Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN

TNF’s partnership with Indianapolis based Tamil Sangam of Central Indiana (TSCI) began in 2011 under the leadership of TSCI President, Sathappan Annamalai. Since then, TSCI Presidents Murugesan Thiraviam (2012-13) and Veera Rajendran (2013-15) have been very successful in celebrating the Deepavali function as “Eegai Thiruvizha” (Charity Festival) and in taking the annual charity event to a higher level and in partnering with TNF.

Past Events

2016 July, – Hindu Temple of Central Indiana partnered with TNF’s Indianapolis Chapter to renovate the 36-year old building of a creche run by the Indian Council of Child Welfare in Kovur (near Porur, in the outskirts of Chennai).. The building was severely damaged by the flood in December, 2015 and unsafe for the children. The creche takes care of 30 children, ranging from 3 to 5 years, whose parents are daily wage workers from nearby slums. The temple raised $5,200 through its flood relief efforts and donated it for this project.

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2011. August 13. Charity Nite. Raised $ 6,000. $ 3,000 was donated to Anbalayam, a TNF project and $3,000 was donated directly to another charity in Tamil Nadu.

2012. September 22. Charity Fundraiser, Eegai Vizhaa. Light music by Swaralaya Group. Established a corpus fund with $ 8,000 to feed abandoned special needs children at Anbalayam in Sirkali

2013. October 26. Deepavali celebration and Charity Fundraiser. “Taal Music Group”. Raised $12,000. TSCI decided to donate $10,000 towards the construction of TSCI Hall, a dormitory for toddlers and boys at Anbalayam. Remaining $2,000 was donated to sponsor the TNF-ABC project at Kunnathur Government High School in Vellore district with focus on uplifting rural underprivileged students.

2014. November 22. Eegai Thiruvizha and Deepavali Celebrations. Music program by “Swarnalaya”. TSCI President Veera Rajendran made a presentation of the impact of TSCI donors’ contributions on orphaned special needs children at Anbalayam in Sirkali and underprivileged rural students at Kunnathur Government School in Vellore District. TSCI is continuing to support these two projects.

 

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