London Nagarathar Sangam
The London Nagarathar Sangam (popularly known as LNS) was re-established by Mr. Nachiappa Thiagarajan of Kallal in 2004 at London along with few other Nagarathars. Mr. Thiagarajan felt there was a strong need for a Sangam to be setup in London so that all the Nagarathars in United Kingdom can get together, share their thoughts, celebrate Nagarathar festivals and provide an opportunity for their children to know and enjoy the traditional Nagarathar culture. Mr. Nachiappa Thiagarajan passed away on 29th March 2020. As of 30th March 2020 his daughter Mrs. Geetha Karuppaiah from Kandavarayanpatti now suceeds him, also being a founding trustee in overseeing the welfare of the sangam. The Sangam met for the first time on the occasion of the Tamil New Year in April 2004 and celebrates its fifteenth anniversary in 2019. The members of the Sangam meet at least four times during a year on the occasion of Tamil New Year, Deepavali, Pillayar Nombu and Summer Picnic.
The Sangam’s key objectives are:
- A platform to socialize and share the thoughts and happiness among all our Nagarathars.
- Promote our rich Nagarathar culture and its values among the members and children.
- Celebrate our Nagarathar festivals with pride and happiness.
- In 2009, the LNS Committee put forward a proposal to the members for contribution towards the educational and marriage needs of our fellow Nagarathars in India. This was accepted and added to the list of key objectives.
If you belong to the Nagarathar community, live in United Kingdom and would like to become a member of our Sangam, please email us at email@example.com.
In the North of England there is another Nagarathar Sangam, operating as a separate entity.