Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley, one of the oldest Tamil organisations 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.
It is a family-centric organization with the goal of preserving Tamil Culture and Language.
What we do
We teach the language through our 2 Tamil Schools and are affiliated with the Tamil Virtual University based in Chennai. We organize annual celebrations of Pongal (January), Tamil New Years (April) and Deepavalli (November) and support charitable causes, sometimes in conjunction with other non-profit organizations.
We also hold several competitions annually for children and adults like Spelling Bee, Thirukural recital, Poetry, drawing, and other art disciplines. We have annual picnics and sports days including a Tennis day which includes a tennis tournament for adults and children held in July.
We are engaged in increasing awareness of humanitarian crisis of Sri Lankan Tamils.
We are working on an Accreditation of Tamil as an official second language in American School System in collaboration with American Tamil Academy (ATA).