Oct 29, 2022 – LNS & NaSa UK jointly celebrated Diwali Dhamaka 2022 in Milton Keynes. Members signed up in record numbers (370+) for the event and made it a grand success. Variety of performance from kids and adults culturals, quizzes, talk shows were performed by members. Breakfast, Lunch and snacks were arranged for members by both sangams.
Dear Nagarathar Friends,
அங்கண் விசும்பின் அகல்நிலாப் பாரிக்கும்
திங்களும் சான்றோரும் ஒப்பர்மன் – திங்கள்
மறுவாற்றம்சான்றோர் அஃதாற்றார் தெருமந்து
தேய்வர் ஒருமாசு உறின்.
அழகிய இடத்தினையுடைய வானத்தில் விரிந்த நிலவினைப் பரப்பும் சந்திரனும் மேன்மக்களும் பெரும்பாலும் தம்முள் ஒப்பாவார். ஆனால், திங்கள் தன்னிடமுள்ள களங்கத்தைப் பொறுத்துக்கொள்ளும்;
மேன்மக்களோ அதனைப் பொறார். அவர்கள் தமது ஒழுக்கத்தில் ஒரு சிறிது தவறு நேர்ந்தாலும் வருந்தி மெலிவர்.
We are quite simply thrilled to have seen so many of you at Diwali Dhamaka 2022 on Saturday in Milton Keynes.
A day filled with love, kindness and celebration galore as we all came together to rejoice this Festival of Light. Beaming and radiant in spectacular colours, there was a flurry of activity at the Magic Mirror with props adorned for that treasured photo opportunity. Starting the day with some delicious Pongal, uthappam and vadai this Deepavali was set to be extra special right from the start.
Months of preparation culminated in a few swift hours. We had a host of performances from both children and adults alike and was elegantly compered by both the morning and afternoon teams. The talent on display was insurmountable and stood stamp for the wealth of ability within our community. It was our delight in showcasing all the varied programmes and we are ever grateful to everyone involved in event planning and all those who actively participated and passively supported to make every show spectacular.
We are also most thankful to our sponsors and both LNS and NaSaUK who have collaborated together to make this event a reality. Most importantly we could not have done without all of your goodwill which was abundant all the way – be it in engaging and practising towards a performance, in eagerly purchasing tickets, in volunteering and helping on the day, in filling the venue with smiles and so much more – from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU !!
Till next time, here’s a couple of links to pictures taken on the day by our remarkable Nagarathar photographers:
Here is the much awaited vlog by London Tamizhan Raju Bhai.
Needless to say, Diwali Dhamaka 2022 was an absolute success in coming together and celebrating as one community.
Wishing you a super week.
Manikandan Ramanathan, LNS and Selva Muthalagappan, NaSaUK