The Executive Committee of TAGDV would like to thank all our members, participants, parents, teachers, choreographers, volunteers and vendors for a very succesful சித்திரை திருவிழா 2016 this past Saturday at the John Dickinson high school. The cultural programs were wonderfully performed and choreographed and we like to thank every participant and their parents for the hard work..
Tennis and Picnic Day – Mid July
Deepavali – Early November
Thirukkural and Spelling Bee 2016
The Executive Committee would like to thank all the participants, the parents, judges, and volunteers for making this event a grand success. The event broke all records with 105 total participants. We appreciate the very hard work put in by the children and their parents. A very special thanks to Professor Sridhar Santhanam for the Villanova University class rooms that was given to TAGDV for no cost. We also thank our sponsors, Dr. Geetha Srinivasan and Mrs. Usha Balasubramaniam.
Congratulations to all the winners. Please join us on May 7 to receive your awards. All participants from group 1a and 1b will receive participation medals.
Please click on the Thirukkural Photos to see the event photos. We like to thank Mrs. Karpagam Aravindhan for taking the pictures.
Group 1 A (Pre K/below 5 Years)
|1st Place||Avijith Shyamsundar Rekha &
|2nd Place||Rohita Prathap||Kavin Dinesh|
|3rd Place||Abinaya Selvarajaguru||Abinaya Selvarajaguru|
|Award of Excellence||Vishahan Sethu|
Group 1 B (KG, Age 5 and above)
|1st Place||Apoorva K Deekshith||Siddarth Sankar
|2nd Place||Saashwath H Swamy||Tharun Kannan
Kani Anbu Duraikkannan
|3rd Place||Siddarth Sankar||Usha Venkat|
|Award of Excellence||Siddarth Sankar|
Group 2 (1st and 2nd Grade)
|1st Place||Madhav Manikandan
|2nd Place||Ananya K Deekshith||Rasika Sivakumar,
|3rd Place||Varsha Muthiah
|Award of Excellence||Madhav Manikandan|
Group 3 (3rd and 4th Grade)
|1st Place||Roshni Srikant||Shivam Saravanan|
|2nd Place||Diya Mahesh
Saathivik H Swamy
|Saathivik H Swamy|
|3rd Place||Naren Gopalakrishnan Rekha||Harini Sundar|
|Award of Excellence||Saathivik H Swamy|
Group 4 (5th and 6th Grade)
|1st Place||Kanmani Anbu Duraikkannan||Seethalakshmi Saravanan|
|2nd Place||Ashmitha Balaji||Saanvi Venkatesan
Akshaya Shyamsundar Rekha
|3rd Place||Saanvi Venkatesan||Navein Suresh|
|Judges Honorable mention||Trinay Sundaresan|
|Award of Excellence||Saanvi Venkatesan|
Group 5 (7th and 8th Grade)
|1st Place||Swetha Sampath-Kumar||Nitish Mahesh|
|2nd Place||Nitish Mahesh||Swetha Sampath-Kumar|
|3rd Place||Sneha Muthiah||Adchayan Santhirasegaran|
|Award of Excellence||Nitish Mahesh|
Group 6 (9th Grade and above)
|1st Place||Prem Ganesh||Prem Ganesh|
|2nd Place||Charan Santhirasegaran||Priya Ganesh|
|3rd Place||Charan Santhirasegaran|
|Award of Excellence||Prem Ganesh|
Thirukkural Open Recital
1st Place – Saathvik H Swamy
2nd Place – Navein Suresh
3rd Place – Ashmitha Balaji and Trinay Sundaresan
Judge’s Honorable Mention – Harshini Kannan and Adchayan Santhirasegaran
TN Flood Relief/restoration related projects requests
Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) seeks Flood Relief/restoration related projects requests from NGOs in Tamil Nadu that are impacted by the unprecedented flood of 2015. These NGOs must be in compliant with 501(c)3, FCRA and 80G rules that have been established by the IRS and the Indian Government. Please pass this information to your family or friends in India who are working with NGO’s.
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The election committee declares the winners for the open positions on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee for 2016/2017.
Board of Trustees:
1. Dr. Kar Muthumani(Chairman)
2. Mr. Antony Rajan(Secretary)
3. Dr. Mahalakshmi Srinivasan(Treasurer)
4. Mr. Duraikannan Sundarackannan
5. Mr. Krishnamani Ramasubramaniam
1. Mr. Arvind Aravindhan – President
2. Mr. Venkatesan Ranganathan – Vice President
3. Mr. Narayanan Radhakrishnan – Secretary
4. Ms. Visalatchi Raman – Treasurer
5. Mr. Gynanasabai Muthupalaniappan
6. Mr. Shyamsundar Vaithiyanathan
7. Mr. Venkat Venkataraman
8. Mr. Kannan Chidambaram
9. Ms. Kalyani Ramasamy
Congratulations to our new Executive Committee and Board members!!!
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.
|Executive Committee||Board of Trustees|
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