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MARG Swarnabhoomi to host AR Rahman Concert in aid of The A R Rahman Foundation and The Shakti Foundation

Chennai, October 01, 2009: MARG Limited, India's fastest growing integrated infrastructure company is playing host to the Mozart of music A R Rahman at MARG Sawrnabhoomi on the East Coast Road (ECR), after Mahabalipuram, in Chennai on October 11th. The concert is a fund raiser for The Shakti Foundation, an organisation striving to make a difference and bring about a change in the lives of the physically challenged and the A R Rahman Foundation that endeavours to make poverty history by setting up educational institutions to offer world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education to underprivileged children. The Live In Concert, is a part of A R Rahman's 'Jai Ho World Tour' and is the first in Chennai after the Oscars.

The 1000 acre MARG Swarnabhoomi, the new paradigm for business , living and learning – coming up on the scenic ECR is all geared to host the mega event which is expected to be attended by over 30,000 music lovers of Chennai , Pondicherry and surrounding areas. Free transport arrangements will be available from various bus depots. The 10000 sq ft stage, the best of the light and sound, LED walls and an array of pyrotechnics will make the show the most spectacular that Chennai has ever seen. Parking for over 800 buses and 5000 cars, 10,000 2 wheelers, multiple entry and exit points, large roads and other infrastructure facilities will make the experience a once in a life time one.

The concert will feature 80 performers, the music maestro's latest super hits, and include India's top singers and performers such as Hariharan, Sivamani, Sadhana Sargam, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, amongst other celebrated artistes.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Group said, "We are very happy to be associated with the music genius A R Rahman and the Shakti Foundation for such a great cause. A R Rahman has made Chennai and every Indian proud not just by winning the Oscar, but also for his outstanding contributions to the music world. Through this concert, it's our great pleasure to bring his music to the music lovers of Chennai, and in our own humble way, this would be Chennai's way of felicitating the great maestro."

For us at MARG, hosting this event is even more significant because it was with Mr Rahman's concert that we launched MARG Swarnabhoomi in February 2008. In less than 18 months, the basic infrastructure has been readied. Over 600 Residential apartments are scheduled to be completed and handed over shortly. MARG Swarnabhoomi the new paradigm in business , learning and living will enable businesses to become more competitive, provide easy access to world class learning, and provide superb quality of living with world class health care, entertainment and shopping destinations……a life style to dream of. A R Rahman lauded MARG's initiative in offering a new paradigm for business, learning and living through the MARG Swarnabhoomi project.

ABOUT THE A R RAHMAN FOUNDATION

The AR Rahman Foundation strives towards making poverty history. As a first step towards achieving this vision, the foundation is setting up educational institutions to provide world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education to underprivileged children who do not have the means to access & fund their education. This will equip them with knowledge and skill sets to pursue specialized higher studies that will provide them career opportunities to build a secure future for themselves and their families.

ABOUT THE SHAKTI FOUNDATION

The Shakti Foundation was born in 1992, out of the anguish faced by Velan's parents who lost their only son to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 1998. Rather than lamenting the untimely bereavement of their son, they made up their minds to continue the torch lit by him – to make the general public responsive to the needs of similar victims. The Shakti Foundation's message - 'Heal the World'; its mission statement – 'Life is short. So work/play hard'. The Shakti Foundation is identified with the Adhiparasakthi Medical and Research Hospital. This hospital is situated 92 kms from Chennai and caters to the rural poor of over 600 neighbouring villages in and around the Chengleput District. The treatment given in this hospital is totally free.

The Foundation also offers a help line for over 950 differently-abled children who are housed in 15 special schools for medicines, rehabilitation aids, education stipends, surgery costs, uniform material, home provisions . It strives relentlessly to integrate the physically challenged into mainstream society. The foundation also works with the corporate sector in a project named 'Corporate Commitment'. The Foundation is supported in the noble cause by a host of corporates. The Indian cricket stars including Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble and Dhoni have also supported the foundation in the past and continue to do so.

ABOUT MARG SWARNABHOOMI

MARG Swarnabhoomi – promoted by New Chennai Township Pvt Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MARG Limited. It is located off the scenic East Coast Road connecting Chennai and Puducherry at a distance of 75 kms from Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai and 60 kms before Puducherry. The mega-infrastructure project of MARG has two special economic zones catering to Engineering and Multi-services sectors along with a Science Park to help foster R&D facilities. MARG Swarnabhoomi offers state of the art infrastructure and latest construction techniques like prefab construction. In addition, 15000 apartments, shopping areas, multiplexes, golf course and theme park make for a lifestyle that one can only dream of.

For more visit, http://www.margswarnabhoomi.com

ABOUT MARG LIMITED

MARG Ltd., formerly MARG Constructions Limited is among India's fastest growing diversified infrastructure development companies. Established in 1994, MARG Ltd. is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Headquartered in Chennai, MARG Limited is promoted by the first-generation entrepreneur Mr. G R K Reddy.

The company pioneered infrastructure development on the Chennai IT Corridor. The company's business roadmap encompasses 4 verticals – EPC Contracting – which has over 500 man years of technical experience in handling deep excavation works, high rise buildings, Power sub-stations, High power (above 132 KV) transmission lines, Marine Infrastructure, Industrial Clusters and Living Spaces.

Marine Infrastructure handles Ports & Logistics, Dredging & Fishing Harbours. Industrial Clusters – for SEZs and Industrial Townships, Airports, Power projects. Real Estate - to develop commercial and residential spaces. Under the real estate commercial vertical, MARG has already developed over 1 million sq ft of commercial space for clients like TCS, Scope International, among others.

The company's key projects include Karaikal Port, MARG Swarnabhoomi, MARG Junction - Mall, Tapovan, Pushpadruma, and Bijapur Airport.

The company's esteemed clientele include market leaders such as Scope International (Standard Chartered Bank), TATA Consultancy Services, BHEL, Enercon India and Slash Support Systems.

More information on the real estate residential vertical is available at www.margproperties.com