November 30, 2023
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Are you on instagram? Follow @tnf_youth
President's Remarks
Know your board member
TNF difference continues to develop ABC schools
Educational Scholarships - November 2023 Update
Welcome New Members

Support upcoming local chapter events
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Monthly Project Highlight!

ABC Project

Achieve, Boost, Champion - the three components of ABC initiative. The project began at 8 schools and is now marching to reach 100 schools helping thousands of students on its way.

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It is a great opportunity for our youngsters to engage themselves with activities related to their ancestral land

President's Remarks

Hello TNF Patrons,
I hope you are excited about TNF's ongoing Golden Jubilee celebration. Many volunteers are working to make the upcoming convention a memorable one for all of us. We are currently offering a promotional early bird discount for admission tickets, which ends on December 31st 2023. Please take advantage of the early bird special at

TNF's annual year-end virtual concert live from Chennai has become our tradition since the pandemic days. It gives us all an opportunity to come together and celebrate the success of the year and do the year end donations generously. Keeping up with the traditions, TNF is glad to bring you a concert with amazing talent line-up. Your support in terms of attendance, spreading the word and donations are imminent for a grand success. Let us end the year in a grand manner, setting stage for TNF50. 

At this time, I am proud to share that TNF has been awarded a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator. This is a significant milestone in our efforts to increase transparency and accountability. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers and supporters who made this happen. We will share more about what this means to us in an upcoming Eegai. 

Fifty years of successful journey wouldn't have been possible without the continuous support from all of you. As we celebrate TNF50, I request all of you to make a commitment to the cause you believe in. If you are not a life member yet, please become one at

We are working to reach a significant milestone in our growth in terms of number of life members and chapters. We need all the help we can get to make this happen. Please invite your friends to become life members and if you know of a city where TNF hasn't set foot yet, please email me and we can work together to spread our wings. 

Have a safe and happy holiday season! See you all on December 9th at the virtual concert.

Veera Venugopal

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Know your board member!

 Nagammai Bhaskar currently serves as the secretary of the TNF board after having been the joint secretary for the last two years. Her association with TNF has been long standing since TNF took Anbalayam in Sirgali under its wings. As the committee chair for the trade fair at the Philadelphia convention in 2010, she has been looking for more ways to engage the next generation in TNF related activities. With the help of youth members in the Philadelphia region she was able to establish the first chapter of the Youth online exchange at the Nerkuppai Somalay library which has been an ongoing mutually beneficial  program that engages youth in India and in the US.

TNF difference continues to develop ABC schools

TNF celebrates Library week during 3rd week of November every year, when high school students are encouraged to read and refer books using library through various competitions such as Essay writing & Elocution. A total of 1746 Students across 84 ABC schools have participated in preliminary level competitions held at school level as part of TNF's Libraries are Temples program. District level competitions are in progress.
A total of 252 deserving students across 14 ABC schools at Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurari and Namakkal Districts received free school uniforms. It is to be noted that students above 9th standard don't benefit from Government's free uniforms program. The beneficiaries of TNF's efforts have either lost both of their parents or live with a single parent. The uniforms distributed were worth ₹ 1,77,320.
College exposure visits provide ABC students an opportunity to learn the options in higher studies they could pursue. So far, 1353 students across 23 ABC schools from 10th and 12th grade have visited their nearby colleges. These schools span across 8 districts (Theni, Dinidgul, Thoothukudi,  Thirunelveli, Tenkasi, Cuddalore, Ariyalur & Sivagangai). The visits for other ABC schools are in progress. This program benefits many first generation college aspirants and they are motivated by what they see the road ahead offers them. 
Soft skills training program helps students identify strengths and opportunities and learn how to transform their opportunities into strengths. The program offered in 80 ABC schools across 26 districts has benefitted a total of 5955 students thus far this academic year. 

Educational Scholarships - November 2023 update

During the month, 76 students received scholarships totaling an amount of ₹ 4,31,335/-.
Description # of Beneficiaries Scholarship Amount
(in Rupees)

Manickam & Padmavathy Educaitonal Scholarship 1 ₹ 35,000.00
Scholarship to Government aided school students (SC Gurukulam) 27 ₹ 1,25,000.00
Stanley Medical Alumni Educational Scholarship 2 ₹ 64,560.00
TNF Scholarship for Orphaned/Semi-orphaned children due to COVID19 pandemic 2 ₹ 27,775.00
TNF Scholarship for Orphaned/Semi-orphaned children due to COVID19 pandemic - GATS 1 ₹ 20,000.00
CM Educational Assistance & Rural Development 5 ₹ 50,000.00
Educational assistance to the Destitute & socially abandoned children 1 ₹ 10,000.00
Girls Upliftment Educational fund - Nursing and related courses project 1 ₹ 27,000.00
Sri Krishna Aiyer Hr Sec School, Chinnamanur, Theni 36 ₹ 72,000.00
  76 ₹ 4,31,335.00

Welcome New Members!

Thank you & welcome new members to TNF's 50 year Legacy! 
(In honor of each new TNF member, college prep books will be donated to a student in need)

Arivazhagan & Kavitha, Lannon, WI
Arul & Pradheepa, Naperville, IL
Arulalan & Sudha, Lewis Center, OH
Ayyanarappan & Elakiya, Bloomington, IL
Chandran & Jayanthi Mallaya, Rochester Hills, MI
Durai & Chandracala, Naperville, IL
Ganesh & , Naperville, IL
Inbarasan & Elayarasi, Canton, MI
Jayanthi & Asokan, Brookfield, WI
Jegadeeswaran & Malliga, Plain City, OH
Kabilan & Poongodi, Shrewsbury, MA
Kalyan & Revathy, TROY, MI
Krithika & Chithic, Menomonee Falls, WI
Lakshmanan & Shanthi, concord, NC
Magesh & Suganya, Austin, TX
Muthu & Shanti, Weston, FL
Nara & , Westford, MA
Nazim & Aysha, Cooper City, FL
Pradeep & Meena, Lannon, WI
Ramakrishnan & Sindhu, Austin, TX
Ramakrishnan & Sujitha, Sussex, WI
Ranjith & Sreerajasankari, Naperville, IL
Ravisankar & Vanitha, Bloomington, IL
Sadhishkumar & Poomathi, OKEMOS, MI
Sakthivel & Jansirani, MIDDLETON, WI
Senthil & rejini, Sussex, WI
Senthil Kumar & Anuradha, Naperville, IL
Senthilnathan & Geetha, Weston, FL
Shammu & Ravi, Prospect Heights, IL
Shanmugam & Menaka, Pembroke Pines, FL
Sivapunniyam & Girija, New Berlin, WI
Srinivasan & Ambuja, Bloomfield Township, MI
Thiagu & Kavitha, Naperville, IL
Venkatesh & Priyadarshini, Miramar, FL
Vijaianand & Kalai, Naperville, IL
Vijay & Sumathy, St Louis, MO
vinod & Vidya, Naperville, IL
Vishnu & , Macomb, MI
Yogasundari & , FarmingtonHills, MI
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