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Thaai Tamil School 8th Annual Cultural event

தாய்த் தமிழ்ப் பள்ளியின் கலை விழா, வரும் அக்டோபர் 19-ஆம் தேதி சனிக்கிழமை Acacia Ridge பள்ளி அரங்கில் 5.30 மணிக்கு நடக்க இருக்கிறது. ஆடல், பாடல், பேச்சு, நடனம், சிலம்பம் மற்றும்  நாடகம் என்று பல திறமைகளை வெளிப்படுத்த பள்ளியின் குழந்தைங்க தயாராகிட்டிருக்காங்க. நீங்களும் வந்து பார்த்து, கை தட்டி உற்சாகப்படுத்துங்கள்
  
இக்கலை விழா, தமிழை அடுத்த தலைமுறைக்கு கற்றுத் தரும் தாய்த்தமிழ்ப்பள்ளியின்  ஒரு முக்கிய நிதி திரட்டும் நிகழ்வாகும், எனவே பிரிஸ்பேனில் வசிக்கும் அனைத்துத் தமிழர்களையும், தமிழ் வணிக நிறுவனங்களையும், பல்லினக் கலாச்சாரத்தில் ஆர்வம் உள்ளவர்களையும் பார்வையாளர்களாக அழைக்கிறோம்!
 
சென்ற வருடம் 400-க்கும் அதிகமான பார்வையாளர்கள் வந்து கண்டு களித்து மகிழ்ந்தாங்க! இவ்வருடமும்  அனைத்து ரசிகப் பெருமக்களையும், விழாவை கண்டு களிக்க வருக, வருக என்று வரவேற்கிறோம்.

Thaai Tamil School's annual cultural event 2019 will be held at Acacia Ridge State School on Saturday, 19th October. We would delighted if you can attend this event. Please forward this message to your friends who can attend.

Venue: Acacia Ridge State School, Nyngam St, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Date/Time: Saturday, 19 Oct 19 - 5:30 to 9:00 PM

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405873283370307

To purchase tickets, message us on Facebook or contact 
Arun - 0430115494 or arunsho@gmail.com  
Natarajan - 0414526260 or natarajan82@gmail.com
 
Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsor
Rochedale Central Dentist - https://www.rochedalecentraldentist.com.au/

 
Media Sponsor
4EB Tamil Oli  - https://www.4eb.org.au/tamil

Thaai Tamil School - Upcoming Events and Dates 2019

 


Pongal Festival 2019

Pongal 2019

On a warm and sunny evening on the 19th of January, 2019, the “Pongal Thiruvizha (Festival) in Queensland which was jointly organised by Queensland Tamil Mandram and Thai Tamil School, was held at the Robelle Domain Parklands, in Greater Springfield area.

The huge crowd of more than 2000 flocked excitedly to the venue. This made it a fabulous occasion comparable to the grand “Pongal Thiruvizhas” held in our native lands (Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia). The climate was also extremely pleasant, further assisting in the overall success of this festival.

Gathering at Pongal 2019

As scheduled, the sports events began at 3 pm on the dot – stressing “punctuality”, an aspect greatly appreciated by Tamil culture. Irrespective of the scorching sun, children and adults very enthusiastically took part in the games such as musical chairs, lemon and spoon race, three legged race and Tug of war. It was gratifying to note that the participants reflected the multicultural nature of the Nation. The Pongal and Kolam competitions brought out the hidden skills and talents of our Tamil women and highlighted the richness of our Tamil culture to the viewers of other communities.
There were various multicultural food and drinks stalls to quench the thirst and feed the hunger of the people who had gathered.

Pongal Competitions

The crowds enjoyed the various dishes sold at these stalls. Very comfortable tents and seating accommodations were made for not only the special guests but for all viewers. To enjoy the event from anywhere in the ground, all the events were live cast on the big screen atop the stage.

Chief Guests at Pongal 2019

The event ambassador from the Queensland government Ms. Charis Mullen MP, local council members, Ex-MPs, representatives of various charity organisations and supporting organisations were invited as special guests. They very obligingly accepted the invitation and graced the event and in turn, they appreciated the richness and community gathering by expressing their sincere wishes and views.

The events on the stage began with the enchanting music provided by the band of the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums. They were splendid and should be thanked sincerely for their presentation and their kindness in accepting and appreciating other cultures. Their role in providing peace and security through the whole celebrations is very commendable. Hats off to the Police Commissioner for his message and greetings. Special mention should be made to Melissa Davis, who was his representative.

The special guests were received with the cultural pageant of the “Sangamam” group and taken in procession. The ancient Tamil art forms of Parai, kavadi, karaham and poikal kuthirai (dancing horse) were represented in the pageant. The majestic presence and procession of the Tamil Kings Sera , Choza, Pandiya were highlights of this pageant.

Pongal Cultural Showcase


Selvi. Roshini Sriram and her disciple Master. Kavin Sriram sang songs of Bharathi, the great Tamil poet. A bevvy of young ladies enriched the events by their dance under the title “Dance Galatta”. The young boys of Nagam Silambam Academy who presented silambattam and dance with torches of fire were well applauded. The Gold Coast’s ‘Sangamam’ arts group presented a well-received dance, reflecting the rich Tamil culture. Special mention should be made to the toddler girl who jubilantly danced with the troupe and stole everyone’s heart. Mr.Hari and his wife, with their songs and dance, enchanted the audience. A fashion parade by Red carpet organization added beauty to the stage events. The MCs Ms.Reena and Mr.Shanker did a fine job. Mr Varadhraj and Master Arun Sriram is also to be commended for his lively commentary of the sports events.

Sponsors of Pongal 2019

Such a big and fabulous Event needs great planning. Queensland Tamil Mandram and Thai Tamil school jointly had well planned and executed it with great success. The QLD Government, attracted by the dedicated voluntary service of both institutions and the success of previous years’ celebrations, sponsored the event with a benevolent sum. Our sincere thanks to the Queensland government. The Chennai based Dream Homes Properties had generously sponsored this event to make this festival Grand. The Brisbane based Concept Properties, local political members and other small businesses have made supported with donations towards the event and the raffle draw prizes and gift vouchers. 4EB Tamil Oli radio and SBS Tamil radio supported the event by live broadcast from the event. A BIG Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters!

The festival concluded with fabulous fireworks.

Written by Thejan Elankayer, Lalitha Nadarajah