Welcome to Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV)


Tamil Chair at Harvard University

TAGDV is very pleased to convey to you our desire to support the establishment of the first Sangam Professorship in Tamil Studies at Harvard University. We are thrilled to work with the Tamil community towards this shared goal. This effort will require a total commitment of $6 million.



Donate generously to Harvard Tamil Chair directly

For more information on the Harvard Tamil Chair initiative please click on HTC

Board of Trustees:
1. Dr. Kar Muthumani(Chairman)
Mr. Antony Rajan(Secretary)
Dr. Mahalakshmi Srinivasan(Treasurer)
Mr. Duraikannan Sundarackannan
Mr. Krishnamani Ramasubramaniam

Executive Committee(2016-2017):
1.  Mr. Arvind Aravindhan – President
  Mr. Venkatesan Ranganathan – Vice President
  Mr. Narayanan Radhakrishnan –  Secretary
  Mrs. Visalatchi Raman – Treasurer
  Mr. Gynanasabai Muthupalaniappan
  Mr. Shyamsundar Vaithiyanathan
  Mr. Venkat Venkataraman
  Mr. Kannan Chidambaram
Mrs. Kalyani Ramasamy


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.

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.
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



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