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.

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Upcoming Events: 

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Date: April 21, 2018
Time : 1:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: West Chester East High School
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Board of Trustees:
1. Mr. Duraikannan Sundarackannan(Chairman)
2.
Mr. Muhunthan Sathiosatham(Secretary)
3.
Dr. Mahalakshmi Srinivasan(Treasurer)
4.
Mrs. Priscilla Rayban
5.
Mr. Mahendran Sundarraj

Executive Committee(2018-2019):
1.  Mr. Narayanan Radhakrishnan – President
2.
  Mr. Baranidharan RadhaKrishnan – Vice President
3.
  Mr. Venkat Venkataraman –  Secretary
4.
  Mr. ShyamSundar Vaithiyanathan – Treasurer
5.
  Mr. Manisubbu Sundaravelu
6.
  Mrs. Padmashobha Boobalan
7.
  Mr. Joseph Vedam
8.
  Mr. Suresh K Paramasivam
9.
 
Mr. Dhayanadh Kuselan

Tamil School Board:
1. Dr. Vasu Renganathan
2.
Mr. Sridhar Santhanam
3.
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.

Activities:

• Tamil School
• Human Services
• Youth Committee

 

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