Upcoming Events

Thirukkural & Thamizh Theni Competitions TAGDV EC & School Board are excited to announce that the Thirukkural and Thamizh Theni competitions have been scheduled to be conducted on: Stetson Middle School 1060 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 March 25 2023, Saturday from 12 to 5 PM. For registration click here (Last date for registration is March 20, 2023) For Competition rules and guidelines click here For Syllabus click here Please email for any questions. IMPORTANT EVENT INFO:  1. This is a free event for all TAGDV Members. 2. Participants are asked to bring pencils, erasers, sharpeners. 3. Drop Off Procedure: Due to general venue restrictions, Parents are not allowed to stay and wait at the premises. As soon as you arrive, volunteers will usher the child(ren) to the designated classrooms. 4. Parents, please keep your Photo ID ready to be produced as child(ren) will be signed in and signed out with proper safety protocols. 5. Pick up Procedure: Parents will receive a call from TAGDV volunteers when your child(ren) is ready to be picked up.   வாங்க பேசலாம்!!! Virtual Literary Event - 'தமிழ்த்திரைப்பட பாடல்களில் அகநானூறு'  Register Here   Please join for a lively literary circle discussion on the topic - 'தமிழ்த்திரைப்பட பாடல்களில் அகநானூறு'. Sangam literature have always been a great source of inspiration for Tamil Cinema in all aspects, especially the song lyrics. உங்களுக்கு தெரிந்த திரைப்பட பாடல்களில் சங்ககால பாடல்களை (குறுந்தொகை, நற்றிணை, அகநானூறு, ஐங்குறுநூறு, கலித்தொகை) தழுவி எழுதப்பட்டிருக்கக்கூடிய பாடல்களை பற்றிய ஒப்பீடுகளை கொண்டு வாருங்கள்!!! வாங்க பேசலாம் !! This is a Free event for TAGDV Members. Only members 15+ are allowed to attend this event. For questions, support and help on research on the topic - Please email us at TAGDV literary subcommittee is here to help you!

By |2023-03-11T21:15:53-05:00February 17th, 2023|event, General|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023

டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச்சங்கம் நடத்தும் 'தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா' வரும் தை மாதம் 15ஆம் நாள் - ஜனவரி 29 2023 ஆம் தேதி காலை 10 மணி முதல் மாலை 5 மணி வரை நடைபெற உள்ளது. தமிழரின் பண்பாட்டையும் உழைப்பின் மேன்மையையும் உலகுக்கு உணர்த்தும் உன்னத திருநாளாம் பொங்கல் திருநாளை கொண்டாடலாம் வாருங்கள்!!! TAGDV Executive Committee is excited to announce  'Thai Pongal Thiruvizha' on Jan 29 2023 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Venue: Phoenixville Area Middle School Address: 1000 Purple Pride Parkway, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Click here to reserve  your tickets online in advance. TAGDV Member children 14 and under - FREE!!!! (Need advance online reservation) Event Highlights ஜோடி # 1 நடனப் போட்டி  (Jodi #1 Couples Dance Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info தைப்பொங்கல் கோலப் போட்டி (Kolam Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info பானை ஓவியப் போட்டி (Pot Painting Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info முளைப்பாரி ஊர்வலம்  Bring your Mulaippari pots and arrangements and join in a ceremonial procession to celebrate our auspicious harvest festival celebrations. ​ ​கலை நிகழ்ச்சிகள்  (Cultural Events) For Cultural event participations:  If your child attends one of the TAGDV Tamil Schools (DTP(Middletown) DTP (Wilmington), ETP, PMTS) Please reach out to your respective school coordinators to register your children to participate in the cultural programs. For TAGDV members not part of any of the TAGDV schools, please reach out to us at if you have any questions or need clarifications and to register your group participations. மேலும் தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழாவை இன்னும் சிறப்பாக்க ‘கொஞ்சம் நடிங்க பாஸ்’ நிகழ்ச்சி புகழ் ஆதவன் அவர்களுடன் பொங்கலோ பொங்கும் நகைச்சுவை நேரம்!!

By |2023-01-14T10:17:34-05:00January 14th, 2023|event, General|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023 – Pongal Pot Painting Contest

Pongal Pot Painting Content participation. Registration Form Registration Deadline Jan 26 2023  பொங்கல் திருவிழா "பொங்கல் பானை ஓவியப்போட்டி" விதிமுறைகள்: 1) ஓவியத்திற்கான பானைகள், விழாக்குழுவினர் பரிந்துரைக்கும் அளவு இருக்க வேண்டும். 2) பானைகள் 2 அடிக்கு மிகாமல் சிறிய அளவில் இருக்க வேண்டும் 3) வண்ணமயமாக அலங்கரிக்கப்பட்ட பானைகளை கொண்டு வாருங்கள். 4)  அலங்கரிக்கப்பட்ட பானைகள் போட்டி மேசைக்கு 10.30 மணிக்குள் சென்றடைய வேண்டும் 5) பானைகள் மண் பானைகளாகவும், பிளாஸ்டிக் பானைகளாகவும், காகிதத்தால் செய்யப்பட்ட பானைகளாகவும் இருக்கலாம். 6) பானை அலங்காரத்தில் படைப்பாற்றல் மற்றும் கலை வேலை மிகவும் முக்கியமானது 7) நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது. Competition Rules and Guidelines 1. The Pots used for painting should not be more than 2 ft tall/wide. 2. Bring your artistically painted pot to the event. 3. The pots should be placed on the designated tables before 10:30 AM on Jan 29 2023. 4. You can chose pots made of mud or plastic or paper. 5. We encourage you to be more creative and original in your painting. 6. ANY TYPE OF POT CAN BE USED. FLOWER POTS, COOKING POTS, PONGAL POTS MADE OF TERRACOTA, CLAY, PAPER MACHE, PLASTIC OR METAL Last Date to Fill Registration form is Jan 26th 2023. ONLY FOR ACTIVE TAGDV MEMBERS. Visit for renewal and new membership.  For membership related queries -  please contact For queries, please contact

By |2023-01-21T19:16:47-05:00January 13th, 2023|event, General|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023 – Jodi #1 Couples Dance Contest

TAGDV Jodi #1 Competition 2023 Registration form Registration Deadline Jan 26 2023 Are you ready TAGDV talented couple dancers for our Jodi Number 1 competition 2022? Minimum Age Group : 18+ Must be a Married Couple Rules & Terms and conditions 1. By participating in the performance, you agree to release and hold harmless TAGDV and its team, affiliates, representatives or volunteers from any and all claims for damages, injuries, causes of actions, or losses of any kind sustained from your participation. 2. TAGDV Judges decision are final. 3. Participant’s registration will close by January 23rd. 4. All dance song tracks must be in MP3 format. 5. Dance Theme: “Thai Pongal Thiruvizha”. The songs should be in Tamil. No other language allowed. 6. Please note time allotted for dance competition is only Duration: Maximum of 5 minutes only 7.All Props need to be reviewed and approved by the Program Coordinator/EC team. Only approved props can be used in the stage for competition. 11.Costume should be stage appropriate. Dance should be stage appropriate otherwise it will be considered disqualified. 12.Songs should be submitted to Program Coordinator by January 26th. Judging Criteria: • Entry and Exits/Opening and Closing • Costumes and Props/Formations • Coordination and Synchronization • Song/Music selection • Choreography – Elegance/technicality/formations/usage of stage • Facial Expressions, Grace and Energy • Duration of the performance within limits/Usage of approved Prop Last Date to Fill Registration form is Jan 23th 2023. ONLY FOR ACTIVE TAGDV MEMBERS. Visit for renewal and new membership.  For membership related queries -  please contact For queries, please contact

By |2023-01-21T19:17:16-05:00January 13th, 2023|General|0 Comments

May 14 2022 – Special GB Meeting MOM

Agenda previously shared on the email to the Genneral Body: 1. Current Financial Summary/Report by the Treasurer. 2. Official ratification of the two selected TAGDV Board of Trustees - Mr. Arvind Aravindhan and Mr.Gnanasabai Muthupalaniappan. This is a special agenda item as only the members as of Aug 1st 2021 will be allowed to take part in the ratification process as per the by law. 3. General Updates Here are the notes from the Special GB meeting: - TAGDV Treasurer provided a report of the Financial summary. - We were unable to proceed with the official ratification of the two selected TAGDV Board of Trustees  Mr. Arvind Aravindhan (2-yr term) and Mr.Gnanasabai Muthupalaniappan (2-yr term) due to the lack of the Quorum required as per the by law. - TAGDV President provided updates on the Executive Committee transition related items. The President also mentioned the lack of some financial documents during the transition and also the Official TAGDV emails which were deleted and not handed over by the Office bearers of the previous Executive committee, outlining the difficulties being faced by the current committee. - This was met with opposition by the previous EC members.   TAGDV EC will work on a scheduling another GB meeting in the near future.

By |2022-06-22T12:13:13-04:00June 12th, 2022|General|0 Comments

TAGDV Tamil New Year 2022 – Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers who served at the Tamil New Year Event 2022. (Names listed in Alphabetical order) Stage Crew Volunteers Mrs. Bhuvaneswari Ms. Bharathi Kumar (Youth Volunteer) Ms.Bhargavi Kumar (Youth Volunteer) Mrs. Ezhil Arasi Mr. Manoseelan Mr. Poorvaj Velavan (Youth Volunteer) Mrs. Rejina Balaji Ms. Trisha Balaji Mr. Vadivelan Paramasivam Mr. Velavan Book Fair Volunteers Mrs. Arthi Ramaswami Mrs. Anusha Venkat Mrs. Bindu Prabha Shankar Mrs. Gayathri Ramakrishnan Mrs. Sangeetha Annamalai Logistics Volunteers Mr. Ganesh Kumaran Ramalingam Mr. Karuna Karan Mr. Leo Paul Paramanandam Mr. Manoseelan Mr. Senthil Kumar Subramanian Mr. Udhaya Food Committee Volunteers Mr. Aishwaryan Mr. Dhanesh Mr. Gopi Mr. Mano Seelan Mr. Ragunath Mr. Jeyaprakash Mr. Ravi Mr. Seethapathi Mr. Senthilkumar Subramanian Mr. Sridhar Prabhu Mr. Udhay Mr. Ramesh Madhu Mr. Vasudevan Mr. Viswanathan Ramakrishnan Mr. Vijay Mr. Siva Mr. Joseph Mr. Velankanniraj Mr. Murugaraj Mr. Gnanasabai Mr. Venkat Mr. Ganesh We especially thank the Youth volunteers of TAGDV for their commitment and showing leadership skills in every aspect of the event - both onstage and offstage, from setup to cleanup. Mr. Baradhi Kumar Ms. Bellini Prabha Shankar Ms. Bhargavi Kumar Ms. Deeksha Prabhu Ms. Janavi Gopinath Ms. Nethraa Dhaneshkumar Mr. Poorvaj Velavan Ms. Raghavi Prakash Mr. Sahitya Prakash Mr. Satindra Perumal Mr. Skanda Gopinath Mr. Sushaanth Manoseelan Ms. Vedika Murthy

By |2022-06-23T08:23:23-04:00June 12th, 2022|event, General|0 Comments

TAGDV Tamil New Year 2022 Event Sponsors and Vendors

TAGDV Executive Committee thanks all the event sponsors who supported the event through their contributions which went a long way into making the event a grand success. We also appreciate our vendors for their enthusiasm and support from TAGDV. Event Sponsors Hema & Velankanniraj - Keller Williams Realtors (Platinum) Special thanks to them for sponsoring for the special guest as well. Food Vendors Non-veg by Virundhu Indian Feast Veg by Kurinji Indian Cuisine Stall Vendors New York Life Insurance Rajam Property Management Mrs. Ramya Murthy - Fox & Roach Realtor Mrs. Vijayalakshmi (Viji Silver Stall) Mrs. Nalini Arun (Nadine Jewelry) Chocolate therapy Angam boutique Tristate financials Meena Jewelry Nature fresh

By |2022-06-23T10:40:50-04:00June 12th, 2022|General|0 Comments

TAGDV Election – 2021

வணக்கம், Greetings from the TAGDV Election Committee, 2021. This election committee has been operational since Nov 9, 2021. Given the extremely short time available, we request your full support, understanding and co-operation in conducting a fair, representative and comprehensive election on December 12, 2021 (Date & Venue will be announced shortly) The following are the dates/deadlines for the election. EVENT DEADLINE Last day to file nominations Dec 5, 2021 Last day for withdrawal of nominations Dec 9, 2021 Announcement of the Final list of Candidates Dec 11, 2021 Day of Election Dec 12, 2021 A RECEIPT TIME OF MIDNIGHT (EST) IS IMPOSED ON ALL DEADLINES. The following are the positions open for election: ADMINISTRATIVE BODY NUMBER OF POSITIONS TERM Board of Trustees 3 4 years Executive Committee 9 2 years Tamil School Board 3 2 years You may nominate yourself or another member. We are appreciative of your volunteer efforts and it is only through your active participation, will we be able to continue building a strong, active and successful association. The following are the qualifications of contestants mandated by the TAGDV bylaws: 1. Board of Trustees: a. MUST be a TAGDV life Member b. MUST have served on the TAGDV Executive Committee c. In the extraordinary circumstance of unavailable members to satisfy the above, any life member during the past 5 years is eligible for nomination (5.1.2 of Bylaw) 2. Executive Committee: a. MUST be a TAGDV member as of August 1, 2021 3. Tamil School Board: a. MUST be a TAGDV member as of Aug 1, 2021 b. SHALL have served TAGDV All communications regarding the elections must be addressed to the election committee at The Election Committee reserves the right to respond to election-related queries at a time it deems appropriate. All nominations will be validated within 24 hours of receipt. If you do NOT receive any communication within 24 hours after filing nomination, please contact through email again. CANDIDATE CODE OF CONDUCT Introduction This code of conduct has been produced for all candidates in the TAGDV elections in order to assist the smooth running of all stages of the process. The Code has been created based on TAGDV bylaws and in accordance with State and Federal laws and in consultation with an attorney specialized in non-profit organizations. The Code Candidates must be validly nominated by the deadline indicated in the timetable above. Contact with members eligible to vote in the elections must not be carried out in a manner likely to cause offence or be seen as applying pressure to any member in regard to how they vote at any stage during the process. Candidates are reminded of their obligations for the privacy and protection of personal information under the US Privacy Act. Use any information collected for election purposes only. Only the Chairperson of the TAGDV Election Committee is authorized to issue statements about any aspect of the election procedure. No candidate or members acting on her/his behalf will interfere or put under duress [...]

By |2021-11-17T00:04:10-05:00November 17th, 2021|General|0 Comments
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