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.
- Vice President
- Five Committee Members
Board of Trustees
- Two Members
- Ex-officio members – TAGDV President and Treasurer of the Executive Committee
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.
Couple’s Night: This event coincides with the Valentine’s Day during the middle of February.
Special events: Performances by visiting professional artists and scholars from India.
• Tamil School
• Human Services
• Youth Committee