Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, India

Media release


22 August 2016                                                                                                           PA-CN/16/19

             Australian Consulate General in Chennai Celebrates Madras Week


The Australian Consulate General in Chennai is celebrating Madras Week this year with a series of events and activities around the city.  


In association with Anna University’s Centre for International Affairs, the Consulate is showcasing a photographic exhibition titled Water Science: Journeys from Australia to Madras. The exhibition profiles Australia’s knowledge and expertise of water sciences, with a special focus on Chennai and its history in irrigation and water management.


The exhibition is open for viewing to the public for the duration of Madras Week (23-27 August, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) at the Centre for Water Resources, CEG Campus, Anna University, Chennai.


The Royal Australian Navy’s combat logistics ship HMAS Success is also touring Chennai on a four-day goodwill visit during Madras Week celebrations. The ship’s crew will play a friendly match against the Prince of Arcot’s XI for the ‘Madras Week Australia-India Friendship Cup’.


With support from the Australian Consulate-General’s Direct Aid Program (DAP), members of the ship’s crew have volunteered to visit a local school to interact with students and play a game of volley ball with them.


Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, said she was, “looking forward to participating in events around the city and was delighted to be visiting Chennai during Madras Week celebrations”.  


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