Marks & Spencer Launch - 26 March 2019

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The iconic British fashion brand Marks & Spencer opened its 75th store in India at VR Chennai to much fanfare. The chief guest for the grand launch was the renowned Bollywood and Kollywood actor Shruti Haasan.

PUBG Tournament - 16 & 17 March, 2019

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Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online battle royale game where 100 players go up against each other, with victory going to the last person or squad standing. In March, VR Chennai was the venue for one of the largest PUBG tournaments in Chennai and saw participation from hundreds of gamers from across the city. Here’s a sneak peek into the event.

TTSL Season 2 - 22 to 24 February 2019

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Top players from across TamilNadu converged at Swargamandapam, as part of Season 2 of the Table Tennis Super League, to show off their talent while representing their respective franchises. Eight teams with players from various age groups battled it out against each other in an effort to be crowned the best. The finals were held in the presence of chief guests Miss India Tamil Nadu 2017 Sherlin Seth and 8-time National Table Tennis Champion Sharath Kamal, and the Mighty Warriors walked away with the trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.

WE Collective Bazaar - March 8 to 10, 2019

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The Womens Day special WE Collective Bazaar gave women entrepreneurs from across Chennai an opportunity to bring their business into the limelight. Interested entrepreneurs were invited to send in details of their brand, and after a rigorous selection process, the best entries were invited to set up their stalls at the Centre. The Bazaar was an instant hit and attracted a large number of shoppers interested in buying the eclectic selection of products on offer.

Zumba - 10 February 2019

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The international Zumba instructor Pedro Camacho was at VR Chennai, as part of his India tour. The special fitness session at Swargamandapam allowed our patrons to learn new things, dance to great music and take their workout to the next level.

Treasure Hunt - 10 March 2019

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The Treasure Hunt held on March 10th, in association with Kaching: Free deals and offers, was an exciting event. Many teams raced against time to solve a set of 15 clues to win prizes worth over Rs. 1 Lakh

Art Cinema - MAG 2019 - 9 February 2019

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Movie lovers from across Chennai converged at VRChennai for a special Art Cinema showcase of the critically acclaimed film Pollock. The screening was as part of the Madras Art Guild 2019 at TheHive.

Art Bazaar - MAG 2019 - 2 & 3 February, 2019

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The MAG Art Bazaar, held as part of the Madras Art Guild, gave our patrons a special opportunity to shop for products crafted by artisans from across India. From traditional Tanjore paintings to Chettinad woven baskets, toys from Channapatna and more, along with unique creations by some of the city’s finest artists, the Bazaar had something for everyone to indulge in.

Children's Art Competition - MAG 2019 on 26 & 27 January 2019

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The 2-day long MadrasArtGuild2019 ChildrensArtCompetition, held in association with GlobalArt, saw participation from hundreds of talented youngsters from all over the city. Kids from the ages of 4-13 showcased their view of “My Chennai” by way of their art. The best entries were also given special awards at the end of each day.

Author Interaction at Swargamandapam - Hindu Lit Fest on 13 January 2019

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The Holiday Season in #VRChennai kicked off with a tree-lighting ceremony at Swargamandapam. The lights of the magnificent 50-foot tree was turned on by students from Suyam Charitable Trust and Siragu Montessori School.

Preethi Ramaprasad Live - Margazhi Special VR Weekends on 05 January 2019

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The culmination of the Margazhi season was celebrated at VR Chennai with a special bharatnatyam performance by Preethi Ramaprasad. VR Weekends is among the most looked-forward-to cultural events in the city, and this MargazhiSpecial edition held at Madras Circle was well-attended by art lovers from AnnaNagar and beyond.

Pongal Celebrations on 15th January 2019

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The Pongal Celebrations at VR Chennai also coincided with the MadrasArtGuild2019, a celebration of art from Chennai and beyond. As part of the event, the Pongal live-art installation, created by students from the Government College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam, was unveiled by the famous vocalist Shakthisree Gopalan. This was followed by live performances of #traditional #tamil art forms such as PoikalKuthirai, Mayilattam & MaaduAatam.

Author Interaction at The Hive - Hindu Lit Fest on 11th January 2019

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The Hive hosted an interactive session with two of the city’s favourite thought leaders, as part of TheHindu LitFest. Both P.C. Balasubramanian, author of the national bestsellers “Rajini’s Punchtantra” and “Grand Brand Rajini”, and Sastharam Ravendran, serial entrepreneur and public speaker, shared their thoughts and experiences with the audience.

Madras Art Guild 2019 Launch on 10th January 2019

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The inaugural edition of the MadrasArtGuild was launched on January 10 in the presence of Grammy-nominated musician Mandolin Rajesh, renowned art director Padma Shri Dr. Thota Tharani, M. Senathipathi, senior artist and president of Cholamandal Artists’ Village, along with cultural ambassadors and key members of Chennai’s art community. The evening commenced with an interesting panel discussion on “The Changing Landscape of Public Art”. The eminent panellists included photographer and founder of the Chennai Photo Biennale, Varun Gupta, senior artists Murali Cheeroth, Parvathi Nayar and Rahool Saksena, and fashion designer and founder of Brass Tacks, Anaka Narayanan. The panel was moderated by Sumi Gupta, Curator, VR Art Programmes. A specially-choreographed #bharatnatyam performance by Rukmini Vijayakumar and the unveiling of the VR Art Car 2019 followed.

An Evening of Storytelling - Hindu Lit Fest on 6th January 2019

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As part of TheHindu LitFest, VR Chennai hosted an evening of storytelling for our young visitors. The session was held at Swargamandapam by Janaki Sabesh, the founder of Golpo - Tales Unlimited. Through an interactive mix of narration and movement, she was able to hold the imagination of kids and adults alike.

Santa Parade - Holiday Splendour on 25th December 2018

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VR Chennai was lit-up with the spirit of the holidays, this December. Our HolidaySplendour celebrations started at the beginning of the month and culminated with a unique SantaParade on Christmas Day. The parade saw SantaClaus and his team of elves pay a visit to the Centre all the way from the North Pole with a sleigh-full of gifts and surprises for shoppers.

My Little Pony on 22nd & 23rd December 2018

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On the weekend before Christmas, VRChennai, in partnership with the toy giant Hasbro, conducted a unique MyLittlePony event at Swargamandapam for our young visitors. Pinkie Pie paid a special visit, making it even more magical. Children who participated in the special, themed activities received special vouchers from Hamleys, FunCity and GAPKids.

Rado Launch by Hrithik Roshan on 14th December 2018

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The Rado boutique in VR Chennai was inaugurated by Bollywood superstar HrithikRoshan. It was the actor's first visit and drew a large number of his fans to the Centre. Here are some snippets from the launch.

Times Fresh Face - City Finale on 1st December 2018

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The Chennai city finals of TimesFreshFace was held in VR Chennai on December 1. The event saw some of the most talented, young people from the city show off their skills in front of special judges Harish Kalyan and Janani, and the gathered crowd.

Tree Lighting Ceremony on 25th November 2018

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The Holiday Season in #VRChennai kicked off with a tree-lighting ceremony at Swargamandapam. The lights of the magnificent 50-foot tree was turned on by students from Suyam Charitable Trust and Siragu Montessori School.

Karthik Fine Arts 44th year Arts Festival’s curtain raiser held at VR Chennai on 24th November 2018

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VR Chennai offered a unique opportunity to enjoy powerful performances from stalwarts of SouthIndian art. The 35-day festival was a celebration of the storied music and culture of South India with artists from across the region performing at different venues across the city. Here are some snippets from the curtain raiser of the festival.

Arctic Explorer with Lego City - 16th-18th November 2018

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The international toy brand, LEGO, known for their distinctive building blocks, held their “Arctic Explorer” event, as part of VR Chennai’s Children’s Day celebrations. A large play-area was set up at Swargamandapam and children were encouraged to unleash their creativity. During the 3-day event, the Centre reverberated with the giggles of the excited young ones. All participants also got vouchers from our retail partners Hamleys India, FunCity and Gap, adding to their joy.

Fashion Flash mob held in our centre Between 4th-5th Nov, 2018

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During the first weekend of November, VR Chennai hosted a special 4-day Flash Fashion Show where shoppers got a first-hand view of the latest styles and designs from leading national and international fashion brands. Over 50 retailers participated in the event across different categories including apparel, accessories, footwear and more. Here's a glimpse of everything that unfolded on the fourth day. Steve Madden | Westside | Zimson Watches | Nautica | GANT | Reliance Trends - Official | M·A·C Cosmetics

Fashion Flash mob held in our centre Between 3rd-4th Nov, 2018

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During the first weekend of November, #VRChennai hosted a special 4-day Flash Fashion Show where shoppers got a first-hand view of the latest styles and designs from leading national and international fashion brands. Over 50 retailers participated in the event across different categories including apparel, accessories, footwear and more. Here's a glimpse of everything that unfolded on the fourth day. Steve Madden | Westside | Zimson Watches | Nautica | GANT | Reliance Trends - Official | M·A·C Cosmetics

Fashion Flash mob held in our centre Between 2nd-3rd Nov, 2018

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During the first weekend of November, VR Chennai hosted a special 4-day Flash Fashion Show where shoppers got a first-hand view of the latest styles and designs from leading national and international fashion brands. Over 50 retailers participated in the event across different categories including apparel, accessories, footwear and more. Here's a glimpse of everything that unfolded on the fourth day. Steve Madden | Westside | Zimson Watches | Nautica | GANT | Reliance Trends - Official | M·A·C Cosmetics

Fashion Flash mob held in our centre Between 1st-2nd Nov, 2018

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During the first weekend of November, VR Chennai hosted a special 4-day Flash Fashion Show where shoppers got a first-hand view of the latest styles and designs from leading national and international fashion brands. Over 50 retailers participated in the event across different categories including apparel, accessories, footwear and more. Here's a glimpse of everything that unfolded on the fourth day. Steve Madden | Westside | Zimson Watches | Nautica | GANT | Reliance Trends - Official | M·A·C Cosmetics

Men's Trends, 21st Oct 2018

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Stay updated with the latest and greatest in MensTrends at the all-male fashion show by RampCulture and ace fashion choreographer Ganesh Gurung. The show featured styles by some of the best international and national fashion brands and designers.

Six Yards Couture 20th Oct 2018

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A unique saree-based event, the Six-yard Couture Fashion show was held at VR Chennai in association with Rampculture and the ace fashion choreographer Ganesh Gurung. It showcased the latest trends in ethnic wear from some of the finest brands and designers in the country, including brands in the Centre.

Jugalbandi live 14th Oct 2018

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Treat yourself to a musical masterclass, as the classical notes of the Violin squares off against the tuneful thump of a traditional Tabla. Catch glimpses from this unique Jugalbandi live at the VeetuGolu special VRWeekends at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai.

Bharathanatyam 13th Oct 2018

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As part of the Veetu Golu celebrations, a special Bharatnatyam Flash Mob was held in the Centre by members of the Athma Academy of Arts. Here are some glimpses from the unique performance.

VR Veetu Golu 10th Oct 2018

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The Golu Festival is an important part of South Indian culture and heralds the beginning of the festive season. As part of the celebrations, a special 24-foot, three-tiered Golu Padi was set up at the Centre which narrated various tales from Indian mythology, representations of which can also be found across VR Chennai. The festive display was inaugurated by Mr. Mark Van De Vreken, the Belgian Consul General.

Fresh Face 7th Oct 2018

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Times Fresh Face, a talent hunt conducted by Times of India, is one of the hottest youth-centric properties of its kind in the country. VR Chennai is the official venue partner for the event in Chennai and saw huge participation during the audition stage conducted on 7th October. The Final Round will be held at the Centre in November.

Street Show - 6th Oct 2018

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A team of professional street performers enthralled shoppers in the Centre by showcasing their mesmerising array of tricks and skills. Here's a peek into their eye-catching performance in VR Chennai.

Kiddie Corner - 2nd Oct 2018

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Our little patrons were engaged with fun-filled activities that entertain and educate. From face-painting to balloon art, there was something for everyone at the VR Kiddie Corner at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai.

Sean Roldan & Tune Station band - 30th Sep 2018

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The celebrated Kollywood composer Sean Roldan was at the Centre as a Curtain Raiser to his concert in Chennai. He interacted with the audience and answered questions on a wide range of topics. As part of the event, there was also a live performance by the Chennai-based band Tunestation. Here are a few glimpses from the VRWeekends event at VR Chennai.

Kiddie Corner - 23rd Sep 2018

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Our little patrons were engaged with fun-filled activities that entertain and educate. From face-painting to balloon art, there was something for everyone at the VR Kiddie Corner at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai.

MJ Sriram - 16th Sep 2018

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The vocal talents of MJ Sriram and his melodious mashup of popular Tamil movie songs mesmerised the crowd during his concert at VR Chennai. Here's a glimpse of the evening.

Raag the Band - 15th Sep 2018

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RAAG the band, the Chennai based pop group known for wonderful rendition of Bollywood songs, performed live at VR Chennai on Saturday, September 15. Here are some glimpses from their concert.

Namma Ooru Boy Band - 8th Sep 2018

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The pioneers of TamilPop, Namma Ooru Boy Band - NOBB, led by Josh Vivian, set the stage alight with their energetic performance on Saturday, September 8. Here is a small sneak peek into what was a truly mesmerising evening of music.

Saindhavi & Band - 2nd Sep 2018

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The accomplished playback singer Saindhavi mesmerised the crowd at VR Chennai with her spellbinding vocals on Sunday, September 2. Here a few glimpses from the magical evening. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Navneet Sundar - 25th Aug 2018

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The musical prodigy Navneeth Sundar performed at VR Chennai as part of our weeklong Madras Day Celebration. Here are a few snapshots from the live concert showcased his unique approach to classical fusion music, with the help of an iPad.

Madras day

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Patrons explored the magnificent art, history, heritage and culture of the exceptional city of Chennai with the 9-day long Madras Day Celebration at VR Chennai.

Kiddie Corner - 11th & 12th Aug 2018

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Our little patrons were engaged with fun-filled activities that entertain and educate. From face-painting to balloon art, there was something for everyone at the VR Kiddie Corner at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai.

Kiddie Corner - 4th & 5th Aug 2018

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Our little patrons were engaged with fun-filled activities that entertain and educate. From face-painting to balloon art, there was something for everyone at the VR Kiddie Corner at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai.

Carnival Acts - 28th - 29th July 2018

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The little ones who visited the Centre over the weekend were excited to experience the wonderful pop-up stall of carnival acts, including a special street magic performance.

Makeover Masterclass with Corey Walia - 28th July 2018

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The celebrity make-up artist Corey Walia was at VR Chennai to give a crash course on the beauty secrets of the stars. The MakeoverMasterclass was held in association with MyGlamm and Lifestyle Stores.

Non-Violinist Project - 21st July 2018

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The home-grown fusion band, The NonViolinist Project, led by the violinist Shravan Sridhar performed in Swargamandapam on 21st July. One of the many highlights of the evening was an exclusive performance of their new song from the album ‘Rahman Reimagined’ - a tribute to the Mozart of Madras, A.R. Rahman.

Karthick Iyer (Indo Soul Band) - 15th July 2018

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The renowned violinist Karthick Iyer, and his band IndoSoul, performed at VR Chennai as part of VR Weekends on 15th July 2018. Here is a small sneak peek into what was a truly mesmerising evening of music.

Uzhavar Sandhai - Every Sunday at 10 am to 7 pm

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Here's a small peek of the Uzhavar Sandhai / The Farmers' Market. Farm fresh goodness, in a perfect holiday setting. Every Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM at Sandhai in VR Chennai.

Deepika Varadharajan - 8th July 2018

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The talented singer Deepika Varadharajan delighted the audience with her wonderful performance at VR Chennai. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Ghatam karthik Live - 7th July 2018

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A few glimpses from the riveting performance by the renowned artist Ghatam Karthick at VR Chennai. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Workday Workshop with Project Eve - 5th July 2018

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Eves from across Chennai attended our very first WorkdayWorkshop, held in association with ProjectEve. From gorgeous wooden bib chains to knotty necklaces, attendees learned the art of making a wide range of jewellery from master designer Rohita Vee of ROIA. Hone your skills and learn new crafts at the Workday Workshops in VR Chennai.

Christopher Gurusamy - 1st July 2018

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When the renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Christopher Gurusamy set the stage alight with his performance in VR Chennai. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Oxygen Live - 30th June 2018

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Here are a few glimpses from the concert by Oxygen - World Fusion Music on June 30th at VR Chennai. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Festive Opening: Pranethra Fusion Band, 24th June 2018

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It was an evening to remember at VR Chennai when Pranetra, the fusion band, mesmerised the crowd with their performance. Here are some glimpses from the concert. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends, every Saturday and Sunday.

Festive Opening: Mahati Live, 23rd June 2018

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Here are a few moments from award-winning Kollywood playback and carnatic singer Mahathi’s wonderful performance at VR Chennai. Look out for more captivating performances at VRWeekends.

Festive Opening: Unveiling the Chennai Installation: 22nd June 2018

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Some glimpses from VR Chennai‘s Festive Opening, including a traditional LampLighting Ceremony and the unveiling of the Chennai installation. Featuring eminent Chennai-ites from varied walks of life, including Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Carnatic musician Sudha Raghunathan, Dr. Priya Selvaraj, Fitness expert Vidya Singh and philanthropist Nawab Mohammed Asif Ali.

Festive Opening: Lighting the Lamp, 22nd June 2018

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Some glimpses from VR Chennai‘s Festive Opening, including a traditional LampLighting Ceremony and the unveiling of the Chennai installation. Featuring eminent Chennai-ites from varied walks of life, including Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Carnatic musician Sudha Raghunathan, Dr. Priya Selvaraj, Fitness expert Vidya Singh and philanthropist Nawab Mohammed Asif Ali.

Festive Opening: Aneesh Vidhyashankar Live, 22nd June 2018

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Revisit the WalkingViolinist Aneesh Vidyashankar’s concert, where he enthralled the audience with his performance around swargamandapam, and even while coming down the escalator! The Aneesh Vidyashankar Experience Stay tuned for more riveting performances, only at VRWeekends!

India Retail Forum 2017

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Here are some snippets from the India Retail Forum held at VR Chennai.

Karthik Fine Arts Music Festival: A Margazhi Special 2018

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A celebration of the art and culture of South India, the 35-day Art Festival by Kartik Fine Arts attracts renowned musicians and performers from across the region.

VR Chennai Key Handover Ceremony - 24th January 2018

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Some snippets from the Key Handover ceremony at VR Chennai.

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