TAGDV Pongal 2022 – Virtual Competitions & Event!

வணக்கம்!        The Auspicious Thai Pongal is just around the corner and we are excited to announce some important information  about the   TAGDV Pongal 2022 event.                                                                       !!! SAVE THE DATE FOR TAGDV PONGAL !!!                                          TAGDV பொங்கல் விழா 2022!                                                 Jan 30 2022, Sunday    With the sudden surge in COVID-19 Omicron variant cases, the TAGDV Executive Committee has decided to organize the Pongal event virtually.  Stay tuned for more detailed agenda and program information.Competitions and Programs**** For competition rules and submission deadlines, please visit this link to access the guidelines document. ****தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா கொண்டாட்டங்களை முன்னிட்டு பேச்சுப்போட்டி, மாறுவேடப் போட்டி மற்றும் ஓவியப் போட்டிகளை மெய்நிகர் முறையில் நடத்த டெலவர் பெருநிலத்  தமிழ்ச் சங்கத்தின் நிர்வாக குழு திட்டமிட்டுள்ளது.மற்றும், போட்டிகளல்லாத கலை நிகழ்ச்சிகளும் இதில் அடக்கம். இந்நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் பங்கேற்க கீழ்க்காணும் படிவத்தில் பதியவும். https://forms.gle/uTVJZNmJguu9EALQ6   மின்னட்டும் விண்மீனாய் குழந்தைகளின் தமிழார்வம்!பொங்கட்டும் பொங்கலென தைத்திருநாள் தரும் உவகை !!To celebrate Thai Pongal, TAGDV is organizing virtual competitions for the students as a way to bring out their skillful talents and an effort to cultivate new ones.The following competitions will be conducted for various age groups:-  Speech Competition-  Fancy Dress Competition-  Drawing CompetitionThe event will also feature non-competitive programs/shows.Kindly use the following link to register your children for the various categories of participations.https://forms.gle/uTVJZNmJguu9EALQ6 TAGDV Pongal Photo CollageShare your Pongal celebration photos with us!Your photos will be collaged into a video album that will be featured in the Pongal Virtual program.    பகிர்ந்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள் பொங்கலை படங்களாக!பரப்பிடுவோம் தமிழ்ச் சங்கத்தின் இணையம் வழியாக!கொண்டாடுவோம் பொங்கலைகுடும்பம் குடும்பமாக -குன்றாத மகிழ்ச்சிக் கடலில்குறைவில்லாத மனிதகுலமாக!To Participate, please email your photos by January 17 2022 to be featured in the Pongal virtual event photo collage to photo.share@tagdv.org.You can also post your pictures on Facebook with the hashtag #TAGDVPongal2022.More details are on the way, Stay tuned.நன்றி,செயற்குழு உறுப்பினர்கள்,டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம்

By |2022-01-10T09:03:12-05:00January 10th, 2022|event|0 Comments

Thank You & Happy New Year 2022

வணக்கம், As we get to the end of our term in office, the current Executive Committee (EC) for the years 2020 & 2021 would like to thank all our General Body members, for giving us an opportunity to serve you. It was indeed great privilege and honor to serve our community. Despite the challenges due to COVID pandemic, our team was able to deliver both in person and virtual programs beneficial to our community. Here are some key highlights: With the mark of 50th year of our TAGDV Sangam, we decided to celebrate all the programs in 2020 as “Ponvizha” events. Celebration of the Grand Pongal event in 2020 was a unique event with decorations portraying Tamil Nativity, including set up of Village Tea and Sugar Cane juice stalls. The event was a sold-out in the history of TAGDV for a Pongal event. For the first time, we had organized a Mulaipari with 60+ members and the highlight was the active participation of our kids. We had an interactive session with Vijay TV anchor Mr. Gopinath and our members. Members were served lunch in a traditional banana leaf. As COVID hit we seamlessly made transformation in schools by switching to virtual learning and assessments. We negotiated with Microsoft saving several thousand dollars for our Tamil schools in MS Teams licensing for virtual classes. During the two years period Tamil schools in our region expanded to 4 schools and the enrollment was 550. This EC conducted fundraiser events to support the local community here in the US and our community back in Tamilnadu (Tamil Folk Artists), whose livelihood was badly affected during the pandemic. Our team was able to generate close to $10,000 dollars in funds within a short span of time and successfully distributed the funds. For the first time in TAGDV history, we were able to provide with 20+ virtual programs free of cost to our members. We also conducted workshops for middle schools and high school students to prepare them for success in high school and for college admissions respectively. Also, our team took critical steps to deal with protecting the privacy of students and our members. In response to GB feedback, in another first, all the EC members signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) on day 1 of office. We have implemented the same in all the TAGDV schools last year. All membership information is now secured in a new laptop that we had purchased this year and it will be handed over to the incoming EC team. The EC was able to work with the Board and set-up a Bylaw committee and the first amendment draft was sent to the GB for review in October. We are handing over the draft by-law to the incoming committee for follow-up. We also launched a campaign to publish a special Golden Jubilee Sangamam Magazine highlighting the historic aspects of TAGDV and key highlights in the past 50 years. All the articles, historic artifacts and photos that we [...]

By |2021-12-31T15:47:56-05:00December 31st, 2021|event|0 Comments

திருவள்ளுவர் சிலை திறப்புவிழா & TAGDV விடுமுறை கொண்டாட்டம் புகைப்படங்கள்

We would like to thank each of the GB members for the overwhelming support and for making the TAGDV Holiday Event a grand success. We appreciate all the volunteers for their help. It was a great honor for our Executive Committee to unveil Ayan Thiruvalluvar statue on Dec 12, 2021. Thiruvalluvar statue will be placed on stage in all TAGDV events going forward. Thanks to Dr. VGP Santhosam and FETNA for taking this initiative to provide Thiruvalluvar statue to all the member Tamil Sangams of FETNA. Thanks to Dr. Arasu Chelliah, Founder American Tamil Academy (ATA) who came all the way from Maryland to unveil the statue and gave us a wonderful speech. Please check out the below video highlighting Thiruvalluvar statue opening ceremony. Thanks to Mr. Rajkumar Kaliaperumal (Delaware Tamil Media) for the video footage.

By |2021-12-28T07:45:37-05:00December 27th, 2021|event|0 Comments

சித்திரை புத்தாண்டு விழா போட்டிங்கள் – 2021

டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம்(TAGDV) பெருமையுடன் வழங்கும் இணைய வழி சித்திரை புத்தாண்டு விழா போட்டிகள். இது உங்கள் குழந்தைகளின் தனித் திறமைகளை வெளிக்கொணரும் ஒரு முயற்சி. TAGDV நடத்தும் சித்திரை புத்தாண்டு விழா அன்று வெற்றி பெற்றவர்களின் பெயர்கள் அறிவிக்கப்படும் திருக்குறள் போட்டி பற்றி ஏதேனும் கேள்விகள் இருந்தால் thirukkural@tagdv.org என்ற மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரியை தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும். மற்ற போட்டி பற்றி ஏதேனும் கேள்விகள் இருந்தால் events@tagdv.org என்ற மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரியை தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும். இன்றே பதிவு செய்யுங்கள் ! உங்களது தனி திறமைகளை வெளிப்படுத்துங்கள் ! திருக்குறள் போட்டி பதிவு படிவம் : https://tagdv.org/signup பதிவு செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 28, 2021 மாறுவேடப் போட்டி மற்றும் இசைக் கருவி வாசித்தல் போட்டி பதிவு படிவம் : https://tagdv.org/signup வீடியோ சமர்ப்பிக்கும் படிவம்: https://tagdv.org/submit-video போட்டிக்கான காணொளியை பதிவேற்றம் செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 28, 2021 பட்டிமன்றம் பதிவு படிவம் : https://tagdv.org/pattimandram-signup பதிவு செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 8, 2021 போட்டிக்கான விதிகள் பங்கேற்பாளர் பின்வரும் ஒன்று அல்லது அதற்கு மேற்பட்ட போட்டிகளில் பதிவு செய்யலாம் திருக்குறள் போட்டிகள் மாறுவேடப் போட்டி பட்டிமன்றம் இசைக் கருவி வாசித்தல் போட்டி பங்கேற்பாளர் இந்த போட்டியிற்காக பிரத்யேக வீடியோவை பதிவு செய்து சமர்ப்பிக்க வேண்டும். பிற நிகழ்விற்காக முன்னர் பதிவு செய்த வீடியோ ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்படாது. திருக்குறள் போட்டியில் கலந்துகொள்ள பதிவு செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 28, 2021 பட்டிமன்றத்தில் கலந்துகொள்ள பதிவு செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 8, 2021 மாறுவேட போட்டி மற்றும் இசை கருவி வாசித்தல் போட்டிக்கான காணொளியை பதிவேற்றம் செய்ய இறுதி நாள்: மார்ச் 28, 2021 நல்ல ஒளி மற்றும் ஒலியுடன் வீடியோவைப் பதிவு செய்யவும் வீடியோ சமர்ப்பிப்பு நிலப்பரப்பு (landscape) நோக்குநிலையில் இருக்கவேண்டும் பதிவு செய்வதற்கு முன் தனிப்பட்ட போட்டிக்கான வழிகாட்டுதல்களைப் பார்க்கவும் நடுவரின் முடிவு இறுதியானது Virtual Thirukkural competition will be conducted on April 10, 2021 (Saturday) Thirukkural Recital – திருக்குறள் ஒப்புவித்தல் Explanations in Tamil will have more weightage. Please stick with assigned adhigarams for each category, to maintain uniformity in grading. Kurals from unassigned adhigarams won’t be graded. Group 1: Pre-K (must be studying in Pre-K at school) KG (must be studying in Kinder Garten at school) Any 3 Kurals, from these 2 Adhigarams - வாய்மை & ஈகை No need to give explanations – only Kural recitals Group 2 : 1st and 2nd Grade Any 3 Kurals, with explanation and adhigaram names from these 2 Adhigarams - ஈகை & செய்நன்றி அறிதல் Group 3 : 3rd and 4th Grade Any 5 Kurals with explanation and adhigaram names – from these 2 Adhigarams - செய்நன்றி அறிதல் & கள்ளாமை Group 4 : 5th and 6th Grade Any 7 Kurals with explanation and adhigaram names – from these 2 Adhigarams - கள்ளாமை, புறங்கூறாமை Group 5 : 7th Grade, 8th Grade Any 8 Kurals with explanation and adhigaram names, from these 2 Adhigarams – அறன் வலியுறுத்தல், கூடா ஒழுக்கம் Group 6: 9th Grade and above Any 8 Kurals with explanation and adhigaram names, from these3Adhigarams–தவம், கள்ளுண்ணாமை, அறன் வலியுறுத்தல் **In addition narrate two kurals and explain how you applied or how you can apply to your day to day life** Open Competition – திருக்குறள் ஒப்புவித்தல் Open to all kids (Age 18 and below) All the participants regardless of the age will be graded in the same way as this is an open competition – competition and prizes are common to all ages. No special grading or consideration will be given to the age of the participant. Only Kural recital without any prompts, no explanation, [...]

By |2021-03-07T18:20:48-05:00March 2nd, 2021|event|0 Comments

தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரியக் கலை நிகழ்ச்சி மற்றும் நிதி திரட்டல்

TAGDV would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to support the Tamil folk artists. Here are some pictures taken during the fund distribution to the folk artists Thanks! Department of Tamil Development (Govt. of Tamil Nadu), Ulaga Tamil Sangam (Madurai) and Tamil Nadu Rural Arts Development Center have joined hands to organize a fundraising event to support Tamil folk artists whose livelihood have been greatly affected due to the pandemic. As part of TAGDV Ponvizha Deepavali celebrations, TAGDV along with eight other Tamil Sangams in the US has come forward to support this fundraising event on Nov 7, 2020 (Saturday) at 10 am EST. This is a free virtual event. Join us this Saturday to watch the following live performances * Karakattam * Kavadiyattam * Villuppattu * Oyilattam * Devarattam * Sevayattam * Nathaswaram * Dappattam * Poyikkal Kudirai * Mayilattam * Nayandi Melam Click here to make a donation and support the folk artists. This is a free event and making a donation is optional. This event will be telecasted live in TAGDV facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/tagdvorg Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the traditional Tamil folk arts and introduce them to your kids right from the comfort of your home.

By |2020-11-25T23:11:20-05:00November 19th, 2020|event|0 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent – Awards

TAGDV would like to thank everyone who drove all the way to receive the trophies. We will fondly remember this trophy distribution ceremony. It will stay in our mind as a masked memory :). Though we all had our masks on, we smiled and those smiles were contagious. Thank you for sharing your smile with us!!! It is priceless to see the happiness in kids' faces while receiving the trophy. We strive to give that sense of accomplishment to each contestant and we are happy that we were able to do it. This had been a wonderful journey with all the contestants! Special thanks to all EC members who helped throughout this journey! We did our best to conduct a fair competition and we will definitely strive better for the next. If you haven't picked up the trophies, please contact program.coordinator@tagdv.org, we will arrange to get it to you at any cost. Every contestant deserves a trophy! Hope to see you all soon!

By |2020-09-15T23:39:22-04:00September 15th, 2020|event|0 Comments

High School Prep – Webinar

How to prepare for high school? What to do to calm the pre-high school jitters? How to focus on building a good study habit? Why do I need extracurricular activities when I have good grades? Are you interested to find answers to any of these questions? Join us on Saturday August 29, 2020 (between 2 & 4pm) for the much-awaited High School Preparation workshop organized by TAGDV. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to our guest speaker Mrs. Devi Selvakumar (independent college counselor) along with a panel of 7 accomplished high school students share their insights to master middle school and prepare for the high school. Congratulations to the following panelist who were selected to share their middle school experience and their path to success in high school. Akkshat Baskar, Brandywine School District, DE Jeremiah Rayban, Charter School of Wilmington, DE Jijee Dhinesh, North Penn School District, PA Kanmani Duraikkannan, Odyssey Charter School, DE Navein Suresh, Spring-Ford School District, PA Saanvi Venkatesan, MOT Charter High School, DE Supraja Sudarsan, Wallingford Swathmore School District, DE August 29, 2020, Saturday from 2pm to 4pm (EDT) Dial in number - (856) 799-9289 (no access code required) Join the online meeting @ https://join.startmeeting.com/tagdv Event Recording

By |2020-08-31T22:32:30-04:00August 24th, 2020|event|1 Comment

TAGDV’s Got Talent – Results

What an amazing journey this has been!!! Thank you parents and contestants for your patience and for joining hands with us in this journey and uplifting each others' talents. We started this virtual contest with no idea of how this is going to be. It is truly amazing to see the participation and encouragement from family, friends, known and unknown people. We are glad to be part of this journey since we were able to bring out so much talent and potential through this platform. Our special thanks to our Judges Dr. Jayanthi Sankar, Mr. Thulasiraja Kandaswamy and Mrs. Prasanna Karthik for their time and effort in reviewing every video patiently and providing their feedback. We are lucky to have such accomplished judges to review our talents. They thoroughly enjoyed watching all the performances and were amazed to see our contestants showcasing their immense talents. You can check out our judges' profile here We have all been waiting for this day when we announce the results and here we go: Little Kid (4-6):  1st Prize  TGT09 - Hanvrith Viswanathan  2nd Prize  TGT28 - Vaishnavi Manivannan  3rd Prize  TGT49 - Nethra Arun  3rd Prize  TGT20 - Ananya Keerthi  3rd Prize  TGT05 - Gowtham Bharathi  Viewers' Choice  TGT09 - Hanvrith Viswanathan Kid (7-8)  1st Prize  TGT37 - Akshath Piram  2nd Prize  TGT18 - Athavan Prabhu  3rd Prize  TGT27 - Shriram Manivannan  Viewers' Choice  TGT42 - Samvritha Anoop Kumar Junior (9-10)  1st Prize  TGT36 - Pranav Venkatesh  2nd Prize  TGT24 - Bhadra Dhinesh  3rd Prize  TGT38 - Prathyush Karthikeyan  Viewers' Choice  TGT24 - Bhadra Dhinesh Tween (11-13)  1st Prize  TGT06 - Poorvaj Velavan  2nd Prize  TGT01 - Shreya Gokul  3rd Prize  TGT39 - Shrinithaa Elangovan  Viewers' Choice  TGT41 - Jananee Saravanan Teen (14-19)  1st Prize  TGT11 – Lukesh Sundar  2nd Prize  TGT22 – Parmesh Sivakumar  3rd Prize  TGT23 – Jijee Dhinesh  Viewers' Choice  TGT11 – Lukesh Sundar Adult (20+)  1st Prize  TGT02 - Sangeetha Gokul  2nd Prize  TGT45 - Raghavendran Muraleetharan  3rd Prize  TGT03 - Divya Prasannakumar  Viewers' Choice.  TGT45 - Raghavendran Muraleetharan We are proud of the little ones who have taken their first step in finding their passion. We wish all the rising stars great success in life! We are planning for a drive through award ceremony for ALL the contestants soon. Stay tuned for further updates !!! Once again, thank you one and all for participating in the first ever virtual Talent Show from TAGDV! It's your support and encouragement that pushes us to do more.

By |2020-08-15T18:51:35-04:00August 15th, 2020|event, TAGDV's Got Talent|0 Comments

High School Prep – Workshop (Panelits)

TAGDV is organizing a High School preparation workshop intended for middle school students (Grade 5-8) and their parents. It is a free Workshop for TAGDV members featuring guest speaker Mrs. Devi Selvakumar (independent college counselor) and a panel of 6 accomplished high school students from our community. We seek 6 well-spoken High School students (Grade 9-12) for the panel discussion to share their Middle School experience in academic excellence, sports, volunteering, clubs, competitions and leadership. If we receive more than 6 volunteers, counselor will choose the 6 panelist. Interested high school students can signup at https://tagdv.org/ms-20-panelist Stay tuned for more details.  

By |2020-08-15T18:18:58-04:00August 15th, 2020|event, TAGDV's Got Talent|0 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent 2020 – Judges

Mr. Thulasiraja Kandaswamy Thulasi first got interested in the piano during high school years fooling around with a friend's keyboard. After tasting some initial success with his innate piano skills, he was smitten. This new interest was spurred on by the music scene with Rahman & Ilayaraja leading the pack. He promptly registered at the Trinity School of music, to understand the rudiments of music and to explore western classical techniques. Since then, Thulasi has performed with his college band in venues across Chennai and has collaborated with many professional artists. To name a few, he has arranged music for A.R.Raihanah, collaborated with Keith Peters- Bass Guitarist and so on. He enjoys composing, arranging and mixing his own music at his home studio. He is also the Lead Keyboard player in an Indian band called Jersey Rhythms, which is a successful band in New Jersey for the past 15 years and performed over 80 concerts, so far. These days he is into contemporary jazz, progressive house, dubstep and film scoring. Dr. Jayanthi Sankar I’m Jayanthi Sankar. Came to the US in 1995 after completing my PhD in Biochemistry and joined the National Institutes of Health. I am currently working as a staff-scientist at the National Institute of Drug abuse. As for the community service, I am always an active participant in Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington and a life member. I was in the Tamil Sangam board from 2007- 2018 and served in all the positions of Tamil Sangam, except the President post. I am one of the board of trustees of the Ellicott city Tamil school and teacher of this Tamil school since 2003. Currently, I am teaching the high school juniors to attain the Biliteracy seal from the State of Maryland and one of my proud acclaim is that six of my students got through their written and oral test and will get their Biliteracy seal in their high school transcript this year. Also, an active participant and never missed a FETNA event from 2003. As for my personal interests, I am a big time movie buff and interested in dance and music. Mrs. Prasanna Karthik Prasanna Karthik is a trained Carnatic singer and Odissi Dancer. She has performed in various cultural events from childhood and also has sung in All India Radio (AIR) several times. She is also trained in Hindustani music in Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore. She has given stage performances in Singapore, India and Los Angeles. She believes classical music and dance are the background for making a beeline and setting a solid foundation for film music, or any dance form.

By |2020-08-14T21:57:27-04:00August 13th, 2020|event|0 Comments
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