The South Asian Times

20 January 2019 14:55 PM

Edison Mayor graces Tamil school annual day

Edison, NJ: The Eighth Annual Day event of Thiruvalluvar Tamil School was celebrated with vigor and color on May 12 at Edison High School Auditorium. The school operating in Edison currently has 570 students and 75 volunteers that teach Tamil language and culture to the next generation 3-15 year old kids.

Mayor Thomas Lankey from Edison Township presided the program praising the students and volunteers of the Tamil school for their hard work in taking the language and culture to the children.

Volunteers for Tamil language also attended the celebrations. They included Dr Arul Veerappan (former President, NY Tamil Sangam), Dr. Sundaram Palanisamy (Founder, NJ Tamil Sangam), Kalyan Muthusamy (President, NJ Tamil Sangam), Sasikumar from Vallalar Tamil School, NJ, Manikandan & Rajasekar from Tamil Jersey School, NJ, Mohandas Sankaran from Marlboro Tamil School, NJ.

Tiny tots from kindergarten sang and danced for the songs of famous poets Bharathiyar and Bharathidasan emphasizing richness of culture and traditions followed in villages. Higher grade students performed dramas and small skits - on various poems from Sangam literature.

After the artistic performances, Principal Shanthi Thangaraj, Vice Principal Lakshmi Sundarrajan and Treasurer Senthilnathan Muthusamy introduced all the volunteers and the teachers to the audience and greeted them on the stage.

Update: 14 June, 2018