85,000 people turn up at Kolathur Thiruvizha
All roads in Perambur, Kolathur and Villivakkam led to Kolathur Thiruvizha on 6th and 7th February, 2010 as an estimated 85,000 people visited the fair held at the 84,000 sq.ft playgrounds of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Fun games, children rides, entertainment, shopping and food marked the fair.
Fun games for all people, children rides of various types, shopping of household items at rock bottom prices and a 4,000 sq. ft. eatout with more than 35 food items to cherish marked the thiruvizha. Its like a trade fair in North Chennai . People even from distant parts of the city had a field day at the event that was from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. on both the days.
Many companies and banks had put up stalls to woo the customers.
Every one hour, there was a lucky draw of token numbers and in all 144 sponsored prizes ranging from sofa sets to mobile phones to micro-oven were distributed.
Kolathur Thiruvizha is jointly organized by famous business shops in Kolathur and Perambur and Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School . The policemen had a tough time controlling the sea of humanity that thronged the show. Conducted for the 14th year in succession, the event is popularly called ‘Everwin Bazaar'.
"Our school and traders conduct the bazaar with the sole objective of enthralling the people for a full day. Admission was open for all. . There is no entry fee. Even the game token is priced Re.1 and Rs. 3. As for the food items, it is almost a takeaway.
Large appalams sold for Rs.20 at the Trade Fair is sold at just Rs.12. Children ride on Giant Wheel and Merry Gold for Rs.3.
"Our bazaar has so many incredible features like these", said Mr. B. Purushothaman, Principal of the school. Kolathur police had positioned some 24 personnel headed by Mr. Nataraj, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Villivakkam and Mr. Singaraja, Inspector of Police, Kolathur.