On the 18th of April Tamil Ladies Association had organised a variety entertainment programme at the Emirates English Speaking School .
Our Chief Guest was Mr. M.Ponnuswamy Consul, Consulate General Of India.We had invited members from all the other associations too. We had a large audience and all the programmes were very well appreciated.
We believe it is the duty of every organisation to put something back into the society. We wish a lot more individuals and organizations would volunteer actively. To-gather we can effect a huge difference in the lives of the less privileged people. Keeping this point in view we started a Trust Fund in the beginning of our term but not many people have come forward. Hence to encourage the members we conducted a raffle.
Our Association is slowly spreading its wings and now people and organizations are approaching us for donations. One such organisation is Narbhavi senior citizens home for women in Chennai. `From the proceeds of the raffle we donated Rs. 25,000 for the above organisation.
We took this opportunity to donate Rs. 10, 000 to the Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram and Sivananda Orphanage Trust Chennai.
Before starting the programme the April born ladies came forward to cut the cake. The ladies who celebrated their birthdays in the month of April were Prema Umamaheshwaran,Uma Gurunathan, Kalpagam Mani and Vijayalakshmi Venkat.
We started with a procession taking around the Ratham with the Nadaswaram players proceeding the Ratham.
We would like to Thank Mr. Vinay Kumar who took the still photographs and Mr. Shankaran who took the video photograph of all the events.
We the committee members would like to extend our special Thanks to Mrs. Sharadha Nandakumar who gave us her time and took the responsibility of collecting the subscription money and charity fund money.
The evenings programme was started after the traditional lighting of the lamp by our chief guest and a short speech by the consul.We would like to profusely Thank all the parents and the choreographers who spent their valuable time to make sure that the programme was a success.We would like to Thank our member Sujatha Ranganathan who compered the whole show in Tamil.
We Thank our sponsors who came forward to sponsor the programme.
The sponcers were---------
1) Fujairah National Construction Dubai. We thank our member Mrs. Shankari Palvannan for getting us this sponsorship.
2) Trade Ways Tyre Services.
3) Madhura Sweets.
4) Admas Advertising.
5) Thomas Cook Al Rostamani.
6) Radial Trading.
7) Norwich Insurance.
8) Jenny Flowers and Jenny Trading.
9) V.V. and Sons.
10) Mr. Prabakar.
11) Promo advertising.
12) New medical Center.
13) Mrs. Mangayarkarasi Gunasekaran.
Our special thanks to Jenny Flowers and Jenny Trading for providing the flower bouquets and the costumes for the dance drama. Once again our thanks to the sponsors.We thank the volunteers who came forward to help us.
The list of the children who participated in the programme and the names of all the choreographers are given below.