Dear Annan’s and Achi’s,
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We, LNS Committee 2021/22 would like to thank each one of LNS members for your unconditional love and support showed to us during our tenure. https://www.facebook.com/Londonnagarathars/posts/10158225788590755
A quick summary of events happened during the last year are as below:
We started LNS activity with Chitragupta Narayanan function and competition. This was the inaugural function for LNS 2021/22 committee as well as for LNS Magalir Ani. There was a massive support, and many people took part in conducting this pooja and shared us their pooja photos. This event wouldn’t be possible without the guidance from Jaya Senthil Achi through her detailed video explanation. The video is available on our Facebook page. The photos of pooja submitted were judged by Jaya Senthil Achi and three pictures were selected and awarded 10 GBP gift card. The compilation of photos also can be found in our Facebook page.
We organized fund raising for Covid relief fund. With generous donations from our UK Nagarthar community, we collected a huge amount which was distributed to needy individual Nagarthar families in Tamil Nadu and donated vital instruments for Covid treatment to Karaikudi Government Hospital.
Next, we had an online event- Kaikul Pugaippdam- A smartphone photography workshop conducted by Smart photographer Mr. S. Muthuraman. This workshop was an instant hit amongst all Nagarathar’s across the globe. Valid points on how to make the best use of smartphone camera’s and finetune our photography knowledge was shared. Followed by the workshop we started the photography competition for our LNS members under 3 different age categories. We received good response and all the photos were posted on Facebook and the winners of each category was decided by the maximum number of likes received. The winners of each category were given 10GBP gift card. All the photos were splendid, and it bought out many people’s hidden talents to light.
We then had our most waited Deepawali meet. We roped in RG Orchestra academy who entertained us with their rocking musical performances. We conducted Start music style game show, which was a massive hit amongst our attendee’s, everyone took part in the game show and showed their musical/ cinema talents. We had a photo booth set up and photos were taken to capture this beautiful moment, several of them have uploaded those pictures on to their social media profiles. We had few sponsors for the event without them we wouldn’t have made the event more successful. All the attendees enjoyed the fireworks and followed by delicious scrumptious south Indian dinner.
Following our grand Deepawali meet success, we gathered again for Pillayar Nombu conducted on 11th December at London Murugan Temple, East Ham. We had a good turnout despite raising Covid cases. A traditional Nagarathar dinner was served, all the dishes were prepared by all our Achi’s who attended the event. Yelam was conducted via both online and offline, we collected a massive amount.
Our last event Tamil New Year was conducted on 23rd April. We served South Indian meals in our traditional Vazhai Ilai (Banana leaf), taking all the attendees on a short memory walk to our Natives and giving them the feeling of having food in a function at our villages. The cost was highly subsidised for the event, this is our way of giving back to Nagarathar community in London and saying Thanks for all their support during the tough Pandemic times.
We the LNS Committee of 2021/22 wishing the new committee ‘All the Very Best’.
Chella (Chellappan Palaniappan)
Secretary LNS Committee 2021-22 on behalf of President, Treasurer, and other committee members of LNS committee 2021-22.