Tiruvottiyur is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a neighborhood in North Chennai, located within the Greater Chennai Corporation. It is often spelled as Thiruvottriyur or just TVT. The city belongs to the Tondiarpet division of the state. The city is located near Parrys and Chennai Central, yet it provides comparatively cheaper residential space along with decent amenities. Hence, it has become a much-coveted and sought after residential destination.The city comprises of industrial units, trading activity and fishing hamlets. Tiruvottiyur is easily accessible road and railway. There are around 2.5 lakh residents in Tiruvottiyur. It is believed that Thiruvottiyur was inhabited even before the city of Chennai was formed. There are many ancient as well as new temples in and around the city. Tiruvottiyur is a heavily populated suburb of Chennai. It has a few industrial establishments that employ a majority of the citys population. Business is another source of income for the residents. The fishing industry is also enormous in the city. The city is well-equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities. However, entertainment options are rather scarce in this city as a lot of movie theaters have been converted into real estate properties. The city is well-known for its food and a lot of hotels, restaurants and small food joints are distributed across the place. Thiruvottiyur is considered to be an economical housing zone. It is gradually developing on par with the other localities in Chennai.
The first Paul George Memorial Tournament was began by the Muthoot Group in 2012, for children of the government schools in the Delhi NCR region. The winners of the tournament were awarded scholarships. The Muthoot M George Foundation conducted all of the philanthropic activities of Muthoot Finance through which it performs tree plantation drives and offers scholarships to the needy people regularly. The company also took the initiative on education, environment, health, financial assistance, and eco-friendliness through M George Foundation. The Muthoot Finance is associated with the concept of an E-toilet, which was a public sanitation initiative, with the aid of the Credai Clean City Movement. Along with that, the company also conducts agricultural seminars on a regular basis by the name of My Kitchen Garden to educate farmers on the effects of pesticide use in farming and how to control that for healthier living. The company has also actively helped cancer patients, as well as individuals diagnosed with the kidney diseases, by taking care of their medical expenses. The Muthoot Finance runs the "Horn Not Ok Please" initiative to raise awareness on the harmful effects of vehicular noise pollution. It has also established a Centre for creating road traffic and safety awareness and the prevention of traffic accidents at the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police in Kochi.