Ooty is looking for a huge number of vacationist to pay a visit to this summer season. In pleasing the holidaymaker the Southern Railway has introduced special trains between Mettupalayam as well as Udagamandalam to distinct additional rush visitors throughout summer. Trains would be functioned from April 6 to June 30, said an official in the Salem Railway Division. The special train will have a construction of three coaches with 32 very first class seats and also 100 second class seats
Over 200 Tibetan refugees took out a peace procession in the town to memorialize the 60th “Uprising day of Tibet”. Clad in their traditional dress and also armed with placards, the refugess began to take out a peace procession covering over 4km beginning with the Government Botanical Garden gate to Ooty bus stand. In a bid to give respect to more than 152 individuals who scarificed their life for the cause of Tibet through self immolations since February 27, 2009 additionally they chanted prayers throughout the procession. About 74 Tibetan family members are living in the hill town for the past over thirty years. Almost all the Tibetan family members are associated with their traditional trade of woolen clothes business in the town.
Mahashivaratri is going to be celebrated at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Dattanagar, Ooty Road right here from Mar 3 to 5. Today 2 am – Shiva Bhajans, Divyanama Sankeertana and discourse by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji; 6 am – Maha Mangalarati to Shiva Linga , Teertha & Prasada distribution. A variety of authentic cultural events have been organised they are mentioned with the below timing 9 pm – ‘Shiva Smaranam’ Karnatak vocal music live performance by Malladi Trio — Vid. Malladi Suribabu and Malladi Brothers Vid. Sreeram as well as Vid. Ravikumar — combined with Vid. H.N. Bhaskar on violin, Vid. Tumkur B. Ravikumar on mridanga and Vid. Raghunandan on ghatam; 11 pm – Karnatak vocal music live concert by Vid. Amritha Venkatesh accompanied by Vidu. Charulatha Ramanujam on violin and Vid. Sharat on ghata.