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Updated: April 13, 2014 21:46 IST

Celebration time for Tamilians

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A girl performing at the Tamil New Year celebrations at Tamil Kalai Mandram in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
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A girl performing at the Tamil New Year celebrations at Tamil Kalai Mandram in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

A cultural feast marks the celebrations of Tamil New Year. More than 300 Tamilians turned up for the event which was attended by R. Sampath, retired senior journalist of The Hindu as chief guest.

On Sunday, dance and music marked the celebrations of Tamil New Year, which began a day in advance for Tamilians at Tamil Kalai Mandram (TMK).

The venue treated the audience to a cultural feast that lasted for a couple of hours. While Shailu Nandini Priya was seen dancing to glory to some of the semi-classical songs, Nikitha performed Bharatanatyam with ‘Natrajar anjali’ as her theme.

As part of the celebrations, Divakar, one of the committee members, spoke on the year-long activities of the TMK and its upcoming events. Water Management Department Assistant General Manager of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Ayya Durai along with her daughter Manisha enhanced the celebration mood by regaling the viewers with some of the regional film songs.

More than 300 Tamilians turned up for the event which was attended by R. Sampath, retired senior journalist of The Hindu as chief guest. The evening offered perfect ambience for the people who greeted each other ‘Puthandu nal vazhthukkal’ (New Year wishes) and made merry.

The mandram also conducted a general body meeting where new committee members – Seeralan as president, Raja Shekar (vice-president), Perumal (secretary), T. Vijay Kumar (joint secretary) and P.M. Saravanan as treasurer have been elected.. Later, the celebrations concluded with community dinner.

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