Welcome to Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV)

The Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) – serving the Philadelphia area and its surrounding NJ and Delaware areas – is a cultural, charitable, secular, non-political organization primarily interested in cultivating and fostering Tamil culture, language, literature and friendship.
The primary objectives of TAGDV are: Cultivate and promote Tamil Culture and friendship by organizing various cultural events Social activities. Promote and foster the knowledge of Tamil language and literature. Strive for and promote better understanding between people of Tamil and other cultures and organizations with compatible objectives.

Upcoming Events:

Thirukkural competition and Tamil Spelling Bee is on April 7, 2018. Registration is now open. Please click on the link below to sign up and then click on the syllabus link to get the material and rules for this year’s competition. All participants must be members of TAGDV. If you are not a TAGDV member, please signup for membership at the event. Registration will close March 31, 2018.

Date: April 7, 2018
Time : 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085
Click Here : திருக்குறள் & தமிழ்த் தேனீ போட்டிகள்- பதிவுப் படிவம் 2018 (Sign up) & Syllabus and Rules

Board of Trustees:
1. Mr. Duraikannan Sundarackannan(Chairman)
Mr. Muhunthan Sathiosatham(Secretary)
Dr. Mahalakshmi Srinivasan(Treasurer)
Mrs. Priscilla Rayban
Mr. Mahendran Sundarraj

Executive Committee(2018-2019):
1.  Mr. Narayanan Radhakrishnan – President
  Mr. Baranidharan RadhaKrishnan – Vice President
  Mr. Venkat Venkataraman –  Secretary
  Mr. ShyamSundar Vaithiyanathan – Treasurer
  Mr. Manisubbu Sundaravelu
  Mrs. Padmashobha Boobalan
  Mr. Joseph Vedam
  Mr. Suresh K Paramasivam
Mr. Dhayanadh Kuselan

Tamil School Board:
1. Dr. Vasu Renganathan
Mr. Sridhar Santhanam
Mrs. Kavitha Gnanasekaran

Organization Structure:

 Executive Committee
  Board of Trustees
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Five Committee Members
  • Chairperson
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer 
  • Two Members 
  • Ex-officio members – TAGDV President and Treasurer of the Executive Committee


Primary Events:

The events TAGDV celebrate
The following major events are organized each calendar year by TAGDV:

Pongal Day: Organized during the second week in January, this event coincides with the harvest season in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil New Year’s Day: Organized during the second week in April, this event marks the beginning of the Tamil New Year.
Deepavali: a.k.a. the festival of lights, this event marks the victory of good over evil and is celebrated towards the end of October or early November.
Special events: Performances by visiting professional artists and scholars from India.


• Tamil School
• Human Services
• Youth Committee



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