Immigration Information Session- An interactive webinar

TAGDV has organized an interactive webinar about current immigration situation.

Join us on March 28, 2020, Saturday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Dial in number – (856) 799-9289 (no access code required)
Click Here to join the online meeting and view the presentation materials

We invite everyone to attend this webinar and get all your questions answered by attorneys specialized in U.S. immigration and naturalization law.


– Lakshmi Lakshmanan, Immigration Attorney
– Mary Kennedy, Immigration Attorney


– Current travel restrictions
– Suspension of premium processing
– USCIS office closure
– I-94 expiry
– Denied visa extension
– Expiring petition
– Pending petition
– 240 days rule
– Tourist visa extension
– Interactive Q & A Session

Demystifying COVID-19

TAGDV has organized an interactive awareness webinar about COVID-19.

Join us on March 22, 2020, Sunday at 6:30pm
Dial in number – (856) 799-9289 (no access code required)
Click Here to join the online meeting and view the presentation materials

We invite everyone to attend this webinar to understand COVID-19 better and help control the community spread.
Get all your questions answered by board certified doctors and infectious disease experts


– Dr. Kar Muthumani, Ph.D.
– Dr. Deepak Ramesh, MD
– Dr. Latha Nachimuthu, MD, MBA


– What is Coronavirus
– Background about the virus, viral aspects, previous Coronavirus details, Viral mutation.
– Why we need to scare for this virus?
– virological and immunological aspects of this virus
– Ongoing vaccine (Prophylactic)
– Stats about COVID-19
– How do I prevent myself from getting it?
– Community spread
– Symptoms of COVID-19
– When to seek care
– Interactive Q & A Session

Cancellation of TAGDV Events due to COVID-19 pandemic

Health and well-being of our members and community is our top priority. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) has decided to cancel the upcoming events planned in March-April 2020. As you are likely aware, a number of cases have been reported in the tri-state area, prompting the cancellation of events.

Considering the safety of our Tamil School kids and volunteers, we also decided to close all the TAGDV Tamil schools until the end of March 2020. Respective school committee will send out an announcement to the parents.

Following events are cancelled.

1. Ponvizha Thirukkural and Spelling Bee Competitions – March 28th, 2020 (Saturday) at Villanova University, PA

2. Chithirai-Puthandu Kondatam  – April 18, 2020 (Saturday) at P.S DuPont Middle School, Wilmington, DE

Tickets purchased for Chithirai-Puthandu Kondatam will be promptly refunded. TAGDV is closely monitoring the  latest developments about COVID-19 and will reschedule the competitions once situation returns to normal.

TAGDV Emergency Support

We have launched TAGDV Emergency Support” to provide support and guidance to our members and the Tamil community in the tri-state area, in case of emergency.

We provide advice and guidance on handling an emergency situation (free of cost). We also connect you to a TAGDV volunteer who is specialized to help address your situation.

Visit TAGDV Emergency Support for more details and to reach out to us in case of emergency.

பொங்கல் விழாவில் பங்கேற்று சிறப்பித்த அனைத்து உள்ளங்களுக்கும் டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச்சங்கத்தின் சார்பில் நன்றி கலந்த வணக்கங்கள் 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a great success 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Click here to view Pongal 2020 photo album

Welcome to the home page of Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV), one of the oldest Tamil organizations in USA. TAGDV was founded in 1970 by Indian expatriates from Tamil Nadu, India and serves the geographical tri-state area around Philadelphia includes the South East PA, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

What we do?

It is a family-centric organization with the goal of preserving Tamil Culture and Language.

Academic Activities
Currently, we run 3 Tamil Schools (Exton, PA, Plymouth meeting, PA and Wilmington, DE) and are affiliated with the Tamil Virtual Academy based in Chennai. We intend to obtain Accreditation of Tamil as an official second language in American School System and biliteracy program in PA.
We also hold several competitions annually for children and adults such as Spelling Bee, Thirukural recital, Poetry etc…

Cultural Activities
We celebrate Pongal (January), Tamil New Year (April) and Deepavali (October/November) with big events. We also have annual picnics and sports day.

“Sangamam” magazine, is published twice a year to encourage interest towards Tamil literature and showcase members’ talents.

Community Activities
We have initiated “TAGDV Cares”. Based on the Tamil tradition that is several millennia old – “யாதும் ஊரே, யாவரும் கேளிர்” – TAGDV Cares aims to help equip every TAGDV member, to make the right decisions for themselves, their beloved families and the communities that sustain them.

Membership Registration

TAGDV Membership + Fees
Spouse Name, Phone & Email ID:

Click here to register for Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia (CIO)’s  Annual Gala.

  • Good Networking opportunity, Come meet your government officials / community leader / business entrepreneurs
  • Good Food / Drink
  • Great people
  • Great performances.

Upcoming Events

Chitirai-Puthandu Kondatam

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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