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தீபாவளி விழா: 
The Executive Committee of TAGDV is very happy to announce a blockbuster drama to celebrate Deepavali on October 29, 2016 at the Upper Merion High School in King of Prussia.  Tamil Drama legend Crazy Mohan and his troupe are bringing their current super hit comedy drama “Google Gadothgajan” to TAGDV.  The October edition of the Sangamam magazine will be published at the Deepavali event.

deepavaliClick on Deepavali 2016 to buy tickets online

Adult – Online
by October 22
Adult – Online by October 28 Adult – Gate Kids
( 7 -18yrs)
Members $23 $25 $30 $10
Non-Members $28 $30 $35 $15

Kodai Vallal tickets – $50 per adult.  Priority seating and dinner with Crazy Mohan. Veg Dinner Included in ticket price.
For Non-Veg add $2 per person at ticket purchase.

Deepavali Program Highlights:

  • Cultural Programs & General Body meeting ( 2.30PM – 5.30PM)
  • DINNER from Deccan Spice, PA – Veg and Non-Veg options ( 5.30 – 7.00PM)
  • MAIN PROGRAM:  Non-stop comedy drama by Crazy Mohan in Google Gadothgajan.
  • Kodai Vallal Tickets ($50)– Priority seating and dinner with Crazy Mohan.
  • Tamil Nadu Flood Relief updates

Sangamam Magazine October 2016: 

Theme for this issue –  நகைச்சுவை

Please e-mail your contributions to our editorial committee at the following e-mail address: sangamam@tagdv.orgArticles and advertisements are published on a first come basis and are subject to approval by our editorial committee.   Deadline for article submission is October 10, 2016. This is a hard deadline and please send in your work by the deadline.

Cultural Programs -October 29th Deepavali Event :

Limited slots are available on first-come first-served basis.  Due to time constraints, we are not able to accommodate Solo programs.  Please email your entries to program.coordinator@tagdv.org by October 11, 2016.

Upcoming Events:
Pongal – January 2017


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
  Ms. Visalatchi Raman – Treasurer
  Mr. Gynanasabai Muthupalaniappan
  Mr. Shyamsundar Vaithiyanathan
  Mr. Venkat Venkataraman
  Mr. Kannan Chidambaram
Ms. 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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