AJ College & Sri Annai Hardwares The Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Annai Hardwares, Vembakottai  on 11th February 2014, Tuesday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.M.Ganesan, Managing Director, Sri Annai Hardwares, Vembakottai (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-03-02

Sivakasi welcomes March with super rain
 
1st March 2014 Sivakasi welcomes March with super rain Steady rain for last two hours at today morning from 07:40 a.m. onwards, drenched Sivakasi and brings the temperature down. The downpour brought cheers for Sivakasians, once again. And still rain continues. Rain water harvesting systems, installed in buildings, received copious amount of water. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 32 degree Celsius and 23 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

Release of Students Magazine and ANJAC BULLETIN
 
1st March 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Release of Students Magazine and ANJAC BULLETIN ANJAC used to release Poochendu and Breeze from the Department of Tamil and English respectively bi-annually. From this year onwards it has planned to release a students magazine from Sciences and Humanities section. The launching of these magazine will occur during the 51st College Day and Founders Day which is going to be held on 1st March 2014, Saturday. Dr.P.Gunasekaran, Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University, will release the first copy of the magazine and President Thiru A.Ramamoorthy will receive it. The remarkable function will commence at 5.30 p.m. Thiru.V.Ayyan Kodiswaran, Correspondent will welcome the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran will present the ANJAC annual report for the year 2012-2013. Dr.P.Gunasekaran, Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore will deliver the chief guest address. Mrs.Nagalakshmi Gunasekaran will distribute prizes for the proficiency winners and achievers of various honours and awards, University Blues will be acknowledged by the management of ANJAC.
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

Students reached the school drenched
 
1st March 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Students reached the school drenched Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at morning 7:40 a.m.. Caught unawares by the sudden opening of the skies most Sivakasians especially students and office-goers, in the absence of umbrellas, were drenched. They took shelter inside nearby buildings, temple pandhals and tea shops. Rain was non stop and students reached the school drenched. Rain stops at 10:05 a.m. but drizzle continues. A few spells of rain are expected for next two days in Sivakasi town. The steady rain for around 2 hours was a bit of surprise for Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

Silambam Championship 2014 to be held at AJ Stadium
 
1st March 2014 District level Silambam Championship 2014 Date: 02-03-2014 Venue: AJ Stadium, Sivakasi Chief Guest Mr.M.Rama Subramaniaraja, Dist Sports & Youth Welfare Officer, Virudhunagar District Organiser: Sivakasi Silambam Association
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

This March in Sivakasi
 
1st March 2014 This March in Sivakasi 51st College Day - ANJAC Date: 01-03-2014, Saturday Venue: ANJAC, Sivakasi Release of Students Magazine and ANJAC BULLETIN Chief Guest: Dr.P.Gunasekaran, Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University Welcome Address: Thiru.V.Ayyan Kodiswaran, Correspondent, ANJAC Annual Report: Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, ANJAC Mrs.Nagalakshmi Gunasekaran will distribute prizes District level Silambam Championship 2014 Date: 02-03-2014, Sunday Venue: AJ Stadium, Sivakasi Chief Guest Mr.M.Rama Subramaniaraja, Dist Sports & Youth Welfare Officer, Virudhunagar District Organiser: Sivakasi Silambam Association Eye Camp Date: 09-03-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Free Mental Health Camp Date: 16-03-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: M.S.Chellamuthu Trust Madurai and Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Homeopathy Camp Date: 30-03-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

Rain ravages Sivakasi Roads
 
1st March 2014 Rain ravages Sivakasi Roads Today, heavy and steady rains , lashed the town for about two hours (from 07:40 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.). The drains were overflowed and the roads remained flooded for some hours. Rainy onslaughts leave several roads damaged, in Sivakasi. Sivakasi motorists were finding it dangerous to drive on the slippery road in the rain. Today many Sivakasians lost control and fell down due to slippery condition of the road caused by rain. Inspecting the waterlogged areas near RC Church, the waterlogging has been desilted by Sivakasi Municipality.
 
News posted on 2014-03-01

Sivakasi celebrated Mahashivratri
 
28th February 2014 Sivakasi celebrated Mahashivratri Yesterday, Maha Sivaratri was celebrated with devotion and traditional fervour across Sivakasi Town. Long queues were seen at Sivan Kovil and other temples right from early hours. Special prayers and abishegams has been performed. Sivakasi Sivan Kovil managements made elaborate arrangements for the proper dharsan of pilgrims attending Sivaratri celebrations. Rs.25 collected as entry fee for dharshan. Annadhaanam has been done. Sivakasi traffic police made elaborate arrangements for the smooth flow of traffic to ensure orderly movement of devotees near Sivan Kovil. In connection with Maha Sivaratri Festival 2014, Annadhaanam has been done at Sivakasi Ayyappan Kovil and 1008 thiru vilakku puja was performed. On the occasion of Sivaratri Sivakasians prepared Mocha Payir Kulambu.
 
News posted on 2014-02-28

Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality
 
28th February 2014 Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality Sivakasi Municipality announced Sivakasians to pay their water tax and property tax within 15 days. Sivakasians are asked to pay their water tax and property tax in Municipality office. Office will be opened on Saturday and Sunday also. If the bill is unpaid, water supply services will be disconnected, without any prior information, by the Municipality. Mobile tax collection vehicle has been seen around Sivakasi, announcing the public to pay their water and property tax.
 
News posted on 2014-02-28

Musical Fest for Sivrathri by Malgudi Subha at Sivakasi
 
27th February 2014 Malgudi Subha at Sivakasi Musical Festival for Navarathiri Festival Date: 27-02-2014, Thursday Time: 09:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Venue: Kaakkaa Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-02-27

Shedding of Neem Leaves in Sivakasi
 
26th February 2014 Shedding of Neem Leaves in Sivakasi As summer is nearing, neem tree begins to shed its leaves for last few weeks, in Sivakasi town. The leaves colour has been changed from green to yellow and a huge amount of neem leaves falling in the roadsides and drains. In a month, the tree sheds all the leaves and will give skeleton look and seen with bare branches and the branch system is clearly visible. The new leaves will be grown within a month and gives new look to the tree and gives more shadow than other trees, in summer days. The shedding of neem leaves is one of the signs of the begining of the summer season, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-02-26

1008 Thiruvilakku Poojai
 
26th February 2014 1008 Thiruvilakku Poojai Date: 27-02-2014, Thursday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Sivakasi Sri Arulmighu Ayyappan Swamy Thirukovil, 48/H, Srivilliputhur Road, Sivakasi On account of Sivarathiri Festival Annadhanam will be done at 12:00 p.m. onwards For further details contact 04562-226534
 
News posted on 2014-02-26

Computer Training for TNSPYB
 
26th February 2014 Computer Training for TNSPYB The Special Force of Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade (TNSPYB) attended a two day Computer Training at AAA College of Engineering & Technology on 24th and 25th February 2014. Around 150 Special Force participated in the training. Ms.M.Shanmuga Priya and Ms.G.Kavitha Assistant Professors of Computer Science Engineering were the resource persons for the training. It was focused on developing the basic Computer Skills of the youth. The theoretical and practical sessions finely tuned the basic knowledge of the trainees.
 
News posted on 2014-02-26

Pulse Polio 2014 in Sivakasi
 
25th February 2014 Pulse Polio 2014 in Sivakasi The second phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation was held in Sivakasi on 23rd February 2014, Sunday. Around Twenty Two booths were set out to give Polio Immunisation Drops to kids of 0-5 years, in Sivakasi. In addition to that Two Mobile Teams covered some key areas such as bus stands, main roads and bazars, and gave Polio Immunisation Drops. Sivakasi Government Hospital and some Private Hospitals also gave Immunisation Drops. Booths were placed in Schools, Sathunavu (Anganwaadi), Mahamaipandu Hospitals and Vaasagar Saalais. The service began at 07:00 a.m. and ends at 05:00 p.m.. Around 150 staff deployed for this service which includes Staff from Sivakasi Municipality, Training students from Nursing Colleges and other supporting workers. Sivakasians were caustious and bring their kids to the booths and make them to had drops. Kids who had Polio Immunisation Drops, had an ink mark on their finger like the vote mark. It was a sign of getting immunized against the deadly Polio. Ealier the I phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation campaign was held on 19th January 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-02-25

MoU signed between ANJAC & RK Motors
 
25th February 2014 MoU signed between ANJAC & RK Motors The Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RK Motors, Authorized Dealer for Bajaj Auto Ltd., Sivakasi on 12th February 2014, Wednesday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.Dinesh Agarwal, Partner, RK Motors, Authorized Dealer for Bajaj Auto Ltd., Sivakasi (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-02-25

Sivakasi likely to get drizzle / rain
 
24th February 2014 Sivakasi likely to get drizzle / rain Skies are clear this morning with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town, today. Band of clouds developed around 10:50 a.m.. Today, after a sweltering morning, as the day progressed a band of cloud and drizzle makes the road wet. It was drizzling from 11:25 a.m.. Today maximum temperature will be 30 degree Celsius (average) while the minimum temperature will be 23 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi. The next two days are also expected to remain partly cloudy with maximum and minimum temperature expected to hover around 32 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively. Sivakasi likely to get more rain for the next two days.
 
News posted on 2014-02-24

Drizzle Drenched Sivakasi
 
24th February 2014 Drizzle Drenched Sivakasi The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at morning. It was drizzling for half an hour. Drizzle for several minutes makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 32 degree Celsius and 24 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-02-24

Rain lashes Sivakasi Town
 
24th February 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Rain lashed Sivakasi Heavy rains, accompanied by wind lashed Sivakasi town, today, at afternoon from 03:10 p.m. to 03:50 p.m. The drains were overflowed and the roads remained flooded for some hours. Rainy onslaughts leave several roads damaged, in Sivakasi. Several low-lying areas in the town were inundated after the incessant heavy rain. The downpour brought cheers for Sivakasians. Rain water harvesting systems, installed in buildings, received copious amount of water and brings temporary relief from water crisis. A few spells of rain are expected for next two days in Sivakasi town. The steady rain for around 45 minutes was a bit of surprise for Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2014-02-24

ANJAC College Day to be held on 1st March
 
23rd February 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC ANJAC College Day to be held on 1st March The 51st College Day and Founders Day is going to be celebrated at ANJAC on 1st March 2014, Saturday. Dr.P.Gunasekaran, FAMI, FBRS, FNABS, FTAS, Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore will be the Chief Guest. Mrs.Nagalakshmi Gunasekaran will distribute the prizes for the proficiency winners.
 
News posted on 2014-02-23

Maha Sivarathri 2014
 
23rd February 2014 Maha Sivarathri 2014 Date: 27-02-2014, Thursday Time: From 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Saiva Velaallar Samudhayakoodam, Srivilliputhur Road, Pillaiyar Kovil Stop, Sivakasi For further details contact 9150192113
 
News posted on 2014-02-23

Circus ends on 24th February 2014
 
20th February 2014 Photo: Dheepanraj Circus ends on 24th February 2014 For the last few weeks the old forms of live entertainment, circus is entertaining Sivakasians, at the Coronation Bus Stop Junction, Sivakasi. Tickets are available at Rs.40, Rs.70, Rs.100 and Rs.150 and the show timings are 01:00 p.m., 04:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m. and the Circus ends on 24th February 2014, Monday. Visit and watch it and lose yourself in the big top.
 
News posted on 2014-02-20

AAA college students finishes Sivakasi Marathon
 
19th February 2014 AAA college students finishes Sivakasi Marathon Selvan PONVENTHAN M of First Year Mechanical Engineering and Selvi GAYATHRI V of First Year Computer Science & Engineering of AAA College of Engineering and Technology have participated in SIVAKASI MARATHON 2014 under 42.2 Kms for Men and 10 Kms for Women organized by SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF TAMILNADU, VIRUDHUNAGAR and VIRUDHUNAGAR DISTRICT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION conducted in Sivakasi on 16th February 2014, Sunday and victoriously completed the marathon. The Management, Principal and faculties heart-fully admired the achievers for adorning the institution’s glory.
 
News posted on 2014-02-19

Great Indian Circus is in Sivakasi
 
19th February 2014 Great Indian Circus is in Sivakasi Great Indian Circus was inaugurated on 31st January 2014, Friday, at Sivakasi Coronation Bus Stop Junction. There would be three shows every day – at 01:00 p.m., 04:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m.. Acrobatic performances, a cricket match of elephants, and fire dance performance are the highlights of the circus this time around. Apart from that, rope skipping pole, human pyramid also kept the audience on the edge of their seats, while camels, horses and puppies added to the excitement. Perhaps the most amazing act of the show was of an artiste swallowing a sharp sword and pulling it out, flashing a wide smile at the stunned Sivakasi audience. The aerial trapeze acts by skillful acrobats were performed with perfect coordination. The circus attracted a good number of people on weekends. It is two-and-a-half hours of non-stop fun. Ticket rates are Rs.40, Rs.70, Rs.100 and Rs.150.
 
News posted on 2014-02-19

National Seminar at MKU
 
18th February 2014 National Seminar at MKU Mrs.R.Sophia Rani Asst. Prof. in English and Mrs.B.Rathika, Head and Asst. Prof. in English (P.G.), ANJAC, attended a two day National Seminar organised by Centre for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 14.2.14 and 15.2.14. The seminar was focused on "Learner-centered and Communicative model of Teaching English as a Second Language". The seminar was inaugurated by the Vice-chancellor Dr.Kalyani Mathivanan. Dr.S.Thangasamy, Director, Centre for Educational Research, welcomed the gathering. Dr.A.Muthumanickam, Registrar i/c distributed the certificates for the participants. Dr.B.Kannan, Co-ordinator of the seminar proposed Vote of Thanks
 
News posted on 2014-02-18

MoU signed
 
18th February 2014 MoU signed The Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rishi Prakash Printers, Sivakasi on 28th January, 2014, Tuesday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.R.C.P.Raju,M.B.A., Managing Director, Rishi Prakash Printers, Sivakasi (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to  1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-02-18

A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi
 
18th February 2014 A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi Sivakasi town experienced a mild drizzle for several minutes, at today morning. The temperature falls down to 22 degree Celsius. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning. The drizzle in the town adds more chillness on the climate. Sky remains cloudy. The mild drizzle during morning did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Today the climate will be cloudy and there will be occasional drizzling / rain.
 
News posted on 2014-02-18

Congratulations for Achievement
 
18th February 2014 Congratulations for Achievement The Student of AAA College of Engineering and Technology, Selvan T.G.PARI of First Year Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department has won BRONZE Medal under the 75 - 81 Weight Class in the STATE LEVEL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP, commenced on behalf of 66th Birthday Celebration of our honorable Chief Minister SELVI. J.JAYA LALITHA, held at Kancheepuram East District on 16-02-2014. The Management, Principal and Faculties heart fully admired the achiever for bringing laurels to the institution.
 
News posted on 2014-02-18

Cloudy with a Chance of Drizzle
 
17th February 2014 Cloudy with a Chance of Drizzle With temperature pegged below 32 degree Celsius, chill breeze, cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 32 degree Celsius and 22 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2014-02-17

Pulse Polio drive on 23rd February
 
17th February 2014 Pulse Polio drive on 23rd February In Sivakasi, children below the age of five will be administered polio vaccine at the Pulse Polio campaign on 23rd February 2014, Sunday. Hospitals, maternity hospitals, family welfare centres in the town, anganwadis, health centres, railway and bus stations, community halls and schools would function on 23rd February 2014 to carry out the immunisation. The campaign would be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Earlier the first phase of Pulse Polio Drive was held on 19th January 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-02-17

Mary Matha Festival - Idol Procession
 
15th February 2014 Mary Matha Festival - Idol Procession As a part of Navanaal Mary Matha Festival 2014, procession of Mary Matha Idol has been taken out in Sivakasi, yesterday. The way leading to the shrine wore a festive look. The balloon, toy sellers and vendors arranged stalls on either side of the road near Indian Bakery. Sivakasi Catholic church Bishop started the festival with a Holy Mass at around 6:30 p.m.. Devotees in large numbers participated in the festival and prayed for their well-being. Large numbers of pilgrims gathered on the Shrine. Special prayers were performed. The Church Chariot was decorated with attractive colourful lights. Procession began at 10:00 p.m.. Thousands of devotees witnessed the procession that takes place at the four streets of Sivakasi. Church volunteers and Sivakasi Catholic Commercialists Association members also helped in regulating the devotees. Today the Navanaal function concluded with Kodi Irakkam function.
 
News posted on 2014-02-16

Mary Matha Festival 2014
 
15th February 2014 Mary Matha Festival 2014 In connection with the Navanaal Mary Matha Festival, procession has been taken out in Sivakasi, on 9th February 2014, Sunday. Catholic church Bishops started the festival at around 6:30 p.m.. The third day of the Nava Naal Festival started with a Holy Mass. Large numbers of pilgrims gathered on the Sivakasi Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary school premises. The devotees could fulfill their wishes by offering prayers to Mary Matha. The devotees were seen chanting the names of Mary Matha and Jesus and offering vows. Priests offered holy communion to all the devotees who attended the Sivakasi Mary Matha Festival. Thousands of devotees participated in the procession that takes place from Velankanni Matha Higher Secondary School to Shrine. Traffic restrictions and diversions were imposed near Mariamman Temple Junctions and Indian Bakery for the convenience of the pilgrims. Sivakasi Municipality and Police department officials made arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Mary Matha Utsav Procession. Procession of Mary Matha in the four car streets of Sivakasi will take place today night.
 
News posted on 2014-02-15

Maintenance work carried out
 
15th February 2014 Maintenance work carried out Today, power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town. Also, during the shutdown, tree branches would be cut and take up regular maintenance work, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-02-15

Power Shut Down in Sivakasi
 
14th February 2014 Power Shut Down in Sivakasi On 15th February 2014, Saturday, there will be power shut down from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. in Sivakasi for maintenance purpose for the month of February 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-02-14

Coming up next in Sivakasi
 
14th February 2014 Coming up next in Sivakasi Circus to entertain Sivakasians for next one month Date: 31-01-2014 onwards Show Time: 01:00 p.m., 04:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m. Three Shows a day Venue: Coronation Bus Stop Junction Organiser: The Great Indian Circus Sivakasi Marathon 2014 Date: 16-02-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. onwards 42.2 kms for men and 10 kms for women, 5 kms and 10 kms for School Students Venue: Annamalai Nadar Unnamalai Ammal Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Virudhunagar District Athletic Association, Sivakasi and Lions club of Sivakasi Cosmos Free Mental Health Camp Date: 16-02-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: M.S.Chellamuthu Trust Madurai and Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy
 
News posted on 2014-02-14

Students take out rally against child labour
 
13th February 2014 Students take out rally against child labour The NSS Unit of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi in association with National Child Labour Policy, organised child labour eradication awareness rally on 7th February 2014, Friday. The rally was flagged off from Sivan Kovil and went via four car streets of Sivakasi. Students who took part in the rally distributed handbills campaigning against child labour and also carried banners containing messages on the evils of child labour. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality present on the programme.
 
News posted on 2014-02-13

Busy East Car Street wore Deserted Look
 
12th February 2014 Busy East Car Street wore Deserted Look Mr.Balamurugan, Superintendent of Police, Sivakasi, has re-imposed the one way rule at East Car Street, from last week of January 2014. Sivakasi Traffic Police installed barricades near Sivakasi Agni Vinayakar Temple Junction and awareness on the new traffic regulation would be created among the traders and general public from February 2014. Infrequent visitors to Sivakasi Bazar were confused on imposing of the new rule. One-way rule affecting the business for majority of the shops in East Car Street. The normally busy East Car Street wore deserted look. To reach Kadai Kovil / shops near Agni Vinayakar Kovil, vehicles have to South Car Street. Shop owners and general public asked to reconsider the newly imposed one-way rule.
 
News posted on 2014-02-12

Sivakasi Arts Club staged Modern Tamil Play
 
12th February 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi Arts Club staged Modern Tamil Play After fifteen years, the forty year old Sivakasi Arts Club staged a Modern Tamil Play on 24th January 2014, Friday. Manalmahudi Drama Troupe performed Kugaimaravaasigal. Mr.Kutralam, Prsident and Mrs.Thilagabama welcomed the gathering. Cine Actress Rohini inaugurated the drama. Mr.Amirtham Surya, Asst. Editor, Kalki, Mrs.Thilagabama and Mr.Kutralam honoured the drama artists by presenting them momento. The programme was well organised by Committee Members Prof. Illavarasu, Prof. Muruganantharajan, Padma, Mehala, Pitchai Pandian and other members of Sivakasi Arts Club. Sasi Priya Kamban proposed vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-02-12

Learning through my mistakes - YES Business Meet
 
11th February 2014 Young Entrepreneur School - Learning through my mistakes Young Entrepreneur School Sivakasi organised business seminar on the topic Learning through my mistakes, on 24th January 2014, Friday, at Amusement Hall (4 th Floor), Sri Kaliswari Le Orchids, Sivakasi. The programme started with prayer song. Mr.K.Saranyan was the guest speaker. The programme wrapped up with the National Anthem. Dinner was arranged for the gathering.
 
News posted on 2014-02-11

Guest Lecture on Know Thyself
 
11th February 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Guest Lecture on Know Thyself The Phoenix Literary Association of ANJAC organised a guest lecture to the students of I and II M.A. English on 11th February 2014, Tuesday. Dr.B.Babitha, Assistant Professor of English, V.H.N.S. College, Virudhunagar, delivered a lecture on the topic "Know Thyself". Mr.Ashok Kumar, I M.A. English was the master of the ceremony. Mr.Deepan of I M.A. English welcomed the gathering. Miss.S.Jeyalakshmi, I M.A. English proposed Vote of Thanks. The meeting ended with the feedback of the participants. Mrs.S.Suganya, Asst. Prof. of English made all the arrangements for the guest lecture.
 
News posted on 2014-02-11

Integrity Day Celebrated - JCI Sivakasi
 
11th February 2014 Integrity Day Celebrated - JCI Sivakasi Integrity Day was Celebrated by JCI Sivakasi on 3rd February 2014, Monday. As a part of Integrity Day Celebration, a training session was organised by Jr.Jc.Wing of Meadows School, M.Pudhupatti. Training on "Examination Skills" was conducted by Pilot - Jc.JFM.P.Thanikaivel Pandian. Jc.S.P.G.Senthilrajan, President, Jc.L.K.Durai, Vice President (Training), Jr.Jc.R.Sarath Babu, Jr.Jc.Chairman, Jc.P.Vijay Ananth, Project Director and other JCI Sivakasi members were present on the programme.
 
News posted on 2014-02-11

MoU signed
 
9th February 2014 MoU signed The Department of M.Com. (CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanjai Garments, Srivilliputtur on 27th January, 2014, Monday. The MoU was signed by Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, (Party – I) and Mr.S. Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Sanjai Garments, Srivilliputtur. (Party II). Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 2. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 3. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 4. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-02-09

Low voltage power supply
 
9th February 2014 Low voltage power supply Yesterday there was low voltage power supply from 03:00 a.m. in areas such as PKN Colony, Kallarai Theru and Solai Colony. Residents battling against mosquito with low voltage power supply in early morning. Power supply was resume at 10:45 a.m.. The residents of the kallarai theru, PKN colony suffered the most.
 
News posted on 2014-02-09

Valentines Day Gift Articles Sale
 
9th February 2014 Valentines Day Gift Articles Sale in Sivakasi As Valentines Day is nearing, Gift shops in Sivakasi start concentrating on the sale of Valentines Day Gift articles. Sivakasi shop owners procure articles such as heart shaped greeting cards, Valentine Roses, Sweets, Roses, Valentine bouquets, posters, stickers, key chains and dolls. A visit to some of the gift shops in Sivakasi Bazar showed Valentines gift articles in various hues being hung in front of the shops, and shoppers busy buying them. In Sivakasi, valentines day gift articles price ranges from Rs.5 to Rs.2,000.
 
News posted on 2014-02-09

Power Shut Down in Sivakasi
 
8th February 2014 Power Shut Down in Sivakasi There will be power shut down from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. in Sivakasi for maintenance purpose for the month of February 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-02-08

Power shut down date postponed
 
8th February 2014 Power shut down date postponed Power Shut Down for the month of February 2014, in Sivakasi areas was scheduled today. The power shut down date has been postponed. Power Shut Down date will be announced soon. Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
 
News posted on 2014-02-08

Sports Day Celebrated at ANJAC
 
8th February 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Sports Day Celebrated at ANJAC The 51st Sports Day of ANJAC was held on 7th February 2014, Friday. Thiru.G.E.Shridharan, Arjuna, Dhronacharya, Mamallan awardee and the achiever of Best Sport Man award, the present State Volley Ball coach was the chief guest. In the morning session a press meet was arranged with the chief guest. In the afternoon Thiru.R.Janaki Ramanan, Member of the Management Committee and Industrialist declared open the sports meet. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal welcomed the gathering. Tmt.J.Gomathi Ramanan, distributed prizes fro the winners. The chief guest delivered his sports meet address. He advised the students to concentrate in education and sports equally. He insisted the students to involve in physical activities daily to lead a hale and healthy life. He appreciated the participants for their livelier involvement in the sports activities held during the meet. Mr.ANJAC competition was held. Tug of war was held between students and staff members. Many competitions were conducted for the physically challenged students. Guest events were also conducted. Dr.Paul Jeeva Singh presented the annual sports report for the year 2013-2014.
 
News posted on 2014-02-08

Sivakasi Marathon 2014
 
7th February 2014 Sivakasi Marathon 2014 Date: 16-02-2014, Sunday Time: 08:00 a.m. onwards 42.2 kms for men and 10 kms for women, 5 kms and 10 kms for School Students Venue: Annamalai Nadar Unnamalai Ammal Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Virudhunagar District Athletic Association, Sivakasi and Lions club of Sivakasi Cosmos
 
News posted on 2014-02-07

JCI Sivakasi Pongal Vanna Kolangal 2014
 
7th February 2014 JCI Sivakasi Pongal Vanna Kolangal 2014 Contest: Pongal Vanna Kolangal Date: 09-02-2014, Sunday Venue: Sivakasi Jaycees Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vilampatti Road, Sivakasi Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Age limit: Above 13 years Only for Girls Organisers: JCI Sivakasi and Kavitha Textiles Sivakasi Last date for registration: 05-02-2014, Wednesday First 60 registered contestants are allowed. Size alloted for Kolam: 5 x 5 ft. Kolams minimum size must be 3 x 3 ft. Only colour kolam powders allowed. Participants should not use any other materials to draw kolam. Participants should bring kolam powders. Free Bus facility arranged from Palaniandavar Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Kolam Topic for public: Nadana Mangai First Prize: Kanchipuram Pattu Saree Second Prize: Panaras Pattu Saree Third Prize: Churidhar Kolam Topic for School Students: Chhota Bheem First Prize: Kanchipuram Pattu Saree Second Prize: Panaras Pattu Saree Third Prize: Churidhar For registration contact Jc.A.Madhavan, Saravana Stores - 98948-45452 Jc.M.Muthu Raj, Muthu Cycle Mart - 96004-58869 Jc.P.Thanigaivel Pandian, Vision 20 Plus - 9443166650 Jc.S.Vignesh, Ayyanar Sweets - 94431-39483
 
News posted on 2014-02-07

Special Pooja to appease rain in Sivakasi
 
6th February 2014 Special Pooja to appease rain in Sivakasi Special Balabisegam to Sivakasi Badrakaliamman Date: 07-02-2014, Friday Time: 07:00 a.m. Venue: Procession from Sivakasi Kadai Kovil to Badrakaliamman Kovil Prayer: Prayer and Pooja for rainfall and betterment of the country. Organisers : Arulmighu Badra Kalaiamman - Mariamman Kovil Devasadhanam, J.Swaminathan and Sons, Karthik Poly Printers, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-02-06

Power cuts are back in Sivakasi
 
6th February 2014 Power cuts are back in Sivakasi In Sivakasi, the relief of no power cut for last few months comes to an end, from last week onwards. There was no power from 08:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m. in all the areas of Sivakasi, for last few days. Today, it was further increased to more one hour and power resumed at 10:00 a.m.. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator, once again.
 
News posted on 2014-02-06

Road Safety Lecture for ANJAC students
 
6th February 2014 Road Safety Lecture for ANJAC students The Department of M.Com(CA) organized a Guest Lecture on 31st January 2014, Friday. Mr.Ganeshkumar, student of M.Com(CA) welcomed the gathering. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of  M.Com(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. Chief Guest Mr.S.Maruthupandian, Sub Inspector of Traffic Police, Sivakasi Town Branch, gave a lecture on the topic “Road Safety Tips” for the M.Com(CA) students. 52 participants were benefited out of this programme. Mr.Paramaguru, student of M.Com(CA) proposed vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-02-06

Hearty Congratulations
 
6th February 2014 Hearty Congratulations The Management, the Principal and the Faculty members extend their hearty congratulations to the winners of “LITNEC” - an Inter-collegiate Cultural Competition held at National Engineering College, Kovilpatti on 04th January 2014 - for their wonderful performance and for bringing laurels to the institution. Master U. Samsir Ali Kaja, I yr. Mechanical Engineering and Master D. Rudhra Sekaran, I yr. Computer Science Engineering won the First Prize in “Fun Events”. Master D. Rudhra Sekaran, I yr. Computer Science Engineering has also won the Second Prize in “The Best Manager”.
 
News posted on 2014-02-06

Lions School lifts ROTO FEST title
 
5th February 2014 Lions School lifts ROTO FEST title ROTO FEST - Inter-School Cultural Mela was conducted by Rotary Club of Sivakasi, at Rotary Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, on 30th January 2014, Thursday. Around 10 schools participated in the Inter-School Competition and show-cased their talents. Events such as dance, skit, singing competitions were conducted. Chief Guest and Guest of Honour were honoured with memontos. Chief Guest distributed participation certificates and gave away prizes to the winners. The Sivakasi Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School bagged the overall trophy. The function was well organised by Rtn.V.K.Sembulingam, Project Chairman, ROTO FEST 2014. Rtn.R.N.Sutharsan, President, Rtn.Rm.Thiyagarajan, Secretary and members of Rotary Club of Sivakasi were present on the occasion.
 
News posted on 2014-02-05

Yoga class organised at MEPCO
 
4th February 2014 Yoga class organised at MEPCO For last one week Sivakasi VM Manavalakkalai Mandram Arakkattalai organised Yoga class for MEPCO college students at the college premises. Kaayakalpa Yoga class was conducted on 2nd February 2014, Sunday. Mr.Karpaga Vinayagam was the trainer for boys and Mrs.Muthulakshmi was the trainer for girls students for the Kaayakalp Yoga. They are taught physical exercises, pranayama, kayakalpa yoga(to improve life force and maintain youthfulness) and meditations, in the one week class. Trainers distributed Kayakalp Yoga Certificate to all the students.
 
News posted on 2014-02-04

Women Cell Conference for Women Empowerment at ANJAC
 
4th February 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Women Cell Conference for Women Empowerment at ANJAC A State Level Conference on "Education: a Means for Women Empowerment" was organised by Women Cell of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 24th January 2014, Friday. The function was presided over by the Principal Dr.s.Baskaran. His presidential address supported by a power point presentation revealed statistical data that brought to light the development seen by women in the field of education. The conference began with the first sitting taken over by Dr.C.Sarathambal, Head and Chairman, Department of Comparative Literature, Madurai Kamaraj University. She gave a guest lecture on the topic "Status of Women and Social Oppressions". She pointed out how women were subjected to atrocities in the name of chastity in contrast to the Matrilineal system in which women enjoyed great esteem. She also hinted at some social oppression to which women have become victims. In the second sitting, Mrs.Sukanya Jegannathan, Correspondent of Siddhu School, Madurai gave a special address. She spoke about the problems women face in the society and also stated that the way to good life is to adhere to one’s own tradition and culture. The third special invitee for the day Mrs. Thilagabama delivered a beautiful talk on "Will the Women affix in Education". She pointed out how the women in the male dominated society being bound to the social systems and customs are deprived of her individuality and liberty. In the fourth sitting, Mrs.Sivasankari Kathiravan, the wife of Municipal Chairman Dr.Kathiravan directed his focus on the rights of women in education and society in the current years. She drew examples from Vedic times to the present to show how women were subjugated and ill treated. She showed how education could be an instrument in bringing out the potential latent in a woman. The last guest speaker of the fifth session, Mrs.Premalatha, Headmistress of Coronation Girls School, Sivakasi highlighted the utilitarian values of education in the uplifting of an individual as well as the society. Thus she beautifully revealed how education denied to a woman hampers the progress of the society. The conference ended with the prizes being distributed for Poster Presentation competition. The arrangement for the function had been carried out by the Women Cell Coordinator Dr.R.Sorna Priya backed by the other Women Cell Members. The conference was a great success with the participation of girl students from other colleges as well as from ANJAC.
 
News posted on 2014-02-04

Free Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
3rd February 2014 Free Homeopathy Camp Organised The 343rd Free Homeopathy Camp was successfully organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 26th January 2014, Sunday, at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Homeopathy Dr.Pasupathi and his team participated and screened patients. Patients were treated for various diseases. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost. Next camp will be held on 23rd February 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-02-03

Therukattu Pongal Celebrated at Solai Colony
 
2nd February 2014 Therukattu Pongal Celebrated at Solai Colony To mark the Thai Pongal Festival Sivakasi Solai Colony organised Therukattu Pongal on 14th January 2014, Tuesday. People of all communities in Solai Colony and even religions participate in the entertaining street festival and strengthen the secular fabric of the Solai Colony street. The street was decorated with colour papers, festoons, flowers, thoranais, Veppilai thoranais, decorative serial lights, tube lights and focus lights. Music systems arrangements was made at the entrance of the street. Games, competitions was conducted. Dance, drama was performed by the Solai Colony kids, in a pre arranged stage. Chief guest Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality distributed prizes to the winners.
 
News posted on 2014-02-02

Free Mental Health Camp held
 
2nd February 2014 Free Mental Health Camp held The 141st Free Mental Health Camp was organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy in association with M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, on 19th January 2014, Sunday, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi. Free medicines were provided to beneficiaries for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Next camp will be held on 16th February 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-02-02

Nutritive Foods and Health Tips
 
2nd February 2014 Nutritive Foods and Health Tips The Department of M.Com(CA) organized a Guest Lecture on 30th January, 2014, Thursday. Ms.Maharajothi, student of M.Com(CA) welcomed the gathering. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. The Chief Guest Dr.K.Dharmaraj, Associate Professor, Post Graduate Department of Botany, ANJAC, gave a lecture on the topic “Nutritive Foods and Health Tips”. He highlighted in his speech that, the importance of natural fruits, vegetables and food habits. 52 Participants were benefited out of this programme. Ms.Deepa, student of M.Com(CA) proposed vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-02-02

This February in Sivakasi
 
1st February 2014 This February in Sivakasi Circus to entertain Sivakasians for next one month Date: 31-01-2014 onwards Show Time: 01:00 p.m., 04:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m. Three Shows a day Venue: Coronation Bus Stop Junction Organiser: The Great Indian Circus Eye Camp Date: 09-02-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Free Mental Health Camp Date: 16-02-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: M.S.Chellamuthu Trust Madurai and Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Pulse Polio Drive - II Phase Date: 23-02-2014, Sunday Time: 07:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Venue: Hospitals, Anganwadis, Schools and Sivakasi Bus Stand Homeopathy Camp Date: 23-02-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy
 
News posted on 2014-02-01

Martyrs Day Observed at ANJAC
 
1st February 2014 Martyrs Day Observed at ANJAC Martyrs Day was observed at Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, on 30th January 2014, Thursday. The gathering observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the memory of Freedom Fighters. Prof.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), staff and students were present on the occasion.
 
News posted on 2014-02-01

Sivakasi Municipality Celebrated Republic Day
 
1st February 2014 Sivakasi Municipality Celebrated Republic Day The 65th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand manner by the Local Authority at Sivakasi Municipality Campus, Sivakasi, on 26th January 2014, Sunday. The Tricolour was hoisted by Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality followed by the rendition of the National Anthem. Earlier, Mr.Muthu, Commissioner, Sivakasi Municipality welcomed the gathering. Mr.K.A.A.Asan Baduredeen, Vice Chairman, ward concillors and public were present on the occasion. Mr.K.M.Mariappan, Environmental Officer delivered vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2014-02-01

Sivakasi Town Celebrated Reupublic Day
 
31st January 2014 Sivakasi Town Celebrated Reupublic Day Flag hoisting and cultural programmes were conducted in various parts of Sivakasi town on 26th January 2014, Sunday to mark the country-s 65th Republic Day celebrations. Unfurling the tri-colour, taking the salute and reviewing the guard of honour in Sivakasi Schools and Colleges, cultural programmes and distribution of assistance marked the Republic Day celebrations in Sivakasi town on last Sunday. Sivakasians were seen with flag pinned in their shirt.
 
News posted on 2014-01-31

Guest Lecture on Nutritive Foods and Health Tips
 
30th January 2014 Guest Lecture on Nutritive Foods and Health Tips Date: 30.01.2014, Thursday Time: 02.00 p.m. Venue: Conference Hall, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. Topic: Nutritive Foods and Health Tips Guest Speaker: Dr.K.Dharmaraj, Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Botany, ANJAC Presidential Address: Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC Organiser: Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC
 
News posted on 2014-01-30

Lecture on Traffic Rules
 
30th January 2014 Lecture on Traffic Rules Date: 31.01.2014, Friday Time: 10.00 a.m. Venue: Conference Hall, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. Topic: Traffic Rules Guest Speaker: Mr.S.Maruthu Pandi, Sub Inspector, Sivakasi Branch, Sivakasi Presidential Address: Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC Organiser: Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2014-01-30

Drama Festival at The American College
 
30th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Drama Festival at The American College The students of Department of English U.G and P.G, ANJAC are taken to DRAMA FESTIVAL at The American College on 30th January 2014, Thursday. The students are accompanied by Mr.M.Moovendan, Asst. Prof. and Head, Dept. of English (U.G), Ms.S.Radha, and Mr.P.Selvakannan, Asst. Prof. of English, ANJAC, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-01-30

Youth Venture Programme at AAACET
 
29th January 2014 Youth Venture Programme at AAACET The Entrepreneurial Development Programme of AAA organized The Youth Venture Program on January 27, 2014, Monday. Dr.K.Arulmozhi, the Principal welcomed the gathering. Dr.P.Ganesan, the Correspondent presided the function. It was successfully initiated on par with Nativelead Foundation, a non-profitable organization in the presence of the Chief Guest, Ma Foi Thiru.K.Pandiarajan, M.B.A., the MLA of Virudhunagar Constituency and the Founder of Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Nativelead Foundation and the College. The Correspondent insisted that every student has to be an entrepreneur. He expressed his gratitude that the foundation was laid to make the prime objective of the college come true. The Director of Nativelead Foundation, Mr.R.Sivaraj elaborated the training that is yet to be given to the students in the forth coming months. Thiru.K.Pandiarajan addressed the young entrepreneurs about the availability of opportunities in the field of Engineering and Technology. He cited entrepreneurs from India who were able to prove their creativity and achieve success in life. He positively charged the minds of the students with his thought provoking speech and made them realize the needs of the job market. He insisted the students to approach the education in a more productive way to develop their ability. Those who have novelty in their thinking are on the demand in the market and the governmental and non-governmental organizations are sponsoring enormous fund to support them. State Government funds up to one crore for the innovators regardless of their gender. He further explained the students to be creative in their thinking and grab the opportunity available in the society. He summed up his speech with the message that “Everyone has the Right and Freedom to think”.
 
News posted on 2014-01-29

Circus to entertain Sivakasians for next one month
 
28th January 2014 Circus to entertain Sivakasians for next one month Date: 31-01-2014 onwards Show Time: 01:00 p.m., 04:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m. Three Shows a day Venue: Coronation Bus Stop Junction Organiser: The Great Indian Circus
 
News posted on 2014-01-28

AAACET celebrated Republic Day
 
28th January 2014 AAACET celebrated Republic Day The 65th Republic Day was commemorated in AAA College of Engineering & Technology. Dr.K.Arulmozhi, the Principal hoisted the flag and delivered the Republic Day Address. He recalled the words of Swami Vivekananda “If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student.” Every student has to be invulnerable to corruption. When he is anti-corruptive, then he could influence his followers to pursue him resulting in corruption free India. He advised the students to take a pledge on this auspicious occasion of honouring our freedom fighters that they will never let themselves astray in the wind of corruption. The students also agreed with the Principal that they will take India to the peak of perfection. Selvi. Pandiselvi of I Yr Civil delivered her patriotic speech on The Role of Youth in the Unity of the Nation. Master Praveen Kumar and Master Jai Vignesh of I Yr Mechanical illustrated the significance of Republic Day through a Skit.
 
News posted on 2014-01-28

National Voter-s Day Observed at AAACET
 
28th January 2014 National Voter-s Day Observed at AAACET The fourth National Voter-s Day was celebrated in AAA College of Engineering & Technology on January 25th 2014, Saturday. The Management and the Principal organized National Voter-s Day Celebration in the college premises. Voters- awareness contests were conducted in lieu of NVD. The prime aim of the Programme is to enhance the number of electorate who can exercise franchise. The youth of AAA participated enthusiastically in the debate on the topic “Whether a Democratic Nation Elects a Right Representative through the Voting.” There were hot and fun-filled discussions in the debate. The venue echoed the applause of the students. A drama focused on the prevailing political situation and the future perspective of the politics under the leadership of the present generation was staged. It was thought provoking and won everyone’s heart. Slogans exemplifying the importance of voting among the youth were on the display. The students took the National Voter-s Day pledge along with Mrs.A.Prem Anandhi, the Coordinator of the Programme. The students realized their responsibility as Indian Citizens and felt “Proud to be a Voter; Ready to Vote”
 
News posted on 2014-01-28

Joint Faculty Programme
 
27th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Virudhunagar District Cluster of colleges Joint Faculty Programme The Post Graduate Department of ANJAC has proposed to organise Virudhunagar District Cluster of colleges Joint Faculty Programme on 27th January 2014, Monday. The programme is going to occur for the first time in the Department of English since its inception. Dr.J.John Sekar, Head and Associate Professor of English, The American College, Madurai will be the resource person and Principal Dr. S. Baskaran will predide over the function. Ms. S.T.Muthu Mari, II M.A., English will be the master of Ceremony.
 
News posted on 2014-01-27

65th Republic Day celebrated at SBCP
 
27th January 2014 65th Republic Day celebrated at SBCP The 65th Republic Day was celebrated at Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi, on 26th January 2014, Sunday. Prof.P.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function and welcomed the gathering. Hoisting the national flag at the college campus, Mr.Sriram Ashok, Correspondent offered Republic Day Address. Staff and Students took the Republic Day Pledge. The Programme was organised by Prof.S.Reghurath Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, SBCP.
 
News posted on 2014-01-27

51st Graduation Day of ANJAC
 
26th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi 51st Graduation Day of ANJAC The 51st Graduation Day of ANJAC was held on 25.1.2014. Around 1000 students received their degrees in person. And nearly 110 students received the degrees in absentia. Secretary A. Ramamurthy, declared open the Graduation Day. Principal, Dr. S. Baskaran, delivered the welcome address and presented the annual report of the college. Dr. M. Rajiakodi, Dean, College Development Council, Madurai Kamaraj University delivered the graduation day address. In his address the chief guest asked the students to follow four key points in their life to attain glory. He stressed the importance of developing communicative skill to achieve success. Besides he advised the students to shape their personality by involving themselves immensely in reading various books. He also emphasises the need of humanitarian concern among students to spread out hard core values to their fellow human beings. He quoted the words of Swami Vivekanandha, "An ideal student makes an ideal college" and made the students aware of their responsibility towards their family and society. The solemn ceremony was dissolved by the Principal Dr. S. Baskaran. The graduates were taken photos in groups. And at the end tea and snacks were served.
 
News posted on 2014-01-26

Kaayakalpam Class Registration
 
25th January 2014 Kaayakalpam Class Registration Date: 26-01-2014, Sunday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 01:30 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi VM Manavalakkalai Mandram, 697, PKSA Arumuga Nadar Road,Opposite to Sreenivas Departmental Store, Sivakasi Trainer: Mr.M.R.S.Sundha Registration fee: Couple-Rs.150, Single-Rs.100, Students-Rs.50, Retraining-Rs.50 For registration contact 94437-25089, 99521-62980, 999490420
 
News posted on 2014-01-25

National Voters Day Observed at SBCP
 
24th January 2014 National Voters Day Observed at SBCP To create awareness among the voters on the importance of their democratic duty, Sivakasi Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy observed National Voters Day on 25th January 2014, Saturday. Asst. Prof. Sonia and Prof.RegurathiPandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer organised the awareness programme. P.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function, in the presence of Prof.Sudharsingh, Vice Principal. Students of SBCP create awareness of the importance of exercising their democratic right among the Annaikuttam voters and awareness pamphlets about the importance of casting vote were distributed to the general public.
 
News posted on 2014-01-25

10 days yoga class Registration
 
24th January 2014 Aanmeegam Oru Arimugam - 10 days yoga class (includes Kaayakalpam Payirchi) Date: 25.01.2014 to 03.02.2014 Time: 06:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi VM Manavalakkalai Mandram, 697, PKSA Arumuga Nadar Road,Opposite to Sreenivas Departmental Store, Sivakasi Age limit: Above 14 Registration fee: Rs.600 (includes Kaayakalpam Payirchi) For registration contact 9442775192 Kaayakalpam Class Date: 26-01-2014, Sunday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 01:30 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi VM Manavalakkalai Mandram, 697, PKSA Arumuga Nadar Road,Opposite to Sreenivas Departmental Store, Sivakasi Trainer: Mr.M.R.S.Sundha Registration fee: Couple-Rs.150, Single-Rs.100, Students-Rs.50, Retraining-Rs.50 For registration contact 94437-25089, 99521-62980, 999490420
 
News posted on 2014-01-24

MoU signed
 
24th January 2014 MoU Signed Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr.M.Sivakumar, Managing Director, Jai Hanuman Fire Safety and Services, Sivakasi on 22nd January, 2014, Friday. Mr.M.Sivakumar (Party – I) and Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) (Party – II) signed the MoU document. The two parties hereby mutually agree upon and place on record their signature on this document with their full conscious understanding and acceptance in the matters mentioned as below. Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Curriculum Development of the Department by way of willing to participate in the Board of Studies as Industry member. 2. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 3. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 4. Industrial visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 5. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-01-24

Soft Skill Training Programme
 
24th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Soft Skill Training Programme The first slot of 7 day Spoken English and Soft Skill Training Programme for the outgoing B.A. and M.A. English students came to an end successfully with the innovative step taken by the trainer Mr.A.Shyam Raj B.E. M.S, and his team Ms.A.Vidhya, B.E., Mr.R.Murali, B.E., and Ms.A.Kanni, M.A. At the request of the trainers the last day classes were arranged under the tree shades to make the students participate in the activities in a different way without any constraints. The second slot will be arranged in due course of time. All the students enjoyed the programme and they gave affirmative feedback regarding the programme.
 
News posted on 2014-01-24

Guest Lecture on Cost Control
 
24th January 2014 Guest Lecture on Cost Control Department of M.Com(CA) organized a Guest Lecture on 23rd January 2014, Thursday. Mr.Ganesh Kumar, Student of M.Com(CA) welcomed the gathering. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. Chief Guest Mr. M.Logesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Thiruthangal Nadar College, Chennai gave a lecture on the topic “Cost Control” for the M.Com(CA) Students. Mr.G.Paramaguru, Student of M.Com(CA) proposed Vote of thanks.      
 
News posted on 2014-01-24

Diasporic Literature
 
23rd January 2014 Courtesy: Prof.B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Diasporic Literature The Post Graduate Department of English, ANJAC arranged for a guest lecture programme for the P.G. English students on 23rd January 2014, Thursday. Mrs.M.Shanthi, Assistant Professor of English, S.F.R. College for women delivered a guest lecture on the topic "Diasporic Literature". M.P.Karuppasamy M.A. English welcomed the gathering. Mrs.S.Suganya arranged the meeting.
 
News posted on 2014-01-23

Personality Development Programme at AAACET
 
23rd January 2014 Personality Development Programme at AAACET “Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures” says F. Scott Fitzgerald. Keeping this in mind, AAA College of Engineering & Technology organizes a consecutive Personality Development Programme from the month of January 2014. Dr.K.Arulmozhi, the Principal presided the function. Thiru.Dr.B.Ravi Babu, M.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Retired Professor of Devangar Arts College and Treasurer of Sree Sowdambika College of Engineering, Arupukottai was the Chief Guest and he initiated the programme. He had laid the groundwork for a new kind of approach to develop the students- personality. There was a touch of literature in his approach to the personality and perfection in the mode of delivering the content. In his first spell, he had traced the roots of manifesting one-s character. He hailed the students- attention towards Shakespeare-s characters and said that they are the typical representations of flawed men. His speech was rich to the students and it helped them to analyze their individual selves.
 
News posted on 2014-01-23

The Daytime Moon
 
22nd January 2014 The Daytime Moon From 18th January 2014, Saturday, you might have seen moon during the daytime, in Sivakasi town. This is because, after Full Moon, the Moon continues in its orbit, moving slowly towards the Sun on the opposite side, and again Sun and Moon can be seen at the same time in the morning sky. You can see the moon at daytime for next two to three days, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-01-22

Modern Tamil Play @ Sivakasi Arts Club
 
22nd January 2014 Modern Tamil Play Theatre artiste S.Murugaboopathy-s Kugaimaravaasigal Date: 24-01-2014, Friday Time: 06:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Arts Club Chief Guest: Mrs.Rohini, Cine Actress Organisers: Sivakasi Arts Club Free Entry
 
News posted on 2014-01-22

Thaipusam Kavadi
 
22nd January 2014 Thaipusam Kavadi As a part of Thaipusam Festival, Lord Murugan Devotees carried out Kavadi and fulfilled their vows on 19th January 2014, Sunday, in Sivakasi. Devotees of all ages carried kavadis decorated with peacock feathers, small statues, flowers and coconuts. Special prayers were offered to Lord Murugan.
 
News posted on 2014-01-22

Blood Donation Camp Organised
 
21st January 2014 Blood Donation Camp Organised Blood Donation Camp was organised by Alumni Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School Sivakasi and Government Hospital, on 15th January 2014, Wednesday at Velanganni Matha Higher Secondary School Sivakasi. Government Hospital Blood Bank Officer Dr.Ayyanar and his team lead the camp. The blood donors were given a certificate and refreshments such as vegetable soup and lemon juice. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors.
 
News posted on 2014-01-21

NCVT Programme at ANJAC
 
20th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College, Sivakasi NCVT Programme at ANJAC As the effect of MoU signed between Green Star Institute and the Department of English, ANJAC the institutions have organised the first slot of training programme (NCVT Programme under the project received from the Ministry of Labour and Employment) from 17th January 2014, Friday. The students of M.A. and B.A. English of ANJAC have been undergoing a spoken English and soft skill training programme for the past three days. Mr.Shyamraj, B.E., M.S., Executive, Beehive Communication, trained the students how to do presentation and how to become an efficient and eminent public speaker in their career. Hands - on training given to students were of great use to them. 90 students actively involved in the training. On 19th January 2014, Sunday students were asked to come out with their ideas and were trained to face mass with out fear. The training began by 10.00 a.m and ended by 4.00 p.m. And the training will be continued up to 23rd January 2014, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2014-01-20

MoU signed
 
20th January 2014 MoU signed Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr.P.Ganesan, Managing Director, Maruthi Publications, Sivakasi on 17th January, 2014, Friday. Mr.P.Ganesan (Party – I) and Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) (Party – II) signed the MoU document. The two parties hereby mutually agree upon and place on record their signature on this document with their full conscious understanding and acceptance in the matters mentioned as below. Party 1 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 2 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Curriculum Development of the Department by way of willing to participate in the Board of Studies as Industry member. 2. Interrelationship by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the relationship programme. 3. ‘On the Job’ Training by way of willingness to intake students and provide them with practical knowledge and guidance as required for the ‘On the Job’ Training programme. 4. Hospital Visits by way of willingness to permit students of Party 2 to visit the institution as and when requested at the convenience of Party 1. 5. Student Placement by way of willingness to recruit from students of Party 2 as and when suitable requirements arise in the institution of Party 1. Party 2 shall provide support and collaboration to Party 1 in matters pertaining and related to 1. Training, Research and consultancy by way of willingness to undertake training, research and consultancy work as required by Party 1. 2. Extension work by way of willingness to conduct development and training programmes for the employees in areas as identified and required by Party 1.
 
News posted on 2014-01-20

Road Safety Week Rally
 
20th January 2014 Road Safety Week Rally Sivakasi Traffic Police Department and Rotary Club of Sivakasi Sparkler jointly organised Road Safety Week Rally, today. K.T.Rajendra Balaji, Minister for Information, Special Programme Implementation flagged off the rally at the Coronation Bus Stop Junction, Sivakasi to mark the Road Safety Week celebrations. A large number of participants including Sivakasi school children, college students, policemen, traffic constables, National Cadet Corps and auto drivers turned up for the rally by carrying placards with messages on road safety and raising slogans. The Sivakasi Traffic Police Department had organised several programmes and educational events to spread awareness regarding safe driving.
 
News posted on 2014-01-20

Today in Sivakasi
 
19th January 2014 Today in Sivakasi Pulse Polio Drive Date: 19-01-2014, Sunday Time: 07:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Venue: Hospitals, Anganwadis, Schools and Sivakasi Bus Stand Free Mental Health Camp Date: 19-01-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: M.S.Chellamuthu Trust Madurai and Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Free Medical Camp Date: 19-01-2014, Sunday Time: 09:30 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arulmighu Maalaiamman Maaligai, Thiruthangal Organisers: Chennai Thiruthangal Nadar Kottappaakkan Vagaiyaraa Dhaaydhigal Sangam, Chennai & Thiruthangal
 
News posted on 2014-01-19

Road Safety Week Observed at SBCP
 
19th January 2014 Road Safety Week Observed at SBCP Road Safety Week was observed at Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy on 18th January 2014, Saturday. Prof.P.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function. Thiruthangal Sub Inspector of Police (Traffic) Durgaisamy was the chief guest for the function. In his speech he highlighted the road safety measures and road rules. And SBCP students were educated about traffic rules. Students were advised to follow traffic rules for their own safety. Prof.Reghurathi Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, SBCP, organised the programme.
 
News posted on 2014-01-19

Sivakasi Pulse Polio 2014
 
19th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi Pulse Polio 2014 The first phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation was held in Sivakasi on 19th January 2014, Sunday. Twenty plus booths were set out to give Polio Immunisation Drops to kids of 0-5 years, in Sivakasi. In addition to that Mobile Teams covered some key areas such bus stands, main roads and bazars, and gave Polio Immunisation Drops. Sivakasi Government Hospital and some Private Hospitals also gave Immunisation Drops. Booths were placed in Schools, Sathunavu (Anganwaadi), Mahamaipandu Hospitals and Vaasagar Saalais. The service began at 07:00 a.m. and ends at 05:00 p.m.. Around 150 staff deployed for this service which includes Staff from Sivakasi Municipality, Training students from Nursing College and other supporting workers. The Polio vaccine were stored in refrigerators between +2°C and +8°C. Parents were caustious and bring their kids to the booths and make them to had drops. Kids who had Polio Immunisation Drops, had an ink mark on their finger like the vote mark. It was a sign of getting immunized against the deadly Polio. The II phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation campaign will be held on 23rd February 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-01-19

Pulse Polio drive tomorrow
 
18th January 2014 Pulse Polio drive tomorrow In Sivakasi, children below the age of five will be administered polio vaccine at the Pulse Polio campaign on 19th January 2014, Sunday. Hospitals, maternity hospitals, family welfare centres in the town, anganwadis, health centres, railway and bus stations, community halls and schools would function on 19th January 2014 to carry out the immunisation. The campaign would be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The next campaign will be held on 23rd February 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2014-01-18

MGR remembered on 97th birthday
 
17th January 2014 MGR remembered on 97th birthday Today, hundreds of Sivakasi fans of MGR celebrated the ex-Chief Minister and actor-s birthday on Saturday by distributing sweets and playing his songs on loudspeakers. Puratchi Thalaivar-s huge banners sprouted at key junctions in Sivakasi town, and the Sivakasi fans and AIADMK party have made all the arrangements for the special birthday of their immortal star MGR.
 
News posted on 2014-01-17

Thaipusam Therottam 2014
 
17th January 2014 Thaipusam Therottam 2014 As a part of Thaipusam Festival 2014, chatta thaer procession was held, today morning, in the four car streets of Sivakasi Town. The chatta ther stands an impressive 25 feet tall, made of pieces of wood and covered with colourful clothes, festoons and flowers. Sivakasi Murugan devotees drawn chariot of Lord Muruga from Agni Vinayakar Kovil to Sivakasi Subramaniaswamy Thirukovil. The priests by then have conducted puja for the Deity, at Murugan Temple. Golden chariot procession will be held today at 07:00 p.m., in the four car streets.
 
News posted on 2014-01-17

Thaipusam 2014 - Golden Chariot Procession
 
17th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Thaipusam 2014 - Golden Chariot Procession More than thousand Murugan devotees witnessed the Thaipoosam Golden chariot festival of Sivakasi Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple, tonight. Special prayers and worship were offered to Lord Murugan, since early morning. Sivakasi Town Police and Traffic Constables stepped up security measures in view of the golden car procession. The golden chariot glitters and the whole structure made of gold and covered with gold, donned with colorful and dazzling lights. Illuminating the quiet darkness at 07:00 p.m., the procession slowly moves ahead, stopping at numerous temples (Kadai Kovil, Agni Vinayakar Kovil) and key junction along the routes of four car streets of the town where pujas and archanais were performed for the benefit of the hundreds of Sivakasians lined up. Sivakasi Murugan devotees chanted Aroharaa relentlessly and drew the golden chariot on the four car streets. Majority of the Sivakasians captured the golden moments of golden chariot in their mobile phones and digital cameras. Sivakasi Palasarakku Vyaabaarigal Sangam made arrangements for the smooth conduct of the festival.
 
News posted on 2014-01-17

Blood Donation Camp Organised
 
16th January 2014 Blood Donation Camp Organised Sivakasi Friends Blood Donation Group in association with Sivakasi Government Hospital organised a blood donation camp at Rojapoothaayammaal Kalyaana Mandapam on 12th January 2014, Sunday. The blood was collected by the team of doctors of Government Hospital, Sivakasi under the supervision of Dr.Ayyanar, Incharge Blood Bank. The camp was well supported by the members of Friends Blood Donation Group. The blood donors were given a certificate and refreshments such as vegetable soup and lemon juice. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors.
 
News posted on 2014-01-16

MoU signed
 
16th January 2014 MoU signed Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dr.S.Lakshmi, M.B.B.S.,D.D.V.L., Sivakasi on 10th January, 2014, Thursday. Dr.S, Lakshmi, M.B.B.S.,D.D.V.L., and Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) signed the MoU document.
 
News posted on 2014-01-16

Thaipusam Annadhaanam
 
16th January 2014 Thaipusam Annadhaanam Date: 17-01-2014, Friday Time: 05:00 a.m. Venue: Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil Campus
 
News posted on 2014-01-16

Pournami Puja Performed
 
16th January 2014 Pournami Puja Performed Yesterday, on Full Moon Day, Pournami Poojai was performed in majority of the temples in Sivakasi town. Special pujas were performed on the special occasion of full moon day and Maattu Pongal / Karinaal. Prasadams were distributed to the devotees. Devotees worshiped and offered their prayers by standing in the long queues. You can see the Moon at daytime from day after tomorrow onwards in Sivakasi, for three to five days.
 
News posted on 2014-01-16

Blood Donation Camp Organised by TMMK
 
15th January 2014 Blood Donation Camp Organised by TMMK In connection with Republic Day, a massive blood donation camp held at The Hindu Devammarer Secondary School High, Sivakasi, on 12th January 2014, Sunday. The blood donation camp was organised by Tamilnadu Muslim Munnettra Kalagam, Sivakasi. A team of eight was headed by Dr.Ayyanar, Blood Bank Medical Officer, Sivakasi Government Hospital, for the camp. Blood donors were provided with glucose, orange fruit and biscuits, as refreshment. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors.
 
News posted on 2014-01-15

Chatta Ther getting ready for Therottam
 
15th January 2014 Chatta Ther getting ready for Thai Poosam Therottam As a part of Thai Pooram Festival, Therottam will be held at the four car streets of Sivakasi town on 17th January 2014, Friday, at 08:00 a.m.. The Sivakasi chatta thaer is getting ready for last one week and decoration work of the car has been taken place and it is expected to be completed by tomorrow. Hindu Nadar Palasarakku Sangam makes necessary arrangements for Therottam Festival. Sivakasi Murugan Kovil Golden Temple Car Therottam will be taken place at 08:00 p.m. onwards in the four car streets of Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-01-15

Flower prices shoot up
 
15th January 2014 Flower prices shoot up In Sivakasi, the price of inferior Jasmine (off season flower) and Mullai Poo was Rs.300 per kg on last week, while it skyrocketed to Rs.1,200 per kg today. This sudden rise in price is due to Thai Pongal Festival. Sivakasi florist expected that the price of Jasmine flower will reach Rs.400/- within next two days.
 
News posted on 2014-01-15

பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்
 
14th January 2014 அன்புடையீர், இனிய பொங்கல் மற்றும் தை திருநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள். - சிவகாசி வீக்லி.
 
News posted on 2014-01-14

Sivakasi celebrates Thai Pongal
 
14th January 2014 Sivakasi celebrates Thai Pongal Pongal, the harvest festival, was celebrated with fervour in Sivakasi town, today. The colourful Rangoli and Dot kolams on the streets and houses decorated with kannupilla chedi and manjal chedi, majal chedi, karumbu and flowers marked the day as Sivakasians welcomed the auspicious Tamil month of "Thai". Sivakasians exchanged greetings with friends and relatives and distributed pongal. In Sivakasi many households celebrated Pongal, but many shops, commercial establishments remained closed, for three days.
 
News posted on 2014-01-14

Blood Donation Camp to be held
 
14th January 2014 Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 15-01-2014, Wednesday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Velangannimatha Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Alumni, Sivakasi Velangannimatha Higher Secondary School in association with Sivakasi Government Hospital.
 
News posted on 2014-01-14

National Youth Day Observed at SBCP
 
13th January 2014 National Youth Day Observed at SBCP National Youth Day, which marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, was celebrated at Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy on 10th January 2014, Friday. Prof.P.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function. Prof.R.Sudharsingh, Vice Principal, Prof.Palanisamy and Asst. Prof.Mangayarkarasi were present on the function and delivered speech on Swami Vivekananda. Speaking about the values preached by Swami Vivekananda, Prof.Regurath Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, highlighted the principles of Swami Vivekananda.
 
News posted on 2014-01-13

Sivakasians begins to draw Kolam for Pongal
 
13th January 2014 Sivakasians begins to draw Kolam for Pongal Sivakasi women, girls and kids begins to draw Colourful Pongal Rangoli and Dot Kolams and decorating their courtyards and houses. Like the lines in the kolam, it ends where it begins. It is popularly believed that by drawing a kolam one can invite Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth into one-s house. Thai Pongal is also famous for Colourful Kolams and the festival of Kolam begins in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-01-13

Sale of Stencil Rangoli picks up
 
13th January 2014 Sale of Stencil Rangoli picks up Stencil Rangoli Kolam roadside vendors have been mushrooming in the town, for the last one month. Many of them can be seen displaying hundreds of colourful design pattern and they show demos in the roadside. Sivakasi buyers busy in buying the stencils with big smile in the face. The selling price of Stencil Rangoli in Sivakasi is between Rs.30 and Rs.60/-.
 
News posted on 2014-01-13

Sivakasi Bazar crowded with Pongal shoppers
 
13th January 2014 Sivakasi Bazar crowded with Pongal shoppers With Pongal, the harvest festival just a day away, the commercial parts of Sivakasi town are crowded with last minute shoppers, even though the prices of essentials including sugarcane, panangilangu, turmeric and rice continue to increase rapidly. Pongal bazaars are very active, especially in the vicinity of the four car streets of Sivakasi and near Sivan Kovil. Panangilangu price is Rs.50/- (10pieces), Kannupilla Chedi Rs.5/- to Rs.10/-, Sugarcane Rs.100 (3 pieces), Manja Chedi Rs.10/- to Rs.15/-. To celebrate Thai Pongal festival the traditional way, Sivakasians are ready buying the skyrocketed Sugarcanes and Panangilangu. And the town wore a festive look in all the areas.
 
News posted on 2014-01-13

Sugarcane remain out of reach for the common man
 
12th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sugarcane remain out of reach for the common man As Pongal is a just two days away, Sugarcane have been kept for sale, at the major areas of Sivakasi. The price of edible sugarcane, leaving a sour note among Pongal festival shoppers thronging the markets in Sivakasi, today. The price of one sugarcane is Rs.40-50 and bunch (15 sugarcanes) of sugarcane is Rs.350 to Rs.400 depending on the size and quality, in Sivakasi. Because of its souring price, the sweet Sugarcane remain out of reach for the common man in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2014-01-12

MoU signed
 
12th January 2014 MoU signed Department of M.Com(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Soundaram Nursing Home, 128, West Car Street, Sivakasi on 9th January, 2014, Thursday. Dr.S.Poungrace, M.B.B.S.,D.G.O., and Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) signed the MoU document.
 
News posted on 2014-01-12

Swamy Vivekananda-s Birth Anniversary Bike Rally
 
12th January 2014 Photo: Mr.Manikandan Belleyedone Swamy Vivekananda-s Birth Anniversary Bike Rally The National Youth Day and 151st birth centenary of Yug Purush Swamy Vivekananda was celebrated in Sivakasi, today. Bike rally was taken out to mark Swamy Vivekananda-s Birth Anniversary. In connection with Swami Vivekanandas Birthday, Sri Veera Vivekanandhaa Yoga Academy organised Yogasana Competition at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, today. Earlier on 10th January 2014, Friday, a grand procession of Swami Vivekananda idol was taken out in the four car streets of Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2014-01-12

External Audit
 
11th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College, Sivakasi External Audit The Internal Quality and Assurance Cell of ANJAC arranged the external audit on 10th January 2014, Friday for all the departments regarding the performance of the department in the academic year 2012-2013. Dr.S.Manimekalai, Head and Associate Prof., Dept. of English, S.F.R. College for Women audited the three language departments(Tamil, English and Hindi). After the scrutiny of the reports submitted by the departments concerned the expert opined her appreciation regarding the activities carried out in the departments and suggested the steps to be carried out in the forthcoming year.
 
News posted on 2014-01-11

Staff Development Programme
 
11th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJA College, Sivakasi Staff Development Programme The Post Graduate Department arranged for a Staff Development Programme on 10th January 2014, Friday. Mr. M.S.Raja, Assistant Prof. of English delivered a lecture to the staff members of the dept. of English. His lecture was focused on the History of English Literature. The programme was very interactive and informative. In order to refresh the critical faculty of the staff members the programme was arranged.
 
News posted on 2014-01-11

Sugarcane and Panangilangu begins arriving in Sivakasi
 
11th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sugarcane and Panangilangu begins arriving in Sivakasi As the Pongal Festival is nearing, truckloads of sugarcane and Panangilangu begin arriving in Sivakasi town for last two days. Pongal Festival is considered incomplete without these juicy canes. The edible black sugarcane variety, a must at every household celebrating the Pongal festival, was sold at Rs.350 /- a bunch (15 canes) one piece of sugarcane cost Rs.40/-, near Sivan Kovil, the main wholesale market in Sivakasi. Turmeric and ginger plants, which are other essential crops for the festival, will also arrive on 13th January 2014, Monday. Sugarcane to turn expensive this Pongal also.
 
News posted on 2014-01-11

All set for Vaikunta Ekadasi festival
 
11th January 2014 All set for Vaikunta Ekadasi festival Sivakasi Arulmighu Venkatachalapathy Perummal Thirukovil has made elaborate arrangements for the grand conduct of the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi festival slated to be held, today night. Stage decoration work will be completed by today afternoon. Kadai Kovil and Perumal Temple wore festive look. Long queues of devotees were seen outside the Sivakasi Arulmighu Venkatachalapathy Perumal Temple. Devotees offer their prayer to the lord, from early morning. Today night, it is expected that thousands of devotees will witness Vaikunda Ekathasi Festival in Sivakasi. Sorkkavasal will be open, tonight. Vaikunda Ekadesi is a major festival in Thiruthangal town( Thiruthangal Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple ).
 
News posted on 2014-01-11

Massive Sivakasi audience influx for Jilla & Veeram
 
10th January 2014 Photo: Manikandan Belleyedone Massive Sivakasi audience influx for Jilla & Veeram The Sivakasi theatre owners are preparing for a massive influx of audience for both Vijay-s Jilla and Ajith-s Veeram, to be screened today. In Sivakasi, Veeram has been screened in Big Cinemas Ganesh Theatre while Jilla will be screened in both Big Cinemas Ganesh and Thangamani Theatre. There is mad rush for both the films in Sivakasi. All opening day tickets for both the films have been sold out. It looks like the Sivakasi theatre owners are well prepared to manage the biggest box-office clash for this Pongal.
 
News posted on 2014-01-10

46th Annual Sports Meet - The Lions Mat.Hr.Sec.School
 
10th January 2014 46th Annual Sports Meet Date: 13-01-2014, Monday Time: 02:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Lion A.Vairaprakasam - Meera Vairaprakasam Campus, The Lions Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Sivakasi PDG Lion A.Vairaprakasam MJF, Industrialist, Sivakasi, has kindly agreed to preside over the function and to give away the prizes. Lion Meera Vairaprakasam MJF has kindly agreed to give away the prizes. Lion R.Anantharajan DPT, President, Lions Club of Sivakasi will light the torch and inaugurate the Meet.
 
News posted on 2014-01-10

Signing of MoU
 
9th January 2014 Signing of MoU Date: 09.01.2014, Thursday Time: 02.00 p.m. Venue: West Block, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. Presidential Address: Dr.S. Baskaran, M.Sc.,Ph.D., Principal, ANJAC, Sivakasi. MoU Sign between: Dr.S.Poungrace, M.B.B.S.,D.G.O., Soundaram Nursing Home, 128, West Car Street, Sivakasi and Post Graduate Department of Commerce (CA) Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. Vote of Thanks: Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,M.Tech., Head, Post Graduate Department of Commerce(CA), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College,Sivakasi. Organiser: Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC.
 
News posted on 2014-01-09

Cooler climate likely to continue in Sivakasi
 
9th January 2014 Cooler climate likely to continue in Sivakasi For the last few days in Sivakasi, with temperature pegged below 20 degree Celsius, chill breeze, mild showers cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning. Today, Sivakasi and its neighbourhood experienced a temperature of 20 degree Celsius. This was the lowest temperature recorded so far this January 2014. In only a few days, the minimum temperature in Sivakasi plunged from a pleasant 20-22 degrees to the much cooler temperatures being recorded now. The mild shower during early morning adds more chillness. The cooler temperature likely to continue for next one week with a chance of drizzle and rain.
 
News posted on 2014-01-09

Cool Breeze, Drizzling Sivakasi
 
8th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Cool Breeze, Drizzling Sivakasi As the winter season in Sivakasi is proceeding with cool breeze and drizzling mornings, the Sivakasi weather is indicating the temperature to 20 degree Celsius, today. The temperature in Sivakasi is decreasing by each day because of the winter season. The winter season in Sivakasi has compelled Sivakasians to wear the sweaters, mufflers and hand gloves. As it is drizzling throughout the day, Sivakasians are forced to wear rain coats, jerkins, rain caps and covers. The mild shower adds more chillness. The cooler temperature likely to continue for next one week with a chance of drizzle and rain. It is the very pleasant weather similar to Ooty and Kodaikanal – the hill stations of the state, which took back. Moreover the winter is here in Sivakasi, to relax and enjoy the warmth of mild coldness and sunshine that enhance along the enchanting Margali festival season.
 
News posted on 2014-01-08

Yogasana Competition to be held
 
8th January 2014 Yogasana Competition to be held Date: 12-01-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Venue: AMSG Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Veera Vivekanandhaa Yoga Academy For further details contact 9843426844, 9976052880
 
News posted on 2014-01-08

Pongal Greeting Cards for Sale in Sivakasi Shops
 
8th January 2014 Pongal Greeting Cards for Sale in Sivakasi Shops As Pongal Festival is nearing shops in Sivakasi start concentrating on the sale of Pongal Festival related articles such as decorating materials and greeting cards. Sivakasi shop owners procure Pongal Greeting Cards, well in advance of the Pongal festival. A visit to some of the gift shops in Sivakasi Bazar showed actor & actress greeting cards, tiny ones to large ones, from simple greetings to elaborate ones in English and in Tamil Languages. Pongal Greeting Card Price Ranges from Rs.5/- to Rs.50/-, in Sivakasi. During Festival Season, writing cards is a traditional practice. But in the modern era of emails and SMS, the charm of greeting cards has plummeted. Very few people who send cards on occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. And the market for greeting cards has been flat over the last few years.
 
News posted on 2014-01-08

MoU signed with Green Star Institute
 
8th January 2014 Courtesy: Prof. B.Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi MoU signed with Green Star Institute The Department of English (PG), ANJAC signed an MoU on 8th January 2014, Wednesday, with Green Star Institute to offer a certificate programme in Spoken English under the project received from the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The programme will be held for 180 hours. The programme will commence from 17th January, 2014, Friday onwards.The final year students of B.A., and M.A. English will attend the course. The students will be given certificates at the end of the course.
 
News posted on 2014-01-08

i-play i-learn Play School celebrates annual day
 
7th January 2013 i-play i-learn Play School celebrates annual day i-play i-learn, a playschool in Satchiyapuram, celebrated its Annual Day at Sivakasi Saiva Vellaalar Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi, on 4th January 2014, Saturday. The chief guest for the annual day was Mr.S.Sam Inbaraj, Head Master, C.M.S. Middle School, Satchiyapuram. Guest of Honours for the function were Mrs.N.A.Banumathi, Govt. High School, Anaiyur and Mr.V.Madasamy, Branch Manager, Corporation Bank, Sivakasi. Various forms of dance such as fruit dance, western, disco, drum set dance and others were presented by the students.
 
News posted on 2014-01-07

Better Climate for Sivakasi
 
7th January 2014 Better Climate for Sivakasi Today, with temperature pegged below 22 degree Celsius, chill breeze, cool climate and black clouds, climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Sun too shy to show up its face in the day time. Now the weather in Sivakasi town is pleasant. There is chance for drizzle / rain in Sivakasi, for next two days.
 
News posted on 2014-01-07

Hanuman Jayanthi Bhajan Mela 2014
 
6th January 2014 Hanuman Jayanthi Bhajan Mela Vishva Hindu Parishad organised Hanuman Jayanthi Bhajan Mela, for last one week, near Sivakasi Sivan Kovil. Special pujas were performed for Swami Hanuman. Prasadhams were distributed. Hanuman devotees sung bhajans. Public and members of VHP were present in the evening bhajans. Bhajans will be conducted until Hanuman Jayanti.
 
News posted on 2014-01-06

Swarasangamam 2014
 
6th January 2014 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Swarasangamam 2014 Swarasangamam, a Carnatic music fest was organised by Mrs.Prema Rajasekaran, at KSSP Kalyaana Mandapam Sivakasi, on 5th January 2014, Sunday. The musical festival began at 5:30 p.m.. Musicians from Chennai adds background music for the Swara Sangamam Fest. Around 15 students gave their performance, captivating the audience for about around three hours. At the end of the programme, singers got blessings from Mrs.Prema Rajasekaran and presented her a momento. Swara Sangamam fest turned as the real musical feast for the Sivakasi music lovers.
 
News posted on 2014-01-06

Blood Donation Camp to be held
 
5th January 2014 Blood Donation Camp to be held Date: 12-01-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Rojaapoo Thaayammaal Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: SS Fine Arts, Nanbargal Retha Dhaana Kulu and Government Hospital, Sivakasi For further details contact 9500328166, 9787648002, 9843324241, 9789432523, 9629882020, 9843571654
 
News posted on 2014-01-05

Power Shut Down for few hours
 
4th January 2014 Power Shut Down for few hours Today (04-01-2014, Saturday), power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town for the month of January 2014. Today, luckily power has been resumed at 12:30 p.m. itself, usually during power shut down days, power supply will be resume by 05:00 p.m..
 
News posted on 2014-01-04

Kolam Books were selling like hotcakes
 
4th January 2013 Kolam Books were selling like hotcakes Margazhi - The month of Colour Kolam begins on 16th December 2013, Monday. Many Sivakasians draw kolams with colour kola powder. Sivakasi Kolam Book traders, who sell the Rangoli and Pulli Kolam Books are the most sought during Margazhi month of Tamil calendar and Pongal Festival. Sivakasians were busy buying the kolam books. A trader near New Road, Muttai Kadai said sivakasiweekly.com that, we are engaged in selling eggs and vathals, as it is Margali month we start concentrating on the sale of Kolam Books and colour kola podi also. In Sivakasi Kolam Book price ranges from Rs.12/- to Rs.30/-.
 
News posted on 2014-01-04

Power Cut for few hours
 
3rd January 2014 Power Cut for few hours Sivakasi have unscheduled power cuts from today onwards. Repair in Tuticorin Power Station has left the TNEB to re-impose power cuts, in Sivakasi. It is expected that the unit would resume production in three to four days.
 
News posted on 2014-01-03

Sivakasi Boxer win gold in Boxing Tournament
 
3rd January 2013 Sivakasi Boxer win gold in Boxing Tournament AAA College of Engineering and Technology-s Student Selvan T.G.PARI of First Year Electrical & Electronics Engineering has won the GOLD medal in the ANNA UNIVERSITY INTER ZONE BOXING TOURNAMENT 2013-14 on 15th December 2013 held at Valliammai Engineering College (SRM Group of Institutions),Chennai. He was honored and awarded with GOLD MEDAL by Anna University Sports Board Chairman Dr.D.Arivuoli, Chennai. He will be representing Anna University in All India Inter University Boxing Tournament. Secretary Dr.P.Karvannan, Correspondent Dr. P.Ganeshan, Joint Secretary Er.K.Vignesh Kumar, Principal Dr.K.Arulmozhi, Physical Director Mr.D.Babu and faculties congratulate the achiever for bringing laurels to the institution.
 
News posted on 2014-01-03

Lecture on PHP & MY SQL
 
2nd January 2013 Lecture on PHP & MY SQL A lecture on the topic PHP & MY SQL was organised for the Second year M.Com(Computer Applications) students by the Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC, Sivakasi on 31st December 2013, Tuesday. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) gave lecture. At the end of the session he cleared the doubts raised by the students.
 
News posted on 2014-01-02

Date announced for Power Shut Down
 
2nd January 2014 Date announced for Power Shut Down There will be power shut down from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. in Sivakasi and Thiruthangal area, on 4th January 2014, Saturday, for maintenance work for the month of January 2014.
 
News posted on 2014-01-02

School reopens today
 
2nd January 2014 School reopens today After 11 days half yearly examination holiday, majority of the Schools in Sivakasi have reopened today, few Matriculation schools will be reopened by tomorrow.
 
News posted on 2014-01-02

Book Fair 2014
 
2nd January 2013 Book Fair 2014 An exhibition cum sale of books organised by the New Century Book House, Madurai in association with National Book Trust, New Delhi, was inaugurated at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi on 18th December 2013. Book lovers can find some very good books that have gone out of circulation from the market and many rare books have been found in this book exhibition. There are over 1,00,000 titles. A wide collection of books of different streams for all age groups are on display at the exhibition. Sivakasi Book lovers can avail 10 percent discount. The book exhibition will end on 5th January, 2014, Saturday. This book exhibition is really a good feast for Sivakasi book lovers.
 
News posted on 2014-01-02

Happy New Year 2014
 
1st January 2014 Happy New Year 2014 Dear Sivakasians, On the auspicious of the New Year 2014, sivakasiweekly.com team wishes all its visitors and readers around the world a very happy and prosperous New Year. - Team Sivakasi Weekly, Sivakasi, India.
 
News posted on 2014-01-01

Sivakasi welcomes 2014 with Joy
 
1st January 2014 Sivakasi welcomes 2014 with Joy As the clock struck 12, the entire Sivakasi Town rose up in a chorus of cheers amidst a burst of stunning display of fireworks. The 2014 New Year was welcomed in Sivakasi Town with immense joy, as large crowds gathered in social clubs, restaurants and in private homes and celebrated into the early hours of the morning. In crackers city, a vivid and eye-catching non stop display of fireworks for more than an hour adorned the midnight skies throughout Sivakasi. Some Sivakasians celebrate 2014 new year in their streets and roads by cutting cakes and distributed sweets and cakes to the passerby by greeting them Happy New Year. Majority of the houses in Sivakasi were decorated with Kolams with New Year Greet. Special prayers were performed in temples and churches.
 
News posted on 2014-01-01

This January in Sivakasi
 
1st January 2014 This January in Sivakasi Book Exhibition in Sivakasi Date: 1-01-2014 to 08-01-2014 Time: 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: New Century Book House, Madurai Spoken English Certificate Programme Date: 02-01-2014, Thursday Chief Guest: Mr.A.Shyam Raj, B.E, Venue: ANJAC, Sivakasi Organisers: Dept. of English(PG), Sivakasi ANJAC & Green Star Institute, Virudhunagar State level Inter-collegiate Meet STRATA-14 Date: 03-01-2014, Friday Venue: ANJAC, Sivakasi Organisers: Department of Computer Science, ANJAC Eye Camp Date: 19-01-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Free Mental Health Camp Date: 19-01-2014, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: M.S.Chellamuthu Trust Madurai and Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Homeopathy Camp Date: 26-01-2014, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy
 
News posted on 2014-01-01

Lecture on C and C++
 
31st December 2013 Lecture on C and C++ Department of M.Com(C.A.) organized a Lecture on the topic “C and C++” for the I M.Com (Computer Applications) students on 30th December 2013, Monday. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com (C.A.), ANJAC, presided over the function. At the end of the session he cleared the doubts raised by the students.
 
News posted on 2013-12-31

Spoken English Certificate Programme
 
31st December 2013 Courtesy: Mrs. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Spoken English Certificate Programme The Post Graduate Department of English has proposed to organise a presentation for the Spoken English Certificate Programme going to be offered by Green Star Institute, Virudhunagar. Mr.A.Shyam Raj, B.E, is going to deliver a lecture to the III B.A and the II M.A English students regarding the merits of the certificate course to be offered by Green Star under the project received from the Ministry of Labour and Employment on 2nd January 2014, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-31

Season of December Poo in Sivakasi
 
31st December 2013 Season of December Poo in Sivakasi December Poo were up for sale across Sivakasi town for last few weeks. A florist said sivakasiweekly.com that, the season of December Poo will end up in one or two weeks. And the price of December Poo is Rs.150/- per kg., she added.
 
News posted on 2013-12-31

State level Inter-collegiate Meet STRATA-14
 
31st December 2013 State level Inter-collegiate Meet STRATA-14 Department of Computer Science, AYYA NADAR JANAKI AMMAL COLLEGE (Autonomous, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Re-accredited (3rd cycle) with "A" Grade (CGPA 3.67 out of 4) by NAAC and College with Potential for Excellence by UGC), Sivakasi is organizing State level Inter-collegiate Meet STRATA-14 on 3rd January 2014, Friday. The meet expects IT saviors in various institutions register their splendid skills in the following events. 1. PAPER PRESENTATION 2. QUIZ 3. GROUP DISCUSSION 4. SOFTWARE CONTEST 5. COLLAGE 6. E-WASTE 7. AS U LIKE IT The organizers of STRATA-14 request the budding IT professionals in various institutions to come & show your skills & take away the prizes awaiting for you. For further details contact Mrs.P.Tamizh chelvi, Head, Department of Computer Science, ANJAC - 04562-254416 , msccsit14@gmail.com
 
News posted on 2013-12-31

PTA meet held at ANJAC
 
30th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi PTA meet held at ANJAC ANJAC-s P.T.A. meet was held on 28th December 2013, Saturday. Dr.V.Ramasubramiam, Dean, students Services welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal highlighted the facilities available in the college for the safety and welfare of the students. He insisted the parents not to allow their children to bring mobile phones to the college and also asked them to make note of the dress code of their wards. He thanked the parents for the support rendered by them during the visit of NAAC team. Besides he requested the parents to look into the health and hygienic condition of the students by providing them nutritious food. He was followed by many parents who came out with many suggestions and requests to be fulfilled by the management. And the meet ended with Vote of Thanks by Major Dr.S.Elangovan who assured the parents that their requests will be carried out in a while.
 
News posted on 2013-12-30

Cycle rally marks National Consumer Rights Day
 
30th December 2013 Courtesy: Mr.Manikandan Belleyedone Cycle rally marks National Consumer Rights Day Sivakasi ANJAC observed National Consumer Rights Day, to stress the necessity of carrying out awareness drives on consumer rights. Around 100 students took part in the cycle rally to create awareness on consumer rights and eco awareness. Earlier the rally was inaugurated by Mrs.Keerthi Revenue Divisional Officer in the presence of Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, ANJAC.
 
News posted on 2013-12-30

Unave Marundhu Camp Conducted
 
30th December 2013 Unave Marundhu Camp Conducted Vaanaham Orunghinaippu Kulu in association with Thaai Vazhi Iyarkkai Moolihai Unavagam jointly organised Healthy Nature Food Camp from 27th and 28th December 2013, at Namma Annaachi Iyarkkai Vivasaaya Pannai, Sivakasi. The participants of this camp were making a health-conscious decision to switch to natural and organic foods. They were taught preparation of healthy natural foods. And the organisation helps people grow greens in eco-friendly baskets on the terrace in their home.
 
News posted on 2013-12-30

Coming up next in Sivakasi
 
29th December 2013 Coming up next in Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 29-12-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi 2014 New Year Celebration at JA Bose Sundarapandian Fame Janaki, Vijay TV Jodi No.1 Team, Airtel Super Singer Goutham, Airtel Super Singer Suganya and Sun TV Asathapovathu Yaaru Fame Madurai Muthu will entertain. Date: 31-12-2013, Tuesday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: JA Bose Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organiser: Lions Club Of Sivakasi Cracker City, Sivakasi For tickets contact Ln.T.Gnanasekar - 9843127804, Ln.Kannan Raj Kumar - 9486895725, Ln.A.Ulagaraj - 9842456046 and Ln.PSK.Ramadas - 9488888204 2014 New Year-s Eve Celebration Date: 31-12-2013, Tuesday Time: 09:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Venue: Conference Hall, Sri Kaliswari Le Orchids, Sivakasi Karoke & Game Show with Buffet Dinner. Win Cash Prizes. For entrance ticket contact reception. Phone: 04562-234200
 
News posted on 2013-12-29

Sivakasi to Srivilliputhur - Relaying of Road begins
 
29th December 2013 Photo: Mr.Manikandan Belleyedone Sivakasi to Srivilliputhur - Relaying of Road begins Sivakasi to Srivilliputhur - Relaying of Road commenced from yesterday onwards, the work stretch from Sivakasi to Srivilliputhur, one of the back breaking stretching with dangerous potholes. Earth movers were seen swiftly removing the layers of the damaged road to pave way for a fresh layer of bitumen. Most of the road laying works would be undertaken in the night. Now the new road from Sivakasi to Satchiyapuram Railway Gate gives new look and helps the travelers to travel quickly and in time.
 
News posted on 2013-12-29

PTA Meet at ANJAC
 
28th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi PTA Meet at ANJAC Parent-teacher Association meet is arranged by the Dean, Students Services Dr. V. Ramasubramaniam, Asst. Prof. And Head, Dept. of Botany, at Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College on 28th December, 2013, Saturday. The meeting will commence at 2.30 p.m.
 
News posted on 2013-12-28

Hundreds witnessed Pookuli Thiruvizha
 
28th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Hundreds witnessed Pookuli Thiruvizha Sri Raja Ganapathi Ayyappa Sevai Sangam organised 30th Pookuzhi Thiruvizha in front of Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi, at 06:00 p.m., on 27th December 2013, Friday. In this Pookuzhi festival around 10 ayyappan devotees walked across a five metre long by two metre wide pookuli. Some devotees walked around the pit. Earlier Sivakasians offered oils and ghees as netrikadan. People who take part in the festival chanted Amman slogans. After Pookuzhi festival, annadhaanam offered to pilgrims, at Sri Vetri Vinayagar Kovil, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-28

Thiruvathirai Sugarcanes are unsold
 
28th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Thiruvathirai Sugarcanes are unsold Traders from nearby villages of Sivakasi, traders and roadside vendors in the town brought loads of sugarcane to the key junctions of Sivakasi right from 15th December 2013 all the way till and eve of Thiruvathirai Festival. During Thiruvathirai Festival, one piece of sugarcane sold for Rs.40/- and Rs.350 for one bundle with 15 sugarcanes. The price of sugarcane was soaring and it was out of reach for the common man in Sivakasi town. As a result the sale of sugarcane in Sivakasi, fell down badly. Sugarcane Traders try to sell as much possible and they are ready to sell at a throwaway rate of Rs.5 per sugarcane and Rs.50 for one bundle, grocery shop keepers are busy buying the canes and making good profit.
 
News posted on 2013-12-28

Ayyappa Swami Mandala Pooja celebrated in Sivakasi
 
27th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Ayyappa Swami Mandala Pooja celebrated in Sivakasi The 41-days Mandala Pooja for Swamy Ayyappan which began on November 16, 2013, Thursday at most of the temples in Sivakasi, came to a close on December 26, 2013, Thursday. On the concluding day, most of the temples were decorated with festoons and flowers. Swamy Ayyappan songs was played at majority of the temples in Sivakasi. And devotees of Swamy Ayyappan sung bhajans. Special poojas were performed for Swamy Ayyappan. The program concluded with Annadhaanam.
 
News posted on 2013-12-27

MGR death anniversary observed
 
27th December 2013 MGR death anniversary observed On 24th December 2013, Tuesday, hundreds of Sivakasi fans of MGR observed the ex-Chief Minister and actor-s death anniversary on Saturday by distributing sweets and playing his songs on loudspeakers. Sivakasi TNEB also observed MGR-s death anniversary by offering special prayers and distributing sweets to the public.
 
News posted on 2013-12-27

Mandala Puja annadanam for over one lakh devotees
 
27th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Mandala Puja annadanam for over one lakh devotees On 27th December 2013, Thursday, Ayyappa Swami Mandala Puja was held in majority of the temples in Sivakasi town. The Ayyappan Sangh has been feeding nearly one lakh visitors. Annadhanam has been taken place in the street roads. Most of the Annadanam started from 07:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. and at Sivakasi Ayyappan Temple Annadhanam has been done from 11:30 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.. Thousands of Sivakasians who had waited in queue for over half an hour at Annadhaanam areas that serves the smelling Sambar rice with three to four porikkaris. Due to Mandala Puja Annadhanam, hotels nearby the Annadhanam areas were down shuttered.
 
News posted on 2013-12-27

Guest Lecture on Interview Tips
 
26th December 2013 Guest Lecture on Interview Tips The Department of M.Com(CA) organized a Guest Lecture on 20th December 2013, Friday. Mr.Arun Kumar, Student of M.Com(CA) welcomed the gathering. Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC presided over the function. The Chief Guest Mr.G.Narasimman, Co-ordinator, Vocational Guidance and Information Centre, ANJAC, gave a lecture on the topic “Interview Tips” for the M.Com(CA) Students. Ms.Ponmalar, student of M.Com(CA) proposed Vote of thanks.     
 
News posted on 2013-12-26

State level workshop on Techniques of Teaching Hindi
 
26th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. B. Rathika, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi State level workshop on Techniques of Teaching Hindi The Department of Hindi, ANJAC is going to organize a State level workshop on “Techniques of Teaching Hindi” for Hindi Teachers on 28th December 2013. Dr.K.VijayaBhaskarNaiduM.A.,M.Phil.,R.B.P.,P.G.D.T.,Ph.D. Head, Department of Hindi, ANJACollege Sivakasi will welcome the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi will deliver the Presidential Address. The workshop will be held in four sessions. In the I session Dr.K.M.ChandraMohan M.A.,Ph.D., Co-Ordinator (M.A Hindi)(Rtd), Directorate of Distance Education Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai will deliver his speech on the topic “Techniques of Teaching Hindi poetry & fiction”. In the II session Dr.V.Jegannatha Reddy M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor & Head, Department of Hindi, Annamalai University, Chidambaram will deliver his lecture on “Techniques of Teaching Hindi Grammar”. In the III session Mrs.S.Prithi Latha M.A.,M.Phil ., Head Department of Hindi, Lady Doak College, Madurai will deliver his speech on “Easy methods of Teaching Hindi”. In the IV session Mr.M.R.J.Gnaneswaran, M.A., R.B.P.P., M.A (Yoga). Principal, Meenakshi Hindi Vidhyamandir, Sivakasi will deliver a talk on “Techniques of Teaching Fundamental Hindi and prose”. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize Teaching of Hindi language and to motivate the Hindi teachers to teach Hindi interestingly and easily. The workshop will certainly enrich the competence of the participants.
 
News posted on 2013-12-26

It is back to 3 hours power cut in Sivakasi
 
26th December 2013 It is back to 3 hours power cut in Sivakasi Power cuts will be back again to haunt Sivakasians from today onwards. A steep fall in thermal energy generation in the State has left the TNEB to re-impose power cuts, in Sivakasi. Sivakasi will have no power supply from 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 06:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
 
News posted on 2013-12-26

Sivakasi celebrates Christmas
 
25th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi celebrates Christmas The Sivakasi Christians flocked to their respective churches to partake in the celebrations on Christmas Eve. Churches across the Sivakasi town wore a festive look, all adorned with twinkling stars, colourful lights and attractive cribs. The Sivakasi churches brimmed with faithful turning up in large numbers to attend the special Mass. Choirs, Christmas trees and decors added more charm. Dressed in new outfits, hundreds attended midnight special xmas prayers held in various churches in Sivakasi. Special events were organised in most of the churches where members exhibited their talents through cultural performances. In Sivakasi, Christians shared delicious cakes and Briyani to non Christians neighbours. After attending prayers, some Sivakasians celebrated Christmas by firing crackers. The pastor also wished everyone a very happy and peaceful new year.
 
News posted on 2013-12-25

Ear warmer sales picks up
 
25th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Ear warmer sales picks up The Tamil Month of Maargali is here to feel us warm and cold by decrease in temperature and somehow cool in nights, in Sivakasi. Due to cold climate and fear of deadly fevers, sales of ear warmers picks up in Sivakasi. Ear warmer vendors have been mushrooming in the town, for the last few weeks. Many textile showrooms can be seen displaying their colourful and attractively designed ear warmers in front of the shops and it is designed to provide maximum possible ear protection against cold air during morning and night times. In Sivakasi, ear warmer price is Rs.10 per piece. Sivakasians buy them to avoid diseases and fevers caused by cool climate.
 
News posted on 2013-12-25

Sivakasi gets a drizzle
 
25th December 2013 Sivakasi gets a drizzle Today afternoon, Sivakasi town experienced mild drizzle for a few seconds. There was pleasant note, with a mild drizzle and a cool breeze. But there is no rain in the town. Mild drizzle for few seconds brings down the temperature in the town. The drizzle is not enough to make the road wet. For the last two days the sky was cloudier in Sivakasi. For the next one week the average maximum temperature will be 30 degree Celsius (average) while the minimum temperature will be 18 degree Celsius, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-25

Sivakasi prepares for Christmas 2013
 
24th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi prepares for Christmas 2013 Many Sivakasians are seen flocking to Sivakasi Bazaar to buy their Christmas decorations. Sivakasi town is filled with excitement as Christmas is just around the corner. Sivakasians have already started cleaning their homes, preparing sweets and decorating their homes. In Sivakasi, the major attractions of the Christmas festival, which is the star, Christmas tree and crib, are being put up in all the Christian and non Christian households to ring in the festivities. Last minute shoppers pack local bakeries such as Shanthi Bakery, Coronation Bakery and Puppy-s Bakery. As Christmas is just 12 hours away, churches across Sivakasi Town are getting decorated with festoons, serial lights, decorative papers and pandhals. Decoration work in Churches are in full swing and expected to be completed by today evening. All the churches in Sivakasi is attracting a steady stream of visitors who flock to the premises in the evenings to enjoy the festive buzz of Christmas. In Sivakasi, the Christian homes are usually bustling with activity and decorated with twinkling Stars and Christmas Trees, for a month.
 
News posted on 2013-12-24

Sale of Colour Kola Podi at Peak
 
24th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sale of Colour Kola Podi at Peak Margazhi - The month of Colour Kolam begins on 16th December 2013, Monday. Many Sivakasians draw kolams with colour kola powder. Sivakasi Kola podi traders, who sell the colour podi are the most sought during Margazhi month of Tamil calendar and Pongal Festival. Sivakasians eagerly picked up their favorite colour kola podis. A trader near New Road, Muttai Kadai said sivakasiweekly.com that, we are engaged in selling eggs and vathals, as it is Margali month we start concentrating on the sale of colour kola podi also. We have 18 different colour kolam powders. The sale of kola podi is at peak, he added. In Sivakasi colour kola podi pocket price ranges from Rs.3 to Rs.8 per pocket. It is expected that, the demand for the colour kolam powder will be sustained till the dawn of Chithirai and reach peak on the eve of Pongal Festival.
 
News posted on 2013-12-24

Mandala Poojai in Sivakasi
 
23rd December 2013 Mandala Poojai in Sivakasi The 41-days Mandala Pooja will ends on December 26, 2013, Thursday. On the concluding day, most of the temples will be decorated with festoons and flowers. Swamy Ayyappan devotees will sing bhajans from 06:00 p.m. onwards. Special poojas will performed for Swamy Ayyappan. The program will be concluded with Annadhaanam.
 
News posted on 2013-12-23

Tin mounting job is in full swing
 
23rd December 2013 Tin mounting job is in full swing With New Year 2014 is fast approaching, calendar and diary printing job is in full swing, in Sivakasi Town. New Year is just a week away, and yet all the printing units and allied industries are already seeing Sivakasians, Keralites and other State people lining up outside the offsets, in Sivakasi. All the offsets in Sivakasi are working at full swing in printing, cutting and tin mounting and 10 days before itself few of the printing units stopped getting new orders. Tin mounting the final process of calendar manufacturing job is in full swing in Sivakasi. The reduced power cut for the last two weeks brings some relief for the calendar and diary manufacturers in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-23

The Daytime Moon in Sivakasi
 
22nd December 2013 The Daytime Moon From 20th December 2013, Friday, you might have seen moon during the daytime, in Sivakasi town. You can see the moon at daytime for next three days, in Sivakasi. Earlier Pournami Poojai was performed on 16th December 2013, Monday. Special pujas and prayers were offered. Prasads were distributed to the devotees.
 
News posted on 2013-12-22

Cauliflower Season in Sivakasi
 
22nd December 2013 Cauliflower Season in Sivakasi Cauliflower prices may continue to remain subdued at least for the next three months as it is season of Cauliflower. In Sivakasi town usually Cauliflower season starts in November end and goes on till January. Some roadside vendors kept Cauliflowers in different sizes in the major areas such as NRKR Road, Near Sivan Kovil and Vegetable Markets of Sivakasi town. Price of Cauliflower in Sivakasi is between Rs.10 and Rs.30 for one flower. A vendor near Sivakasi New Road said sivakasiweekly.com that, during non season days Cauliflower price ranges from Rs.40 to Rs.60, the season will end up at the end of January. A Cauliflower a Day is good for health, he added.
 
News posted on 2013-12-22

Massive optics laying by Reliance in Sivakasi
 
21st December 2013 Massive optics laying by Reliance in Sivakasi For last few weeks, Reliance is laying the optical cable lines in Sivakasi areas. They completed laying lines on the National Colony, PKN Road, Thiruthangal Road as well as in outer areas of Sivakasi. And more roads to be dug up for laying optical cables in Sivakasi town. Sivakasi motorists who are experiencing bumpy ride for some more months as Reliance and other companies getting ready with dig plan for laying optical fiber for next generation telephony services in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2013-12-21

Extension Activity - PG Department of English - ANJAC
 
21st December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Extension Activity - PG Department of English - ANJAC The Post Graduate Department of English, ANJAC has planned to organise one extension activity at Government School, Koppanayakkan patti on 26th December 2013, Thursday. The I and the II M.A., English students are going to carry out their services to the school children of that village. They have prepared many puzzles and word games for the kids to enthrall the attention of the students in learning English. Besides they have also planned to teach grammar for the students in play way methods. Mrs.P.Grace, Asst.Professor of English, ANJAC will escort the students.
 
News posted on 2013-12-21

Half Yearly Exam Holiday Begins
 
21st December 2013 Half Yearly Exam Holiday Begins Half yearly exam holiday begins from today onwards, for manjority of the schools in Sivakasi. After a two weeks gap, school goers beginning to play cricket, gilli, goeli, football, shuttle cock, tennis, watching tv and playing video games and play stations. Some have gone for vacation tours. This half yearly exam holidays will be of special because of the xmas and new year celebration. Some schools in Sivakasi will conduct special classes for the 10th and 12th standard students, in half yearly examination holidays. School will be reopen on 3rd January 2013, Friday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-21

140th Free Mental Camp Conducted
 
20th December 2013 Courtesy: Sairam Siva 140th Free Mental Camp Conducted Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy in association with Madurai M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, jointly organised 140th free mental camp at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, on 15th December 2013, Sunday. Around 244 people were benefited out of this camp. Free medicines were provided for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Narayan Seva has been done for 600 people. 30 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 19th January 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-20

Santa Claus visit to Sivakasi houses
 
20th December 2013 Santa Claus visit to Sivakasi houses Streets of Sivakasi Town got a very special visit from the one and only Santa Claus. Santa Claus accompanied with music bands and they staged some dramas. And Prayer has been conducted in some houses. Santa Claus brought some presents with him to distribute to some lucky girls and boys of the streets. Santa presents gifts to Children and family for Christmas 2013, in Sivakasi town. Santa Claus entertain both Christians and non Christians, in Sivakasi streets.
 
News posted on 2013-12-20

Sivakasi Churches decorated with lights & stars for Christmas
 
20th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi Churches decorated with lights & stars for Christmas The churches in Sivakasi are all geared up to celebrate the Christmas festival 2013. And Sivakasians are waiting to take part in the midnight mass with church bells ringing to fill the devotees hearts and souls with happiness. The spirit of Christmas in Sivakasi has already set in with atmosphere turning into that of joy, peace and serenity coupled with fun and laughter. Houses in Sivakasi and Sivakasi Churches are decorated with lights and colourful stars for Christmas Festival 2013. Hanging an illuminated colourful paper star at the entrance enhances the beauty of the home and churches in Sivakasi. As an add on for 2013 Christmas festive fun, the soothing winter (18 degree celsius) in Sivakasi has doubled the happiness with of course Santa Claus spreading all the cheer among Sivakasi children and elders alike.
 
News posted on 2013-12-20

Literature, the Reflection of Life
 
19th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Literature, the Reflection of Life PHOENIX Literary Association of the post graduate department of English, ANJAC has proposed to organise a guest lecture for the students of I and II M.A. English. Mrs. Thenmani, Asst. Prof of English, AAA College of Engineering & Technology, will deliver a lecture on the topic "Literature, the Reflection of Life" between 2.00 and 4.00 p.m on 19th December 2013, Thursday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-19

Lowest recorded temperature in Sivakasi for 2013
 
19th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Lowest recorded temperature in Sivakasi for 2013 With temperature pegged below 18 degree Celsius, chill breeze, mild showers cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Last few days the maximum average temperature is around 31 degree celsius, and the average minimum temperature is just 18 degree celsius and the humidity is 80%. The lowest recorded temperature in Sivakasi for the year 2013 is 18 degree celsius. The prime cold of the year witness last few days and reduced the temperature in Sivakasi town. It is the very pleasant weather similar to ooty kodaikanal – the hill stations of the state, which took back. Moreover the winter is here in Sivakasi, to relax and enjoy the warmth of mild coldness and sunshine that enhance along the enchanting Margali festival season.
 
News posted on 2013-12-19

Over 350 take part in free eye camp
 
19th December 2013 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Over 300 take part in free eye camp A free eye camp organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy was held here on 15th December 2013, Sunday at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi. The Samithy organised this eye camp along with the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. A team of 15 Medical experts was led by four Ophthalmologists from Madurai Aravind Eye Hospital examined the patients at the camp. 363 patients were screened under various eye tests. Of them, 75 patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai. The free services will include eye check up and refraction for glasses, medicines, eye surgery and glasses at discount rate. Around 60 volunteers from Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Sevaa Samidhi supported and organised the camp, in a systematic manner.
 
News posted on 2013-12-19

Thousands witnessed Thiruvathirai Festival
 
18th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Thousands witnessed Thiruvathirai Festival Thousands of devotees witnessed Thiruvathirai Festival at Sivakasi, today. Sevaral houses in Sivakasi was decorated with radham kolams. Roadside shops such as Panangilangu, Karumbhu, balloon, toys, idols of gods, electric goods, flowers shops were placed in the key junctions of the town. Special rituals were held at the temple in the morning in connection with the festival. The idol of Sivakasi Sivan Kovil Natarajar, Sivakasi Subramaniasamy Kovil Natarajar and Sivakasi Kadai Kovil Amman and Kamatchi Amman were carried out for procession, in the four car streets of Sivakasi, at morning. The procession of a caparisoned elephants in front of the Radhams added to the festive spirit. Sivakasians attended the festival with their family. The three big temple car were fully decorated with Manjal Sevandhi Poo. Children in Sivakasi were wowed by seeing the three big rathas in the bazar. Namam has been put for all the devotees. Most of the Sivakasi girls and women have Sevandhi Poo on their head. Due to Thiruvathirai festival there is hike in the price of all the flowers. After worshipping all the Gods, Sivakasians bought Panangilangu and Karumbhu. 10 piece of Panangilangu price ranges from Rs.30- to Rs.35/- and Karumbu Rs.40/- per sugarcane. For Thiruvathirai Festival, Kali were prepared in most of the houses in Sivakasi and some observed fasting. Thiruvathirai Festival entertained all age groups, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-18

Thiruvathirai Ther Kolam
 
18th December 2013 Thiruvathirai Ther Kolam Thiruvathirai, a festival dedicated to Lord Natarajar, is a major local festival in Sivakasi town. Thiruvathirai festival is observed during the full moon day in the Tamil month of Margazhi. In Sivakasi Thiruvathirai is a grand festival in which abhishegams are offered to Lord Natarajar. A grand procession is taken through the four car streets of Sivakasi. On this auspicious day, majority of the Sivakasi women and girls decorate their home by putting Ther kolam. Ther Kolams are decorative designs made on floors of living rooms and courtyards during Thiruvathirai festival in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-18

Sugarcane price soars for this Thiruvathirai
 
17th December 2013 Sugarcane price soars for this Thiruvathirai As Thiruvathirai is a just a day away, Sugarcane have been kept for sale, at the major areas of Sivakasi. The price of edible sugarcane, leaving a sour note among Thiruvathirai festival shoppers thronging the markets in Sivakasi, today. The price of one sugarcane is Rs.40-50 and bunch (12 sugarcanes) of sugarcane is Rs.350 to Rs.400 depending on the size and quality, in Sivakasi. Because of its souring price, the sweet Sugarcane remain out of reach for the common man in Sivakasi town. One of a sugarcane retail trader near Ambedkar statue said sivakasiweekly.com that the rise in price of sugarcane is due to gradual decline in the area of cultivation of the edible variety of sugarcane. He added, one bunch of Sugarcane is Rs.350/-.
 
News posted on 2013-12-17

Margazhi - The month of Colour Kolam begins
 
17th December 2013 Margazhi - The month of Colour Kolam begins In Sivakasi, the month of Margazhi in Tamil Calendar is special for Arunagirinathar Sangam Prasangam in Mariamman Kovil, some Sivakasians visit to temples early in the morning and majority of the Sivakasians decorate their house with coloured Kolams (Rangoli) and white kolam powder. Sivakasians during Margazhi month, do not mind on cool breeze and snow in the early morning and they add coloured powder for the winter. This year, the only fear for the Kolam drawers is mosquito bites. So while they are drawing kolam, they are always seen with mosquito bat and coils with them. In Sivakasi, price of one colour kola podi pocket price ranges from Rs.4 to Rs.7 and the price of all colour kolam powder pack is Rs.45. And the sale of colour kola podi too picks up.
 
News posted on 2013-12-17

Sivakasi Sri Arunagiri Nadhar Sabai Margazhi Fest
 
17th December 2013 Sivakasi Sri Arunagiri Nadhar Sabai Margazhi Fest Sivakasi Sri Arunagiri Nadhar Sabai organising 68th year Sorpolivu / Prasangam at Muthamizh Maedai, Sri Arulmighu Mariamman ThiruKovil, Sivakasi. Through out this Margazhi - Prasangam fest will be taken place. Sivakasians of all agers eagerly attending the prasangams daily. Guest speaker for Sorpozhivu are Thirukayilaaya Parambarai Sengol Aathinam 102nd Gurumaga Sannidhaanam Srilasri Kalyana Sundara Sathya Gnanathesiga Paramaacharyar Swamigal, Soloviyar Porkizhi Kavingar, Thirumandhira Solmani S.S.M.Sundaram, Prof.K.Gopalsamy, Madurai Sithaandha Vidyaanidhi Mrs.M.Gnanapoongodhai, Kayilaimani Sithaandha Rathinam Mrs.Vimala Subramaniyan, Senjol Varidhi, Gnanavaani Navukkarasi Mrs.Ilampirai Manimaran, Thirumuruga Kirubanandhavariar Swamigalin Seedar Mr.R.Kathirvel and Thirumuruga Kirubanandhavariar Swamigalin Seedarin Illaththalaivi Upanyaasa Simmam Mrs.Latha Kathirvel. The Margali Fest starts on 12th December 2013, Thursday and will be taken place till 12th January 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-17

2014 New Year Celebration at JA Bose
 
16th December 2013 2014 New Year Celebration at JA Bose Sundarapandian Fame Janaki, Vijay TV Jodi No.1 Team, Airtel Super Singer Goutham, Airtel Super Singer Suganya and Sun TV Asathapovathu Yaaru Fame Madurai Muthu will entertain. Date: 31-12-2013, Tuesday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: JA Bose Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organiser: Lions Club Of Sivakasi Cracker City, Sivakasi For tickets contact Ln.T.Gnanasekar - 9843127804, Ln.Kannan Raj Kumar - 9486895725, Ln.A.Ulagaraj - 9842456046 and Ln.PSK.Ramadas - 9488888204
 
News posted on 2013-12-16

Goundamani-s film to be shot in Sivakasi
 
16th December 2013 Goundamani-s film to be shot in Sivakasi "49-O" is a Section under the Constitution of India under which a person visiting a polling booth during an election can express his/her reservations about the polling process and get his/her name entered in the record as person not "willing" to exercise his/her franchise. Interestingly enough, ace comedian Goundamani’s comeback film in which he plays the lead role has been titled as 49-O. Produced jointly by Ravindran and Dr. Sivabalan on behalf of their respective banners Trident Arts and Zero Rules Entertainment, 49-O would have a leading actress pairing up opposite Goundamani. The actress is yet to be chosen, though. Others in the cast include M.S. Baskar, Mayilsami, John Vijay, VTV Ganesh, Somasundaram, Virumandi and Thirumurugan. Goundamani wont be playing a typical hero but has been designated as the "hero" of the script. P.Arokyadas, who had earlier worked as assistant director under the likes of Gautham Vasudev Menon and Vikram K. Kumar, is debuting as a director with this film. The shoot, which is soon to commence, would be held in Chennai, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar, Sivakasi, Kovilpatti and Mysore.
 
News posted on 2013-12-16

TSP for ANJAC Staff members
 
16th December 2013 TSP for ANJAC Staff members A two day Teacher Support Programme for the faculty of English department was held at Vickram Engineering college was held at Madurai on 13th & 14th December 2013, Friday & Saturday. The programme was organised by CUP (Cambridge University Press). The training was held with the aim to motivate the students to take up the BEC (Business English Certificate) Exam. The certificate provided by the CUP has life time validity and the students who get good grades will get placed easily in all sectors where communication is very essential. Dr.Rosalia Bonjour, Head, Department of English, Saveetha Engineering college, Chennai was the resource person. The teachers were trained on honing students to face BEC with ease and comfort. Activities were given for the professors to avoid monotony among the listeners. Professors from various Engineering colleges and arts and science colleges attended the programme. Mrs.R.Sophia Rani, Asst. Prof. of English, and Mrs.B.Rathika, Head and Asst. Prof. Dept. of English (PG), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College attended the programme.
 
News posted on 2013-12-16

1008 Thiruvilakku Procession Staged in Sivakasi
 
16th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan 1008 Thiruvilakku Procession Staged in Sivakasi Today, 1008 Thiruvilakku Procession was staged in Sivakasi. The procession started after worshiping Goddess Kadai Kovil Amman at 6:00 p.m. and ended the procession by placing all the Thiruvilakku in Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi. Procession was inaugurated by Mrs.Vijayamohini Annamalaisamy, President, Sri Kaliswari Nadar Magalir Mandram, Sivakasi. Around 15 Nadar Magalir Mandra members were participated in the procession. Mr.Rajappan, Sri Kaliswari Group of Industries, Mr.Annamalaisamy, Sri Kaliswari Group of Industries, Mr.Kutralam Artist, Mr.Duraisamy Nadar were present in the procession. Dr.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, was also take part in the procession. Special pujas were performed to Goddess Mariamman. Kulavai rent the air. Devotees offered special prayers. Mr.Kutralam Artist honoured Chief Guest Dr.Kathiravan with a shawl. Mrs.Siva Sankari Kathiravan presented shawl to Mrs.Sundaravalli. Mrs.Siva Sankari Kathiravan was honoured with a Shawl by Mrs.Vijaya Mohini. Mrs.Vijayamohini Annamalaisamy said sivakasiweekly.com that this procession will takes place every year on the 1st day of Margali month of Tamil calendar, for the peace and wellbeing of Sivakasi Town and the country. The town police made elaborate security arrangements to ensure peace during the procession.
 
News posted on 2013-12-16

Bright start ends with drizzle
 
15th December 2013 Bright start ends with drizzle Yesterday, in Sivakasi, a bright start to the day was end in scattered drizzle at evening and drizzle with band of clouds developed during evening around 06:00 p.m.. Drizzle for long hours at evening and night makes the road wet. The steady drizzle in the late evening time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. The climate will remain cloudy for next one week and there may be chances of drizzle / rain for Sivakasi, with maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius and minimum temperature of 20 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2013-12-15

2014 New Year-s Eve Celebration
 
15th December 2013 2014 New Year-s Eve Celebration Date: 31-12-2013, Tuesday Time: 09:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Venue: Conference Hall, Sri Kaliswari Le Orchids, Sivakasi Karoke & Game Show with Buffet Dinner. Win Cash Prizes. For entrance ticket contact reception. Phone: 04562-234200
 
News posted on 2013-12-15

68th Margali Festival in Sivakasi
 
15th December 2013 68th Margali Festival Ulagam Nalam Pera Arulurai Speaker: Thirukayilaaya Parambarai Sengol Aathinam 102nd Gurumaga Sannidhaanam Srilasri Kalyana Sundara Sathya Gnanathesiga Paramaacharyar Swamigal, Perungulam Date: 12-12-2013, Thursday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Deiviga Innisai Sivakasi Nityanjali Date: 13-12-2013, Friday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Adiyavar Perumai Speaker: Soloviyar Porkizhi Kavingar, Thirumandhira Solmani S.S.M.Sundaram M.Com., M.Phil., Date: 14-12-2013 & 15-12-2013, Saturday & Sunday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Bhakthi Yogam Speaker: Prof.K.Gopalsamy Date: 16-12-2013, Monday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Aadavallaanin Arul Dhaandavangal Speaker: Madurai Sithaandha Vidyaanidhi Mrs.M.Gnanapoongodhai, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Date: 17-12-2013 to 21-12-2013, Tuesday to Saturday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Saiva Sithaandha Arulurai Speaker: Kayilaimani Sithaandha Rathinam Mrs.Vimala Subramaniyan, M.A., M.Phil., Date: 22-12-2013, Sunday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Kaliugathil Makkalai Valampera Vaikumm Namadhu Samayathin Arputha Dharmangal Patriya Aanmeega Arulurai Speaker: Senjol Varidhi, Gnanavaani Navukkarasi Mrs.Ilampirai Manimaran, M.A.,M.Phil., Date: 23-12-2013 to 28-12-2013, Monday to Saturday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Saiva Sithaandha Arulurai Speaker: Kayilaimani Sithaandha Rathinam Mrs.Vimala Subramaniyan, M.A., M.Phil., Date: 29-12-2013, Sunday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Arutprakasa Vallalaar Speaker: Thirumuruga Kirubanandhavariar Swamigalin Seedar Mr.R.Kathirvel Date: 30-12-2013 to 01-01-2014, Monday to Wednesday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Mahabharatham Speaker: Thirumuruga Kirubanandhavariar Swamigalin Seedarin Illaththalaivi Upanyaasa Simmam Mrs.Latha Kathirvel Date: 02-01-2014 to 07-01-2014, Thursday to Tuesday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Kaliugathil Makkalai Valampera Vaikumm Namadhu Samayathin Arputha Dharmangal Patriya Aanmeega Arulurai Speaker: Senjol Varidhi, Gnanavaani Navukkarasi Mrs.Ilampirai Manimaran, M.A.,M.Phil., Date: 08-01-2014 to 11-01-2013, Wednesday to Saturday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi Siruvar Sirumiyar Naatyia Nigaltchi Sri Arunagiri Nadhar Sabai - Maadhar Sabai, Sivakasi Kaliugathil Makkalai Valampera Vaikumm Namadhu Samayathin Arputha Dharmangal Patriya Aanmeega Arulurai Speaker: Senjol Varidhi, Gnanavaani Navukkarasi Mrs.Ilampirai Manimaran, M.A.,M.Phil., Date: 12-01-2014, Sunday Time: 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. Venue: Muthamizh Maedai, Arulmighu Mariamman Kovil, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2013-12-15

Pookuli Thiruvizha
 
14th December 2013 Pookuli Thiruvizha Date: 27-12-2013, Friday Time: 06:00 p.m. Venue: Near Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Temple, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Raja Ganapathi Ayyappa Sevai Sangam, Sivakasi Annadhaanam will be offered to pilgrims, at Sri Vetri Vinayagar Kovil, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-14

109th Eye Camp Organised
 
14th December 2013 109th Eye Camp Organised Khaitan Steel Mart in association with Sankara Eye Hospital successfully organised 109th Eye camp, on 8th November 2013, Sunday, at Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion, Sivakasi. Patients were screened under various eye tests by a 8 member team from Sankara Eye Hospital. Of them, some patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Sanakara Eye Hospital. The free services will include eye check up and refraction for glasses, medicines, eye surgery and glasses at discount rate. As a part of the camp food and glass were distributed for those who were selected for the operation. A team of 8 volunteers from Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 12th January 2014, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-14

Half yearly examination begins
 
13th December 2013 Half yearly examination begins For most of the schools in Sivakasi, half yearly examination begins from last Saturday onwards. Majority of the schools declared half day holiday for students during half yearly, some schools conducting special classes. Half yearly examination holiday begins from 21st December 2013, Saturday.
 
News posted on 2013-12-13

Cloudy, Drizzling Sivakasi
 
13th December 2013 Cloudy, Drizzling Sivakasi In Sivakasi, weather is funny. After a good spell of showers and rain at last night, the temperature and humidity have risen dramatically, in Sivakasi town. It has been cloudy all day through. While cloudy weather persisted in the town during the day, most places often received light drizzle. And the maximum temperature fell down to 27 degree celsius and the minimum temperature fell down to 22 degree celsius, which is below normal.
 
News posted on 2013-12-13

Anti Corruption Day Observed at SBCP
 
13th December 2013 Anti Corruption Day Observed at SBCP International Anti Corruption Day was observed on 11th December 2013, Wednesday at Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy. Prof.Subramanian presided over the function. Human Rights Day was also observed on the same day. Mr.Sibinraj, Student, SBCP, delivered speech on Anti Corruption and Prof.Muthu Krishnan gave a speech on the topic Human Rights. Prof.Regurath Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, SBCP, delivered speech on Magakavi Bharathi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-13

Blanket Worms Season in Sivakasi
 
12th December 2013 Blanket Worms Season in Sivakasi As rainy season starts, blanket worms (Kambli Poochi / Kambli Pulu) follow. In Sivakasi, there was good rainfall for last few months. As a result of the rain, there are lot of train worms and blanket worms found outside the houses of Sivakasi. Children following the train worms and playing with it. Scare of the hairy caterpillar, Sivakasians kill the blanket worms to avoid itchy feeling when get touched.
 
News posted on 2013-12-12

Christmas Sale Picks Up in Sivakasi
 
12th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Christmas Sale Picks Up in Sivakasi Whenever festivals such as Diwali, Christmas or New Year-s Day approach, Gift shops in Sivakasi start concentrating on the sale of festival-related articles. Sivakasi shop owners procure articles such as colourful Christmas stars, Santa Claus mask, X-mas dress, idols, xmas trees, bells and other decorating materials, well in advance of the Christmas festival. A visit to some of the gift shops in Sivakasi Bazar showed Christmas stars in various hues being hung in front of the shops, and shoppers busy buying them. Christmas star price ranges from Rs.10/- to Rs.650/-, Christmas Trees price is Rs.50/- to Rs.1,000/- and Christmas Santa Claus dress price starts from Rs.275/- onwards. The shops have also started selling calendars and diaries for the New Year 2014.
 
News posted on 2013-12-12

Coming up next in Sivakasi
 
12th December 2013 Coming up next in Sivakasi Free Mental Health Camp Date: 15-12-2013, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi and MS Chellamuthu Trust, Madurai Free Eye Camp Date: 15-12-2013, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi and Madurai Aravind Eye Hospital 1008 thiruvilakku procession to be held Date: 16-12-2013, Monday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Kadai Kovil, Sivakasi Procession will be held from Kadai Kovil to Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Chief Guest: Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality and Mrs.Dhanalakshmi, Chairman, Thiruthangal Municipality Organisers: Sivakasi Nadar Mahalir Mandram
 
News posted on 2013-12-12

Pleasant Climate for Sivakasi
 
12th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Pleasant Climate for Sivakasi With temperature pegged below 22 degree Celsius, chill breeze, mild showers cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Last week the maximum average temperature is around 32 degree celsius, now the temperature fell down to 27 degree Celsius. Sun too shy to show up its face, for last few days. Today, many parts of Sivakasi Town experienced very mild showers, after a cloudy start. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning and it is drizzling often and it continues. For the next three days, the climate is expected to remain cloudy with the chances of drizzle and rain. The mild shower adds more chillness on the climate and also make the road wet. Now the weather in Sivakasi town is pleasant.
 
News posted on 2013-12-12

Scheduled power cut for 5 hours in Sivakasi
 
11th December 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Scheduled power cut for 5 hours in Sivakasi After one week with no power cuts relief, residents in most parts of the Sivakasi town experienced two hours of power disruption between 08:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Monday, in addition to the load-shedding effected for two hours during the afternoons at 02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. and one more hour at 06:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. in the evenings for the last few days. The recent five hours scheduled power cuts in Sivakasi have forced industries to use diesel generators, which are turning out to be a very costly proposition.
 
News posted on 2013-12-11

Awareness Rally on World Diabetes Day
 
11th December 2013 Awareness Rally on World Diabetes Day Screening camps and awareness rallies marked the World Diabetes Day observance in the Sivakasi town on 14th November 2013, Thursday. Sivakasi Diabetes Club in association with Rajesh Clinic organised a free diabetes awareness and detection camp and awareness rally at Amman Kovil Patti School, Sivakasi. The awareness rally was flagged off by Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality. Earlier, in the LCD projector, Diabetes awareness slides were screened. Mr.Albert Selvaraj, President, Sivakasi Diabetes Club, Mrs.Annaamalaithayammal, Director, were present in the diabetes camp. Counseling regarding diet and exercise was given by Dr.A.Ganesh Moorthy. Dr.A.Ganesh Moorthy and his 10 members team screened diabetic patients. Proper medical support and free tablets, syrup and Pro Calcium Tin was also provided to patients. Members of Sivakasi Diabetes Club and Rajesh Clinic Staff were actively participated in the camp. Sundal and coffee were also distributed to the gathering.
 
News posted on 2013-12-11

Sivakasi Muncipality workers screened at camp
 
10th November 2013 Sivakasi Muncipality workers screened at camp A free eye screening camp for Sivakasi Municipality employees was inaugurated at Janaki Ammal Maternity Hospital. The camp was inaugurated by Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality. Mr.Asan Bathurudeen, Vice Chairman and other Sivakasi Municipality Officials were present in the camp. Sivakasi Municipality Staff were screened for various eye disorders at the special eye camp organised by the Sivakasi Municipality in association with Sankara Eye Hospital.
 
News posted on 2013-12-10

Chain snatchers on the prowl
 
10th December 2013 Chain snatchers on the prowl For last few years jewellery theft cases on the rise in Sivakasi. Jewellery thefts are on abnormal rise in Sivakasi town. Criminals are targeting lone women for jewellery theft. Last week, 5 sovereigns gold was stolen from an old women near Vishwanatham. The thieves used bikes to escape after snatching gold chains from the old women. Sivakasians are asked to inform the police when they go out of town so that they can keep an eye on their houses during routine patrols and by beat constables. Sivakasi women, beware, Chain snatchers on the prowl.
 
News posted on 2013-12-10

Cambridge English - Examination
 
10th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Cambridge English - Examination B.A and M.A. English students of ANJAC underwent an online exam on 9th December, 2013, Monday, to take up the certificate course offered by Cambridge English. 56 students from III B.A English and 12 students from II M.A. English attended the exam.
 
News posted on 2013-12-10

A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi
 
9th November 2013 A Drizzling Start for Sivakasi Sivakasi town experienced a mild drizzle for several minutes, at today morning. The temperature falls down to 23 degree Celsius. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning. The drizzle in the town adds more chillness on the climate and also drenched Sivakasi. Sky remains cloudy. The mild drizzle in the evening time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. Today the climate will be cloudy and there will be occasional drizzling / rain. There is a chance for drizzle / rain in Sivakasi for next one week.
 
News posted on 2013-12-09

Good news for Sivakasi Train Passengers
 
9th November 2013 Good news for Sivakasi Train Passengers There is good news for people of Sivakasi and Thiruthangal that, Silambu Express to go up to Sengottai via Thiruthangal, Sivakasi. The Manamadurai-Chennai (Silambu Express – Train No.16181 & 16182) is being extended up to Sengottai, covering Thiruthangal, Sivakasi, Rajapalayam and Tenkasi. This train serves twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The train will run through the newly introduced broad gauge line between Manamadurai and Virudhunagar. The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a release here, thanked the Union Minister of State for Railways, K. Jeya Surya Prakash Reddy. In the present state, the train is idle in Manamadurai for over 12 hours. The extension will immensely benefit the ever-increasing passenger traffic in the section, it pointed out. The Chamber urged an early implementation of the route extension.
 
News posted on 2013-12-09

1008 thiruvilakku procession to be held
 
8th December 2013 1008 thiruvilakku procession to be held Date: 16-12-2013, Monday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Kadai Kovil, Sivakasi Procession will be held from Kadai Kovil to Sri Arulmighu Mariamman Thirukovil, Sivakasi Chief Guest: Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality and Mrs.Dhanalakshmi, Chairman, Thiruthangal Municipality Organisers: Sivakasi Nadar Mahalir Mandram
 
News posted on 2013-12-08

Power Shut Down for Maintenance Purpose
 
7th December 2013 Power Shut Down for Maintenance Purpose Today, power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 9:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town. Also, during the shutdown, tree branches would be cut and take up regular maintenance work, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-12-07

Eye Camp to be held at SKC
 
7th December 2013 Eye Camp to be held Date: 08-12-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi Organisers: Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai and SKC
 
News posted on 2013-12-07

Free Eye camp to be organised
 
7th December 2013 Free Eye camp to be organised Date: 08-12-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue:Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Khaitan Steel Mart and Sankara Eye Hospital
 
News posted on 2013-12-07

Orientation Programme on Orell Digi Software
 
7th December 2013 Courtesy: Prof. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Orientation Programme on Orell Digi Software The Post Graduate Department of English organised an orientation programme on Orell Digi Software specially meant for training the students to improve themselves in Spoken English. Mr.M.Moovendhan, Head, Department of English (UG) delivered a lecture and gave an awareness to the staff members of the department of English. The staff members worked on the system individually and learnt how to use the software while teaching.
 
News posted on 2013-12-07

Jasmine prices touched a record high in Sivakasi
 
6th December 2013 Jasmine prices touched a record high As Thirumana Muhurtham is nearing, prices of flowers have shot up. In Sivakasi, Jasmine price ranges from Rs.1,500 to Rs.1,600 per kg., and pichipoo Rs.500 per kg.. The Jasmine prices touched a record high in Sivakasi town. Even during the eve of Onam festival, Jasmine was sold out for Rs.1,200 a kg., but now Jasmine flower is just a dream for Sivakasi commoners this wedding season as it costs Rs.1,600 per kg.. Sivakasi florist expected that the price of Jasmine flower will fall back to normal in one week. And Sivakasians prefer buying Rose Aaram, which cost just Rs.20/-.
 
News posted on 2013-12-06

SBCP students took out a rally
 
6th December 2013 SBCP students took out a rally As a part of National Pharmacy Week Celebration, students of Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy took out a pharma rally. Staff and students in large numbers participated in the rally. Prof.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP and Dr.Sudar Singh, Vice Principal, were present on the programme. The programme was well organised by Mr.Regurath Pandian, NSS Unit Programme Officer, SBCP.
 
News posted on 2013-12-06

International Day against violence on Women
 
5th November 2013 International Day against violence on Women NSS unit of Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy, observed International Day against violence on Women, on 25th November 2013, Monday. Prof.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, presided over the function. Prof.Palanisamy, Prof.Lilly Theresal, Prof.Yuvarani delivered speech on All India Council for Technical Education-s recent directives issued for Women Harassment Prevention. The programme was organised by Mr.Regurathi Pandian, NSS Programme Officer, SBCP.
 
News posted on 2013-12-05

Sivakasi gets relief from power cuts
 
5th November 2013 Sivakasi gets relief from power cuts For last few weeks, in Sivakasi, for printing industries, commercial & non commercial establishments and domestic consumers reeling under 10-12 hours of power cut a day, the last 6 days were a relief from the long hours of power cut. And the power cut in Sivakasi was only for one hours as against the 12 hours a day. The usual load shedding schedule was not implemented because of the reduction in power cut duration. Recent rain brought down demand and reduced load shedding. And there is also increase in thermal power generation.
 
News posted on 2013-12-05

79 years old Sivakasi “Young” man finishes marathon in 6 hours
 
4th December 2013 79 years old Sivakasi “Young” man finishes marathon in 6 hours The second edition of the Wipro Chennai marathon 2013 was held on 1st December 2013, Sunday. Over 10,000 runners participated enthusiastically in the marathon. Several enthusiasts cheered on the runners that included athletes from Uganda, Dubai, Algeria and Ethiopia and 16 amputee blade runners, who also participated and completed the marathon. Both young and old, beyond their differences ran together. Last year-s winner Ismail Ssenyange from Uganda successfully defended his title in the full marathon spanning 42.2 kilometres. He clocked in a time of 2 hours and 32 minutes to emerge the winner. Sivakasi, T.D.Rajendran, 79 y.o., complete the full Marathon in 6 hours. He got extra loud cheers on completing the full marathon.
 
News posted on 2013-12-04

Sivakasi welcomes December with rain
 
4th December 2013 Sivakasi welcomes December with rain Drizzle and rain for last three consecutive days makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 29 degree Celsius and 22 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2013-12-04

Sivakasi Municipality celebrated World Toilet Day
 
30th November 2013 Sivakasi Municipality celebrated World Toilet Day Sivakasi Municipality celebrated World Toilet Day on 19th November 2013, Tuesday, to create awareness on sanitation and eradicate open defecation. Meetings were also organised by Sivakasi Municipality to mark the day. Municipality officials, workers and councillors participated in the programme. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, said that open defecation led to the spread of typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea and infections. To improve hygiene, Sivakasians would do well to use toilets.
 
News posted on 2013-11-30

This December in Sivakasi
 
30th December 2013 This December in Sivakasi Eye Camp Date: 08-12-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue:Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Khaitan Steel Mart and Sankara Eye Hospital Free Mental Health Camp Date: 15-12-2013, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi 1008 Thiruvilakku Procession Date: 16-12-2013, Monday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Kadai Kovil, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 29-12-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2013-11-30

Awareness Programme on Spoken Tutorial - ANJAC
 
30th November 2013 Courtesy: Prof. Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Awareness Programme on Spoken Tutorial - ANJAC An Awareness programme on Spoken Tutorial was organised by Mrs.P.Tamilselvi at Ayya Nadar Janaki College for the III B.Sc. Computer Science students on 30th November, 2013, Saturday. Mrs.P.Tamilselvi delivered the welcome address. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal,ANJAC, presided over the function and delivered his Presidential address. Mr. Mohammad Kasim Khan, regional in-charge of spoken tutorial (IIT, Mumbai) for Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu was the chief guest. He addressed the students regarding the importance of IT literacy. And he guided the students about the importance of enrolling in spoken tutorial course offered by HRD to improvise their IT knowledge in the contemporary era at free of cost. He also made the students be aware of the job opportunities that are available in the field of Google, NASA, ISRO, if the students are well versed in programming languages such as Python, Ruby and Perl. The session was very interactive. Students clarified their doubts. An APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE was issued by IIT Mumbai for the initiative steps taken by ANJAC for the welfare of the students by conducting various workshops. ANJAC was also given the status of Resource Centre by IIT Spoken Tutorial.
 
News posted on 2013-11-30

Safety programme for fireworks supervisors
 
29th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India Safety programme for fireworks supervisors in Sivakasi As the next step towards ensuring safety in fireworks units in Sivakasi, an exclusive course for supervisors would be launched from December 2. The four-day course was the outcome of the meeting held in Madurai on October 18 where Union minister of state for commerce and industries proposed such joint venture among the petroleum and explosives safety organisation (PESO) officials, engineering college principals in Virudhunagar district and Associations of Fireworks Manufacturers. As decided, the syllabus for the training programme was discussed further by the PESO officials and engineering colleges. The syllabus for three courses has been designed for occupiers, supervisors and workers of fireworks factories said R Venugopal, controller of explosives and centre head, PESO in Sivakasi. "One such training programme is named as fireworks supervisors development programme which will be conducted jointly by PESO, Sivakasi and Renganayagi Varatharaj College of Engineering from December 2 to 5," he said. The objective of the safety programme is to ensure that the correct employee is assigned to the job in which one is trained for and to integrate health and safety measures into all job tasks. The participants would be educated to abide by all central and state government regulations such as Explosives Act & Rules, Factories Act & Rules and to provide accident and near miss investigation procedures to prevent recurrences as well as to always maintain and promote safe work practices, PESO officials said.
 
News posted on 2013-11-29

Homeopathy Camp Organised
 
29th November 2013 Homeopathy Camp Organised The 341st Free Homeopathy Camp was successfully organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, on 24th November 2013, Sunday, at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Homeopathy Dr.Machavel and his team participated and screened 80 patients. Patients were treated for various diseases. Patients suffering from diseases were given medicines free of cost.
 
News posted on 2013-11-29

CSIR & FRDC to collaborate on fireworks research
 
28th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India CSIR and Fireworks Research and Development Centre to collaborate on fireworks research Built in sprawling five acre land, the Fireworks Research and Development Centre (FRDC) at Sivakasi is equipped with advanced physical, chemical, pyro and instrumentation laboratories. Armed with equipments like modern thermo analytical equipments, spectrophotometers and sound level meters it should have played a key role in the automation of fireworks industry thereby saving many lives lost in the fireworks accidents every year. However, crippled with acute shortage of manpower, the FRDC went defunct without major contribution towards modernisation of the fireworks industry though the centre was inaugurated in 2011. It could be noted that the one man commission by Chaitanya Prasad after Mudalipatti accident recommended the FRDC start concentrating on research works for the purpose it was created. With the intension of reviving the research works in the centre, a meeting was convened by E M Sudarsana Nachiappan, union minister of state for commerce and industry on Friday, to explore the possibilities of a tie up with Council For Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR scientists M Suryanarayanan from CSIR - CLRI (Central Leather Research Institute), Chennai and S Muthukrishnan of central electro chemical research institute (CECRI) Karaikudi participated in the meeting with officials from Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO). R Venugopal, controller of explosives and centre in-charge, PESO at Sivakasi, said that it will be a joint venture to upgrade regular research works of FRDC. Due to lack of manpower, the centre could not perform the duties to its fullest capacity, he said. "The research alliance or the Memorandum of Understanding between these institutions will play a crucial role of revamping FRDC" he said. Once revamped, FRDC will play a major role in the field of noise level analysis, environmental friendly fireworks manufacturing, chemical composition analysis and mechanisation of fireworks industry, he pointed out. Chief controller of explosives, T R Thomas from PESO was present to chair the meeting and the director level talks are being planned to bring out this MoU, he added. Suryanarayanan said that the objective of the alliance is to promote research works but the technicalities will be finalised once MoU is prepared. "The proposal is at its initial stage and we are going to meet further in this regard, in coming days" he said. FRDC at present is functioning with a single staff carrying out noise level testing of the fireworks. However, the fireworks industries in Sivakasi at present are more into pyro-techniques and fancy type fireworks which require complex chemical compositions. A proper research into this chemical composition and automation of hazardous procedures would have played a crucial role, according to fireworks manufacturers. "When the centre was launched, it was promised with 85 staff exclusively for research. But, the severe staff shortage has crippled the institute" commented A Mariappan, vice president of Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA). "We are not satisfied with the noise level testing too" he quipped. Meanwhile, PESO officials felt that the FRDC should have been handled by CSIR from the beginning. "Being a statutory authority, handling research works is not our realm. There should have been an independent agency to carry out the research works" a PESO official mentioned. The MoU with CSIR will relieve them a great deal and the reviving of research works will indeed boost mechanisation process in the industry, the official further said.
 
News posted on 2013-11-28

Power Crisis in Sivakasi
 
27th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Power Crisis in Sivakasi Sivakasi is now facing 12 hours power cut in a day. Usually Sivakasi had load-shedding from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. and there was power cut for few hours at night time. Yesterday, the two hour load-shedding in the night went up to six hours. Thus, it was nearly twelve hours of power cut in the town on Tuesday. Yesterday, Sivakasians stay awake atleast Six times at night to battling against mosquito with no electricity for 6 hours at night times. Recent power cut brought down production in Sivakasi. As new year is nearing printing units in Sivakasi seek relief from power cut. Power cut threatens diary and calendar delivery schedule in Sivakasi Printing units. The cause for the recent power cut is there are problems in some of the thermal power generation stations in the State. This has brought down generation. However, this is only a temporary problem and load shedding duration will come down soon.
 
News posted on 2013-11-27

Kadai Kovil Amman procession
 
26th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Kadai Kovil Amman Idol procession Kadai Kovil Amman Idol procession taken place on 15th November 2013, Friday, from Kadai Kovil to KSSP Kalayana Madapam. The idol was placed in the mandapam at morning. Special rituals were held at the temple in the morning in connection with the amman procession, by the street people. And the amman idol was return back to Kadai Kovil at night. Devotees stood near their home and worshiped the amman and offered special prayers. Fire displays were made by the therukettu people. Hundreds of devotees witnessed the procession. This procession to Solai Colony takes place every year on Aipasi Maathaandha vellikilammai.
 
News posted on 2013-11-26

Blow to calendar industry in Sivakasi
 
26th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India Blow to calendar industry in Sivakasi due to power cuts Sivakasi is known not just for firecracker manufacturing, but also as a hub of calendar printing. The months just ahead of New Year are prime time here, as calendar units are busy printing them. However, this time around, calendar manufacturers are worried despite ample orders. Frequent power cuts have derailed production schedules and manufacturers fear they may fail to meet business commitments. In fact, the printers are taken aback by the power woes haunting the industrial town as they felt power scenario has improved this year. The Rs 50-crore industry hoped for a rebound after years of downturn due to power crisis. But good times seem elusive as Sivakasi still reels under 8 hours of power cut. Expecting good production with improved power supply till October, printers here accepted a large number of orders. But the erratic power supply has hit them hard with printers wondering if they can deliver the orders of clients in time. K Jaishankar of Karpaga Calendars revealed the predicament of calendar manufacturers. "The power outage caught us quite unexpectedly. We believed power availability has improved and there is no dearth of orders as well. But we are not sure if we can deliver the orders" Jaishankar said. November and December are crucial periods for calendar printers as they start working round the clock at these times. "We expect production to fall by 40% if the power crisis continues. The worst part is that the power cuts have no schedule. If we could at least know the schedule, we can plan our production accordingly" Jaishankar said. In addition to regular orders, printers get last-minute orders in November and December. "We are not able to complete the regular orders as well. I have been asking 10 days extension on the promised delivery date. We are worried if we can meet the last-minute orders at all" said S Thiagarajan of Sri Murugan Printing Press, one of the old calendar manufacturers in the town. The industry employs nearly 40 to 50 thousand workers in the town directly and indirectly. Even workers are worried as with lower production, their earnings may drop. "November and December are crucial months in this trade. We thought power situation has improved and we will get good income this year, but we are upset about the turn of events" rued Murugan, one of the workers at a calendar unit. Sivakasi has around 60% market share in calendars. Printers come out with many creative ideas every year to retain the market share. In addition to Tamil calendars, units have started printing daily sheet calendars in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi. Profile of calendar industry Origins in 1938 when the printing industry flourished From two players, it has grown to a big industry with 10 major players, 30 small and medium players More than 100 small units engaged in ancillary business Rs 50 crore turnover of calendar units More than 10,000 intermediaries from the state place orders at Sivakasi units for distribution elsewhere Sivakasi alone commands 90% of daily-sheet calendar industry. Small units in Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai and Chennai districts account for the rest Employs nearly 40 to 50 thousand labourers who are involved in various chain of activities Also prints calendars in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi As power crisis affect 40% of the production, manufacturers fear they wont be able to complete orders in time
 
News posted on 2013-11-26

Cycle Expedition from Sivakasi to Chennai
 
26th November 2013 Cycle Expedition from Sivakasi to Chennai Department of Commerce, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, is going to organise 11th Intra College Cycle Expedition from Sivakasi to Chennai (One Way), from 27th November 2013, Wednesday to 5th December 2013, Thurday. Participants have been creating awareness among people on Anti Tobacco Campaign, Say No to Drugs, Green Earth, Appreciate Heritage, Exercise Your Franchise, Respect Values and Praise Womanhood. The rally will be commenced from the College premises after flagging off function and will reach Virudhunagar, Madurai, Kottampatti, Viralimalai, Samayapuram, Perambalur, Vilupuram, Tindivanam, Chengalpet, Tambaram and Chennai. And the participants will reach the college by Train. Dr.Major.Elangovan will lead the 31 cyclist in the rally.
 
News posted on 2013-11-26

Free Mental Health Organised
 
25th November 2013 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Free Mental Health Organised The 139th Free Mental Health Camp was inaugurated by Mr.Hariharan, Collector, Virudhungar District, on 17th November 2013, Sunday, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi. The camp was jointly organised by Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy and M.S.Chellamuthu Trust. Dr.Rama Subramaniam, M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai was present on the occasion. Around 240 people were benefited out of this camp. Free medicines were provided for a period of one month. As a part of the camp, some beneficiaries undertaken Pranic Healing Treatment. Narayan Seva has been done for 450 people. 75 volunteers from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy has been actively participated in the camp. Next camp will be held on 15th December 2013, Sunday.
 
News posted on 2013-11-25

Moon visible as the sky is clear
 
25th November 2013 Moon visible as the sky is clear After 3 days of full moon day, you can see moon in the morning time, in Sivakasi. But, as the Sivakasi climate is cloudy during morning time, for the last few weeks, the daytime moon was invisible. Today, it was bright start and the skies were clear and the moon in the morning is visible. You can enjoy moon in the morning ffor next two days in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-11-25

Midnight rain lashes Sivakasi town
 
23rd November 2013 Midnight rain lashes Sivakasi Sivakasi town experienced steady rain, last night, for one hour. The temperature falls down to 24 degree Celsius. Dark clouds kept hovering over the town, here today, and rain lashed Sivakasi from 12:45 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.. Rain water harvesting systems, installed in buildings, received copious amount of water and brings temporary relief from water crisis. A few spells of rain are expected for next ten days in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2013-11-24

No Power take back Sivakasians to use Hand Fans
 
24th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan No Power take back Sivakasians to use Hand Fans Hand fans (Visiri) have turned out to be an important household accessory during the long hours of power cut in Sivakasi. Majority of the Sivakasians still depend on the traditional hand fans made up of bamboo pieces, palm leaves, paper made and plastic hand fans to reduce the sweating, heat and mosquito bites in the long hours power cut during night times. The less priced hands fans are the best bet to beat the heat during power cuts.
 
News posted on 2013-11-24

Sivakasi winds up national conference on fireworks
 
24th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India Sivakasi winds up national conference on fireworks The evening sky of Sivakasi on Saturday was lighted up with various hues of colourful fireworks display to conclude "Pyrotech - 2013", the second national conference on fireworks. The half-an-hour fireworks show involved the display of various pyrotechnics -- Sony Fireworks displayed fireworks for the first 15 minutes and was followed by Jumbo Fireworks for another 10min. There was also musical fireworks show, where fireworks is synchronised with music, which was displayed in Paris three years ago. Rajasingh Chelladurai, director of Jumbo Fireworks, said they wanted to display musical fireworks, which were used in international competition. "The 10 min music was composed using various Indian songs," he said. Over 50,000 people from across the region witnessed the show near a dried tank. It is a common sight to see small-level of fireworks display during ceremonies like marriage, but the people were awestruck to see such a massive display of fireworks, the onlookers said. "Manufacturers of Sivakasi have showed their might in pyrotechnics with a breathtaking show, and delegates across the country have applauded their efforts," said R Venugopal, controller of fireworks, Sivakasi. He also said the two-day national conference was a breakthrough for the fireworks industry. "New generation entrepreneurs in fireworks industry are willing to modernize fireworks industry. There were a lot of interaction among manufacturers and experts from council of scientific and industrial research ( CSIR) and Indira Gandhi centre for atomic research ( IGCAR). We believe that the conference was a success, and its results will reflect in coming days," he added.
 
News posted on 2013-11-24

SEZ for cracker units in Sivakasi
 
23rd November 2013 Courtesy: The New Indian Express SEZ for cracker units in Sivakasi Minister of State for Commerce and Industry EM Sudarsana Natchiappan on Friday said a Special Economic Zone exclusively for cracker industries will be set up at Sivakasi. He also promised that the Centre would hold bilateral talks with several countries for increasing the export of crackers. Speaking at a gathering at the National Fireworks Conference PYROTECH 2013 on the theme "Enhanced Management of Fireworks", he said cracker industries setting up units would get tax exemptions at the SEZ to be set up in an area of 200 acres after consulting with the crackers manufacturers in Sivakasi. He asked the cracker manufacturing associations to submit their proposal on the proposal. “In order to facilitate export of crackers, he said the government would conduct talks with the representatives of 15 countries through their respective embassies. Though the domestic business is close to 3 crore, the cracker business has to be expanded to foreign countries,” he said. The cracker consignments had to be moved to either Columbo or Singapore to take it to other countries but arrangements had been made to take them from Thoothukudi port. Besides, he said a godown would also be constructed with the permission of Thoothukudi port officials to store crackers, he added. A P Selvarajan, President of Tami Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Asssociation said “So far exports are only to the tune of 2 crore this year. It was over 25 crore in 1996”.
 
News posted on 2013-11-23

Reduced power generation in south TN
 
23rd November 2013 Courtesy: The New Indian Express Reduced power generation in south TN Madurai city and surrounding areas in South Tamil Nadu have been experiencing upto six hours of power cut after Diwali festival, officials said on Friday. The officials attributed it to reduced power generation as four units were under repair. The state was now getting only 8670 mw against the demand of 10500 mw. They said work round the clock was going on to repair the generation units,and the situation would improve in two or three days. Small industries and Printing units in Sivakasi have also been hit by the unscheduled power cuts.
 
News posted on 2013-11-23

No power at office working hours in Sivakasi
 
23rd November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan No power at office working hours in Sivakasi For last one week, there is no power at office working hours in Sivakasi town. There is no power supply from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m., 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.. In addition unannounced power cuts at night time annoying Sivakasians. The recent power cuts at office working hours worsen the situation more. Small industries and Printing units in Sivakasi have been hit by the recent power cuts at office working hours. And it is expected that the situation would improve in a week.
 
News posted on 2013-11-23

SBCP organised Blood Donation Camp
 
22nd November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan SBCP organised Blood Donation Camp In connection with 52nd National Pharmacy Week Celebration, a blood donation camp was organized by Sanakaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi, on 21st November 2013, Thursday. The college NSS unit conducted this camp successfully in association with Sivakasi Government Hospital. The camp was presided over by Prof.Solairaj, Principal, SBCP, in the presence of Prof.Sudharsingh, Vice Principal. A team of medical experts was headed by Dr.Ayyanar, Blood Bank Medical Officer, Sivakasi Government Hospital, for the camp. Dr.Harikumar, Blood Bank Officer, Virudhunagar GH also presented in the camp. All the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students of B.Pharm and M.Pharm came forward in great number and made valuable donation. 80 units were collected out of this blood donation camp. Refreshment, certificates of appreciation, and blood-donor cards were given to the donors. The camp was well organised and supported by S.ReghurathPandian, NSS Unit Officer, Prof.Natarajan, Prof.William Aruputha Sundar, Prof. Venkatesan, Asst. Prof. Mangayarkarasi, Asst. Prof. Muthukrishnan and Asst. Prof. Sonia.
 
News posted on 2013-11-22

A drizzling start to the day turning bright at evening
 
22nd November 2013 A drizzling start to the day turning bright at evening Today, a drizzling, cool start to the day with broken cloud and sunny spells, in the early morning, in Sivakasi. In the morning clouds starting to build allowing fewer drizzles and makes the road wet. The mild drizzle in the morning time did not pose any hurdle to the Sivakasians. And at evening, skies are clear with hot temperatures in Sivakasi town.
 
News posted on 2013-11-22

Power cut time extended in sivakasi
 
22nd November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Power cut time extended in sivakasi For last few days, Sivakasi town have been facing power cuts ranging between 6-7 hours of power cut a day. Now the unscheduled and unannounced power cuts extend to more than 7 hours in the day time. The power cut is due to the break down of units at Tuticorin power station and sudden fall in windmill power generation. Sivakasians stay awake atleast four times at night to battling against mosquito with no electricity for 3 hours at night times also. The unscheduled power cuts for 10 hours at office working hours worsen the situation more, in Sivakasi. Sivakasians had no clue when supply would be cut off or restored. Power situation had worsened commercial and non commercial users in Sivakasi. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator, once again.
 
News posted on 2013-11-22

21-11-2013 Power Cut Timings
 
21st November 2013 21-11-2013 Power Cut Timings TNEB announced officially that, today, there will be power cut from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.., in Sivakasi town. If the situation continues, Power Cut Giant will swallow Sivakasi within a month.
 
News posted on 2013-11-21

Annoying night time power cuts at Sivakasi
 
21st November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Annoying night time power cuts at Sivakasi Sivakasians stay awake atleast three to fours times night to battling against mosquito with no electricity at night times also. The acute shortage of the electricity supply is due to repair in Tuticorin Power Station and low windmill power generation. The scheduled and unscheduled power cuts extend to more than six hours in the day time and two hours at night time. The recent power cuts during night time resulted in sleepless nights for the Sivakasians with the trickling sweat and the mosquitoes bites.
 
News posted on 2013-11-21

Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality
 
21st November 2013 Announcement from Sivakasi Municipality Sivakasi Municipality announced Sivakasians to pay their water tax, within 15 days from the date of receiving the notice. Sivakasians are asked to pay their water in Municipality office. Office will be opened on Saturday and Sunday also. If the bill is unpaid, water supply services will be disconnected, without any prior information, by the Municipality.
 
News posted on 2013-11-21

Scheduled power cut for six hours in Sivakasi
 
20th November 2013 Scheduled power cut for six hours in Sivakasi The re-introduction of scheduled power cut for five hours in Sivakasi, from 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m., 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. has caused severe inconvenience to all sections of the people, including small and mid sized businessmen, traders and homemakers in Sivakasi. The scheduled load shedding in Sivakasi town had gone with the wind and repair in Tuticorin Power Station, for last two weeks. In Sivakasi, commercial and non commercial users of power has to face 6 hours of power cut a day from yesterday onwards, including load shedding during night time at 10:00 p.m. to 11:00p.m.. Power cut for long hours likely to continue in Sivakasi and the relief of nights without power cut has come to an end.
 
News posted on 2013-11-20

Diary production in full swing in Sivakasi
 
20th November 2013 Courtesy: The Hindu Diary production in full swing in Sivakasi New Year is fast approaching and it is customary for corporate organisations to give diaries as gifts as a promotional exercise. Since Sivakasi is a major production centre for the print industry in the country, the large number of printing units in this industrial town start diary production in August itself. Big organisations such as banks and insurance companies place orders in bulk and utilise the opportunity to slip in advertisements of their products and services in their diaries. In the recent years, the printing industry has been facing a hard time owing to power shutdowns for long hours in November and December, the peak season for diary production. In the past one week, there was a power cut for six to eight hours every day. The big printing units in Sivakasi are fully automated and can churn out 15,000 diaries in eoght to 10 hours by employing four persons. Ten workers are required to produce 4,000 diaries in eight to 10 hours in semi-automatic units. The major units also export diaries. Though English is the language of choice, diaries are also printed in various foreign languages. Diaries differ from one another in terms of quality of paper, size, one-day or two-day format, cover made of leather-finish and so on. After the diary season ends by February, these units start printing college notebooks, duplicate books, scribbling pads, voucher books and record notes. According to T. Babu, owner of one of the print units , the "5-subject notebook" is all the rage among students in cities such as Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore. He says the business is booming since the diary industry has been witnessing an increase in the size of orders every year. However, production of telephone index has dropped with the advent of cell phones a decade ago since people store phone numbers, addresses and other details in their mobile phones.
 
News posted on 2013-11-20

Train Worms Season in Sivakasi
 
19th November 2013 Rainy season is also a season of Train Worms As rainy season starts, train worms follow. In Sivakasi, there was good rainfall for last few months. As a result of the rain, there are lot of train worms found outside the houses of Sivakasi. Children following the train worms and playing with it.
 
News posted on 2013-11-19

Free Eye Camp Conducted
 
18th November 2013 Courtesy: Mr. Pawan Khaitan 108th free eye camp was held at Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion under the joint auspices of the Sankara Eye Hospital and Khaitan Steel Mart Sivakasi on 10th November 2013, Sunday. Various tests were conducted to detect vision deficiencies, cataract and so on. Nearly 240 people from the local area and surrounding areas participated in the camp. Of them, 149 patients were referred for free surgery to be conducted at Sanakara Eye Hospital. Besides conducting the tests, medicines were given free of cost to the needy patients during the camp.
 
News posted on 2013-11-18

Rain drenched Sivakasi
 
18th November 2013 Rain drenched Sivakasi The overnight showers and a murky sky cooled Sivakasi town, and the day temperature was slightly below normal at 33 degree Celsius. Today the sun made an appearance for a while and the weather continued to be cloudy at evening. There was steady rain from 05:10 p.m. to 05:20 p.m.. And still it is drizzling. The downpour brought cheers for Sivakasians and more rain is expected today.
 
News posted on 2013-11-18

Rain lashed Sivakasi
 
18th November 2013 Rain lashed Sivakasi Heavy rains, accompanied by strong wind, thunder and lightning lashed Sivakasi town, today, at evening from 05:45 p.m. to 07:20 p.m. The drains were overflowed and the roads remained flooded for some hours. Rainy onslaughts leave several roads damaged, in Sivakasi. Several low-lying areas in the town were inundated after the incessant heavy rain. The steady rain not only chilled Sivakasi grounds but also filled the water tanks of Sivakasians. The downpour brought cheers for Sivakasians, once again. And still rain continues. Caught unawares of the rain most Sivakasians especially students and office-goers, in the absence of umbrellas, were drenched. They took shelter inside nearby buildings, temple pandhals and tea shops. A few spells of rain are expected for next ten days in Sivakasi town. The non stop heavy downpour was a bit of surprise for Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2013-11-18

Dist. Collector inaugurated Free Mental Health Camp
 
17th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan District Collector inaugurated Free Mental Health Camp Today, Virudhunagar District Collector Mr.Hariharan inaugurated the 139th Free Mental Health Camp. Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy Sivakasi in association with M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, Madurai, jointly organised the camp at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi. The camp began with formal Sri Sathya Sai bhajan and prayers. Mr.Hariharan, Collector, Virudhunagar District was the Chief Guest for the function. Mr.Sankar, Orient Group, BhagavanDhass, Convenor, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi, Dr.Rama Subramaniam, M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation were the guest of honours for the camp. Mr. & Mrs.Senthilnathan, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Salem lighten the kuthuvilakku. Sairam Vinayaga Prabhu gave running commentary. Sairam Dr.Pasupathi welcomed the gathering. In his speech, Dr.C.S.Rama Subramaniam mentioned that, he met Dr.Pasupathi while traveling to Puttaparthi and discussed about free mental health camp, after getting blessing from Sri Sathya Sai Baba, they initiated the camp from 2002. On the first camp only 75 patients were treated, now it is increased to 220 patients from five districts. Mr.Hariharan, appreciated the initiative of Sathya Sai Samithy & MS Chellamuthu Trust for organising such a free mental health camp for last 11 years. Chief guest and guest of honours were honoured by the organisers. Earlier, Dr.Pasupathi made a request to the District Collector to set up a mental care home in Sivakasi as there were a lot of people with mental illnesses found roaming the streets of Sivakasi. Dr.C.Ramasubramaniam, founder and consultant psychiatrist, M.S.Chellamuthu Trust, explained Tele-psychiatry mobile unit to Collector Hariharan. The mobile unit is equipped with facilities like physical examination couch, ECG Unit, medical consultation cabin and video conferencing facility. The mobile unit would provide a technology based platform to enable mental health professionals to connect to patients in remote areas, he added. Arti and special prayers has been performed to Sri Sathya Sai. Lunch was arranged for the gathering.
 
News posted on 2013-11-17

Hundreds witnessed Tirukalyanam
 
17th November 2013 Hundreds witnessed Tirukalyanam As a part of Skandha Sasti Festival Lord Murugan Tirukalyanam has been taken place on 9th November 2013, Saturday, at Murugan temples, Sivakasi. Tirukalyanam of Lord Muruga concludes the Skanda Sashti festival held after Amavasai in the Tamil month Aipassi. After the sixth day Skanda Sashti fasting and Soorasamharam, Tirukalyanam is held on the seventh day (9th November 2013, Saturday). On the Tirukalyanam day, Lord Muruga marries Goddess Valli. This divine marriage was celebrated with all traditional rituals by Sivakasi Murugan devotees. Special pujas and prayers were performed. Prasadams were distributed.
 
News posted on 2013-11-17

Sivakasi gets a drizzle
 
17th November 2013 Sivakasi gets a drizzle Today, Sivakasians experienced the chilly weather in all its glory. The mild and light drizzle at early morning, accompanied by wind, dropped the mercury a few notches. Drizzle would continue for the next couple of days, in Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-11-17

Thiru Karthigai celebrated in Sivakasi
 
17th November 2013 Thiru Karthigai celebrated in Sivakasi Today, Karthigai, the festival of lights or Mini Diwali was celebrated with fervor in Sivakasi. In front of their homes Sivakasians drew beautiful deepam kolams. For lunch Sivakasians prepared 26 varieties of side dishes, some with 19 and 21 varieties. Thirukarthigais delicious sweets Kadalai urundai and Pori Kadalai Urundai were prepared and eaten by Sivakasians and shared them with their neighbours, friends and relatives. At evening Sivakasians lighten earthen oil lamps (ahal vilakku) in rows all over the floor and walls and some Sivakasians has switched over to the scented candles in different colours. Sivakasians celebrate Thiru Karthigai with enthusiasm, religious fervour by lighting lamps and bursting crackers.
 
News posted on 2013-11-17

Consultancy Projects honoured at ANJAC
 
16th November 2013 Consultancy Projects honoured at ANJAC Ms.R.Kirubasharon, Ms.K.Yogeswari, Ms.M.Rajeswari, Ms.S.Maharajothi, Ms.S.Abirami, Ms.A.Murugeswari, Mr.P.Vignesh, Mr.B.Vairamuthu, Mr.R.Kaliraj and Mr.A.Chella Durai, Students of M.Com(CA) Completed Consultancy Project – MIZPAH Enterprises, Thiruthangal under the Guidance of Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA) Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi. Mr.R.Paul, B.B.A., Managing Director, MIZPAH Enterprises, Thiruthangal, Sivakasi distributed the honorarium Rs. 10,000/- to Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal. Dr.S.Baskaran presented an appreciation certificate and a Cash Award of Rs.9,000/- to Project Guide Mr.R.D.Sivakumar and Students.
 
News posted on 2013-11-16

Power shut down disappointed cricket lovers in Sivakasi
 
16th November 2013 Power shut down disappointed cricket lovers in Sivakasi Today, power supply in Sivakasi and adjoining areas was disrupted from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., as TNEB carried out monthly maintenance works in the town. Also, during the shutdown, tree branches would be cut and take up regular maintenance work, in Sivakasi. Unluckily Sivakasians faced power shut down during Sachin Tendulkar-s farewell and cricket lovers in Sivakasi were highly disappointed. Some Sivakasi cricket lovers who were tech savvy were busy taking Sachin-s farewell updates from Tablet, Mobiles and Laptops while others watched the farewell in news after the power resumes.
 
News posted on 2013-11-16

Blood Donation Camp Organised
 
15th November 2013 Courtesy: Sairam Siva Blood Donation Camp Organised Sivakasi Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy in association with Sivakasi Government Hospital organised a blood donation camp at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, on November 10, 2013, Sunday. In this camp 49 people donated their blood. They included 4 ladies. The blood was collected by the team of doctors of Government Hospital, Sivakasi under the supervision of Dr.Ayyanar, Incharge Blood Bank. The camp was well supported by 15 Sathya Sai volunteers. The blood donors were given a certificate and refreshments such as fruit salad, vegetable soup and lemon juice. The organisers distributed certificates of appreciation and blood-donor cards to the blood donors. Sairam Siva said sivakasiweekly.com that, 139th Free Mental Health Camp will be inaugurated by Mr.Hariharan, Collector, Virudhunagar District, on 17th November 2013, Sunday, at Arasan Ganesan Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi.
 
News posted on 2013-11-15

Power Shut Down in Sivakasi
 
15th November 2013 Power Shut Down in Sivakasi There may be Power Shut Down in Sivakasi and Thiruthangal area, for the month of November 2013, for maintenance purpose, on 16th November 2013, Saturday.
 
News posted on 2013-11-15

Sivakasi is powerless
 
14th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi is Powerless Sivakasi continued to reel under long hours of power cuts for the last two months and the situation is likely to remain so in the coming days. Today, power cuts in Sivakasi have lasted for nearly 10 hours, at day time. Small and Mid sized business people are unable to withstand the erratic and unscheduled cut in supply of power. Majority of the small and mid sized business unit promoters in Sivakasi said that they were unable to keep their delivery commitments and were apprehensive of taking new calendars, diaries printing orders. Sivakasians had no clue when supply would be cut off or restored. If the situation continues, Power Cut Giant will swallow Sivakasi within a month.
 
News posted on 2013-11-14

Children-s Day Celebrated in Sivakasi
 
14th November 2013 Children-s Day Celebrated in Sivakasi Today, majority of the Sivakasi schools celebrated Children-s day, in it-s school campus, by conducting competitions and cultural programmes. Sivakasi schools put up cultural shows and was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. Some schools conducted science exhibitions. Chief guest gave away prizes to winners of various events.
 
News posted on 2013-11-14

Drizzle makes the road wet
 
13th November 2013 Drizzle makes the road wet Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning and drizzle makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 31 degree Celsius and 23 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2013-11-13

Dengue awareness camp held
 
13th November 2013 Dengue awareness camp held Last week, Sivakasi Municipality had launched an extensive drive against dengue by conducting awareness programmes in Sivakasi schools. Today dengue awareness programme was held at Devammar Kalyana Mandapam, Sivakasi, at 11:00 a.m.. Hindu Devammar Higher Secondary Students, Staff and Municipality officials participated in the programme. In his speech, Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, highlighted that, Dengue fever could be controlled by proper environmental management and personal protection measures. Earlier on 11th November 2013, Sivakasi Municipality in association with Jaycees Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, organised Dengue Awareness Programme at the senior campus and on 12th November 2013, dengue awareness camp was held at SHNV Boys Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Through power point presentation students and staff were given awareness lectures on dengue fever, by Dr.V.K.Kathiravan.
 
News posted on 2013-11-13

No electricity shocks Sivakasians
 
13th November 2013 No electricity shocks Sivakasians In Sivakasi, the relief of no power cut comes to an end, from last Monday onwards. For last tow days there were power cut in Sivakasi for around 5 hours a day. The unscheduled and unannounced power cuts worsen the situation more, in Sivakasi. Sivakasians had no clue when supply would be cut off or restored. Power situation had worsened commercial and non commercial users in Sivakasi. Majority of the Calendar and Diary manufacturers in Sivakasi said that they were unable to keep their delivery commitments in time. Once again, no electricity shocks Sivakasians.
 
News posted on 2013-11-13

Cloudier start for Sivakasi
 
12th November 2013 Cloudier start for Sivakasi Today, Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a cool breeze early morning. The gradual dip in the temperature began after cloud cover lifted from over Sivakasi town at early morning. Cloud and sunny breaks then are anticipated this evening and some good sunny spells punching through the cloud are expected. There is a 25% risk of a shower, mainly across Sivakasi town, but this is only a slim possibility. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle / rain for the next one week.
 
News posted on 2013-11-12

RO water system installed by Sivakasi Municipality
 
12th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan RO water system installed by Sivakasi Municipality RO water systems were installed by Sivakasi Municipality on 11th November 2013, Monday, at Janaki Ammal Maternity Hospital and Sivakasi Bus Stand. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, was the chief guest for the function. He inaugurated the RO water system units in the presence of Mr.Asan Badurudeen, Vice Chairman. Municipality officials and staff were presented on the occasion. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan said sivakasiweekly.com that, the installation of RO water system is to provide clean drinking water to the patients and traveling public. At Sivakasi Bus Stand traveling public can avail purified water for free of cost. At Janaki Ammal Maternity Hospital one kudam of purified water is priced as Rs.5/-.
 
News posted on 2013-11-12

Cleanliness drive at Sivakasi railway station
 
11th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India Cleanliness drive at Sivakasi railway station A mass cleanliness drive was carried out in Sivakasi railway station on Saturday. Around 200 students from seven schools and one college in Sivakasi participated. It was held to create awareness about cleanliness among travellers arriving at railway stations. Railway officials distributed pamphlets containing cleanliness messages to passengers in trains and at station. The Southern Railway Bharat Scouts and Guides held out placards during the arrival and departure of trains at the station. The institutes that participated in the mission are SHNV higher secondary school, SHNV Matriculation HSS, Muslim HSS, Coronation Girls HSS, Jayacees Matric. Hr. Sec. School, YRTV Matriculation Hr. Sec. school and Vinayagar Matric Hr. Sec. School. Students of Sankaralingam Buvaneswari College of Pharmacy too took part. The campaign was inaugurated by V Ajithkumar, additional divisional manager, Madurai, in the presence of Chandrika Jayasankar, railway divisional personnel officer.
 
News posted on 2013-11-11

Thattaan, The Helicopter
 
11th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Thattaan, The Helicopter As rainy season starts, Thattaan (Dragonflies) follow. In Sivakasi, there was good rainfall in October 2013. As a result of the rain, hundreds of brown tinted Dragonflies can be seen hovering over lawns and shrubs like helicopters, in Sivakasi. Thattaan (The Helicopters) are capable of long distance migrations and it appears to follow the rains, from the monsoon season in Sivakasi town, every year. There are lot of train worms found outside the houses of Sivakasi. Children following the train worms and playing with it.
 
News posted on 2013-11-11

National conference on fireworks to be held in Sivakasi
 
9th November 2013 Courtesy: The Times of India National conference on fireworks to be held in Sivakasi The second conference on fireworks under the theme "Enhanced Management of Fireworks" will be held in Sivakasi on November 22 and 23. Addressing media persons in Sivakasi, R Venugopal, controller of explosives and centre in-charge of petroleum and explosives safety organisation (PESO) said that the conference will be jointly organised by Tamil Nadu Fireworks & Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA), The Indian Fireworks Manufacturers Association (TIFMA) and Tamilan Fireworks & Amorces Manufacturers Association (TAFMA) in collaboration with PESO. The two-day conference and exhibition is the first-of-its-kind in the fireworks hub of the country. The conference will focus on bringing together individuals of different scientific background to provide fertile atmosphere in which to see the latest technology, to trade experience and ideas on ways to enhance the fireworks industry. Six technical sessions will be held and 28 technical papers would be presented during the conference. Eminent professionals from the Pyrotechnic Industry, scientists from CSIR, IGCAR and statutory authorities will be presenting papers in different technical sessions, he said. The six technical sessions will include safety in manufacturing, quality control, exports of fireworks, mechanisation of hazardous procedures in manufacturing, reviving Fireworks Research & Development Centre (FRDC) at Sivakasi and there will be a technical session on studying the case studies of two major fireworks accident that shook Sivakasi - Dawn Fireworks Accident in 1998 killing 36 people and Om Sakthi Fireworks Mudalipatti in 2012 killing 40 people. "There will be lot of thrust on mechanisation of the hazardous procedures in fireworks manufacturing and many big players have already started working on it", Vengopal said. They are expecting more than 1000 delegates across the country and 40 stalls exhibiting the latest state of art machineries in fireworks manufacturing and allied activities will be displayed in the exhibition. As the special feature, a regular fireworks display and musical fireworks display will be conducted at Sivakasi on the final day of the conference, he mentioned.
 
News posted on 2013-11-10

Clay lamps sale begins in Sivakasi
 
9th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Clay lamps sale begins in Sivakasi As Karthigal Festival is just a week away, households in Sivakasi town are busy shopping for dainty clay pots. Different models of lamps made of clay are on display by the roadside vendors and hawkers, near Sivan Kovil, Mariamman Kovil and NRKR Road. A hawker near Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil said sivakasiweekly.com that, the price of the clay lamps (agal vilakku) ranges from Rs.3 to Rs.150/-. This Karthigai season, Sivakasi residents can choose from over 50 varieties of clay lamps (agal vilakku) to decorate their homes. He procured it from Manamadurai and he expected that the sales will be doubled by next week end, as the clay lamps which are a must for Karthigai Deepam.
 
News posted on 2013-11-10

Campaign on Dengue Awareness
 
9th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Campaign on Dengue Awareness Under the chairmanship of Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality, a series of Dengue Awareness Programmes were conducted this week in Sivakasi Schools, in order to aware the Sivakasi School Students about the effective ways of prevention and control of Dengue in Sivakasi town. Yesterday Dengue Awareness Programme was held at Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, at 04:00 p.m.. In his address, Dr.V.K.Kathiravan highlighted very simple methods to avoid the breeding of dengue virus mosquito in home. Coronation School Staff and Students participated in the meeting. Sivakasi Municipality Commissioner and Staff were presented on the occasion.
 
News posted on 2013-11-09

Innovative Teaching Methods
 
9th November 2013 Innovative Teaching Methods The Post Graduate Department of English organized a guest lecture on the topic “Innovative Teaching Methods” on 11th October, 2013, Friday. Mrs.M.Selvamani, Assistant Professor, Department of English, ANJAC, Sivakasi welcomed the gathering. Mrs.B.Rathika, Head, Post Graduate Department of English, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, presided over the function. The Chief Guest for the function was Mr.R.D.Sivakumar, Head, Department of M.Com(CA), ANJAC. In his speech he highlighted the practical exposure on Audacity and MS-Power Point. At the end of the program, Mrs.B.Rathika presented a momento to the Chief Guest.
 
News posted on 2013-11-09

International Day of the Girl Child
 
8th November 2013 Courtesy: Akila, ANJAC, Sivakasi International Day of the Girl Child “International Day of the Girl Child” was organized by the Women Cell of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi. A Group Discussion entitled “Women Literacy” was conducted with immense emphasis on the status of girl children in the present era. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal delivered the Key-note address on the “International Day of the Girl Child”. He addressed the girl students to utilize their education in an optimistic way and he also encouraged the students that nothing is impossible for a daring woman. 50 girl students from various departments of ANJAC participated in the Group Discussion. Students were divided into 2 groups and they highlighted the hurdles of women to attain education. The girl students discussed the barriers in their life to continue their higher education and how they are subjugated by the society in pursuing their aim. Majority of the students focused on the areas of early marriage, financial status, male domination and women’s dependence on man which are the basic barricades for women to obtain education. “My father did not allow me to continue my education after the completion of school. My father and my relatives argued that I could continue my education even after my marriage. But it was my mother who insisted me to continue my education,” said Ms. Lakshmi, a Ph.D Scholar. It was a miserable statement by most of the girls that it was their fathers who remain a great obstacle to continue their higher education. But Uma Maheswari, a Ph.D scholar said, “I was fortunate enough to have a husband who had taken efforts to give me education which was denied to me before my marriage”. Some of the girls also made a reference to the partiality shown in their families towards male children which at times they said had made them feel why they were ever born into this world. Sathya, a BBA student told about the pathetic life of her school friend Rani (name changed) who she said was married at an early age immediately after completing her 8th standard. Now her husband is bedridden due to an accident he met with and Rani is presently a maid servant in a house. Sathya also became emotional when she pointed out the fact that she had often met her friend only to hear her cries and griefs over the fact that she was denied an education which could have placed her in a better position. Most of the students were from rural background but they asserted that education empowers women and help them to attain a social existence, separate from the role of a mother. There was also a deviation from the main subject “Women Literacy” when the girls involved in a heated discussion on the atrocities against women in public places and work places and they felt that amidst formal education girls must learn martial arts to protect them from devilish men. From the discussion it was evident that women literacy is not a mere reading or writing but it is all about the skill of a woman to understand herself as a potential individual packed with problem solving ability in the perilous world. The vigorous group discussion lasted for 2 hours. Ms.S.Poornam, Asst. Prof. Department of Zoology concluded the discussion by saying that learning alone is not important for women but the vital thing is how they gainfully employ their acquired knowledge. At the end of the session prizes were awarded to 4 best speakers of Group Discussion and certificates were distributed to all the participants by the Principal, Dr.S.Baskaran. He appreciated and congratulated all the participants of Group Discussion.
 
News posted on 2013-11-08

Hundreds witnessed Soorasamharam in Sivakasi
 
8th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Hundreds witnessed Soorasamharam Hundreds of pilgrims witnessed Soorasamhaaram, conducted as part of the Kandha Sasti festival at the Subramaniaswamy Thirukovil at Sivakasi on 8th November 2013, Friday. The Soorasamhaaram began at around 5 p.m., with the idol of Lord Murugan and those of Sooran were taken out in a procession from Murugan Kovil to the four car streets of Sivakasi, where the ritual was held. With the devotees raising the slogan Kandhanukku Arohara, Muruganukku Arohara Lord Muruga killed Sooran. Earlier Soorasamharam organised by Sivan Kovil has been taken place in the four car street. The devotees offered a series of pujas after Soorasamhaaram. Some Sivakasians observed fast for the last six days and took food after seeing the Soorasamhaaram, as a symbol of good winning over the evil. Prasadhams were distributed.
 
News posted on 2013-11-08

Cloudy, Drizzling Sivakasi
 
7th November 2013 Cloudy, Drizzling Sivakasi Sivakasi town and several parts of Thiruthangal received light rain in the evening of Wednesday November 06. Even after the drizzle subsided, climate continues to be cloudy. It has been cloudy all day through. More drizzle expected for the next two days. Pleasant fall weather to continue through the end of the week, in Sivakasi, with maximum and minimum temperature of 32 degree celsius and 23 degree celsius respectively.
 
News posted on 2013-11-07

Dengue awareness programme held at VSKD
 
7th September 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Dengue awareness programme held at VSKD Today, a Dengue Awareness Programme was organised by Sivakasi Municipality at VSKD Matriculation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi, to create awareness about the dengue fever and promotion of healthy environment in Sivakasi town. Mrs.J.Saradha, Principal, VSKD Mat. Hr. Sec. School presided over the function. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality told the students about means to prevent themselves from dengue fever. In his speech Dr.V.K.Kathiravan highlighted the mode of transmission of the disease and the ways of preventing an outbreak. Sivakasi Municipality Commissioner, Staff and VSKD School Staff were present on the occasion. Students enthusiastically took part in the interaction session. At the end of the session, chief guest cleared the doubts raised by the students.
 
News posted on 2013-11-07

Blood Donation Camp
 
6th November 2013 Blood Donation Camp Date: 10-11-2013, Sunday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy & Sivakasi GH
 
News posted on 2013-11-06

Campaign Against Dengue
 
6th November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Campaign Against Dengue Today, Sivakasi Municipality organised Dengue Awareness Programme at Vinayakar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan, Chairman, Sivakasi Municipality was the Chief Guest and Guest Speaker for the Programme. Mr.S.Nagendran, Principal, VMHSS welcomed the gathering. Dr.V.K.Kathiravan highlighted upon the Dengue fever which could be fatal without proper medical care. A power point presentation was screened to create an awareness of the Dengue. He pointed out the causes, symptoms, signs, treatment, prognosis and prevention of Dengue fever through power point slides. Hundreds of students were participated in the programme. VMHSS staff and Municipality staff were present on the occasion. At the end of the session, Dr.V.K.Kathiravan cleared the doubts raised by the students.
 
News posted on 2013-11-06

Kandha Sasti Festival in Sivakasi
 
5th November 2013 Kandha Sasti Festival in Sivakasi Every year Kandha Sasti festival is celebrated in Sivakasi Subramaniam Temple and in Sivan Kovil. Kandha Sasti Festival began in Sivakasi on 3rd November 2013, Sunday. The six days fasting started from 3rd November and ends on 8th November 2013, Friday. On the final day of the fasting i.e., on 8th November 2013, 2 Surasamharams will be held, in Sivakasi four car street. On the next day of Sura Samharam, Thirukalyanam will be taken place in Sivakasi Swami Subramaniam temple.
 
News posted on 2013-11-05

Sharp showers for few minutes
 
5th November 2013 Sharp showers for few minutes After a cloudy and drizzling start, Sivakasi Town experienced sharp showers for few minutes at today afternoon. The sharp showers makes the road wet and drenched Sivakasi. Light rain, strong breeze bring back chill climate in the town. More rain expected in next one week.
 
News posted on 2013-11-05

i-play i-learn pre school celebrated Diwali
 
5th November 2013 i-play i-learn pre school celebrated Diwali Diwali, the Festival of Lights was celebrated with fun and festivity at i-play i-learn play school, on 31st October 2013, Thursday. Students came to the school by wearing new clothes and were taught the significance of the Diwali Festival and to celebrate a safe Diwali. Every child was given a chance to hold a sparkler and experience the joy of lighting the crackers. They also enjoyed fun activities like sharing their Diwali plans, bursting crackers, eating sweets and more.
 
News posted on 2013-11-05

Sivakasi welcomes the day with rain
 
4th November 2013 Sivakasi welcomes the day with rain Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning and it is drizzling often and it continues. Today, drizzle and rain for ten minutes at 09:30 a.m. makes the road wet and brings the temperature down and also drenched Sivakasi. Sivakasi set to get some more drizzle in the coming days. For next one week the sky will be cloudy and there is chance for drizzle and rain in Sivakasi. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 32 degree Celsius and 23 degree Celsius.
 
News posted on 2013-11-04

Sivakasi wears deserted look
 
4th November 2013 Sivakasi wears deserted look Sivakasi town which wore nearly a deserted look on the next day of Diwali, was thronged by hundreds and thousands of commuters. The usually busy NRKR Road, Vegetable Market and Four Car Streets Sivakasi-s wholesale hub for perishable goods and other goods, wore a deserted look on 3rd November 2013, Sunday as traders and labourers went on for Diwali holidays. Sivakasi traders, Local Tea Shops, Petty Shops in streets were downed shutters on Sunday. And today also some offices and industries were downed shutters and Sivakasi wears deserted look.
 
News posted on 2013-11-04

Be your Best - AAACET
 
4th November 2013 Be your Best - AAACET The experts Er.Ganesh Kumar S, Unisys Corporation, Bangalore and Er.Gnana Prakash S, Senior Manager, AXIS Bank, has delivered a special talk on “Be Your Best” targeting the employability skills to the students of AAACET on 31st October, 2013, Thursday. The session focused on bringing out the skills needed for students to develop their career objective. They gave a clear vision about the job vacancies and the job employability. The students learnt how to pursue knowledge through their approach to studies so as to meet the demands of the job market in their respective industrial sectors. This session pruned the students to ignite their innovative career vision.
 
News posted on 2013-11-04

Sivakasi celebrates Diwali
 
3rd November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Sivakasi celebrates Diwali Diwali was celebrated with fun on 2nd November 2013, Saturday, in Sivakasi. Being the Diwali eve, the shopping remained the main highlight in the town, especially in NRKR Road. There was non stop Diwali celebration in Sivakasi from 1st November 2013 night to 2nd November 2013 night. In fact, Sivakasians begin bursting of crackers well before the festival of Diwali. In many households, the day began with a pre-dawn oil bath and donning of new clothes before prayers. People thronged Mutton and Chicken stall from 03:00 a.m.. There was crowed in the stalls till 11:00 a.m.. Devotees thronged temple and special abhisegams has been taken place in all the temples. In the morning, the women prepared sweet dishes such as Mundhrikothu, Paniyaaram, Ulundha Vada, Aama Vada and Gulab Jamun. Sivakasians make and shared sweets with friends and relatives. Sivakasians were eager in watching the new released movies in theatres. There was huge crowd in front of Cinema theatres. Majority of the theatres were house full. Some Sivakasians showed their interest towards special Diwali shows broadcasted in Television. The festival of lights, Diwali, brings fun, joy and togetherness. Children and youth eagerly look forward for the arrival of the festival. Everyone was with their new dresses and fired crackers. It was difficult for Sivakasians to travel from one place to another, as there was no auto service on Diwali Festival. Motorists remaining stuck, because of roadless roads youngers firing crackers in the roads for last two days, with out break, in all the streets of Sivakasi. So Sivakasians avoid roaming on Diwali days. Sivakasi has been seen with non stop sound and colourful lights throughout the festival. And all age sections enjoyed the festival.
 
News posted on 2013-11-03

Sivakasi Catholics Observed All Soul-s Day
 
3rd November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Day of the Dead Observed in Sivakasi Sivakasi Catholic community observed All Souls Day (Kallarai Thirunaal) on 2nd November 2013, Saturday. This special day, also known as the Day of the Dead, is set aside to remember and honor the dead in one-s family and follows All Saints- Day. The annual Day of the Dead is observed for family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Graves were decorated with garlands. Special prayers has been taken place. After the prayer has been completed, fruits and sweets were distributed to the people who are residing near Graveyard.
 
News posted on 2013-11-03

Cooler temperature likely to continue in Sivakasi
 
3rd November 2013 Cooler temperature likely to continue in Sivakasi With temperature pegged below 20 degree Celsius, chill breeze, mild showers cool climate and black clouds and the climate has been slowly changing up Sivakasi Climate. Today, many parts of Sivakasi Town experienced very steady showers at noon, after a cloudy and drizzling start. Sivakasians began the day on a pleasant note, with a drizzle and a cool breeze early morning and it is drizzling often and it continues. Today, Sivakasi and its neighbourhood experienced a temperature of 20 degree Celsius. This was the lowest temperature recorded so far this year. In only a few days, the minimum temperature in Sivakasi plunged from a pleasant 20-22 degrees to the much cooler temperatures being recorded now. The mild shower adds more chillness. The cooler temperature likely to continue for next one week with a chance of drizzle and rain.
 
News posted on 2013-11-03

Tips to Enjoy a Safe Diwali
 
2nd December 2013 Happy & Safe Diwali Tips to Enjoy a Safe Diwali Follow some basic safety precautions while lighting fireworks this year, to have a safe, injury free Diwali. Enjoy yourself with family and friends and play safely. It is a time of joy and celebration so keep it that way. What to Do Light fireworks outside the house. This may sound simple, but some kids might try lighting sparklers inside the house, increasing the risk of fire accidents. Clear the area of all flammable material before you start setting off the fireworks. Keep young children away from firecrackers. Ensure that there is adult supervision when kids enjoy with fireworks. Use Agarbattis to light crackers - they are safer than using sparklers as they have a contained burning area. Wear clothes that fit close to your body while playing with fireworks. Loose flowing clothes are not a good idea. Light a firecracker and quickly move away. If a firecracker or flower pot does not burn on the first try, do not try to light it again. There is a good chance that it might burst unexpectedly. Instead, douse duds with water and then dispose them safely. Put burnt fireworks inside a metal container to safely dispose them later. Do not leave them lying around. If any human or animal steps on a hot firework, it can cause severe burns. Light aerial display fireworks like rockets on open grounds. Keep fire extinguishers or buckets of water ready to deal with any accidental fire. Make a note of emergency numbers to call in case of accidents. Keep very young children and pets inside the house when lighting fireworks. What Not to Do Do not ever try to light fireworks while holding them in your hands. Do not keep burning candles or lamps near your firework store. Do not try to light more than one firecracker at a time. Do not point fireworks like rockets towards buildings. Do not burst crackers in the middle of the road. Do not carry fireworks in your pocket or inside a vehicle. Do not try to make homemade firecrackers out of used fireworks. They are extremely dangerous and unpredictable. Do not wear nylon or synthetic fabrics when lighting crackers. Well fitting cotton clothes are the best when you are playing with fireworks. Do not bend over fireworks after lighting them, to see if they have been ignited. They could go off and cause serious injury.
 
News posted on 2013-11-02

Workshop on ARS
 
1st November 2013 Courtesy: Mrs.Rathika Boobalan, Head, Dept. of English(PG), ANJAC, Sivakasi Workshop on ARS The H.O.Ds and a staff member from all the departments of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College attended a workshop on 31st October, 2013, Thursday. Mrs.P.Tamilselvi, Head, Dept. of Computer Science trained all the staff members using Assessment Response System. This method created awareness among the staff members how quizzes can be conducted using the ASR gadget. This method will save paper usage. And even response time of all the participants can be calculated. During the demonstration the resource person set some G.K. questions and made all the participants involve in the workshop enthusiastically. In the end Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, insisted all the staff members to utilise the gadget effectively.
 
News posted on 2013-11-01

This November in Sivakasi
 
1st November 2013 This November in Sivakasi Kandha Sasti Soorasamharam Date: 08-11-2013, Friday Time: 06:00 p.m. onwards Venue: Four Car Street, Sivakasi Thirukalyaanam Date: 09-11-2013, Saturday Venue: Sivakasi Murugan Kovil Organiser: Sivakasi Murugan Kovil Eye Camp Date: 10-11-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue:Sivakasi Chamber of Trade Promotion Organisers: Khaitan Steel Mart and Sankara Eye Hospital Free Mental Health Camp Date: 17-11-2013, Sunday Time: 08:45 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Arasan Ganesan Kalyaana Mandapam, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi Homeopathy Camp Date: 14-11-2013, Sunday Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Venue: Coronation Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivakasi Organisers: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Sivakasi
 
News posted on 2013-11-01

Flower prices skyrocketed
 
1st November 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Flower prices skyrocketed Owing to the festival season of lights, the prices of flowers have soared up. In Sivakasi the prices have just tripled from today itself. As per the Sivakasi Flower Market rates, Sevanthi — that would cost Rs.120 on a normal day — now goes for Rs.360 a kg. Meanwhile the rates of roses have also been pushed up. The 500 rupees kilo Jasmine have jumped over to 1000 rupees per kilo. The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities in Sivakasi for this Diwali may dampen the enthusiasm of common man as they would be forced to cut the festival budget.
 
News posted on 2013-11-01

The Last Minute Diwali Shopping
 
1st November 2013 The Last Minute Diwali Shopping Diwali is just a few hours away, the shopping frenzy has hit Sivakasians really hard, in Sivakasi town. Diwali Festive shopping caused massive traffic jams in almost all parts of Sivakasi for last two days. As thousands of shoppers thronged NRKR Road to make their last minute purchases, traffic was crippled on the key junctions of the town. Everyone carrying gift boxes, diwali dresses, sweet boxes and home appliances with big smile on their face.
 
News posted on 2013-11-01

Faculty Development Programme
 
31st October 2013 Faculty Development Programme IQAC of ANJAC organised a Faculty Development Programme for the staff members on 30th October 2013, Wednesday. In the modern context problems erupt from students in all possible ways. The contemporary status and behaviour of students with teachers and their friends is quite strange and rude at times. In order to make the staff members be aware of the nuances in handling students who are highly pampered at home, this counselling programme was arranged for the staff members to be good counsellors. In the morning session Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Dean, IQAC, welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal, delivered his Presidential Address. Dr.V.Ramasubramanian, Executive Member, IQAC, introduced the renowned psychiatrist, Dr.C.Ramasubramanian. Dr.C.Ramasubramanian, Founder M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and research Foundation, Madurai emphasised the teachers to create positive vibrations within themselves to create positive impact on students. He also stated that stress of a student leads him to distress and ends in disease. So it is the duty of a teacher in identifying the mental illness of a student and counsel him at the right time. In the afternoon session Dr.L.Isaiarasu introduced the chief guest Dr.K.Karthikeyan, Medical Officer, MSCT & RF. He enlightened the staff members how to promote mental health amidst the stressful life that we all face. He was followed by Dr. K.S.P. Janardhan Babu, Director Programmes, MSCRT & RF. He was introduced by Mr.M.Moovendhan one of the Executive Members of IQAC. He gave some tips to the staff members to reach the path of good mental health. The programme was arranged by Dr.Ezhilarasan, Associate Prof., Dept. of B.B.A, and Mr.M.Rajasekar, Head, Dept. of B.B.A., The dept. of B.B.A., signed MoU with MSCRT & RF. Mrs.B.Rathika, Executive Member of IQAC proposed vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2013-10-31

Rain dampens Diwali Sale in Sivakasi
 
31st October 2013 - Pavala Rajesh Kumar Jeyabalan Rain dampens Diwali Sale in Sivakasi Dark clouds hung over Sivakasi and surrounding areas from today morning and the skies opened up later in the afternoon. A steady shower was experienced in the Crackers Town today afternoon from 1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.. Within minutes of a steady rain accompanied by strong wind the town was seen flooded and clogged. With just one day left for Diwali Festival, traders and shopkeepers were banking on the last minute rush for purchases. However, the unwelcoming rain badly affected the sales of roadside vendors, today. Hundreds of pavement stalls in NRKR road remained closed at today afternoon because of the heavy rain leading to a 15 to 25 per cent drop in turnover. The roadside stalls opened later in the evening when the rain stopped for a brief time. The trade is hoping to make up for lost time thanks to the last minute rush for clothes, home appliances and sweets. In Sivakasi, with printing units, match works units, fireworks factories and companies handing out attractive bonuses to employees, a shopping spree began from today night. Sivakasi likely to get more rain for the next one week and the temperature fell down to 33 degree celsius and 24 degree celsius. Sivakasians, the shopkeepers, pavement stall and roadside vendors expected rains to stop for next three days.
 
News posted on 2013-10-31

Unannounced Power Cuts in Sivakasi
 
30th October 2013 Unannounced Power Cuts in Sivakasi For last few days, Sivakasi town have been facing power cuts ranging between 3-4 hours of power cut daily. The unscheduled power cuts extend to more than 2-3 hours in the day time. The power cut is due to the break down of two units at Tuticorin power station. It is expected that the unit would resume production in three to four days. The recent power cuts forced the traders and manufacturers to use the generator.
 
News posted on 2013-10-30

PG Question Bank
 
29th October 2013 PG Question Bank ANJAC P.G. Controller of Examinations initiated Question Bank setting for all the P.G. courses. The H.O.Ds of all the P.G. courses and the controller of examination Dr.Sivasamy had a discussion in following rules in framing questions for computerised question setting for the forthcoming batch students in the beginning of this month. In accordance with that meeting IQAC of ANJAC organised a meeting for the staff members of ANJAC on 28th October 2013, Monday. Mrs.B.Rathika, Asst. Prof. of English delivered a lecture on the common errors committed by the question setters. Dr.V.Manohar, Asst. Co-ordinator, IQAC welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Baskaran, Principal delivered the Presidential Address. He highlighted the significance of structuring of ideal questions to ensure the quality of the course. Dr.V.Pandiarajan, Dean, IQAC proposed vote of thanks.
 
News posted on 2013-10-29

Fireworks remain out of reach for the common man in Sivakasi